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Max Scherzer finalist for 2013 AL Cy Young Award

The BBWAA announced Max Scherzer, Yu Darvish of the Rangers and the Mariners' Hisashi Iwakuma as finalists for AL Cy Young.

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To no ones surprise, Detroit Tigers' starting pitcher Max Scherzer was named one of three finalists by the Baseball Writers' Association of America for the 2013 American League Cy Young Award.

Scherzer was only pitcher in 2013 to win more than 20 games, ending his season leading all of baseball with a 21-3 record. He led the majors in both wins and winning percentage (.875), topping the AL in WHIP (0.970), finishing second in strikeouts (240) to Darvish. Scherzer also made his first All-Star Game appearance, named the starter by AL manager Jim Leyland.

Joining Scherzer (21-3, 2.90 ERA) as nominees for the  Cy Young are Yu Darvish (13-9, 2.83) of the Texas Rangers and Hisashi Iwakuma (14-6, 2.66) of the Seattle Mariners.

The runaway favorite to win the Cy Young, Scherzer has already taken top honors from the Sporting News as their Pitcher of the Year and via a vote of his peers named AL Outstanding Pitcher in the MLB Player's Choice Awards.

If Scherzer wins the Cy Young, he would be the second Tiger to do so in three seasons. Justin Verlander was the honoree in 2011. Other Tigers to win the Cy Young are Denny McClain in 1968 and 1969 and Willie Hernandez in 1984.

The AL and NL CY Young Award winners will be announced by the BBWAA November 13.

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