Cecil pitched a clean seventh inning in Friday's 8-2 loss to the Cubs, recording a pair of strikeouts.

Cecil got through his frame in a quick 13 pitches, 10 of which he got into the strike zone. The veteran reliever now has a five-appearance scoreless streak and has blanked opponents in nine of his last 10 outings overall. Cecil has lowered his ERA from 4.38 to 3.94 during that stretch while also compiling an impressive 12:0 K:BB over 10 innings.

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