Texas’ Josh Hamilton easily wins AL MVP award

Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera was second with five first-place votes and 262 points after leading the AL with 126 RBIs and a .420 on-base percentage. The Yankees’ Robinson Cano was next with 229 points. Toronto’s Jose Bautista, who led the major leagues with 54 homers, had the remaining first-place vote and 165 points.

Bob Dutton of The Kansas City Star, Tom Gage of The Detroit News, Scot Gregor of The (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald, Jim Ingraham of The Port Clinton News-Herald and Steve Kornacki of Booth Newspapers voted Cabrera first. Shi Davidi of The Canadian Press cast the first-place vote for Bautista.

Hamilton receives a $100,000 bonus, Cabrera $200,000 and Paul Konerko of the Chicago White Sox $60,000 for finishing fifth. Tampa Bay’s Evan Longoria was sixth, followed by teammate Carl Crawford, and each gets $25,000.

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AP Sports Writer Stephen Hawkins in Dallas contributed to this report.

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