LOS ANGELES -- Clayton Kershaw is the first National League pitcher since 1968 to win NL MVP honors, but he wasn't the only Dodgers player to show up in the voting. First baseman Adrian Gonzalez finished seventh in NL MVP voting.
Other Dodgers to receive votes were Yasiel Puig (tied for 19th) and Dee Gordon (tied for 25th).
Gonzalez hit .276/.335/.482 with 41 doubles, 27 home runs and led the majors with 116 RBI, and was especially hot after the All-Star break, hitting .314/.368/.561 with 13 home runs and 56 RBI in 65 games. Gonzalez received one fourth-place vote (from Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel), four fifth-place votes, two sixth-place votes, three eighth-place votes, three ninth-place votes and one 10th-place vote for a total of 57 points.
Seventh is the highest finish by a Dodgers first baseman since Eric Karros finished in fifth place in 1995.
Points are awarded on a 14-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis, with 14 points for a first-place vote, nine points for a second-place vote, eight points for a third-place vote, and so on.
Gonzalez has received MVP votes in six of the last seven years, finishing as high as fourth place, in 2010 with the Padres.
Puig in his first full major league season hit .296/.382/.480 with 37 doubles, nine triples and 16 home runs, and led the Dodgers in walks (67) and runs scored (92, tied). Puig started the year in right field but his move to center field helped stabilize the Dodgers outfield down the stretch. His 15 assists were five more than any other National League outfielder.
Puig received two eighth-place votes (from Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports and Mike Puma of the New York Post) and one ninth-place vote (from C.Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer) totaling eight points. Puig finished 15th in the 2013 NL MVP vote.
Gordon led the majors in stolen bases (64), triples (12) and infield hits (62) and was an All-Star in his first season at second base. Gordon received one 10th-place vote, from John Maffei of the San Diego Union Tribune.