It was hard to see this one coming after Jake Peavy gave up four runs over six innings against the Angels in his season debut last week.
On Wednesday night, the 29-year-old pitched his fifth career shutout, turning in a three-hitter in a 1-0 win over the team with baseball’s best record, the Indians.
Cleveland starter Justin Masterson was nearly as good, going the distance in a five-hitter.
Peavy struck out eight and walked none in a brilliant 111-pitch outing. Only one Indian reached second base. It was his second shutout in 22 starts for the White Sox. His other three all came with the Padres in 2005.
Peavy was making his second start since having shoulder surgery 10 months ago.
Astros DH Evan Gattis unwittingly helped the Mariners complete a triple play in the fourth inning of Thursday afternoon’s game at Safeco Field. The Astros put runners on first and second on consecutive singles by Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa, bringing Gattis to the plate.
Gattis check-swung at a first-pitch curve from Marco Gonzales, hitting a grounder to third base. Kyle Seager stepped on the third base bag and then threw to second base for the second out. There was not nearly enough time for Robinson Cano to get the throw to first base to complete a triple play. Gattis ostensibly lost track of the number of outs in the inning, so he just circled back to the dugout and the Mariners completed their triple play since Gattis went out of the baseline.
That’s the first triple play of the 2018 season. It’s the Mariners’ first triple play since July 26, 2015 against the Blue Jays.