Torey Lovullo, Paul Molitor win 2017 Manager of the Year Awards

Dave Roberts Finishes Second for National League Manager of the Year

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Arizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo is the National League Manager of the Year.

The Minnesota Twins' Paul Molitor (18 first-place votes) was the American League victor.

It's a deserving award for Lovullo, who led the Diamondbacks to the NLDS during his first year as manager. Third-place finisher Bud Black of the Rockies had three first-place votes, six second-place votes, and 10 third-place votes.

Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell (33) was fourth, followed by former Washington Nationals manager Dusty Baker (25) and Joe Maddon (3) of the Chicago Cubs.

Later Tuesday, Minnesota Twins manager Paul Molitor was named the American League Manager of the Year. The Twins entered the season with paltry expectations and were sellers at the trade deadline, yet played well down the stretch to earn the AL's second Wild Card spot. It was the first time a team had lost 100 games and then reached the playoffs in the very next season.

Molitor joined Frank Robinson as the only Hall of Fame players to win a manager of the year award, which was first presented in 1983.

Francona, who won the award past year, led the Indians to an AL-best 102-62 record and an American League record 22 wins in a row. Indians manager Terry Francona, who finished in second place, had 11 first-place votes, nine second-place votes, and eight third-place votes. Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch was the only other AL manager to receive a first-place vote.

Molitor wins the honor in his third year with the organization, having come off a 59-win season in 2016.

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