CLEVELAND (AP) — Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz and Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant have received the Hank Aaron Award as the top hitter in their respective league.
The 40-year-old Ortiz took American League honors after hitting .315 with 38 home runs, 127 RBIs and 48 doubles in the 20th and final season of his major league career. His 541 career home runs rank 17th all-time.
The 24-year-old Bryant batted .292 with 39 home runs and 102 RBIs while helping the Cubs cruise to the National League Central title and a subsequent spot in the World Series.
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