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Adam Wainwright finishes 2nd in NL Cy Young Voting


St. Louis Cardinals veteran starting pitcher Adam Wainwright finished in 2nd place when the 2013 National League Cy Young Awards voting was revealed last night.
Oct 28, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright (50) throws against the Boston Red Sox during the first inning of game five of the MLB baseball World Series at Busch Stadium. Image Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports
Wainwright lost out to Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw. Wainwright finished in the voting with 86 points (Kershaw had 207 points) after putting up a win-loss record of 19-9 this season with a 2.94 ERA. Reds Report writer Mark Schmetzer was the only one that voted for the Cardinal veteran.

This is Kershaw’s second Cy Young Award as he won his first following the 2011 season. He became the 9th National League pitcher to win multiple Cy Young Awards and it was the tenth time that a Dodgers pitcher was honored since the first award was handed out in 1956. Kershaw put up a 16-9 record this season but led the NL with a 1.83 ERA and 232 strikeouts. While Kershaw was named on all ballots, his win was not unanimous among the 30 BBWAA voters.

Representing the city of St. Louis in the BBWAA voting were Post-Dispatch columnists Bernie Miklasz and Joe Strauss.

The Most Valuable Player awards will be handed out tonight. Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina is one of the three finalists along with Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt and Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen.