Houston Astros lefthander Dallas Keuchel won the AL Cy Young Award while Jake Arrieta of the Chicago Cubs won the NL Cy Young.
Keuchel got 22 first-place votes for 186 points from the Baseball Writers' Association of America in results announced Wednesday. He easily beat Toronto's David Price. Oakland's Sonny Gray finished third.
Keuchel led the AL in wins, going 20-8 and helping Houston reach the playoffs for the first time since 2005. He had a 2.48 ERA and 216 strikeouts.
He won his only start against the Twins, an 8-5 victory in Houston on Sept. 6. Keuchel went 15-0 in Minute Maid Park, giving up only four home runs in his home park, three to the Twins. Brian Dozier, Eduardo Escobar and Aaron Hicks all homered off him.
Price went 18-5 with a 2.45 ERA and 225 strikeouts. Traded from Detroit to Toronto in late July, he helped the Blue Jays reach the playoffs for the first time since 1993. He was particularly hard on the Twins in 2015, winning all four of his starts against them, starting with 8⅔ shutout innings on Opening Day. Price posted a 1.16 ERA in 31 innings against Minnesota, striking out 31.
Arrieta finished ahead of Dodgers stars Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw.
Arrieta led the majors in wins, going 22-6. He went 11-0 in his last 12 starts, pushing the Cubs into the playoffs for the first time since 2008. He had a 1.77 ERA, struck out 236 and pitched a no-hitter.
Greinke posted a 1.66 ERA that was the lowest in the majors since 1995. He went 19-3, fanned 200 and had a scoreless streak of 45⅔ innings. Kershaw struck out 301, the most in the majors since 2002, and went 16-7 with a 2.13 ERA.
• Red Sox slugger David Ortiz, Boston's beloved "Big Papi," said on his 40th birthday that he will play one more year before retiring. "Life is based on different chapters, and I think I am ready to experience the next one in my life," he said on a video posted on The Players Tribune.
• The Tigers acquired veteran righthander Francisco Rodriguez from the Brewers to be their closer. In exchange, the Tigers sent infield prospect Javier Betancourt and a player to be named later to Milwaukee.
• Ron Roenicke is returning to the Los Angeles Angels as manager Mike Scioscia's third base coach. Roenicke was on Scioscia's staff for 11 seasons from 2000-11 before leaving to become the Brewers' manager in 2011.
• The Nationals added former major leaguers Jacques Jones, an ex-Twin, as an assistant hitting coach and Chris Speiers as bench coach or third base coach.
• Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis underwent surgery on his left shoulder.
Staff writer Phil Miller contributed to this report.