NEW YORK (AP) - Zack Greinke has won the American League Cy Young Award, beating out Felix Hernandez after a spectacular season
short on wins but long on domination.
Greinke had a 16-8 record with a 2.16 ERA for the Kansas City Royals. Hernandez went 19-5 with a 2.49 ERA for the Seattle Mariners.
Greinke received 25 first-place votes and three seconds for 134 points in balloting released Tuesday by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. Hernandez drew two firsts, 23 seconds and one third for 80 points.
Detroit's Justin Verlander was third with the remaining first-place vote and nine thirds for 14 points. He was followed by the Yankees' CC Sabathia with 13 points and Toronto's Roy Halladay with 11 points.
The NL winner is announced Thursday.