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Updated: November 14, 2013
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McCutchen, Cabrera Most Valuable Players
NEW YORK, New York (USA) - Andrew McCutchen and Miguel Cabrera are the Most Valuable Players of the 2013 Major League-season. McCutchen (Pittsburgh Pirates) in the National League, Cabrera (Detroit Tigers) in the American League. The winners were announced on Thursday-evening (November 14).

Third baseman Miguel Cabrera was named MVP for the second year in a row. He received 23 first place-votes and seven for second place to give him a total of 385 points, more than 100 ahead of runner-up Mike Trout (Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim), who had 282 points, and Chris Davis (Baltimore Orioles), who got 232 points. Cabrera batted .348 with 44 homeruns.

Cabrera became the first player to win two consecutive MVP-titles since Frank Thomas in 1993 and 1994. Only one other player from the Tigers won back-to-back MVPs, Hal Newhouser in 1944-1945. Hank Greenberg (1935 and 1940) is the third Tiger to win two MVP Awards. In 2011, Justin Verlander was the MVP, meaning the Tigers have won the Award three years in a row. The last time, a club won the award three years in a row was 50 years ago, when the New York Yankees won the award four consecutive seasons: Roger Maris (1960, 1961), Mickey Mantle (1962) and Elston Howard (1963).

Centerfielder Andrew McCutchen received 28 of the 30 available votes for first place. He also got one vote for second and third place to give him a total of 409 points, well ahead of Paul Goldschmidt (Arizona Diamondbacks), who had 242, and Yadier Molina (St. Louis Cardinals), who had 219 points and got the other two votes for first place. McCutchen batted .317 with 21 homeruns and 84 runs batted in.

While McCutchen, Goldschmidt and Molina were announced to be the finalists for the Award last week, Dutch infielder Andrelton Simmon finished in 14th place with 14 points. The short stop of the Atlanta Braves got two votes for eighth place and four for ninth place.

(November 14)

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