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Trout named A.L. MVP, Beltre finishes 7th

Adrian Beltre finished seventh in the American League MVP balloting, while Mike Trout finished first

Jim Cowsert-USA TODAY Sports

Mike Trout has been named the winner of the American League Most Valuable Player Award, the BBWAA announced today.

Adrian Beltre if the Texas Rangers finished seventh in the balloting, including picking up a first place vote from John Hickey.  John Blake tweeted that Beltre and Miguel Cabrera are the only players to get MVP votes in each of the last seven seasons.

The A.L. balloting broke pretty clearly into tiers, with Trout and Mookie Betts in the 300+ point territory, then Jose Altuve and Josh Donaldson close together at third and fourth with 227 and 200.  Manny Machado, David Ortiz and Beltre were all between 135-150 points, followed by Robinson Cano in 8th with 79 points and Francisco Lindor and Miguel Cabrera tied for 9th with 56 points.  No one else accumulated more than 11 points.

Kris Bryant was the runaway winner in the National League MVP voting.