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Arrieta wins NL Cy Young Award; Keuchel takes AL honor

Jake Arrieta posted one final win, perhaps against his most formidable competition yet.

The Chicago Cubs righty aced out Dodgers stars Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw to earn the NL Cy Young Award by a comfortable margin Wednesday.

"There was some anxiety involved," Arrieta said on a conference call.

Arrieta topped the majors with 22 victories, boosted by a record 0.75 ERA after the All-Star break. He acknowledged the super stats piled up by his Los Angeles rivals spurred him.

"Deep down inside, we think we can catch them, do a little bit better," he said.

Astros lefty Dallas Keuchel won the AL Cy Young Award, easily beating David...