Alex Cora beaten out for AL Manager of the Year by Bob Melvin

Melvin received 18 first-place votes, while Cora received seven.

Alex Cora
Red Sox manager Alex Cora smiles as he chats with some players. –Jim Davis/Globe Staff

Red Sox manager Alex Cora finished second in voting for AL Manager of the Year award, in results announced Tuesday night.

Bob Melvin of the Oakland Athletics was the winner. The other AL finalist was Kevin Cash of the Tampa Bay Rays.

Melvin received 18 first-place votes, 10 second place, and 1 third place. Cora received 7 first-place votes, 11 second, and 11 third.

Melvin led the A’s to 97-65 record and a wild-card berth in the playoffs. They lost the wild-card game to the Yankees.

In his first year as a major league manager, Cora led the Red Sox to a franchise-record 108 regular-season wins and the World Series title. The Red Sox beat the Los Angeles Dodgers in five games to win the Series.

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Brian Snitker of the Atlanta Braves won the National League Manager of the Year award.

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