Jeremy Hellickson joins elite Rays club with 5th June win

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Jeremy Hellickson achieved some Tampa Bay Rays history Sunday.

By allowing one run and six hits in six innings during the Rays’ 3-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers at Tropicana Field, the right-hander tied a franchise record with five victories in a calendar month. He joined left-handers Matt Moore (April 2013), David Price (June 2012) and Scott Kazmir (May 2008) as the only other pitchers in franchise history to achieve the feat.

Hellickson allowed a career-high eight runs on June 13 in a loss to the Kansas City Royals. Excluding that start, however, he went 5-0 with a 1.80 ERA (six earned runs in 30 innings pitched). Hellickson is 7-3 with a 4.90 ERA this season.

Here’s a look at Hellickson’s June:

Date Opponent Decision Game line
June 2

at Cleveland

W

5 IP, 3 runs, 9 hits, 4

strikeouts, 0 walks

June 8

vs. Baltimore

W

6 IP, 0 runs, 4 hits, 5

strikeouts, 0 walks

June 13

vs. Kansas City

L

5.2 IP, 8 runs, 10

hits, 4 strikeouts, 0 walks

June 19

at Boston

W

6 IP, 2 runs, 7 hits, 4

strikeouts, 0 walks

June 24

vs. Toronto

W

7 IP, 0 runs, 1 hit, 4

strikeouts, 4 walks

June 30

vs. Detroit

W

6 IP, 1 run, 6 hits, 6

strikeouts, 3 walks

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