Dallas Keuchel of the Houston Astros and Jake Arrieta of the Chicago Cubs have won the 2015 American and National League Cy Young Awards, MLB announced Wednesday.
Keuchel took home honors in the AL, edging out Toronto’s David Price and Oakland’s Sonny Gray. The 27-year-old lefthander led the American League in wins, with a 20–8 record, and also in innings pitched, with 232. In his fourth season, Keuchel recorded a 2.48 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 216 strikeouts, all career-highs.
Arrieta won the NL award, over Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers. He led all of baseball with 22 wins to just six losses, and went a remarkable 11–0 with a 0.41 ERA in his final 12 starts. The 29-year-old threw a no-hitter and also led MLB with four complete games and three shutouts. He finished with a 1.77 ERA, 0.86 WHIP and 236 strikeouts in 229 innings. His 0.75 ERA after the All-Star break is an MLB record.
The National League race was particularly close this season, after Greinke led the entire league with a 1.66 ERA and 0.844 WHIP in 222 2/3 innings pitched. He compiled a 19–3 record with 200 strikeouts, and strung together a scoreless-innings streak of 45 2/3. Kershaw, last year’s NL winner, led MLB with 301 strikeouts, becoming the first pitcher to do that since 2002.
- Jeremy Woo