MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Corbin Burnes has been named the winner of the 2021 National League Cy Young Award, recognizing excellence on the mound.
Burnes was 11-5 with a Major League-best 2.43 ERA among qualified pitchers in 28 starts. He struck out 234 batters in 167 innings pitched while walking 34 and allowing seven home runs.
He is the third Brewers pitcher to win a Cy Young award, given annually to one pitcher from each league, and the first to do so in the National League. The franchise's previous winners – Rollie Fingers in 1981 and Pete Vuckovich in 1982 – one the award in the American League.
Burnes edged Philadelphia's Zack Wheeler for the award, with both receiving 12 first-place votes from members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Max Scherzer finished third.
Toronto's Robbie Ray was the American League Cy Young award winner for 2021.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.