Rays left-hander Shane McClanahan, a USF alum, was the lone Tampa Bay player named to the American League All-Star team. He also continues to make a powerful argument to be the AL’s starting pitcher.
After a strong performance Friday at Cincinnati, MLB.com reported that it was the 11th-consecutive start where McClanahan pitched at least six innings, recorded at least seven strikeouts, and allowed two earned runs or fewer.
That’s the longest such streak in American League history.
His ERA is a league-low 1.73, and opposing batters have hit just .178 off of him. That also leads the AL.
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