Tampa Bay Rays' star lefthander David Price won the American League Cy Young Award on Wednesday, narrowly edging out runner-up and last year's Cy Young winner, Detroit's Justin Verlander, by a razor-thin margin of just four points. Price received 14 of 28 first place votes, while Verlander received 13 first place votes. It was one of the closest vote totals ever by members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America. Price, 27, compiled a 20-5 record to tie Jered Weaver for the A.L. lead in both wins and winning percentage. He also led the league with a 2.56 ERA and recorded 205 strikeouts, good for sixth in the league. Much like Verlander was this year, Price was runner-up for the coveted award that honors the best pitcher in the league in 2010.
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