Astros pitcher Keuchel wins AL Cy Young Award

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HOUSTON – The Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) named Astros left-handed pitcher Dallas Keuchel the 2015 American League Cy Young Award winner. Blue Jays pitcher David Price finished second.

Keuchel went 20-8 with three complete games and a 2.48 ERA in 33 starts this season. He led all AL pitchers in wins, WAR (7.2), innings pitched (232.0) and groundball to flyball ratio (3.68), ranked second in ERA and opponent batting average (.217) and tied for third in complete games. A model of consistency throughout the season, he was the starting pitcher for the AL All-Star Team, earned three AL Pitcher of the Month Awards (April, May, August) and won his second consecutive Gold Glove Award at his position. In his two postseason starts, Keuchel went 2-0 with a 0.69 ERA (1ER/13IP).

Keuchel becomes just the third player in franchise history to win the Cy Young, joining Mike Scott (1986) and Roger Clemens (2004). This award gives Keuchel a clean sweep of the major pitching awards this offseason, as he has already earned the MLBPA Players Choice Award for the AL Most Outstanding Pitcher, the Warren Spahn Award, which is given to the top left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball, and the Gold Glove Award.

With shortstop Carlos Correa being named the American League Rookie of the Year on Monday, this marks the second time in franchise history for the Astros to claim two national BBWAA awards in the same season.