Sep 12 10:51p
Paxton battled control problems Friday but allowed just two runs -- one earned -- on four hits and three walks in six innings against the A's for his sixth win of the season. He struck out eight.
Paxton burned through 102 pitches, just 57 for strikes, and threw only 12 first-pitch strikes to 27 batters. Nevertheless he worked out of jams to stymie the A's. His walks all came in the third inning, but he allowed only one to score. In 10 starts this season, Paxton has allowed more than two earned runs only once. Since coming off the DL in early August, Paxton has a 1.72 ERA in eight starts, but his K:BB is 33:17 in that span.