Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw wins Warren Spahn Award

The Associated Press
Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw wins Warren Spahn Award
Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws during practice for the National League baseball championship series Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, in St. Louis. The Dodgers are are scheduled to play the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 1 of the NLCS on Friday in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw has been selected the winner of the 2013 Warren Spahn Award.

The award is presented by the Oklahoma City Bricktown Rotary Club and the Jim Thorpe Association to the top left-handed pitcher in the Major Leagues. It's named for Hall-of-Famer Warren Spahn, whose 363 career wins are the most by a left-hander.

Kershaw was named the winner Friday after going 16-9 in 2013 with 232 strikeouts and a 1.83 ERA. He also won the award in 2011.

Kershaw said in a statement that he's humbled to receive the award. He will be presented with the award during a ceremony in Oklahoma City in January.,

Kershaw and the Dodgers are currently in St. Louis where they open the National League championship series Friday night.