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Rick Porcello wins 2016 AL Cy Young Award

Rick Porcello is slated to take the hill on Monday afternoon for the Red Sox. (Photo: Getty Images)

Red Sox hurler Rick Porcello was named the 2016 American League Cy Young Award winner by Major League Baseball on Wednesday.

The 27-year-old righty had a breakout year with the Sox this past season as he earned a whopping 22 wins and finished with a 22-4 record. Porcello had a 3.15 ERA, struck out 189 batters and finished with a 1.01 WHIP.

Porcello is the first Red Sox player to win a Cy Young Award since Pedro Martinez in 2000.

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