OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) With the Texas rotation ravaged by injuries early in the season, Martin Perez has more than filled the void.
Perez pitched his second consecutive shutout to extend his scoreless innings streak to 26 and the Texas Rangers wrapped up a three-game sweep of the Oakland Athletics with a 3-0 victory Wednesday.
"He's been the glue," manager Ron Washington said. "He's held it together. He's the one guy in that rotation who's been in it from last year who hasn't had a blip yet."