Samuel Deduno recorded his fourth win in seven starts for the Twins this season by holding the Royals to one run in seven innings yesterday. Deduno has recorded twice as many wins as any other Minnesota pitcher since May 24, when he made his 2013 major-league debut after being recalled from the minors. Deduno has pitched at least six innings and allowed no more than two runs in each of his four wins this season. Deduno has beaten the Royals three times this season.
Michael Cuddyer set a record for the longest single-season hitting streak in Rockies’ history – 24 games – with his second-inning single against the Mets’ Jeremy Hefner yesterday. Before that single, Cuddyer had been tied for the Colorado franchise record with Dante Bichette, who hit safely in 23 consecutive games in 1995. For the moment, the Rockies remain one of the two current major-league teams that have never had a player register a single-season hitting streak of 26 or more games. The other team without a hitting streak of that length is Tampa Bay, whose team record is 19 games by Jason Bartlett in 2009.