Starting Pitching In The Majors Was At All-Time Best On Sunday

james shieldsIf you’re a fan of home runs and high scoring, Sunday’s slate of Major League Baseball games probably wasn’t your cup of tea.

Ten of the 30 starting pitchers around the league tossed seven or more innings while allowing three or fewer hits — the most to do so in a single day in major league history, according to Elias Sports Bureau.

Take a look at the stat lines of those 10 starters below.

- Johnny Cueto, Cincinnati Reds (no-decision): 8 IP, 0 runs, 3 hits, 3 walks, 11 strikeouts

- James Shields, Kansas City Royals (win): 7 IP, 2 runs, 3 hits, 2 walks, 6 strikeouts

- Adam Wainwright, St. Louis Cardinals (win): 8 IP, 0 runs, 2 hits, 2 walks, 7 strikeouts

- Julio Teheran, Atlanta Braves (no-decision): 8 IP, 0 runs, 3 hits, 2 walks, 5 strikeouts

- Garrett Richards, Los Angeles Angels (no-decision): 7 IP, 2 runs, 3 hits, 2 walks, 7 strikeouts

- Ryan Vogelsong, San Francisco Giants (no-decision): 7 IP, 0 runs, 2 hits, 2 walks, 6 strikeouts

- Collin McHugh, Houston Astros (win): 8 2/3 IP, 1 run, 2 hits, 3 walks, 7 strikeouts

- Dillon Gee, New York Mets (win): 8 IP, 0 runs, 3 hits, 4 walks, 6 strikeouts

- Jason Hammel, Chicago Cubs (win): 7 IP, 0 runs, 3 hits, 2 walks, 7 strikeouts

- Ian Kennedy, San Diego Padres (win): 7 IP, 1 run, 3 hits, 0 walks, 9 strikeouts

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