Thursday, April 24, 2014


Not to be outdone by Johnny Cueto, the Rangers' lefty Martin Perez tossed his second consecutive complete game victory yesterday afternoon in Oakland, as Texas blanked the A's, 3-0.

It was also the second consecutive complete game shutout for Perez, which is the first time for that feat since Cole Hamels did it in consecutive starts on August 7-13, 2012.

Perez, never this dominating previously, now has a scoreless inning streak of 26 innings.

The won-loss record for pitchers with complete games in 2014 now stands at 9-3 (.750).