By Michael Beller
May 06, 2014
Marcus Stroman put up a 1.69 ERA and tossed 36 strikeouts in 26 2/3 innings at Triple-A Buffalo.
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Lester turned in one of the singular pitching performances of the season thus far, striking out 15 in eight shutout innings against the A's. Only three batters reached base against him, and just one of those was by virtue of a hit, a leadoff single by Craig Gentry in the third inning.

CC Sabathia couldn't hide his disappointment after he gave up five earned runs in 3 2/3 innings to the Rays.
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96.7 -- Average fastball velocity for Yordano Ventura, tops in the majors. He's throwing the pitch nearly 60 percent of the time, and while he'll have to further develop his secondary offerings to fully realize his potential, the blazing fastball is doing plenty for him right now.

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