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Zack Greinke wins second straight Gold Glove Award

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Greinke is the first Dodger to win consecutive Gold Glove Awards in 38 years.

Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

LOS ANGELES -- Zack Greinke picked up his second straight Gold Glove Award as the best fielding pitcher in the National League in 2015, as determined by a vote of managers and coaches within the league, plus a statistical component to the results.

Greinke beat out fellow finalists Jake Arrieta of the Cubs and Gerrit Cole of the Pirates.

Greinke led all NL pitchers with nine Defensive Runs Saved, and also won the award in 2014. He was a finalist in 2013 as well.

He joins Andy Messersmith (1974-75) and Greg Maddux (2006, 2008) as the only Dodgers pitchers to win two Gold Glove Awards. Maddux was acquired by the Dodgers midseason in both years.

Greinke is the first Dodgers player at any position to win a Gold Glove in consecutive years since Steve Garvey, who captured four straight awards from 1974-1977.

Adrian Gonzalez, who was a finalist at first base, lost out to Paul Goldschmidt of the Diamondbacks. Brandon Belt was also a finalist at the position.

Gonzalez led NL first baseman with 16 Total Zone Rating, was tied for second with 10 Defensive Runs Saved, and was fifth in Ultimate Zone Rating at 3.6 runs above average. Goldschmidt was tops in Defensive Runs Saved, with Belt atop the UZR leaderboard.

Gonzalez has won four Gold Glove Awards, winning in 2008 and 2009 with San Diego, 2011 with Boston and in 2014 with the Dodgers. He was also a finalist in both 2012 and 2013.