NEW YORK — Mike Scott of Houston, whose no-hitter on Sept. 25 clinched the Astros' first National League West Division title since 1980, won a narrow victory over the Dodgers' Fernando Valenzuela to become the league's 1986 Cy Young Award winner today.
In voting conducted by the Baseball Writers Assn. of America, the Houston right-hander received 98 points, 10 more than Valenzuela. Scott received 15 first-place votes and was second on seven ballots. Valenzuela received the other nine first-place votes. Scott was 18-10 with a major league-leading 306 strikeouts and 2.22 ERA in becoming the first Houston player to win the Cy Young Award.