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Published: Fri, December 02, 2016
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Boston's Porcello, Washington's Rendon win comeback awards

Boston's Porcello, Washington's Rendon win comeback awards

Porcello (22-4) threw 223 regular-season innings in 2016, which is 61 more than he threw in 2015.

Boston Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello, who also won the American League Cy Young award, was named the AL Comeback Player of the Year.

Rendon hit.270 with 20 home runs and 85 RBIs in 156 games.

Porcello went 22-4 with a 3.15 ERA in a career-high 33 starts.

Rendon had 153 hits, 91 runs, 38 doubles, two triples, 65 walks (a career high) and 12 stolen bases.

Rick Porcello - who was named the AL Cy Young victor November 16 - has added another offseason award to his collection.

Rendon accelerated his season after a slow start and combined a consistent bat with pinpoint fielding to help guide the Nationals to a first-place finish in the NL East. He was joined by National League victor Anthony Rendon of the Nationals.

Scherzer is now just the sixth pitcher in MLB history to win the award in both leagues, joining Roger Clemens (Astros/Red Sox/Blue Jays/Yankees), Roy Halladay (Phillies/Blue Jays) and Hall of Famers Randy Johnson (Diamondbacks/Mariners), Pedro Martinez (Expos/Red Sox) and Gaylord Perry (Padres/Indians).

"Beat reporters for each team at MLB.com vote on the winners, who are selected, ". from an original list of 30 candidates (one per MLB Club)".

In 2014, Rendon was an All-Star snub, as he hit.287 with 21 home runs, 83 RBI and a NL-leading 111 runs.

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