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Houston Astros Dallas Keuchel wins American League Cy Young Award

HOUSTON, TX (KTRE) -

Dallas Keuchel won the American League Cy Young award on Wednesday.

The Houston Astro received 22 first-place votes for a total of 186 points. David Price with Toronto finished second with eight first-place votes and 143 points.

Keuchel proved to be the best candidate after winning an American League-best 20 games last season. His performance helped the Astros reach the postseason for the first time since 2005. The left-hander also lead the AL with 232 innings, a 2.48 ERA and 216 strikeouts.

Keuchel is the first Astros pitcher to win the award since Roger Clemens in 2004. He joins Carlos Correa in the award winning category. Correa was named the AL Rookie of the Year on Monday. Houston manager A.J. Hench finished second behind Texas Rangers Jeff Banister for the manager of the year award Tuesday.

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