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Peavy named AL Pitcher of Month

After three wins and a 1.67 ERA, Jake Peavy of the Chicago White Sox was named American League Pitcher of the Month for April.

Peavy had 33 strikeouts, two complete games and one shutout in five starts during the month. He led the AL in ERA, opponents average (.162) and complete games and tied for the lead in shutouts and quality starts (five).

Peavy, who has thrown consecutive complete games for the first time in his career, has allowed two runs in 25 innings over his last three starts, including a streak of 17 consecutive scoreless innings from April 18-28.