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Boston Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello throws against the Cleveland Indians during Game 1 of the American League Division Series. (David Dermer/AP)
Boston Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello throws against the Cleveland Indians during Game 1 of the American League Division Series. (David Dermer/AP)
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Rick Porcello became just the fourth pitcher in Red Sox history to win the American League Cy Young Award on Wednesday — pretty impressive for a guy who won just nine games in 2015 and started last season as the Sox's No. 4 pitcher.

This past season, Porcello won 22 games, lost only four, and compiled a stingy 3.15 ERA. He joins Jim Lonborg, Roger Clemens and Pedro Martinez as the only Red Sox pitchers to win the prestigious pitching award.

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Gordon Edes, team historian for the Boston Red Sox, strategic communications adviser at Fenway Sports Group. He tweets @GordonEdes.

This segment aired on November 17, 2016.

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