Dodgers’ National League MVP votes split after 2013 success.

A 92-win season and a division title usually begets an MVP candidate. Or four.

For the Dodgers — a team of several superstars and, this year, several superstars with injuries — the National League MVP votes were more fractured than Hanley Ramirez‘s rib.

Clayton Kershaw, who won the National League Cy Young Award on Wednesday finished seventh in the MVP race with 146 points. Ramirez followed in a distant eighth, with 58 points. Yasiel Puig (15th) and Adrian Gonzalez (19th) were the only other Dodgers listed on ballots.

Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen won the award, handily outdistancing runner-up Paul Goldschmidt of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Here is how the points were tallied, courtesy of the BBWAA:

Player, Club 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th Points
Andrew McCutchen, Pirates 28 1 1 409
Paul Goldschmidt, D-backs 15 9 1 3 2 242
Yadier Molina, Cardinals 2 8 4 6 6 1 2 1 219
Matt Carpenter, Cardinals 6 5 4 3 9 1 1 1 194
Freddie Freeman, Braves 5 7 8 8 1 1 154
Joey Votto, Reds 2 8 7 3 4 1 2 149
Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers 8 4 4 5 4 1 146
Hanley Ramirez, Dodgers 1 1 2 1 2 3 3 3 58
Carlos Gomez, Brewers 1 3 6 2 3 43
Jay Bruce, Reds 1 1 3 2 3 30
Craig Kimbrel, Braves 1 1 3 3 27
Shin Soo Choo, Reds 1 1 1 4 3 23
Jayson Werth, Nationals 1 2 2 6 20
Andrelton Simmons, Braves 2 4 14
Yasiel Puig, Dodgers 1 2 10
Hunter Pence, Giants 1 1 2 7
Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies 2 1 5
Allen Craig, Cardinals 1 1 4
Adrian Gonzalez, Dodgers 1 1 4
Buster Posey, Giants 1 3
Adam Wainwright, Cardinals 1 3
Michael Cuddyer, Rockies 3 3
Matt Holliday, Cardinals 1 2
Russell Martin, Pirates 1 1

The table with complete individual voting results won’t fit here. Click on the BBWAA link above for the complete breakdown. Kershaw received third-place votes from chapter members in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati (2), Arizona and Chicago. Ramirez was listed third on a ballot from the Colorado chapter.

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.