Clayton Kershaw is the first National League pitcher to win both the Cy Young and MVP awards since Bob Gibson did so in 1968.

The Dodgers left-hander beat out Giancarlo Stanton and Andrew McCutchen for MVP honors on Thursday night.

"You know you're a finalist, but I guess I never really anticipated to win that, especially when you're associated with guys like and Andrew and Giancarlo," Kershaw said. "To say you're MVP, I don't know if I could ever get used to that, but it's obviously a huge honor."