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Clayton Kershaw favored to win 2015 NL Cy Young Award

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GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Only four pitchers have won four Cy Young Awards, but according to the odds makers at Bovada, Clayton Kershaw is highly favored to join the quartet.

Kershaw is even money at 1/1 odds per Bovada to win the National League Cy Young Award in 2015, making him the prohibitive favorite to win a third straight honor and fourth in five seasons.

Others to win four Cy Young Awards include Roger Clemens (seven), Randy Johnson (five), Steve Carlton and Greg Maddux. None of them won more than two awards by their age-27 season. Kershaw turned 27 on Thursday.

The next-closest competitor for the 2015 NL Cy Young Award is Max Scherzer at 15/2 odds, followed by Stephen Strasburg at 10/1 and Madison Bumgarner at 12/1. Johnny Cueto and Adam Wainwright each have 16/1 odds to win the award. The only other Dodgers pitcher listed is Zack Greinke, with 25/1 odds to win the award.

Kershaw is also given 7/1 odds to repeat as National League MVP in 2015. The favorite to win the award is Giancarlo Stanton at 3/1 odds, followed by Andrew McCutchen at 11/2 odds and Jonathan Lucroy at 6/1. Paul Goldschmidt has 15/2 odds to win.

Yasiel Puig is at 10/1 to win the MVP and Adrian Gonzalez is 16/1. New Padres outfielder Matt Kemp also has 16/1 odds to win the award.