NEW YORK (AP) - Felix Hernandez has been chosen the AL Cy Young Award winner. The Seattle ace won by an easy margin in results released Thursday by the Baseball Writers' Association of America.
King Felix went just 13-12, but was a victim of poor run support all season. He led the majors with a 2.27 ERA, topped the AL in innings and was second in strikeouts.
The 24-year-old righty from Venezuela drew 21 of the 28 first-place votes. Tampa Bay's David Price got four first-place votes after going 19-6 with a 2.72 ERA. CC Sabathia, who led the league with 21 wins for the Yankees, drew the other three first-place votes and finished third.
The 13 wins by Hernandez marked the fewest for a Cy Young starter in a full season.