Josh Donaldson has won the AL MVP, earning the honor after helping boost the Toronto Blue Jays back into the playoffs for the first time since 1993.

The third baseman got 23 first-place votes from members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America in results announced Thursday.

Angels outfielder Mike Trout got the other first-place votes finished second for the third time — he won the award last year. Kansas City outfielder Lorenzo Cain was third.

Donaldson led the AL with 123 RBIs and topped the majors by scoring 122 runs. He hit 41 home runs and batted .297.

Washington outfielder Bryce Harper earned the NL award earlier, becoming the youngest unanimous MVP in baseball history.

 

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