Luis Valbuena homer.
- Off Jon Lester.
– Jarrod Saltalamacchia homered off Jeff Samardzija.
AJ Burnett has won six games in a row.
- He’s the first Pittsburgh pitcher since 1990 to do so.
Bryce Harper faced Andy Pettitte, who’s over twice his age and was drafted by the Yankees before Harper was even born, and Pettitte struck him out three times.
- Harper went 0-for-7 with five strikeouts.
– Freddy Garcia also struck him out.
— In 35 years, only seven players have recorded at least five strikeouts while going 0-for-7 (or worse).
—- He grounded out to end the game as the winning run, to boot.
—– If you can’t tell, it wasn’t a real great day for Harper.
—— His line is still .289/.367/.518. He’s 19!
——- Freddy Garcia got a win for two shutout innings.
You know who still doesn’t have a win? Cliff Lee.
The As have won five straight.
- This isn’t THAT impressive, but this is – here are the runs they’ve scored in those six wins: 8, 10, 8, 10, and 6.