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Carpenter extends stingy streak


With his one-run, three-hit, 7 2/3-inning win over Kansas City on Saturday, St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter extended his current streak of allowing fewer than six hits and three runs to ten games.

That ties the team best over the last 55 years, first set by Woody Williams, accomplished over the end of the 2001 and start of the 2002 seasons. (If one would tighten the criteria further to specify two walks or fewer, Woody would drop off the list.)

Start End G W L GS CG SHO IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Woody Williams 8/31/2001 5/25/2002 10 7 0 10 3 1 68 34 12 9 17 51 5 1.19
Chris Carpenter 4/9/2009 current 10 6 1 10 1 0 66.1 36 12 11 11 49 3 1.49
John Tudor 7/6/1990 9/2/1990 8 5 1 8 1 1 52.1 30 14 11 12 29 4 1.89

Thanks to Tom Orf for the data pull.

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