After falling just short of the honor last year, Mariners pitching ace Felix Hernandez has won his first American League Cy Young Award. The announcement was made this morning.
Hernandez edged the New York Yankees' CC Sabathia and the Tampa Bay Rays' David Price for the award. He’s the second Mariner to win the award for the league's best pitcher. Randy Johnson won it in 1995.
Sports commentator Art Thiel will be talking with KPLU’s Kirsten Kendrick about Hernandez finally getting his due. Sports with Art Thiel airs tomorrow at 5:35 a.m. and 7:35 a.m. on KPLU’s Morning Edition.