Jul 31 8:07p
Ventura allowed two runs -- one earned -- and five hits over seven innings Thursday to record his eighth win of the season. He walked three and struck out seven, needing 103 pitches.
This was Ventura's best start in nearly a month, as he had been knocked around as of late. His strikeouts have dipped since early in the season, although he's fanned seven batters in each of his last two starts. He'll try to build on Thursday's successful outing in his next start at Arizona.