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Tigers' Austin Jackson Finishes Second In AL Rookie Of The Year Vote

Detroit Tigers center fielder Austin Jackson lost out on the American League Rookie of the Year Award. In results announced today, Jackson finished second behind Texas Rangers reliever Neftali Feliz.

Feliz received 20 out of 28 first-place votes, and received a total of 122 points. The other eight first-place votes went to Jackson, who finished with 98 points altogether.

Jackson batted .293/.345/.400 with four home runs, 41 RBIs and 27 stolen bases for Detroit this season. He led AL rookies in hits, runs scored, total bases, stolen bases, extra-base hits, doubles and triples.

Feliz saved a major league-record 40 games for the Rangers, helping them toward an AL West division title. He struck out 71 batters in 69 1/3 innings.

But regardless of the vote, Tigers fans will always have the catch in Armando Galarraga's "almost perfect" game to remember.

Minnesota Twins third baseman Danny Valencia finished in third place with 12 points, and Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Wade Davis earned 11 points for a fourth-place finish.

The Tigers’ Brennan Boesch finished in a tie for fifth-place in the voting, with the Rays’ John Jaso and Baltimore Orioles pitcher Brian Matusz. Boesch received three third-place votes.

In the National League, San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey won Rookie of the Year honors. Atlanta Braves outfielder Jason Heyward finished second.