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Ortiz wins 6th Silver Slugger award; Cano, Cabrera and Mauer each get nod for 5th time

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File-This Oct. 19, 2013 file photo shows Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera hitting a single off Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Clay Buchholz in the sixth inning during Game 6 of the American League baseball championship series in Boston. Cabrera has won his second straight player of the year award in voting by his fellow major leaguers. Cabrera followed his Triple Crown season of 2012 with another impressive year. He led the American League with a .348 average and had 44 homers and 137 RBIs, both second to Baltimore's Chris Davis. Cabrera edged Davis and the Angels' Mike Trout for the honor. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File) (The Associated Press)

World Series MVP David Ortiz has won his sixth Silver Slugger award as the top designated hitter in voting by major league managers and coaches.

Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano, Detroit third baseman Miguel Cabrera and Minnesota catcher Joe Mauer each were selected for the fifth time.

Silver Slugger awards are given to the top offensive player at each position in the American and National Leagues. They were handed out Wednesday night on the MLB Network.

Nine of the 18 recipients were first-time winners with major league home run and RBI leader Chris Davis of Baltimore taking home a bat-shaped trophy as the best AL first baseman.

The Orioles led all teams with three winners: Outfielder Adam Jones and shortstop JJ Hardy joined Davis in being picked for the first time.