Cabrera, McCutchen named MVPs...Tigers thump Jackets...Colts rally past Titans...Rain mars PGA event

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Associated Press

Posted on November 15, 2013 at 3:06 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera has become the sixth American League player to win back-to-back MVP awards after outdistancing Angels outfielder Mike Trout for this year's honor. Cabrera picked up 23 of 30 first-place votes after hitting a league-high .348 with 44 homers and 137 RBIs for the AL Central champs. Orioles first baseman Chris Davis finished third despite leading the league with 53 homers and 138 RBIs.

NEW YORK (AP) — Outfielder Andrew McCutchen is the first Pittsburgh Pirate to be named National League MVP since Barry Bonds in 1992. McCutchen led the Pirates to their first playoff appearance in 21 years, hitting .317 with 21 homers and 84 RBIs. He picked up 28 of 30 first-place votes, Arizona first baseman Paul Goldschmidt finished second in the balloting and St. Louis catcher Yadier (YAH'-dee-ehr) Molina was third.

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Tajh (tahzh) Boyd threw for 340 yards and four touchdowns as eighth-ranked Clemson ripped Georgia Tech 55-31. Boyd has 97 touchdown passes, breaking the previous ACC career record of 95 set by Philip Rivers had at North Carolina State from 2000-03. Sammy Watkins had touchdowns catches of 41 and 44 yards for the 9-1 Tigers.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Donald Brown had two touchdown runs and the Indianapolis Colts bounced back from Sunday's 38-8 loss to St. Louis by rallying for a 30-27 triumph against Tennessee. The Titans led 17-6 until Brown and Andrew Luck ran for TDs 57 seconds apart midway through the third quarter. Luck completed 23 of his 36 passes for 232 yards and no interceptions to help the 7-3 Colts move three games ahead of the second-place Titans in the AFC South.

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico (AP) — There's a three-way tie for the clubhouse lead in first-round action of the rain-delayed PGA's OHL Classic in Mexico. Matt Jones, Will MacKenzie and Len Mattiace (mah-TEES') each shot 2-under-par 69s for a one-shot edge over Joe Durant among those who completed their round. However, Brian Stuard topped the leaderboard at 5-under with three holes left when play was suspended for the day because of rain and wet conditions.

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