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Game-By-Game Highlights: Lasted more than 6.0 innings in just 3 starts, posting 7-inning stints on May 11 at CWS, June 30 vs. CWS and July 23 vs. NYY...issued at least one walk in 25 of his 26 starts...did not issue a walk on July 28 vs. TEX (6 IP)...recorded a 1-1 record and a 1.08 ERA (25 IP, 12 H, 3 ER) in 4 starts combined against OAK and CWS, and was 7-10 with a 6.57 ERA (112.1 IP, 166 H, 82 ER) in his other 22 starts...pitched his 200th career major league game on April 20 vs. MIN, a 11-7 win over the Twins...his strikeout of OAK's Mike Piazza on August 18 was the 800th of his career...won his final 2 starts of 2007.2006 Obtained from the Los Angeles Dodgers with RHP Blake Johnson and RHP Julio Pimentel in exchange for RHP Elmer Dessens on July 25..Was 4-4 with a 6.83 ERA in 20 appearances, including 8 starts for the Dodgers (59.1 IP, 89 H, 45 ER, 13 BB, 33 SO)...Compiled a 2-4 record and a 5.64 ERA in 12 starts for Kansas City after allowing 80 hits and 42 earned runs in 67.0 innings...Recorded 737 strikeouts versus just 283 walks in his career and has been even better since 2002, posting a 3.10 strikeout to walk ratio (579 SO/187 BB), the 5th-best ratio among MLB left-handers during that span...Opened the season as a starter with Los Angeles, going 3-3 with an 8.53 ERA in 8 starts (38.0 IP, 63 H, 36 ER)...made 6 starts before he was moved to the bullpen...Made his 1st relief appearance at San Francisco on May 14 (1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 ER)... was 1-0 with a 3.12 ERA in his 1st 5 relief appearances...Started vs. the Mets on June 7, but lasted just 3.2 innings after allowing 7 ER on 11 hits...made a pair of relief appearances before making his fi nal start with LAD on June 28 at MIN (4.1 IP, 11 H, 6 ER) and taking a 6-3 loss...Joined the Royals and was immediately inserted into KC's starting rotation... earned his 1st career American League start vs. Chicago on Aug. 1 and did not factor in the decision of KC's 7-5, 10-inning loss despite allowing 3 hits and 2 ER in 4.0 innings...Recorded a no decision in the 1st game of a doubleheader at Cleveland on Aug. 12, leaving the game trailing 2-0...allowed just 2 hits and 2 runs in 6.0 innings and saw KC tie the game, 4-4, in the 9th, only to lose in the bottom of the inning, 5-4...Took a no decision in each of his 1st 3 starts with KC after posting a 5.40 ERA (15.0 IP, 14 H, 9 ER)...Earned his 1st win as a Royal vs. Cleveland on Aug. 22, a 5-2 victory (7.0 IP, 7 H, 2 ER)...his win snapped a streak of pitching in 17 straight losses from May 26 through Aug. 17...was his 3rd straight start throwing at least 6.0 innings...Struck out a season-high 10 batters at Boston on Sept. 8, leading the Royals to a 10-9 victory... left with a 5-3 lead after 6.0 innings (5 H, 3 R, 2 ER), only to see the bullpen allow 6 runs in the bottom of the 8th inning...KC rallied with 2 in the 9th for the win, but Perez took a no decision...Perez' 10-strikeout performance came after teammate Luke Hudson struck out 10 vs. NYY on Sept. 4, marking the shortest time between 10-plus strikeout games in club history...in 1996, Kevin Appier struck out 13 Detroit Tigers on Aug. 29 in a 4-1 loss and, on Sept. 3, he dispatched 12 Blue Jays in a 5-2 win...Grabbed a 10-8 win vs. Seattle on Sept. 14, despite allowing 10 hits and 6 runs (5 ER) in 5.0 innings of work...Allowed just 1 ER on 6 hits in 7.0 innings, but took the loss in a 3-0 Royals loss to the Angels on Sept. 20...Settled for a no desicion and a quality start on Sept. 26 at Minnesota, a 3-2 KC loss (6.0 IP, 7 H, 2 ER)...Lasted just 3.0 innings at Detroit on Oct. 1 in his final start after he was ejected after the half inning by first base umpire Paul Schrieber for arguing a controversial play at first that led to 2 runs...Threw at least 6.0 innings in 7 of his 12 starts for KC, including 4 starts of at least 7.0 innings. 2005 Went 7-8 with a 4.56 ERA in 19 starts while recording 74 strikeouts to just 28 walks in a season in which he lost 80 games to two stints on the disabled list ... Had a strong April with a 4-1 record and 3.64 ERA upping his lifetime mark in March and April to 11-9 with a 3.59 ERA (173.0 IP/69 ER) in 30 games ... Won four games in April for the first time in his career while only Florida's Dontrelle Willis and Jon Garland of the Chicago White Sox recorded more victories in the month (5) ... In eight starts, was 4-3 at home with a 3.34 ERA (22 ER/59.1 IP), 43 strikeouts and 12 walks allowing opposing batters to hit just .223 against him while upping his career mark at Dodger Stadium to 21-15 with a 2.97 ERA in 53 games ... The 2.68 differential between his home ERA (3.34) and road ERA (6.02) was the fifth-largest differential among all National League pitchers (minimum 100.0 IP) according to STATS, Inc. ... Picked up his 50th career victory as he tossed 7.0 shutout innings on July 21 at Philadelphia without allowing a hit until Endy Chavez led off the sixth inning with a single ... Notched the victory April 18 at Milwaukee as he took a no-hitter into the seventh inning for the fourth time as a Dodger before ceding an RBI double to Brady Clark. 2004 Recorded a 7-6 record to go with a 3.25 ERA (196.1 IP, 71 ER) in 31 starts for Los Angeles...walked 44 and struck out 128...his 3.25 ERA ranked 10th in the N.L. and 5th among all Major League southpaws...The Dodgers were 18-13 in his starts as he led the Major Leagues with 18 no decisions, 2 shy of the Major League record of 20 held by Minnesota's Bert Blyleven...was 2 more than Pedro Astacio's team-record 15 in 1996...Received the worst run support in the National League and the 2nd-worst in baseball as the Dodgers scored just 72 runs while he was on the mound in his 31 starts...Lowered his ERA from 4.52 in 2003 to 3.25 in 2004, a difference of 1.27, the 4th-largest improvement in the National League and 5th-best in the Majors...Finished the year tied for 7th in the National League with 2.0 walks per 9.0 innings...Allowed 3 earned runs or less in 26 of his 31 starts and posted 21 quality starts while finishing the season ranked 5th in the N.L. with a 2.70 ERA in day games and 8th with a 3.21 ERA in road games. 2003 Went 12-12 with a 4.52 ERA in 30 starts while holding the opposition to three earned runs or less in 20 of his 30 starts and two earned runs or less 14 times ... The Dodgers were 16-14 in his starts, with 11 one-run games, including four extra-inning contests ... Particularly tough against left-handed batters, holding them to a .201 batting average, and at home, where he was 6-3 with a 2.73 ERA in 10 starts ... In a season of odd injuries for the pitcher, he missed time due to an injured right ankle sprained on the bases April 11 and then due to a cracked fingernail Sept. 22 ... Pitched 8.2 shutout innings in the Dodgers' 4-0 win vs. Philadelphia on April 30 striking out a career-high 11 batters, including four of the last five outs he recorded. 2002 Had an outstanding first season as a member of the Dodgers, going 15-10 with a 3.00 ERA, lowest amongst L.A.'s starters while his 15 wins were the most by a Dodger left-hander since Fernando Valenzuela went 21-11 in 1986 ... Finished fourth in the NL ERA race, tied for fifth in complete games and sixth in innings pitched with 222.1 as he also held the opposition to a .226 batting average, ninth best in the NL ... Held the opposition to two earned runs or less in 19 of his 32 starts and walked two or less batters 28 times, including 11 starts without issuing a walk on his way to a mark of 1.5 walks per nine innings, second in the NL to Arizona's Curt Schilling (1.1) ... His mark of 9.07 base runners per nine innings was third best in the Majors, trailing only Schilling and Boston's Pedro Martinez ... Selected to play in his first Major League All-Star Game and allowed an unearned run while striking out two in an inning of work in the game held on July 9 at Milwaukee ... First win as a Dodger was memorable as he went the distance in a 5-2 win at Colorado on April 15 ... Won NL Player of the Week honors for the week of April 15-21 as he went 2-0 with a 1.53 ERA in two starts ... Defeated Arizona 1-0 on Aug. 28 at Dodger Stadium, as he pitched 8.0 scoreless innings and slugged his first career home run for the only run of the game becoming the first Major League pitcher to win a 1-0 game and hit the game-winning homer since the Dodgers' Bob Welch accomplished the feat on June 17, 1983 ... One-hit the Chicago Cubs (April 26) and the Colorado Rockies (June 25) to become the first Dodger since Orel Hershiser in 1985 to record two one-hitters in the same season. 2001 Was 7-8 with a 4.91 ERA for Atlanta with 71 strikeouts in 95.1 innings in 24 games (16 starts) ... Compiled a 1-1 record with a 3.00 ERA (6 ER/18.9 IP) against the National League West in four games (three starts) ... Missed the remainder of the regular season when he returned on Oct. 5 to the Dominican Republic, where his older half-brother, Tomas, was killed in an automobile accident. 2000 Spent entire season rehabbing from 1999 "Tommy John" surgery on his left elbow...put on 15-day DL on April 2 before being transferred to 60-day DL on May 5. 1999 Displayed flashes of potential in his first year as a starter in Atlanta's rotation before having season come to a sudden halt because of a torn medial collateral ligament in his left elbow and successful "Tommy John" surgery ... Was the second-youngest player in the Majors in 1999, only older than Arizona pitcher Byung-Hyun Kim starting on April 9 against Arizona at 20 years and 10-plus months of age, the fifth-youngest starting pitcher in Atlanta history ... When he beat the Reds, 5-3, May 2 in Atlanta, he became the youngest Brave to win a game since Steve Avery in 1990 ... Underwent successful "Tommy John" surgery on Aug. 5, performed by Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, AL. 1998 Rapid rise through the Atlanta organization, saw him advance from A-ball in 1997 to the Major Leagues in 1998 in which year he was named to Howe SportsData All-Teen team ... Served as starter for Double-A Greenville (23 games, 21 starts), before working exclusively in relief for Triple-A Richmond (13 games) and Atlanta (10 games) ... Atlanta purchased his contract from Richmond on Sept. 1 and pitched a scoreless inning in Major League debut that night vs. Houston ... Was the NL Division Series Game 1 winner in his postseason debut, pitching 0.2 scoreless innings in the top of the 10th vs. Chicago on Oct. 1 at Atlanta in the club's 2-1 victory. 1997 Dominated the South Atlantic League, compiling a 1.65 ERA for Single-A Macon in 36 relief appearances, with five saves while fanning 100 in 87.1 innings ... Ended the season with the lowest ERA in the Braves' organization (minimum 80.0 IP). 1996 Made 10 appearances (six starts) for Single-A Eugene, going 2-1 with 3.80 ERA...struck out 38 in only 23.2 IP. 1995 Began pro career with GCL Braves...went 3-5 with a 2.22 ERA in 12 games (All-Starts) with 62 strikeouts in 65.0 innings, including one complete-game shutout...his 2.22 ERA ranked ninth among league leaders.