Zack Greinke of the Kansas City Royals has won the Cy Young award in the American League, beating Felix Hernandez by 54 votes.
Zack Greinke won the American League Cy Young Award on Tuesday, beating out Felix Hernandez after a spectacular season short on wins but long on domination.
Greinke went 16-8 with a 2.16 ERA for the Kansas City Royals. Hernandez went 19-5 with a 2.49 ERA for the Seattle Mariners.
Greinke received 25 first-place votes and three seconds for 134 points in balloting by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. Hernandez drew two firsts, 23 seconds and one third for 80 points.
This news will hold us over nicely until the NL Cy Young winner is announced Thursday.
Let the mathematically infallible arguments on the wrongness of Greinke winning the Cy Young commence! Or, you know, you could just say congrats and leave it at that. You pick.