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Valdez pitches 1st shutout, Astros blank Tigers 7-0

Framber Valdez pitched his first career shutout and the Houston Astros defeated the Detroit Tigers 7-0 on Monday night. Valdez (15-5) posted his 24th consecutive quality start, tying New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom (2018) for the longest single-season streak. “This means a lot to me, because it means I’m helping the team when I’m pitching,” Valdez said through a translator. “They help me with their great defense and their offense, and I know I’m giving them a chance to win.” The All-Star left-hander gave up six hits and struck out eight with one walk. “That’s a monumental streak — a lot of great pitchers have never come close […]

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