Scherzer, who won the American League Cy Young Award in 2013 with the Detroit Tigers, picked up his second National League honor in a row. The 33-year-old went 16-6 with a 2.51 ERA and led the NL with 268 strikeouts in 200 2/3 innings.
Scherzer's WHIP (0.902) and hits per nine innings (5.7) both paced the NL. He received 27 of the 30 first-place votes and placed second on the other three ballots.
Kershaw went 18-4 with an NL-leading 2.31 ERA but pitched 25 fewer innings than Scherzer after missing over a month with a lower back strain. The 29-year-old took the other three first-place votes and finished in the top three of the voting for the sixth time in the last seven seasons.
Strasburg finished third in the voting after going 15-4 with a 2.52 ERA and 204 strikeouts in 175 1/3 innings.