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Mike Trout and Clayton Kershaw win baseball's MVP awards

The Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout was unanimously selected as the American League's Most Valuable player on Thursday. The star outfielder's hitting, base stealing, and fielding have made him arguably the best player in baseball, statistically, for three years running, but he was runner-up in MVP voting two years in a row. L.A. Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw, fresh off winning the Cy Young Award, was named National League MVP. He is the first NL pitcher to win the MVP award since Bob Gibson in 1968. Read more at the Los Angeles Times.