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IN BOSTON: Went 2-3 with Boston before moving to the National League...posted a 4.98 ERA (26 ER/47.0IP) in eight starts...had three stints on the disabled list in 2006 (April 1-12, right knee surgery; April 15-May 26, right knee sprain; May 31-July 31, right knee contusion).
POSTSEASON PLAY: Made one start in the Division Series for the Padres, losing despite allowing only two runs over 5.0 innings...allowed seven hits while striking out two without issuing a walk.2005 SUMMARY: Ended the year with three wins in a row, won six of his final seven decisions and went 9-2 after the All-Star break to finish 15-7 with a 4.45 ERA in 30 starts in his first season with the Red Sox...ranked among A.L. leaders with 1.03 walks allowed per nine innings (2nd), a .682 winning percentage (tied for eighth), 15 wins (tied for eighth) and two complete games (tied for 9th)...Boston went 19-11 in Wells' starts, 17 of which were quality starts.
SAME OLD STORY: Reached 10 wins and 180.0 innings pitched for the fourth season in a row and for the 10th fourth time in 11 years...made 30 starts for the fourth straight year and the ninth time in the last 10 seasons.
THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT: Led the Major Leagues with an average of 7.97 runs worth of support per nine innings and a total of 163 runs scored while he was in the game.
LEFT IS RIGHT: Wells' 30 starts were the most by a Boston left-hander since Frank Viola made 35 starts in 1992, while his 15 wins were the most by a Sox southpaw since Bruce Hurst notched 18 W's in 1988...the last lefty to give the Sox more innings in a season was Hurst (216.2) in 1988.
SWEET 16: Wore uniform No. 3 for the team's first 48 games (7 starts) through May 28, but traded for Edgar Renteria's No. 16 on May 29...went 2-4 with a 6.81 ERA (28 ER/37.0 IP) in seven starts as No. 3 and 13-3 with a 3.86 (63 ER/147.0 IP) in 23 starts while wearing uniform No. 16.
EVERYTHING'S UNDER CONTROL: Walked only 21 batters in 184.0 innings...his average of 1.0 walk per nine innings ranked second in the Majors, trailing only Carlos Silva of the Twins (0.4)...worked six consecutive starts without allowing a walk July 25-Aug. 17...no pitcher in club history has worked as many innings with so few free passes...a look at the pitchers in club history who have thrown the most innings without issuing more than 21 walks:
PITCHER, YEAR - IP - BB
David Wells, 2005 - 184.0 - 21
Carl Mays, 1915 - 131.2 - 21
Jesse Tannehill, 1907 - 131.0 - 20
Bret Saberhagen, 1999 - 119.0 - 11
Elmer Steele, 1908 - 118.0 - 13
HOME, SWEET HOME: Went 8-1 with a 3.07 ERA (28 ER/82.0 IP) in 12 starts at Fenway Park, limiting opponents to a .255 average and 5 home runs...in 18 road starts, went 7-6 with a 5.56 ERA (63 ER/102.0 IP)...opponents hit .327 with 16 homers on the road...Wells' lone Fenway Park setback came April 25 vs. Baltimore in his second home start of the year...he did not lose in his final 16 starts at Fenway, going 7-0 with a 2.78 ERA (22 ER/71.1 IP).
FOR OPENERS...: Made his third career Opening Day start April 3 in New York, dropping a 9-2 decision to Randy Johnson...was touched for four earned runs on 10 hits in 4.1 innings, walking one, hitting two and fanning four...with Pedro Martinez having started Boston's previous seven season openers (1998-2004), Wells became the first pitcher other than Pedro to start a Sox season opener since Tom Gordon in 1997...at 41 years and 316 days, Wells became the oldest pitcher ever to start a season opener for the Sox...Cy Young was 41 years and 16 days when he beat Washington 3-1 on Opening Day 1908...the match-up with 41-year-old Randy Johnson marked just the second time in baseball history a pair of 40-year-olds had started against each other on Opening Day, the first time since Rip Sewell of the Pirates beat Dutch Leonard of the Cubs 1-0 in 1949.
REMEMBER ME?: Went 9-6 with a 4.40 ERA (57 ER/116.2 IP) in 18 starts against clubs for whom he has previously pitched and 6-1 with a 4.54 ERA (34 ER/67.1 IP) in 12 starts against clubs whose uniform he never wore.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS: Left three starts on line for a win that the bullpen could not hold...worked at least 6.0 innings in 21 of his 30 starts, 7.0 or more in 13 starts and 8.0 or more in 4...started 4 of the Red Sox' eight shutouts: April 15 vs. Tampa Bay, April 20 at Baltimore, June 8 at St. Louis and June 14 vs. Cincinnati...threw 2,775 pitches, an average of 15.1 per inning...tied for fifth in the A.L. with four pickoffs...opponents were 8-for-13 trying to steal...opponents hit .296 (220-for-743) with 21 homers...right-handers batted .282 (162-for-574) with 16 homers, while lefties batted .343 (58-for-169) with five long balls...was 6-5 with a 5.00 ERA (50 ER/90.0 IP) in 15 starts before the break and 9-2 with a 3.93 ERA (41 ER/94.0 IP) in 15 starts after...went 6-1 with a 3.50 ERA (28 ER/72.0 IP) in 11 starts in June and July...beat 10 different teams at least once with two wins against Tampa Bay and three against the Orioles and Yankees...opponents hit just .220 (18-for-82) from the seventh inning on and just .179 (5-for-28) the 4th time through the lineup.
MORE 2005 HIGHLIGHTS: In his second start of the season, April 9 at Toronto, surrendered back-to-back-to-back solo home runs to Corey Koskie, Vernon Wells and Shea Hillenbrand in a 12-5 setback...after suffering two losses and posting an 8.44 ERA (10 ER/10.2 IP) with 19 hits allowed in 10.2 innings his first two times out, rebounded with 15.0 scoreless innings and a pair of wins in his next two starts...allowed just nine hits in that span...April 15 vs. Tampa Bay, won his Red Sox Fenway Park debut 10-0, giving up six hits in 7.0 shutout innings...walked none and struck out three...five days later at Baltimore, worked 8.0 scoreless innings in an 8-0 win, surrendering three hits and a walk with five K's...opponents hit just .173 (9-for-52) in the two games after batting .396 (19-for-48) in his first two starts...missed 19 games while on the D.L. with a sprained right foot April 26-May 18...in his first game back, May 18 at Oakland, was tagged for seven runs on nine hits in 1.1 innings in his shortest start since 2001...beat the Yankees 7-2 May 29 at Yankee Stadium, allowing two runs on six hits in 8.1 innings...did not allow a run in consecutive starts June 8 at St. Louis (8.0 innings in a 4-0 win) and June 14 vs. Cincinnati (7.0 innings and one hit allowed in a 7-0 win)...June 20th at Cleveland, made his 600th Major League appearance...allowed a first-inning run to snap a season-best stretch of 17.0 consecutive scoreless innings...fired his first complete game since June 17, 2003 on July 7 at Baltimore, a rain-shortened 6.0-inning effort in a 3-1 loss...was a 17-1 winner over the Yankees July 15 in the Bronx...allowed a run on five hits with no walks and five K's in 7.0 innings...in four starts coming out of the All-Star break, went 3-0 with a 2.63 ERA (8 ER/27.1 IP)...Aug. 23 at Kansas City, worked 5.0 shutout innings in a 5-2 win...fanned a season-high seven in 7.0 innings in an 11-3 win Aug. 28 vs. Detroit...threw a season-high 114 pitched in his second complete game, a 5-1 win over the Orioles Sept. 4 at Fenway...allowed seven hits, walked none and punched out four...the start was his first in seven days after he served a six-game Major League Baseball-imposed suspension for arguing with umpires July 2 vs. Toronto...won his last three decisions (four starts) in September, including a series-opening 5-3 win over the Yankees on the final Friday night of the regular season.
IN THE POSTSEASON: Made the start in Game of the ALDS vs. the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field, taking the loss after allowing five runs (two earned) on seven hits and no walks, fanning five in 6.2 innings...took a 4-0 lead into the fifth inning before allowing five runs to cross the plate...Tadahito Iguchi connected for a three-run homer with two outs in the frame to turn a 4-2 Red Sox lead into a 5-4 deficit, the eventual final score of the game...all three of the runs scored on Iguchi's homer were unearned following a one-out error by Tony Graffanino.2004 SUMMARY: Went 12-8 with a 3.73 ERA (81 ER/195.2 IP) in 31 starts in his lone season in his native San Diego...posted his 12th season with at least 10 wins, his third in a row and his ninth in his last 10 campaigns...his 3.73 ERA was his lowest since recording a 3.49 mark with the Yankees in 1998...struck out 101 and walked 20, matching his exact totals from 2003 with New York...prior to the All-Star Break, went just 4-5 despite a 3.09 ERA (33 ER/96.0 IP) in 15 starts...in 16 starts following the break, went 8-3 with a 4.33 ERA (48 ER/99.2 IP)...received an average of only 3.24 runs of support per game prior to the break and 7.95 runs after the break...was on the 15-day D.L. May 18-June 7 with lacerations to his right wrist...enjoyed a season-best six-game winning streak Aug. 13- Sept. 18, posting a 3.46 ERA (20 ER/52.0 IP) over the eight-start stretch...the Padres were winners in eight straight Wells starts from Aug. 24-Sept. 29, with Wells going 5-0 with a 3.64 ERA (22 ER/54.1 IP) in that span.
NOTHING'S FREE: On his way to leading the National League with an average of just 0.92 walks allowed per nine innings, did not issue a free pass in 18 of his 31 starts and walked two or fewer in 30 of 31 starts (walked a season-high three Aug. 7 vs. Pittsburgh)...tossed a season-high 41.0 straight innings without a walk Aug. 24-Sept. 18, after a streak of 39.0 straight frames without a free pass May 16-June 18.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS: Was 1-1 with a 1.01 ERA (3 ER/26.2 IP) in four starts vs. the American League in Interleague Play, including 5.2 scoreless innings vs. the Red Sox at Fenway Park June 8...went 9-2 with a 3.31 ERA (32 ER/87.0 IP) in 14 starts on the road and 3-6 with a 4.06 ERA (49 ER/108.2 IP) in 17 starts at home...won nine straight road decisions May 5-Sept. 18 before losing at Arizona on Oct. 3, the final day of the season...pitched at least 5.0 innings in 30 of his 31 starts, including each of his final 29...posted a season-best 2.45 ERA (9 ER/33.0 IP) in five starts in June...recorded three wins in three straight months, going 3-1 in July, 3-1 in August and 3-0 in September...lefties hit .275 (41-for-149), while righties hit .263 (162-for-615)...threw 2,805 pitches, an average of 14.3 pitches per inning...allowed only five stolen bases in 195.2 innings.
MORE 2004 HIGHLIGHTS: Tossed 7.0 scoreless innings in his Padres debut April 8 vs. San Francisco, recording a no-decision in San Diego's 4-3, 10-inning win...did not allow an earned run in back-to-back starts twice: April 29 vs. Montreal (7.0 innings) and May 5 at Atlanta (7.0 innings), and June 8 at Boston (5.2 innings) and June 13 at the Yankees (7.0 innings)...made his 400th career start July 4 vs. Kansas City, becoming the ninth active pitcher and 110th pitcher all-time to reach the milestone...came within one out of a complete game Aug. 24 at Shea Stadium, earning a 3-1 win and tossing a season high 8.2 innings...struck out a season-high nine Sept. 13 at Los Angeles...his final win, Sept. 18 at San Francisco, was the 212th of his career, tying him with Chief Bender for 78th on the all-time list.2003 Departed the Yankees with the best winning percentage by a lefty in franchise history (minimum 50 decisions) with a 67-28 mark (.705) in four seasons (1997-98, 2002-03)...went 15-7 with a 4.14 ERA (98 ER/213.0 IP) in 31 games (30 starts)...his 213.0 innings and four complete games were his most since tossing 229.2 innings and nine complete games in 2000 with the Blue Jays...walked just 20 batters in 213.0 innings, an average of 0.85 walks per nine innings, by far the best ratio in the majors (Toronto's Roy Halladay ranked second at 1.08)...with 101 strikeouts, his average of 5.05 strikeouts for every walk ranked third in the Majors...began the season 5-0 with a 2.89 ERA (17 ER/53.0 IP) in his first seven starts through May 8, winning his first four decisions for the second straight season...went 3-0 with a 2.77 ERA (12 ER/39.0) in five starts in April...the Yankees won six of his first seven starts, 12 of his first 16 and 16 of his first 20 through July 31, with Wells posting a 12-3 record and a 3.68 ERA (60 ER/146.2 IP) in 21 outings (20 starts) through the end of July...his lone relief appearance came June 1 at Detroit, when he earned the win in his first relief outing since Aug. 28, 1993 at Oakland with Detroit...it was his first relief win since May 30, 1992 with Toronto vs. Chicago...starting Aug. 1, finished his campaign just 3-4 with a 5.16 ERA (38 ER/66.1 IP) in his final 10 starts...earned his 200th career win in his final regular season start Sept. 28 vs. Baltimore, allowing just one run on five hits in 7.2 innings...went 2-1 with a 2.31 ERA (6 ER/23.1 IP) in five postseason games (four starts)...left Game 5 of the World Series at Florida after just 1.0 inning with a back injury...underwent back surgery (performed by Dr. Paul Kuflik) Dec. 3 at Beth Israel Hospital. 2002 Returned to the Yankees and led the club in wins, going 19-8 with a 3.75 ERA in 31 starts...tied for fourth in the league in wins and tied for 5th with a .731 winning percentage, rebounding from an injury-shortened 2001 campaign in which he was limited to only 16 starts due to a lower back injury...the Yankees went 23-8 in his 31 starts...went 12-2 with a 3.88 ERA (46 ER/106.2 IP) in his final 16 starts beginning June 27, with the Yankees going 14-2 in that span...was especially tough on lefties, limiting them to a .213 (43-for-202) mark while righties hit .274 (167-for-610)...began the season 4-0 for the first time since 1993 with Detroit...also finished his year with wins in each of his last four starts, posting a 1.45 ERA (5 ER/31.0 IP)...did not issue a walk during the 31.0 innings, his longest streak since a 34.0-inning span from Sept. 9-26, 2000 with Toronto...notched his 11th career shutout in a 13-0 win May 16 vs. Tampa Bay...was scratched May 21 vs. Toronto with a strained lower back...tied his career high with six walks, but recorded the 9-3 win Aug. 16 at Seattle, starting a span in which he went 7-1 with a 2.64 ERA (17 ER/58.0 IP) in his final 8 starts...made one start in the Division Series, suffering a 9-5 loss in Anaheim's series-clinching Game 4 win. 2001 Went 5-7 with a 4.47 ERA (50 ER/100.2 IP) in just 16 starts in his lone season with the White Sox...his season ended after being placed on the 15-day D.L. July 2 with a strained lower back...underwent back surgery performed by White Sox Sr. Team Physician Dr. James Boscardin July 17 at Palos Community Hospital...failed to reach 200.0 innings for the first time since 1994 with Detroit (111.1 IP), as his 100.2 innings were his fewest since tossing 85.1 relief innings for the Blue Jays in 1989...his 16 appearances were the fewest of his career in a non-strike season...ranked among league leaders at the All-Star break with 1.88 walks per nine innings (fourth) and 2.8 strikeout for every walk (8th with 59 strikeouts and 21 walks)...made his second career Opening Day start April 2 at Cleveland, allowing two earned runs in 6.2 innings for the 7-4 win...tossed 9.0 innings on three occasions but had just one complete game (two outings went into extra innings)...threw at least 7.0 innings in seven straight starts April 8-May 11...his lone complete game came April 19 at Detroit, a 3-1 win...also went 9.0 innings in his next start April 25 at Oakland...left his final start of the season June 28 at Minnesota after 2.0 innings due to back spasms. 2000 Placed third in A.L. Cy Young Award voting after going 20-8 with a 4.11 ERA in 35 starts for Toronto...set career highs with 20 wins (tied with Tim Hudson for the league lead) and 35 starts (tops in the league)...became the second-oldest pitcher in Major League history to post his first 20-win season (37 years, 124 days), trailing only the Yankees' Allie Reynolds (37 years, 228 days in 1952)...led the league with nine complete games...placed third in the Cy Young race for the second time in three seasons, this time behind Pedro Martinez and Hudson...became the first lefty in Blue Jays history to win 20 games (5th pitcher overall) and the first in the A.L. since Randy Johnson in 1997...made the start for the A.L. in the All-Star Game for the second time in three years, tossing 2.0 scoreless innings in Atlanta...was selected as the left-handed starter on The Sporting News All-Star team at the end of the season...led the league with an average of 1.2 walks per nine innings, was second with 229.2 innings, sixth with a 4.11 ERA and ninth with 166 strikeouts...was second in the league with a franchise-record average of 5.3 strikeouts...made his first-career Opening Day start April 3 at Kansas City, posting a no-decision...was 15-2 with 3.44 ERA (49 ER/128.2) and 4 complete games in 19 starts before the All-Star break...the 15 wins led the Majors and set a Blue Jays first-half record...set a Toronto record with four wins in April...went 5-1 in May, matching his career-high for wins in a calendar month (May, 1991) and matching the club record for wins in a month...was 4-0 with a 3.31 ERA (13 ER/35.1 IP) in 5 starts in June...won eight straight decisions May 25-July 8, posting a 3.27 ERA (23 ER/63.1 IP) in nine starts...struck out a season-high 11 June 11 vs. Montreal and July 26 vs. Cleveland...went just 5-6 with a 4.97 ERA (56 ER/101.1 IP) in 16 starts after the All-Star break...posted his 18th win Aug. 20 vs. Minnesota, establishing a club record for wins by a lefty...threw 19.0 scoreless innings in a 3-start span Aug. 20-30...left his Aug. 30 start at Anaheim with tightness in his left shoulder...missed his scheduled start Sept. 18 with gout in his right big toe...took four attempts to earn his 20th win, tossing a complete-game five-hitter with no walks and eight strikeouts Sept. 21 vs. the Yankees to finally reach the milestone...did not issue a walk over his final five starts (34.0 IP) Sept. 9-Oct....between 1999-2000, led the American League with 460.1 innings and ranked second with 37 wins (behind Pedro Martinez's 41). 1999 Won 17 games in his return to Toronto, going 17-10 with a 4.82 ERA (124 ER/231.2 IP)...set career highs with 231.2 innings and 169 strikeouts, setting a club record for K's by a lefty...led the league in innings and complete games (7)...his 17 wins tied for 5th in the league and paced all lefthanders...tied for 2nd in the league with 34 starts, ranked 6th with 2.4 walks per 9 innings and 8th with a .630 winning percentage and 169 strikeouts...began the year with wins in his first 3 starts and a 2.55 ERA (5 ER/17.2 IP), including a 7-1 win against Tampa Bay in Toronto's April 12 home opener...won 3 straight games on 2 more occasions: July 11-21 and September 23-October 3, his final 3 starts of the season...tossed his 10th career complete-game shutout in a 1-0 win July 11 at Montreal, limiting the Expos to 3 base runners (2 hits, one walk)...tallied his 2nd straight complete game in his next start July 17 vs. Florida, a 6-1 victory...missed his August 12 start with a stiff back...pitched 7.0 innings or more in each of his last 6 starts beginning September 2, going 5-1 with a 3.00 ERA (19 ER/57.0 IP). 1998 Finished 3rd in A.L. Cy Young Award voting behind Boston's Pedro Martinez and Toronto's Roger Clemens, going 18-4 with a 3.49 ERA in 30 starts for the World Champion Yankees...led the league with an .818 winning percentage, a career-high 5 shutouts and 1.2 walks per 9 innings...ranked 2nd in the league with 8 complete games, 5th with a 3.49 ERA and a .239 opponents average and 6th with 18 wins...the Yankees were 25-5 in his 30 starts...became the 14th pitcher in major league history to throw a regular-season perfect game in a 4-0 win May 17 vs. Minnesota...struck out 11 in the first regular-season perfect game in Yankees history, the 2nd overall...Don Larson turned the trick October 8, 1956 in Game 5 of the World Series vs. Brooklyn...earned A.L. Player of the Week honors for the week of May 11-17...set an A.L. record by retiring 38 straight batters during 3 starts (the final 10 May 12 vs. Kansas City, all 27 May 17 and the first batter May 23 at Boston)...the previous record of 33 was shared by Kansas City's Steve Busby (1974) and Seattle's Jim Montague (1977)...compiled winning streaks of 8 (April 7-June 2) and a career-high 9 games (June 20-September 1) en route to his 18-4 mark...started for the A.L. in the 69th All-Star Game at Coors Field, tossing 2.0 scoreless innings...missed his July 17 start with an in-grown toenail...made a bid for his 2nd perfect game in a 7-0 win September 1 vs. Oakland...retired the first 20 batters before a 2-out single by Jason Giambi in the 7th inning...became the first pitcher since Texas' Nolan Ryan in 1989 to retire the first 20 batters of a game twice in the same season...won his first 11 home starts before a 5-3 loss September 12 vs. Toronto, finishing the season 11-1 with a 3.06 ERA (43 ER/126.2 IP) in 17 home starts...went 4-0 with a 2.93 ERA (10 ER/30.2 IP) in the postseason, helping pitch the Yankees to the World Series title...won the opener in all 3 post-season series...was named MVP of the ALCS vs. Cleveland after winning Game 1 and 5 and posting a 2.87 ERA (5 ER/15.2 IP)...became the first lefthander to win 2 games in the ALCS...picked up the 9-6 win in Game 1 vs. San Diego in his first career World Series start. 1997 In his first season with the Yankees, went 16-10 with a 4.21 ERA in 32 starts...ranked 3rd in the A.L. with 5 complete games and 2 shutouts...was 4th with an average of just 1.9 walks per 9 innings and 6th with an average of 3.5 strikeouts per walk...compiled a season full of streaks, winning 3 straight starts April 30-May 11 (3-0, 1.80 ERA), winning 4 straight May 28-June 17 (4-0, 2.64), winning 4 straight July 30-August 14 (4-0, 2.23) and losing 5 straight from August 19-September 10 (0-5, 7.71)...earned his 100th career win in a 3-hit shutout July 19 at Milwaukee, also recording his 1,000th career strikeout in the game, fanning Dave Nilsson in the first inning...the shutout was his first since August 10, 1994 vs. Milwaukee with Detroit...tallied his 2nd 3-hit shutout in 3 starts July 30 vs. Oakland, striking out a career-high 16...tied David Cone for the 2nd-highest strikeout total in club history, trailing only Ron Guidry's 18 K's June 17, 1978 vs. California...allowed 12 hits in 3 straight starts September 4-15...threw a complete-game 5-hitter to earn the win in Game 3 of the ALDS at Cleveland, his lone post-season appearance. 1996 Went 11-14 with a 5.14 ERA (128 ER/224.1 IP) in 32 starts in his only season with the Orioles...pitched 7.0 innings or more in 19 of 32 starts...tossed 3 complete games: April 16 vs. Boston (a 6-1 win), May 7 at Chicago (a 3-2 loss) and June 30 at New York (a 9-1 win)...walked only 50 in 224.1 innings, an average of 2.05 walks per 9 innings...began the season 2-0 with a 1.50 ERA (4 ER/24.0 IP) before dropping 6 of his next 7 decisions, going 1-6 with a 7.32 ERA (51 ER/62.2 IP) in a 10-start stretch April 21-June 15...did not pitch from May 7-20 due to bursitis in his right big toe...allowed 3 earned runs or less in 7 straight starts July 13-August 9, going 4-2 with a 2.86 ERA (16 ER/50.1 IP) in that span...struck out a season-high 11 September 6 vs. Detroit...was 2-0 with a 4.43 ERA in 3 post-season starts, including a start in Game 2 of the ALCS at New York in Baltimore's lone win in the series, allowing 3 runs in 6.2 innings. 1995 Split the season between Detroit and Cincinnati, combining to go 16-8 with a 3.24 ERA (73 ER/203.0 IP) in 29 starts between the 2 stops...went 8-3 with a 3.00 ERA (36 ER/108.0 IP) in 15 starts for the Tigers prior to the All-Star break to earn a spot on his first All-Star team...struck out his only batter faced (Mickey Morandini)...after starting the season 2-3 with a 3.47 ERA (23 ER/59.2 IP) in his first 9 starts with Detroit through June 7, went 8-0 with a 2.67 ERA (21 ER/70.2 IP) over his final 9 starts with the Tigers leading up to his July 31 trade to Cincinnati...earned the win in 6 straight starts June 12-July 7...picked up the 6-2 win in his Reds debut August 2 vs. the Mets to push his winning streak to 9...saw his streak snapped in his next start, a 6-4 loss at Florida, though he collected his first major league hit, a single off Mark Gardner...led Cincinnati with 3 complete game despite making just 11 starts, going 6-5 with a 3.59 ERA (29 ER/72.2 IP)...pitched consecutive complete games victories August 23 at St. Louis (3-1) and August 28 vs. St. Louis (5-2)...with Cincinnati in the postseason, earned his first playoff win in Game 3 of the NLDS vs. Los Angeles...took the loss in Game 3 of the NLCS at Atlanta despite allowing just one earned run in 6.0 innings. 1994 In his first major league season pitching exclusively as a starter, was limited to just 16 outings due to bone chips in his left elbow that required surgery April 20...went 5-7 with a 3.96 ERA in 16 starts for the Tigers...made 3 starts to begin the season, going 1-2 with a 5.50 ERA (11 ER/18.0 IP)...was placed on the D.L. April 16 and underwent arthroscopic surgery performed by Dr. James Andrews 4 days later...was reinstated June 4, and went 1-5 with a 5.44 ERA (30 ER/49.2 IP) in 8 starts through the end of June...went 4-2 with a 2.77 ERA (19 ER/61.2 IP) in his final 8 starts the rest of the way, including 3 complete games in his final 5 starts...issued just 8 walks in 61.2 innings over the final 8 starts...recorded his first big league shutout in a 4-0 win August 10 vs. Milwaukee. 1993 After signing with Detroit as a free agent on April 3, just 2 days prior to Opening Day, went 11-9 with a 4.19 ERA in 32 outings (30 starts)...began the season on a tear, going 4-0 with a 1.47 ERA (5 ER/30.2 IP) in 5 starts in April and posting a 9-1 mark with a 2.68 ERA (30 ER/100.2 IP) in his first 15 starts through June 19...finished just 2-8 with a 5.94 ERA (57 ER/86.1 IP) in 17 outings (15 starts) the rest of the way...struck out 10 batters May 30 vs. Seattle and 11 batters in his next start June 4 vs. California but did not figure in the decision in either outing...dropped 5 straight decisions June 25-July 21...was on the disabled list August 1-20 with an inflamed right elbow...made 2 relief appearances upon his reinstatement before returning to the starting rotation to close out the year...was 8-3 with a 2.74 ERA (33 ER/108.1 IP) in 16 outings (15 starts) at home and 3-6 with a 6.18 ERA (54 ER/78.2 IP) in 16 outings (15 starts) on the road. 1992 Went 7-9 with 2 saves and a 5.40 ERA in 41 outings (14 starts) for the World Series champion Blue Jays in his final season in Toronto...was 6-7 with a 6.39 ERA (54 ER/76.0 IP) in 14 starts and 1-2 with 2 saves and a 3.68 ERA (18 ER/44.0 IP) in 27 relief outings...began the season with 2 starts (1-1, 1.64 ERA) before moving to the bullpen April 19 when Dave Steib returned from injury...tossed 15.2 scoreless innings May 26-June 13, covering 6 relief outings...made 20 straight relief appearances April 19-June 18 before making his 3rd start July 24 at Texas, a 3-2 win...it was the first of 12 straight starts through August 25...allowed a club-record 13 earned runs over 4.0 innings in a 16-3 loss August 20 at Milwaukee...returned to the bullpen August 28 for the rest of the season...was on the active roster, but did not pitch in Toronto's 6-game win against Oakland in the ALCS...made 4 relief appearances in the World Series vs. Atlanta, allowing just one hit in 4.1 innings. 1991 Went 15-10 with one save and a 3.72 ERA (82 ER/198.1 IP) in 40 outings (28 starts) for the Blue Jays, his first of 8 major league seasons with 15 or more wins...began the season in the starting rotation and took 28 turns through September 15, going 14-10 with a 3.75 ERA (75 ER/180.0 IP) before moving to the bullpen for his final 12 outings...was 1-0 with a save and a 3.44 ERA (7 ER/18.1 IP) out of the pen...after going 1-3 with a 5.16 ERA (13 ER/22.2 IP) in 4 starts in April, won his first 4 starts of May...starting May 3, went 11-1 with a 2.23 ERA (27 ER/109.0 IP) in 16 starts through July 24...lost his next 5 starts July 29-August 24, allowing 26 earned runs in 26.1 innings for an 8.89 ERA...missed his August 19 start due to a tired arm, and moved to the bullpen September 16 through the end of the year...pitched in 4 games out of the bullpen in the ALCS vs. Minnesota, posting a 2.35 ERA (2 ER/7.2 IP). 1990 Split the season between Toronto's starting rotation and bullpen, going 11-6 with 3 saves and a 3.14 ERA (66 ER/189.0 IP) in 43 outings (25 starts), the 7th-lowest ERA in the American League...began the season with 16 straight relief outings before making his first start May 24 at California, snapping a streak of 126 straight relief appearances...recorded his first career win as a starter with 6.0 scoreless frames May 29 at Oakland, a 2-1 win...won 3 straight starts June 5-15 and remained in the rotation for the rest of the year...pitched at least 7.0 innings in 15 of his final 23 starts...overall, went 10-5 with a 3.11 ERA (58 ER/167.2 IP) in 25 starts and 1-1 with 3 saves and a 3.38 ERA (8 ER/21.1 IP) in 18 relief outings. 1989 Enjoyed his first full major league season with the Blue Jays, posting a 7-4 record with 2 saves and a 2.40 ERA (23 ER/86.1 IP) in 54 relief appearances...his 7 wins matched his career total entering the season...was the lone lefty to spend the entire season on Toronto's active roster...limited foes to a .207 average (66-for-319)...after going 2-4 with 2 saves and a 3.20 ERA (20 ER/56.1 IP) in 33 outings prior to the All-Star break, was 5-0 with a 0.90 ERA (3 ER/30.0 IP) in 21 appearances after the break...won both games of a doubleheader July 17 vs. California...did not allow a run in 9 straight outings (9.0 IP) August 28-September 23. 1988 Spent much of the season with Toronto, going 3-5 with 4 saves and a 4.62 ERA (33 ER/64.1 IP) in 41 relief outings...was the winning pitcher in Toronto's home opener April 11 vs. New York...posted a 5.60 ERA (11 ER/17.2 IP) in 11 appearances in April before registering a 1.50 ERA (3 ER/18.0 IP) in 14 outings in May...posted a 6.00 ERA (12 ER/18.0 IP) in 10 June outings and was optioned to Triple-A Syracuse July 10...made 6 relief outings for Syracuse (0-0, 0.00 ERA, 5.2 IP), but did not pitch for 28 days due to tendinitis in his left arm...was recalled by Toronto August 26. 1987 Split his campaign between Toronto and Triple-A Syracuse, going 4-3 with a save and a 3.99 ERA (13 ER/29.1 IP) in 18 outings, all but 2 in relief, with the Blue Jays and 4-6 with a 3.87 ERA (47 ER/109.1 IP) in 43 outings (12 starts) with Syracuse...began the season with Syracuse and had his contract purchased by Toronto June 30, making his major league debut that night in a start vs. the Yankees...allowed 4 runs in 4.0 innings in a 4-0 setback...after making his first 2 appearances as a starter (0-2, 15.19 ERA), was optioned to Triple-A July 12...pitched exclusively in relief upon his return as a September call-up, going 4-1 with a save and a 1.50 ERA (4 ER/24.0 IP) in 16 bullpen outings...earned his first big league win September 2 vs. California, a 7-6 victory...collected his first save September 18 at New York. 1986 Made 4 stops in the Blue Jays chain, combining to go 3-5 with a 3.70 ERA in 22 games (10 starts)...began the season at Single-A Florence before earning promotions to Single-A Ventura on April 26, Double-A Knoxville on May 14 and Triple-A Syracuse on August 25...was on the D.L. July 7-August 20 with tendinitis in his left shoulder. 1985 Missed the entire season after undergoing surgery April 10 to repair the ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow. 1984 Split the season between Single-A Kinston and Double-A Knoxville, combining to go 4-8 with a 3.48 ERA in 15 starts...began the season with Kinston and went 1-6 with a 4.71 ERA in 7 starts...promoted to Knoxville May 14 and went 3-2 with a 2.59 ERA in 8 outings...was placed on the D.L. June 28 with a left elbow injury and missed the rest of the season. 1983 Went 6-5 with a 3.73 ERA (65 ER/157.0 IP) in 25 starts for Single-A Kinston, tossing 5 complete games in his first full pro season. 1982 Debuted with Toronto's Rookie-level Medi- cine Hat affiliate, going 4-3 with a 5.18 ERA (37 ER/64.1 IP) in 12 starts, including one complete game.