Jon Lester records fourth straight 10-K game

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With 12 strikeouts in a gem against the Mariners on Monday, Jon Lester became the first pitcher since Jake Peavy in 2007 to fan 10 batters in four straight starts.
He’s the sixth different pitcher to have such a streak since 2000:
1. Randy Johnson – 7 starts in 2001
2. Randy Johnson – 6 starts in 2000
2. Randy Johnson – 6 starts in 2002
4. Pedro Martinez – 5 starts in 2000
4. Pedro Martinez – 5 starts in 2001
4. Johan Santana – 5 starts in 2004
7. Pedro Astacio – 4 starts in 2000
7. Randy Johnson – 4 starts in 2000
7. Randy Johnson – 4 starts in 2004
7. Jake Peavy – 4 starts in 2007
7. Jon Lester – 4 starts in 2010
Lester has won all four of his starts during the streak and is now 17-8 with a 3.17 ERA for the season. He’s tied for third in baseball with 208 strikeouts, six behind Felix Hernandez and three behind Jered Weaver.

Yasmany Tomas arrested for reckless driving and criminal speeding

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KTAR News is reporting that Diamondbacks outfielder Yasmany Tomas was arrested on Thursday morning for driving faster than 100 MPH, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety. He was charged with reckless driving and criminal speeding.

The maximum sentence for a criminal speeding charge is up to 30 days in jail and a fine up to $500. It is considered a Class 3 misdemeanor. Tomas may also have his license suspended.

A Diamondbacks spokesperson said, “We are very disappointed to learn of this news. We are still gathering facts, and will refrain from further comment at this time as this is a pending legal matter.”

Tomas, 27, signed a six-year, $68.5 million contract with the Diamondbacks in December 2014 as an amateur free agent out of Cuba. He has mostly disappointed, owning a .769 OPS while playing subpar defense in the outfield as well as at third base, where the club briefly tried him. He battled a groin injury for most of the past season and ultimately underwent core muscle surgery in August.