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Blue Jays’ Robbie Ray named AL pitcher of the month for August

Blue Jays’ Robbie Ray named AL pitcher of the month for August

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After a sterling run of performances with the Toronto Blue Jays throughout August, Robbie Ray was recognized by the league on Thursday, earning American League pitcher of the month honours.

Ray made six starts for the Blue Jays, posting a 1.76 ERA while allowing just 27 hits and eight walks. He recorded 52 total strikeouts during the stretch in 41 innings of work.

Dating back to Aug. 20, he has tallied at least 10 strikeouts in each of his last three starts, joining Roger Clemens as the only pitchers in Blue Jays history to record double-digit strikeouts in three consecutive games.

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Ray, who was named an all-star back in 2017, has not allowed more than five hits or a walk in each of his last three turns in the rotation. In MLB history, that streak trails only Chris Sale, whose run of four such starts came in 2018.

The Blue Jays, in the midst of a stretch that will make or break their playoff chances, are next in action on Friday against the Oakland Athletics.



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