CINCINNATI – Former Arkansas pitcher Dallas Keuchel made his Major League Baseball All-Star game debut Tuesday evening, getting the starting nod for the American League as a member of the Houston Astros.
Keuchel worked a perfect first inning against the top of the National League order, setting down the Pirates’ Andrew McCutchen, Reds’ Todd Frazier and Nationals’ Bryce Harper on just 10 pitches.
The National League pushed across an unearned run in the second inning and Keuchel left the game after 2.0 innings, giving up two hits, no earned runs and striking out two.
The Tulsa, Oklahoma native is 11–4 this season with a 2.23 ERA and 114 strikeouts for the Houston Astros. 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 two victories in Omaha.
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