Monday's streaking and slumping starting pitchers
CC Sabathia, New York Yankees (14-6, 3.42)
Sabathia struck out 10 over eight innings in the Yankees’ 8-2 win over the Twins on Wednesday. The lefty has 21 strikeouts and has allowed just two earned runs over his past two starts. He gets the ball in a must-win game against the Red Sox next.
Jarrod Parker, Oakland Athletics (12-8, 3.44)
Parker struck out eight and held the Rangers to three runs over six innings in Wednesday's win. The right-hander has a 2.31 in 35 September innings and has picked up wins in three of his last four starts. He’ll feel the playoff pressure in his next outing against the same Texas squad he faced last time out.
Clayton Richard, San Diego Padres (14-13, 3.91)
Richard gave up four earned runs in 3 2/3 innings as the Padres fell to the Dodgers 8-2 on Wednesday. The left-hander has surrendered 13 earned runs in only 21 1/3 September innings. His final start comes against the Brewers.
Felix Hernandez, Seattle Mariners (13-8, 2.86)
Hernandez allowed two runs on five hits in six innings Wednesday at the Angels. King Felix may be feeling the grind of a long season, as he’s winless in his last five starts and is the owner of an ugly 5.70 ERA in September. He draws Los Angeles again in his final start.