Kershaw named Cy Young, four Giants get votes

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Kershaw named Cy Young, four Giants get votes

The Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw has won the 2011 NL Cy Young Award, running away with the honor with 27 of 32 first-place votes.

The award is no stranger to the Bay Area, as two of the past four years have seen the honor go to the Giants' Tim Lincecum, and four Giants from last year's starting rotation received Cy Young votes.

Kershaw also received five second-place votes and two thirds, giving him 207 points. Roy Halladay, the Cy Young incumbent, was a distant second with 133 points (four firsts, 21 seconds, seven thirds). Cliff Lee, Ian Kennedy and Cole Hamels rounded out the Top 5, but four of the next seven spots went to pitchers in Orange and Black.

Lincecum got one fourth-place vote and five fifths. Matt Cain received one fourth-place vote and one fifth, and Madison Bumgarner and Ryan Vogelsong each garnered one fifth-place vote.

It was the Miami Herald's Clark Spencer who included Vogelsong on his ballot, and the St. Louis Press Democrat's Bernie Miklasz who tagged Bumgarner.

Kershaw and Lincecum went head to head four times last season. In those four starts, Lincecum kept the Dodgers down with a 1.24 ERA, but he was served an 0-4 record after Kershaw dominated the Giants, allowing just one earned run in those four games.

Kershaw, 23, made 500K in 2011 and turned in a Triple Crown season with 21 wins, 248 strikeouts and a 2.28 ERA. Kennedy, who finished fourth, also won 21 games.

In comparison, Lincecum made 405K in 2008 when he won his first Cy Young, and 650K in 2009 when he earned his second.

One Bay Area athlete recognized Kershaw's accomplishment, as the A's Brett Anderson offered his congratulations on Twitter:

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Brett AndersonCongrats to kershaw..he definitely deserves it.
Nov 17 via EchofonFavoriteRetweetReply

Giants lineup: Panik back in for opener against Pirates

Giants lineup: Panik back in for opener against Pirates

PROGRAMMING NOTE: Pirates-Giants coverage begins at 6pm with Pregame Live on NBC Sports Bay Area and streaming right here.

After getting Sunday off, Joe Panik is back in the lineup as the Giants open a series against the Pirates on Monday night.

Pittsburgh Pirates:
1. Starling Marte (R) LF
2. Josh Harrison (R) 2B
3. Andrew McCutchen (R) CF
4. Josh Bell (S) 1B
5. David Freese (R) 3B
6. Adam Frazier (L) RF
7. Francisco Cervelli (R) C
8. Jordy Mercer (R) SS
9. Gerrit Cole (R) P

San Francisco Giants:
1. Denard Span (L) CF
2. Eduardo Nunez (R) 3B
3. Brandon Belt (L) 1B
4. Buster Posey (R) C
5. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
6. Hunter Pence (R) RF
7. Joe Panik (L) 2B
8. Gorkys Hernandez (R) LF
9. Matt Cain (R) P

Giants top prospect Beede scratched from Triple-A start

Giants top prospect Beede scratched from Triple-A start

Tyler Beede was supposed to start Sacramento's matinee tilt on Monday in Tacoma, but he was scratched.

But not for the reason Giants fans have been hoping for. The top pitching prospect hasn't been called up.

The 24-year-old Beede was scratched after he strained his groin while warming up for the start.

Kraig Sitton started in Beede's place.

In 19 starts with the River Cats this season, Beede has a 4.79 ERA and 83 strikeouts in 109 innings pitched.

Beede, the 2014 1st round pick out of Vanderbilt, entered the season as the No. 89 prospect in all of baseball according to Baseball America, but fell out of the Top 100 in the Midseason update. The publication also had Beede as the Giants' No. 1 prospect in the preseason, but dropped him to No. 3 behind Chris Shaw and Christian Arroyo in the Midseason update.

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