Atlanta Braves’ Spencer Strider (25) extended his major league strikeout lead.

Strider picked up his 11th win of the season with 6 1/3 innings of four-hit ball, one walk and 11 strikeouts against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida, USA, on Monday (9 September).

After a leadoff single by Yandy Dias and a double by Luke Reilly in the first inning put runners on second and third, Strider struck out Randy Arozarena and Brandon Lowe to get out of the jam. In the second, he retired all three batters he faced to end the inning.안전놀이터

After retiring the first two batters in the third, Strider walked Wander Franco on a pitch to the body but got Reilly to fly out to centre field. The fourth and fifth innings were back-to-back triple plays.

Strider was hit by a pitch to lead off the sixth. Franco and Reilly grounded out, but after giving up a single to Arozarenas to put runners on first and second, Strider struck out Lowe to end the inning.

Back on the mound in the seventh, Strider gave up a leadoff single to Taylor Walls. After getting Jonathan Aranda to fly out to right field, Strider was replaced by Kirby Yates to end the game. Atlanta went on to win 6-1.Facing Tampa Bay, which has the best record in the American League, Strider used a fastball that topped out at 99.6 miles per hour (160.3 km/h) to shut down the Rays. He had a four-seam (55 pitches), slider (40 pitches) and changeup (nine pitches), all of which were effective. He had a 43% swinging strike rate on his four-seam, 48% on his slider, and 50% on his changeup.

Strider, who led the majors in strikeouts with 155 prior to the game, added 11 more strikeouts to extend his lead over second-place Kevin Gausman (Toronto, 153) to 13 with 166 strikeouts.

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