Kansas City Royals reliever Kelvin Herrera surrendered his first home run since July 26, 2013 on Tuesday.
Herrera came on to pitch in the eighth inning with the Royals holding a 4–2 lead. Indians third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall led off the inning with a solo home run, the first off Herrera in 105 1/3 innings. The pitcher's streak was a Kansas City franchise record.
The Royals went on to win the game over Cleveland 5–3.
Herrera has a 2.38 ERA with 13 strikeouts and a 1.32 WHIP in 11 1/3 innings this season. Last year, the 25-year-old had a 1.32 ERA and 59 strikeouts in 70 innings.
Before his streak started, Herrera had given up nine home runs in 2013. He has now given up 15 in his 219-game career.
The home run was the first allowed by Kelvin Herrera since July 26, 2013. His 105.1 innings since that date is a club record for relievers.— Kansas City Royals (@Royals) May 6, 2015
- Molly Geary