Justin Verlander beat out Gerrit Cole to win his second Cy Young award, receiving 17 first place votes compared to 13 for Cole.

Charlie Morton finished third one year after leaving the Houston Astros in free agency.

"The adversity I went through puts a new perspective on everything,'' he said. "I mean, still would've liked to have won a couple of them.''

Verlander finished second to Cole in ERA (2.58) and strikeouts (300).

Cole, 29, went 20-5 while leading the AL in ERA (2.50) and strikeouts (326), the latter the most in baseball since Randy Johnson struck out 334 in 2002.