MVP: José Abreu crowned in the American

José Abreu of the Chicago White Sox was named American League MVP on Thursday.

The 33-year-old White Sox first baseman was making his first MVP nomination. Abreu led the American League for a second straight season in RBI with 60 in 60 games. He was also second in majors for home runs at 19 and fourth in the American for batting average at .317.

DJ LeMahieu of the New York Yankees and José Ramirez of the Cleveland Indians were the other finalists for MVP in the American.

LeMahieu, nicknamed “The Machine,” led the major leagues with a .364 batting average, putting the ball safe 71 on 195 occasions. He is the only modern-day player to win the title of top hitter in both leagues, having dominated the National with the Colorado Rockies in 2016.

For his part, Ramirez was in his third nomination in four years for the title. He was, however, the first Indians player since Al Rosen in 1953 to be a finalist. Ramirez has been the Indians’ leading hitter this season with a batting average of .292, 17 homers and 46 RBIs in 58 games.

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