Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers won his second National League Cy Young Award in three seasons, and Max Scherzer of the Detroit Tigers was voted the American League’s best pitcher after posting a Major League Baseball-high 21 wins.
New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey is imitating the dominance of Randy Johnson this season, placing Major League Baseball’s hardest-throwing starter in position to open the All-Star Game in his home ballpark.
Detroit’s Max Scherzer became the first Major League Baseball pitcher to reach 19 wins this season after leading the Tigers to a 3-0 victory in an All-Star rematch with Matt Harvey of the New York Mets.
Mariano Rivera helped the American League end a three-year losing streak in his final appearance in Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game, combining with nine other pitchers to limit the National League to three hits in a 3-0 victory at New York’s Citi Field.
R.A. Dickey of the New York Mets paid homage to “the pantheon of knuckleballers” after becoming the first Cy Young Award winner who throws a pitch that many in Major League Baseball deride as a gimmick.