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Martin Perez is colíder in quality openings

He is 5-0 with a 1.47 ERA in his last 12 starts with Texas

Martín Pérez got his fifth win of the season on Tuesday (now he has a record of 5-2) by throwing six scoreless innings against the Phillies, in what was his eleventh quality start of the year, top in the American League, tied with Framber Valdez (Astros) and Alek Manoah (Blue Jays).

That performance led him to lower his ERA from 2.10 to 1.96, the second best in franchise history through 1.49 starts, since Rick Honeycutt had 14 in 39 starts 1983 years ago, in XNUMX.

In eleven of his last twelve appearances since April 23, Martín Pérez has allowed four or fewer touchdowns.

In that two-month span, the Guanare native is 5-0 and has had 13 earned runs scored on him in 79.1 innings for a 1.47 ERA with 17 walks and 64 strikeouts.

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That 1.47 ERA posted by Martin Perez since April 23 is the best for a Rangers pitcher since the legendary Gaylord Perry had a 1.31 ERA per nine acts in 12 games between July 18 and 10. September 1975.

The left-hander's next start in the Texas rotation should take place on Monday, June 27, against Salvador Pérez's Royals, on Monday, June 27, at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City.

In 11 career appearances against the Royals, he is 4-1 with a 4.43 ERA. In 61 innings Martín Pérez has allowed 30 earned runs with 17 walks and 38 strikeouts.

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