Mike Trout wins first AL MVP Award; Jose Abreu finishes 4th

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NEW YORK — Mike Trout was a unanimous winner of the American League’s Most Valuable Player award after consecutive second-place finishes.

The Los Angeles Angels center fielder received all 30 first-place votes and 420 points in balloting announced Thursday by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. At 23, he became the fifth-youngest MVP in major league history.

Detroit designated hitter Victor Martinez was second with 229 points and Cleveland outfielder Michael Brantley third with 185.

Trout hit .287 and set career highs in home runs (36) and RBIs (111) while leading the major leagues in runs with 115 and extra-base hits with 84. In his third full season, he matched his bests in doubles (39) and triple (nine).

The NL MVP was to be announced later Thursday.

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