Scherzer and Kluber also won the respective awards last year. No pitcher had won a Cy Young in consecutive years since Kershaw in 2013 and '14.
Scherzer got 27 of the 30 first-place votes; Kershaw got the other three.
Scherzer, the ace of the
Kershaw finished second, becoming the only pitcher besides Hall of Famer Greg Maddux to finish in the top five for seven consecutive seasons. The Nationals’
Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen finished fifth.
Kershaw also won the award in 2011.
Kluber, the ace of the Cleveland Indians, went 18-4 and led the major leagues with a 2.25 ERA. He beat Chris Sale of the