St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina won his sixth straight Gold Glove award Tuesday, making him one of four players in the World Series rewarded for superior defense this season.
Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia and right fielder Shane Victorino also were honored, along with Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright.
Colorado third baseman Nolan Arenado became the 10th rookie to win a Gold Glove and first since Seattle outfielder Ichiro Suzuki in 2001. Atlanta shortstop Andrelton Simmons and Baltimore third baseman Manny Machado also were among the eight first-time recipients.
The Orioles and Royals had three winners apiece, tied for the most of any team. Kansas City left fielder Alex Gordon won his third in a row, while first baseman Eric Hosmer and catcher Salvador Perez each received their first.
Baltimore shortstop J.J. Hardy and center fielder Adam Jones were repeat winners, as was Rockies left fielder Carlos Gonzalez.
Center fielder Carlos Gomez became the first Milwaukee player to win a Gold Glove since Robin Yount was honored at shortstop in 1982, ending the longest drought for any team in the 57-year history of the award. Toronto knuckleballer R.A. Dickey was the winner among A.L. pitchers.
Arizona's Gerardo Parra won in right field after taking the N.L. honors in left two years ago. Other recipients in the N.L. were Cincinnati second baseman Brandon Phillips, his fourth, and Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt, his first.
A Pennsylvania judge said he would decide later whether to allow a lawsuit against the NCAA filed by the family of longtime Penn State football coach Joe Paterno and others to go forward. The lawsuit challenges the NCAA penalties imposed on Penn State as a result of the Jerry Sandusky child-molestation scandal.