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Astros P Framber Valdez sets MLB record with 22 straight quality starts as left-handed pitcher

Before Tuesday's game against the Texas Rangers, the 28-year-old lefty pitcher had a record of 13-4 in the 2022 season with an ERA of 2.63.
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Houston Astros starting pitcher Framber Valdez throws to a Texas Rangers batter during the first inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

HOUSTON — Astros pitcher Framber Valdez broke a Major League Baseball record Tuesday night. 

He has the most consecutive quality starts, 22, in a season by a left-hander in major league history. He’s tied with Hall of Famer Bob Gibson and Chris Carpenter behind the 24 thrown by Jacob deGrom of the New York Mets in 2018.

His 14 wins are second in the American League to teammate Justin Verlander’s 16.

The Houston Astros (83-47) went on to beat the Texas Rangers (58-70) Tuesday night 4-2.

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