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Craig Kimbrel pitched a perfect ninth inning on his way to his 27th save in Friday's 5-2 win over Diamondbacks.
Kimbrel continued his recent dominance on Friday night, tossing his third consecutive perfect frame, while allowing just three base runners over his last six trips to the mound. He has now converted 27 of his first 31 save opportunities, which is a rather low conversion rate for the games best closer, but his 60 strikeouts over 35.1 innings certainly makes up the difference. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Marc Krauss went 1-for-4 with a solo home run on Thursday in Toronto.
Krauss is hitting only .150 with a .350 slugging percentage after launching his first home run of the season. It was just his seventh game of the season, but there’s no doubt he’ll need to cut down on the strikeouts if he’s ever going to be able to showcase the decent pop he has. The left-handed hitter was called up from AAA to try and infuse some offense in Anaheim and was slugging .639 over his past 10 games. With Matt Joyce really struggling, expect Krauss to steal some of his at-bats over the next few weeks. Analysis: Kevin Luchansky