Miguel Cabrera found a good way to follow up a Triple Crown season, winning a second consecutive American League Most Valuable Player award.
The Detroit Tigers third baseman, who finished in the top two in the league in every major offensive category this year, received 23 of 30 first-place votes from members of the Baseball Writers Association of America.
Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout finished second, receiving five first-place votes. Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis came in third place with one first-place vote, and Oakland Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson got the final first-place vote and finished fourth.
Cabrera, 30, became the first back-to-back AL MVP since the Chicago White Sox's Frank Thomas in 1993 and 1994. Since then, the San Francisco Giants' Barry Bonds won four consecutive NL MVPs from 2001-04, and first baseman Albert Pujols, then of the St. Louis Cardinals, topped the NL voting in 2008 and '09.
In 148 games this year, Cabrera led the AL in batting average (.348), on-base percentage (.442) and slugging percentage (.636). He finished second to Davis in home runs (44) and RBIs (137).
He earned his eighth All-Star appearance while helping the Tigers win the AL Central championship.
In 2012, Cabrera became the first baseball player to win the Triple Crown -- leading the league in batting average, home runs and RBIs -- since the Boston Red Sox's Carl Yastrzemski in 1967.
Trout, 22, batted .323 (third in the league) with 27 home runs and 97 RBIs to go along with his stellar defense. He finished second in the AL in on-base percentage (.432) and fourth in slugging percentage (.557).
Davis, 27, hit 77 home runs in five major league seasons before his power stroke exploded in 2013. He led the league with 53 homers and 138 RBIs, and his .286 average was a career high.
Donaldson, 27, batted .301 with a .384 on-base percentage, a .499 slugging percentage, 24 homers and 93 RBIs -- all career highs.