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Sox’ Ortiz, Yanks’ Cano Among “Silver Slugger” Recipients

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BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 05: David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox hits a home run in the eighth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays during Game Two of the American League Division Series at Fenway Park on October 5, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA – OCTOBER 05: David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox hits a home run in the eighth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays during Game Two of the American League Division Series at Fenway Park on October 5, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (AP) _ World Series MVP David Ortiz has won his sixth Silver Slugger award as the top designated hitter in voting by major league managers and coaches.

Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano, Detroit third baseman Miguel Cabrera and Minnesota catcher Joe Mauer each were selected for the fifth time.

Silver Slugger awards are given to the top offensive player at each position in the American and National Leagues. They were handed out Wednesday night on the MLB Network.

Nine of the 18 recipients were first-time winners with major league home run and RBI leader Chris Davis of Baltimore taking home a bat-shaped trophy as the best AL first baseman.

The Orioles led all teams with three winners: Outfielder Adam Jones and shortstop JJ Hardy joined Davis in being picked for the first time.

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By The Associated Press
Presented by Hillerich & Bradsby Co.
Selected by major league coaches and managers
American League
1B – Chris Davis, Baltimore Orioles
2B – Robinson Cano, New York Yankees
3B – Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers
SS – J.J. Hardy, Baltimore Orioles
OF – Mike Trout, L.A. Angels
OF – Torii Hunter, Detroit Tigers
OF – Adam Jones, Baltimore Orioles
C – Joe Mauer, Minnesota Twins
DH – David Ortiz, Boston Red Sox

National League
1B – Paul Goldschmidt, Arizona Diamondbacks
2B – Matt Carpenter, St. Louis Cardinals
3B – Pedro Alvarez, Pittsburgh Pirates
SS – Ian Desmond, Washington Nationals
OF – Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh Pirates
OF – Michael Cuddyer, Colorado Rockies
OF – Jay Bruce, Cincinnati Reds
C – Yadier Molina, St. Louis Cardinals
P – Zack Greinke, Los Angeles Dodgers

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