Washington’s Max Scherzer and Boston’s Rick Porcello, former teammates with the Detroit Tigers, won the National League and American League Cy Young awards Wednesday.
Scherzer became the sixth pitcher to garner Cy Young awards in both leagues. He was the 2013 AL winner with Detroit. In 2016, he led the NL in innings, strikeouts, games started and wins.
“For some reason, this one means so more to me,” Scherzer said on a conference call. “It just verifies that everything that I go out there and try to achieve works.”
The Chicago Cubs’ Jon Lester and Kyle Hendricks finished in second and third place in the balloting by 30 members of the Baseball Writers’...