Fiers did not factor into the decision against Minnesota on Thursday, completing 6.1 innings and giving up three runs on six hits and four walks while striking out four. Fiers held the Twins to one run through six innings but was pulled from the game after allowing a one-out double followed by a walk in the seventh. He was relieved by Yusmeiro Petit, who promptly served up a three-run homer to Eddie Rosario, with two of the runs charged to Fiers. Despite the disappointing outcome, the 34-year-old tossed his 11th straight quality start and has now given up three runs or fewer in 14 consecutive appearances. He'll carry a 9-3 record along with a 3.60 ERA and 1.13 WHIP into his next matchup, a challenging road test versus the Astros on Tuesday.
Fiers (9-3) pitched 7.2 scoreless innings Friday, allowing only eight hits and a walk while striking out four to earn the win in a 5-1 victory over the White Sox. Fiers picked up right where he left off at the end of the first half, tossing his ninth consecutive quality start and his longest outing since a no-hitter May 7. Since his no-hitter, he has lowered his ERA from 5.48 to 3.61, with a 1.11 WHIP and 74:31 K:BB on the year. Few pitchers are better than Fiers right now, and he'll look to keep it rolling versus the Twins on Thursday.
Fiers gave up two runs (one earned) on five hits and no walks while striking out four through six innings in a no-decision Wednesday. Fiers only caused seven swinging strikes but pitched five scoreless innings before allowing an unearned run in the sixth frame. The right-hander started the seventh but was removed after a leadoff single that would come around to score. Since throwing a no-hitter May 7, Fiers has nine consecutive quality starts. Going into the All-Star break, Fiers has an 8-3 record with a 3.87 ERA and a 1.10 WHIP.
Fiers (8-3) pitched 6.2 innings Friday, allowing one run on six hits and a walk while striking out four to earn the win in a 7-2 victory over the Angels. Fiers put up his eighth consecutive quality start with the effort. Since May 19, he's lowered his ERA from 5.05 to 4.01, allowing just 17 runs (16 earned) over his last 50 innings. He's struck out 66 batters in 101 innings this season while issuing only 30 walks. The right-hander is expected to face the hard-hitting Twins on Thursday in his next start.
Fiers allowed one run on four hits over six innings in a no-decision against the Ray on Saturday. He struck out two and walked three. Fiers exited the game in line to earn his eighth win of the year, but the bullpen promptly surrendered the one-run lead after his exit. The 34-year-old had a rough first month of the season with an 8.28 ERA, but he's given up only 19 runs (18 earned) across his last 10 starts, covering 63.1 innings. Fiers' next turn through the rotation is set for Thursday versus the Angels.