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Clayton Kershaw edges Mike Trout as Sporting News player of year
Clayton Kershaw edges Mike Trout as Sporting News player of year

For the second time this week, Clayton Kershaw was honored as the major league player of the year. The Sporting News announced Kershaw as its winner Thursday, two days after Baseball America did the same. Kershaw edged Mike Trout for the Sporting News award, determined by a vote among major league players. The Dodgers’ ace got 76 votes and the Angels’ outfielder got 73. The most valuable player awards will be announced Nov. 13. Kershaw is considered the favorite for the National League award, with Trout expected to win the American League award. Kershaw, who led the major leagues in earned-run average for an unprecedented fourth consecutive season, also is expected to win...

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