With three clean innings on Tuesday night, the Royals’ bullpen set a franchise record with 32 straight scoreless innings. The previous record, according to Elias, was 29 2/3 innings, recorded in 1969, the club’s first year of existence.
The streak began on Aug. 10, when Chien-Ming Wang and Dillon Gee finished out a 14-inning victory over the White Sox with scoreless innings in the 12th, 13th and 14th.
The record-breaking out was recorded by rookie Matt Strahm in the seventh inning of Tuesday’s 1-0 victory over the Marlins. More impressive: The record came after injuries to closer Wade Davis and Luke Hochevar.
How have the Royals done it? Here is the breakdown of innings pitched during the stretch: