Tampa Bay Rays left-hander David Price and New York Mets knuckleballer R.A. Dickey have won the Cy Young Awards in their respective leagues.
Price edged last year's Cy Young winner, Justin Verlander of the Detroit Tigers, by drawing 14 of the 28 first-place votes in the American League. Verlander received 13 first-place votes and Rays closer Fernando Rodney, who finished fifth in the voting, received the other.
It was the second-closest balloting in Cy Young history, after the 1969 tie between Mike Cuellar of the Baltimore Orioles and Denny McLain of the Detroit Tigers. That was the last year in which voters could select only one pitcher instead of ranking them.
Price had a record of 20-5 to tie the Angels' Jered Weaver for the AL lead in victories and winning percentage. The 27-year-old led the league with a 2.56 earned-run average and finished sixth in strikeouts with 205. Weaver finished third in the balloting.