Yankees' ace Luis Severino finished a distant third in the American League Cy Young Award voting, as Corey Kluber of the Cleveland Indians was announced Wednesday night to have easily won.
Kluber received 28 of the 30 first-place votes in balloting by members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America to win his second AL Cy Yong Award. The honor was announced Wednesday on MLB Network.
Chris Sale of the Boston Red Sox was second, taking the other two first-place votes, finishing with 126 points in the voting to Kluber's 204.
Severino, who was in his second full season with New York, was a distant third with 73 points.
Kluber led the majors with a 2.25 ERA and his 18 wins tied for the most in baseball. He added to the Cy Young he won with the Indians in 2014.
Nicknamed "Klubot'' for his robotic manner on the mound, he finished 18-4 and struck out 265.
Kluber was especially dominant down the stretch, closing out the season by going 11-1 to help Cleveland win the AL Central.
Sale topped the majors with 308 strikeouts. He was the first AL pitcher to fan 300 since Pedro Martinez in 1999. Sale went 17-8 with a 2.90 ERA.
Max Scherzer of the Washington Nationals coasted to his third Cy Young Award, winning Wednesday for the second straight year in the National League.
Scherzer breezed past Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw, drawing 27 of the 30 first-place votes in balloting by members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America.
"Yes!" Scherzer shouted, thrusting his arms up when the honor was announced on MLB Network.
Scherzer earned the NL honor last year with Washington and the 2013 American League prize with Detroit. He became the 10th pitcher with at least three Cy Youngs.
Scherzer was 16-6 with a career-best 2.51 ERA. The 33-year-old righty struck out a league-leading 268 for the NL East champion Nationals.
Kershaw has already won three NL Cy Youngs, and was the last pitcher to win back-to-back. He was 18-4 with a league-best 2.31 ERA and 202 strikeouts.
Stephen Strasburg of the Nationals finished third.