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Max Scherzer Wins AL Cy Young

Posted at 6:23 PM, Nov 13, 2013
and last updated 2013-11-13 18:23:06-05

DETROIT, Mich. — The best start in more than a quarter-century was more than enough for voters.

Max Scherzer, whose 13-0 start propelled the Detroit Tigers to a third straight American League Central crown, was named the AL Cy Young winner Wednesday night, taking 28 of 30 first-place votes.

Scherzer’s start was the best in the bigs since Roger Clemens started 14-0 in 1986.

Scherzer was the major’s only 20-game winner in 2013, going 21-3 with a 2.90 ERA and striking out 240 batters.

The AL All-Star starting pitcher also struck out at least six batters in his first 19 starts of the season — second only to Pedro Martinez’s 29 straight starts in 1999.