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Garland got his eighth straight win Friday, outpitching Toronto Blue Jays starter Roy Halladay in the Chicago White Sox 6-4 win Friday. Garland allowed three runs including one homer and eight hits in six innings for his eighth win since June 13.
Garland hit a two-run home run in the eighth inning of the Chicago White Sox's 8-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds. It was the first home run by a White Sox pitcher since Steve Kealey on Sept. 6, 1971.
Garland inked a three-year, $29 million contract to remain with the White Sox for 2006. The 26-year old All-Star went 18-10, 3.50 last year, with three shutouts, and added a complete-game victory over the Los Angeles Angels in the ALCS.
Garland, who had lost his last three decisions and hadn't won since August 7, claimed his 17th win of 2005 with a four-hit shutout of Detroit on Sunday. The White Sox righthander allowed one walk, hit a batter and struck out seven to jump his record to 17-8 with a 3.28 ERA in 27 starts.
Garland became the first 16-game winner in the American League on Sunday, limiting the Seattle Mariners to a single run over 7.1 frames for a 3-1 Chicago White Sox victory. The 25-year-old righthander had retired 12 in a row before leaving with runners on first and second in the eighth inning. Southpaw Damaso Marte got Raul Ibanez to fly out before Richie Sexson sent a drive to deep center off righthander Cliff Politte.
Garland became the American League's first 14-game winner, after blanking the Cleveland Indians for six innings on Sunday. The White Sox claimed a 4-0 victory to push Garland's record to 14-4 with a 3.21 ERA in 18 starts.
Garland became the majors' first 13-game winner on Saturday, working seven innings and allowing three runs in the Chicago White Sox' 5-3 victory over Oakland. The White Sox haven't had much success in Oakland in recent seasons, but Garland limited the A's to five hits and a walk en route to his fourth quality start in his last five outings. For the season, Garland is 13-3 with a 3.29 ERA in 16 starts. He has yet to pitch without getting a decision in 2005.
Garland looked to be headed for his third complete game of the 2005 campaign in Tuesday's victory over the Kansas City Royals, but White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen decided to pull him out shortly after he had given up a solo home run in the ninth inning. Prior to his departure, the righthander allowed one run on just four hits over 8.1 innings. He struck out two and walked one.
Garland has fallen on hard times since winning his first eight starts of the 2005 campaign. The White Sox' righthander has lost his last two outings, allowing 10 runs on 20 hits in 13 innings of work. Despite his recent struggles, Garland's overall numbers for the season are still solid -- 8-2 with a 3.22 ERA in 10 starts.
Garland's winning streak to open the season was stopped at eight games by 22-year-old Ervin Santana, who shut out the Chicago White Sox Monday in just his second major league start. Santana limited the Sox to five hits while fanning seven for a 4-0 Angels victory. Garland allowed 11 hits and three runs over seven frames and took his first loss of the 2005 campaign. The Sox' righthander is 8-1 with a 2.57 ERA in nine starts.
On a night both Garland and Florida's Dontrelle Willis were gunning to go 8-0, Garland limited the Texas Rangers to five hits, two walks and two runs en route to a 5-2 White Sox victory and his eighth win without a loss. The 25-year-old righthander has won all eight of his starts this season.
Meanwhile, Willis gave up four first-inning runs to the Los Angeles Dodgers and suffered his first loss of the 2005 campaign. Garland is the winningest pitcher in the majors.
Garland won his seventh straight on Thursday, working eight impressive innings for a 3-2 White Sox victory over Baltimore. The Chicago righthander bumped his record to a perfect 7-0 on the season by turning in his sixth quality start in seven outings. In 52.2 innings, he has allowed 42 hits, fanned 23 and walked just eight. His 2.39 ERA ranks fourth in the American League.
Despite coming back to earth and allowing nine hits and six earned runs in 5.2 innings on Saturday against the Blue Jays, Garland improved to 6-0 on the year when his White Sox teammates bailed him out in a 10-7 Chicago victory. Garland became the AL's first six-game winner of 2005, and he ran his unbeaten streak to nine straight games dating back to the end of last season.
Garland's ERA rose to 2.42 on the season, the third-best mark in the AL through Saturday's games.
White Sox pitcher Jon Garland has been named the American League's pitcher of the month for the month of April. Garland posted a 4-0 record, a 1.80 ERA, and a 0.79 WHIP in 30 innings. This is the first time in Garland's career that he has won a player of the month award.
Garland continues to impress as he started out the month of May with a four hit shutout of the Tigers. Garland's ERA has dropped to 1.38 for the season, as he boasts the league's best record of 5-0.
For a second straight start, Garland tossed a four-hit shutout. On Sunday, the White Sox' righthander shut down the Detroit Tigers and went the distance for an 8-0 win. The shutout came just six days after Garland blanked the Oakland Athletics on four hits in Oakland, 6-0.
For the season, Garland has worked five quality starts in five outings. He is 5-0 with a 1.38 ERA and a .185 opponent batting average for the Sox.
After limiting Detroit to five hits and a single run over eight innings Wednesday, Garland has three quality starts in three outings to kick off the 2005 campaign. The 25-year-old righthander, off to a 3-0 start with a 2.57 ERA, may be laying the groundwork for his best major league season.
Garland has been known for a sinker that has drawn comparisons to Kevin Brown's over the years. The White Sox have long been waiting for a breakout year from Garland, but so far his best single-season record is the 12-11 mark he posted in 2004. For his career, he now is 49-51 with a 4.63 ERA.