Tulsa Native Dallas Keuchel Named Top Pitcher in American League

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Tulsa  native Dallas Keuchel of the Houston Astros was named the winner of the 2015 American League Cy Young Award on Wednesday, November 18.

The Cy Young Award goes to each league’s top pitcher.

Keuchel led the A.L. in wins with 20, innings pitched, and WHIP, which is walks, plus hits per inning.

Keuchel was 20-8 with a 2.48 earned run average, and was unbeatable at home, going 15-0 in Houston.

He started the All-Star Game for the American League.

Keuchel received 22 of 31 first place votes, easily outdistancing Toronto’s David Price.

Keuchel becomes the third Astros pitcher to win the Cy Young Award, joining Mike Scott in 1986 and Roger Clemens in 2004.

Keuchel is also the winner of the Warren Spahn Award, which goes to Major League Baseball’s top left-handed pitcher.

He’ll receive that award at a banquet in Oklahoma City in late January.