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Justin Verlander (Houston) and Sandy Alcantara (Miami) voted top MLB pitchers

In MLB, the trophies rewarding the best pitchers of the American League and National League season bear the name of Cy Young Award, in homage to a fantastic pitcher of the beginning of the 20th century. They were awarded on Wednesday, after the titles of best beginners and best coaches.

In the American League, Justin Verlander, the player of the Houston Astros, winners of the World Series, was distinguished for the third time in his career (after 2011 with the Detroit Tigers and 2019, already with Houston). Aged 39, he was elected unanimously by the 30 voters (30 journalists representing the league teams). It must be said that Verlander’s season was magnificent with 18 wins, only four losses and an excellent average of 1.75 points allowed per game.

In the National League, the Dominican Sandy Alcantara (27) was rewarded for the first time. And he’s the first Miami Marlins pitcher to receive a Cy Young Award. He too was elected unanimously. Alcantara had 14 wins (to nine losses), retired 207 opposing players and finished the season with a 2.28 points allowed average.

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