MLB Awards: Diamondbacks' Torey Lovullo named 2017 NL Manager of the Year

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The Managers of the Year for the 2017 baseball season were announced on Tuesday, with Torey Lovullo of the Arizona Diamondbacks and Paul Molitor of the Minnesota Twins winning the honors. Roberts was one of five managers to receive first-place votes this year - Lovullo (18 first-place votes), Roberts (five), Black (three), Milwaukee's Craig Counsell (three) and Washington's Dusty Baker (one).

Ballots from two writers in each league city prior to postseason play are tabulated on a system that rewards five points for first place, three points for second place and one point for third place.

Roberts was the reigning National League Manager of the Year victor after winning the award in 2016, and was looking to become the first back-to-back victor since Bobby Cox with the Atlanta Braves in 2004-2005.

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It was good enough for second place in the National League West behind the MLB-best Los Angeles Dodgers and a wild-card spot.

Over on the American League side, Paul Molitor of the Twins was named 2017 AL Manager on the Year. They ended up losing to the Yankees in a brief playoff appearance. Last year, the Twins led the majors with 103 losses. Molitor and Frank Robinson are the only Hall of Fame players to win Manager of the Year Awards. Indians manager Terry Francona, who finished in second place, had 11 first-place votes, nine second-place votes, and eight third-place votes.

Hinch navigated the Astros to a 101-61 record and their first-ever World Series title in his third season at the helm. New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi finished in fourth place in his final season with the ballclub.

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