Plano native and former TCU Horned Frogs pitcher Jake Arrieta of the Chicago Cubs has won the NL Cy Young Award, acing out Dodgers stars Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw.
Arrieta got 17 first-place votes for 169 points from the Baseball Writers' Association of America in results announced Wednesday. Greinke drew 10 first-place votes and had 147 points. Kershaw had the other three firsts and 101 points.
Arrieta led the majors in wins, going 22-6. He went 11-0 in his last 12 starts, pushing the Cubs into the playoffs for the first time since 2008. He had a 1.77 ERA, struck out 236 and pitched a no-hitter.
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Greinke posted a 1.66 ERA that was the lowest in the majors since 1995. He went 19-3, fanned 200 and had a scoreless streak of 45 2-3 innings.
Kershaw had won three of the last four NL Cy Youngs. He struck out 301, the most in the majors since 2002, and went 16-7 with a 2.13 ERA for the NL West champions.
Houston lefty Dallas Keuchel won the AL Cy Young.