On June 14, Breitbart Sports reported on the five shutouts of the evening after a decade of runs per game dropping by 0.78. Saturday the pitchers were even more dominant, as seven teams were shut out. Elias Sports reported via tweet that September 2, 2001 was the only other day that had ever featured four 1-0 shutouts. In an age of set relief rotations, the Rays Chris Archer was the only pitcher to record an official complete game shutout, but here are the accounts of each starting pitcher:
Tampa Bay’s Chris Archer (6-3, 2.39 ERA) recorded the first Rays complete game shutout of the Yankees, 1-0, to keep the Rays in first place. Archer’s ERA is now 2.39.
Cleveland’s Samuel Deduno (7-4, 3.18 ERA) pitched seven of the shutout innings in a 4-0 win over Texas.
The Cubs’ Chris Rusin (1-0, 2.93) had a no decision despite seven shutout innings to lead a 1-0 win over the struggling San Francisco Giants.
Kansas City’s Wade Davis (5-9, 5.50 ERA) was the only struggling pitcher to lead a shutout, scattering four hits and three walks over 7.1 innings to beat the Chicago White Sox 1-0.
Atlanta’s Julio Teheran (7-5, 3.07 ERA) pitched seven of the shutout innings against the in a 2-0 win against the Cardinals 2-0 as the Braves maintain a lead in the NL East.
Minnesota’s Samuel Deduno (7-4, 3.18 ERA) went seven shutout innings in a 4-0 win over the Seattle Mariners.
Detroit’s Max Scherzer (15-1, 3.01) allowed only one base runner in six innings in the one easy shutout of the night, a 10-0 win over the Phillies.