Young finishes second
Boston 2B Dustin Pedoria was the winner with 132 points, including 24 of the 28 first-place votes. Young was second with 56 points and three first-place votes. Kansas City's Brian Bannister was third with 36 points and the remaining first-place vote. Boston's Daisuke Matsuzaka was fourth, the Angels Reggie Willits fifth and Boston's Hideki Okajima sixth.
Voting was done by members of the Baseball Writers Association of America based on regular season performance, with ballots from two writers in each AL city cast before the start of the playoffs.
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