Dallas Keuchel defeated the Rangers on Sunday, reducing the Astros’ deficit in the AL West to 2.5 games with six games remaining. He scattered two hits and two walks with 10 strikeouts, lowering his season-wide ERA to 2.47 in his quest to win the American League Cy Young Award.
More impressively, Keuchel ends his home schedule with a perfect 15-0 record, a 1.46 ERA, and a 139/28 K/BB ratio in 129 1/3 innings. Per ESPN Stats & Info, Keuchel is the first to win 15-plus games with zero losses since Bill Hoffer went 20-0 at home… in 1895. Additionally, per MLB.com’s Richard Justice, the lefty’s 1.46 home ERA is the lowest by an American League pitcher since Nolan Ryan posted a 1.07 ERA in 1972 with the California Angels.