DETROIT (WXYZ) - The Baseball Writers' Association of America has officially voted Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer as the American League Cy Young Award winner.
Scherzer received 28 of 30 first-place votes.
Scherzer, who recorded 240 strikeouts in 214 innings for the Tigers last season, beat out the Texas Rangers' Yu Darvish and the Seattle Mariners' Hisashi Iwakuma for the most prestigious award presented to an MLB pitcher.
Scherzer had what is arguably his most memorable and productive season of his MLB career.
He started for the American League All-Stars at Citi Field in New York on July 16, where former Tigers manager Jim Leyland hand picked Scherzer to get the nod against the National League All-Stars.
Scherzer finished 21-3 with a 2.90 ERA and was instrumental in helping Detroit capture the AL Central title. In 20 of Scherzer's 32 starts, he allowed two or fewer runs.
Scherzer becomes the second Tigers pitcher in three years to capture the Cy Young Award.
On Thursday, Nov. 14, Scherzer's teammate Miguel Cabrera will find out whether he is chosen as the most valuable player.
Cabrera, Chris Davis of the Baltimore Orioles and Mike Trout from the Angels are the American League finalists for the MVP.
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