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Betts, Yelich runaway MVP winners

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NEW YORK (AP) Mookie Betts is ready to become an ambassador for baseball, now that he's won a batting title, World Series and Most Valuable Player award with Boston.

"I enjoy being kind of a face around the game. I've kind of used this pedestal or whatever you want to say to spread knowledge that the game is fun," he said Thursday after his runaway victory for the AL MVP award.

Milwaukee's Christian Yelich was close to a unanimous pick for the NL honor. A 26-year-old outfielder just like Betts, Yelich also won a batting championship and led his team to a division title. But while Betts has been with the Red Sox since he signed after the 2011 amateur draft, Yelich didn't join the Brewers until he was dealt to Milwaukee last January by the payroll-paring Miami Marlins.

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AL Runs Batted In
Rank Name RBI
1 J. Martinez, Bos130
2 K. Davis, Oak123
3 E. Encarnacion, Cle107
4 J. Ramírez, Cle105
5t X. Bogaerts, Bos103
5t A. Bregman, Hou103
7 G. Stanton, NYY100
8 J. Lowrie, Oak99
9 N. Cruz, Sea97
10 M. Haniger, Sea93
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NL Runs Batted In
Rank Name RBI
1 J. Báez, ChC111
2t N. Arenado, Col110
2t C. Yelich, Mil110
4t J. Aguilar, Mil108
4t T. Story, Col108
6 E. Suárez, Cin104
7 A. Rizzo, ChC101
8 B. Harper, Was100
9 F. Freeman, Atl98
10 R. Hoskins, Phi96
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