FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Former Arkansas pitcher and current Houston Astros ace Dallas Keuchel has been named the starting pitcher for the American League in the 2015 MLB All-Star game that will take place Tuesday night at Cincinnati’s Great American Park.
Keuchel makes his first MLB All-Star game appearance and becomes the second former Arkansas pitcher to start the All-Star game, joining Cliff Lee in 2008 before he went on to win the AL Cy Young Award with the Cleveland Indians.
The Tulsa, Oklahoma native is 11–4 this season with a 2.23 ERA, 114 strikeouts and 34 walks. He leads the American League with 11 wins and paces the Majors with 19 starts at the All-Star break.
Keuchel played at Arkansas from 2007-2009 and helped lead the Razorbacks to the College World Series during the 2009 season, winning a team-best nine games, including picking up two victories in Omaha.
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