Sabathia Brings Cy Young to Cleveland

C.C. Sabathia, my mortal enemy, won the American League Cy Young Award this afternoon, becoming the first Cleveland Indians pitcher in 35 years to earn the honor.

The AL Central champs' husky lefty received 19 of the 28 first-place votes, finishing with 119 total points in the BBWAA balloting to beat out Boston Red Sox ace and postseason hero, Josh Beckett, who tallied just 8 first-place votes in front of Los Angeles Angels hurler John Lackey.

Keeping in mind that the voting started before the playoffs, Captain Cheeseburger went 19-7 with a 3.21 ERA and 209 strikeouts, pitching a big league-high 241 innings while Beckett went 20-7 with a 3.27 ERA in just over 200 innings pitched. Meanwhile, Lackey led the AL in ERA at 3.01, going 19-9 for the Halos.

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