Astros left-hander Dallas Keuchel clocked seven stellar innings in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series presented by Camping World on Friday, holding the Yankees to just four hits in a scoreless outing.
Rangers pitchers had 1.98 strikeouts per walk this season, the second-lowest in the American League. Their staff had 1,107 strikeouts, the fewest in the league, and 559 walks, the third most.
The Angels’ offense erupted for six runs in the seventh against the Mariners’ bullpen, leading to a 6-2 victory in Sunday’s regular-season finale at Angel Stadium.
While the focus was on a victory over the Reds that extended a late-season push for the postseason, the Brewers quietly broke their own dubious Major League record for strikeouts in a season Thursday, marking the second straight year they surpassed the all-time mark.
Nick Pivetta and Luiz Gohara staged a pitchers’ duel that was decided by a Maikel Franco homer.
The Astros brought in Justin Verlander to pitch in big situations, and the veteran right-hander delivered on Sunday afternoon.
Rhys Hoskins continues to hit home runs at a record pace, but the Phillies had to love what they saw Wednesday night from Aaron Nola.
With six strikeouts in the Dodgers’ 5-4 loss to the Rockies on Friday night, Yu Darvish became the fastest pitcher in Major League history to reach 1,000 strikeouts, in both games and innings.
This is the Luis Severino the Yankees need for the stretch run — and if they can lock up a playoff spot on the strength of his arm, into October: A pitcher who can go toe-to-toe with Chris Sale and win.
Lucas Giolito’s third start with the White Sox looked much like his second.
Chad Green has quietly found his niche as one of the lesser-known forces in the Yankees’ power bullpen, and the right-hander stepped into the history books on Wednesday afternoon, becoming the first pitcher in Major League history to record seven strikeouts while facing eight or fewer batters in a game.
Chris Stratton continued to get his work in for 2018 during the Giants’ 11-0 loss Sunday to the Diamondbacks. Of course, Stratton hasn’t officially guaranteed himself a place in the Giants rotation. But manager Bruce Bochy acknowledged that the 27-year-old known as “Strat” clearly has demonstrated his ability.