Jurado (5-5) allowed two hits and no walks while striking out three across six scoreless innings to earn the win Thursday against the Mariners.
Jurado wasn't particularly deceptive, but limited the Mariners by allowing no free passes or extra-base hits. He's pieced together two positive outings to close the season -- he allowed two earned runs across his last 11 innings -- but has just 22 strikeouts across 54.2 innings to go along with a 5.93 ERA and 1.54 WHIP.
Jurado (4-5) allowed two runs on six hits and one walk while striking out two over five innings to earn the win over the Mariners on Friday.
Jurado served as the primary pitcher after opener Connor Sadzeck hurled a scoreless first inning. This was a turnaround effort for Jurado, who had a 15.43 ERA in his previous two appearances. He'll try to take this momentum into his next outing Wednesday on the road against the Angels.
Jurado (3-5) allowed three earned runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out three across four innings, but still earned the win Saturday against the Padres.
Jurado came out of the bullpen as the Rangers primary pitcher after Alex Claudio opened the game. Although all three of his earned runs came on a homer by Eric Hosmer, Jurado was working out of jams throughout this appearance, allowing multiple runners on base in all but one inning. He now has a 7.01 ERA and 1.69 WHIP across 43.2 innings.
Jurado's most recent appearance came as a starter last weekend against the Athletics, but he failed to escape the first inning and gave up five runs on four hits and two walks. The rookie found much more success in his last outing as a primary pitcher out of the bullpen Sept. 3 against the Angels -- he tossed four shutout innings and allowed two hits and a walk -- so the Rangers will return him to that role with the hope of getting a better performance from him. Alex Claudio will serve as the Rangers' opening pitcher Saturday and likely work around an inning or two before giving way to Jurado.
Jurado will be the primary pitcher for Sunday's series finale at Oakland, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
Jeffery Springs will serve as the team's opener once again, as Jurado will attempt to replicate his four scoreless innings from last Monday's appearance. The 22-year-old struggled as a traditional starter with the Rangers this season, posting a 6.69 ERA and 1.63 WHIP over 35 innings.
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