NEW YORK — Chicago Cubs right fielder Jason Heyward won his fifth Gold Glove Award, Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado was honored for the fifth year in a row and Twins center fielder Byron Buxton headlined a group of six first-time winners as the prizes for defensive excellence were announced Tuesday night by Rawlings for the 60th time.
It was the fourth straight honor for Heyward, who joined Andre Dawson as the only Cub outfielders to win in consecutive years.
Heyward and Arenado were joined by Royals left fielder Alex Gordon as five-time recipients, most among this year's winners.
Rockies second baseman DJ LeMahieu got his second Gold Glove, joining Arenado in a banner year for the NL West. Diamondbacks pitcher Zack Greinke won for the fourth time in a row, and teammate Paul Goldschmidt took his third award at first base. Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford won for the third consecutive year at shortstop.
The World Series-winning Astros and NL champion Dodgers were both shut out. Houston pitcher Dallas Keuchel had won the last three years, but was edged by Blue Jays righty Marcus Stroman, who got his first Gold Glove.
Buxton and Twins second baseman Brian Dozier were also among the first-time winners. The group also includes Angels catcher Martin Maldonado, who ended a four-year reign by Royals backstop Salvador Perez. Reds catcher Tucker Barnhart and Marlins left fielder Marcell Ozuna also won for the first time.
Kansas City first baseman Eric Hosmer received his fourth Gold Glove, while Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons and Rays third baseman Evan Longoria each won their third.
Boston right fielder Mookie Betts and Braves center fielder Ender Inciarte each won for the second time.