Surprise Cy Young Award vote for unlikely Red Sox starter

Gerrit Cole of the New York Yankees won the American League Cy Young Award unanimously with 30 out of 30 first-place votes.

This marks the 12th unanimous Cy Young winner in AL history and the first for the Yankees since Roger Clemens in 2001.

Surprisingly, Boston Red Sox reliever Chris Martin received a fifth-place vote for the Cy Young from one writer.

Chris Martin was the only pitcher in either league to receive just one vote.

Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune was revealed as the writer who cast the single vote for Chris Martin.

Despite only receiving one vote, Chris Martin officially finished in 12th place on the Cy Young ballot.

The 37-year-old Martin had an outstanding season for the Red Sox, boasting a 4-1 record with a remarkable 1.05 ERA in 55 relief appearances.

However, Martin's strikeout numbers were relatively low, with 8.1 strikeouts per nine innings.

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