Kershaw led the majors in victories and ERA and threw a no-hitter, going 21-3 with a 1.77 ERA for the NL West champion Los Angeles Dodgers.
Aside from the fact Fisher had given Davis another vote of confidence on Monday, it wasn't a shocking move given how much the offense has been scuffling.
Joakim Lindstrom had two goals and David Backes also scored for the Blues.
Showalter received 25 of 30 first-place votes and 132 points in balloting by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. Williams got 18 first-place votes and 109 points.
Kansas City's season has been all uphill since losing its season opener. At 6-3, the Chiefs are the hottest team in the NFL.
The Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu was voted the American League honor unanimously by the Baseball Writers' Association of America, and the New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom won the National League award in a landslide.
St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher indicated Monday he has no plans to replace quarterback Austin Davis despite a fourth-quarter meltdown by the offense in Sunday's 31-14 loss at Arizona.
NASCAR's new championship format, lauded for creating nail-biting intensity, wild emotional swings and tension on and off of the track, has also been full of heartbreak. None, though, are as heartbreaking as Jeff Gordon's defeat.
Arizona (8-1) scored three touchdowns in a span of 3 minutes, 48 seconds after Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer went down with a knee injury.
Failing to advance with Jeff Gordon were Brad Keselowski, Matt Kenseth and Carl Edwards.
Kansas City improved to 6-1 in its past seven games since opening the season with two losses.
The Chiefs are the first team since the Cleveland Browns in 2009 to go through their first eight games without a wide receiver catching a touchdown pass. The Browns actually made it nine games without such a score, a mark the Chiefs could match in Sunday's game at Buffalo.
St. Louis running back Zac Stacy's lack of participation was glaring last week at San Francisco. He was the only player the Rams (3-5) didn't use in a 13-10 victory.
A hearing for Ray Rice appealing his NFL suspension concluded Thursday after two days and testimony from the former running back and the head of the league.
Just a week into the season, the Cavaliers have major chemistry issues, a motionless offense and defensive holes they might not be able to address without making a trade or two.
Remodeling the St. Louis football stadium to meet NFL standards could cost as little as $2oo million or as much as $700 million.
The SEC is full of large bodies this season to carry the ball down the field.
The Kansas City Chiefs have extended Anthony Sherman's contract, which will pay the fullback $7 million.
The St. Louis Rams mustered just one sack in their first five games. In the last three contests, they've piled up 14 — and Quinn has six of them.
Former Missouri football player Michael Sam is surprised by the nomination.