Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers was named the American League’s Most Valuable Player on Thursday for the second successive year. Cabrera, who batted .348 with 44 home runs and 137 runs batted in, received 23 of the 30 first-place votes registered by select members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Los Angeles Angels centerfielder Mike Trout was runner-up in the voting, just as he was in 2012, receiving five first-place votes after hitting .323 with 27 home runs and 33 stolen bases. Slugger Chris Davis of the Baltimore Orioles, who belted 53 homers and drove in 138 runs, finished third in the voting.
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