Scott Kazmir SP OAK 18 Hrs

Despite not being at his best, Scott Kazmir picked up his 12th victory of the season on Sunday by limiting the Rangers to two runs on seven hits over his five innings.

Kazmir walked two and struck out two, needing 94 pitches to labor through five innings in the excruciating Texas heat. The veteran southpaw has been terrific again this season, compiling a 2.37 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 116/30 K/BB ratio over 129 1/3 innings. He'll look to keep things rolling when he does battle against the Royals on Saturday.

Scott Kazmir SP OAK 6 Days

Scott Kazmir went seven innings in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Astros, giving up seven hits, striking out six and walking one.

Kazmir had long since hit the showers when Houston pulled out the win in the 13th, but he put in another sterling effort while he was on the mound. Chris Carter served as Kazmir's nemesis, knocking in both of the runs on Kazmir's line (one was unearned) via a third inning two-run single. While he didn't pick up his fourteenth win on Tuesday, Kazmir is still holding batters to a fantastic .210 BAA to go with a 2.32 ERA. He's allowed only 94 hits in 122 innings pitched. He'll look for a win against the Rangers next time out.

Scott Kazmir SP OAK 18 Days

All-Star Scott Kazmir blanked the Giants for seven innings, striking out nine, in a victory Thursday.

Kazmir allowed just three hits for the second straight start. It's the fifth time this year that he's pitched at least five innings and allowed no more than three hits. Only Chris Young, with seven such outings, has more among American League starters.

Scott Kazmir SP OAK 23 Days

Scott Kazmir limited the Blue Jays to one run and three hits over seven innings to earn his 10th win Saturday.

Kazmir outdueled Mark Buehrle in his latest gem. It's the ninth time this season that he's allowed one or no runs (technically, the 10th if you include the May 17 start in which he was ejected in the second inning), and he's currently third in the AL with a 2.53 ERA after overtaking Buehrle tonight (Buehrle's ERA went from 2.50 to 2.60 after he allowed three runs in six innings).

Scott Kazmir SP OAK 28 Days

The Athletics announced that Scott Kazmir did not leave Monday's start with an injury.

Kazmir was checked on by the trainers in the sixth inning and then left after throwing one more pitch, but the A's are insisting he's not hurt. The left-hander surrendered one run on four hits and three walks over 5 1/3 frames against the Tigers and now sports a 2.61 ERA.

Scott Kazmir SP OAK 28 Days

Scott Kazmir left Monday's start against the Tigers in the sixth inning with an undisclosed injury.

Kazmir was initially allowed to stay in after being checked on by the A's trainer, but he was then pulled after throwing one more pitch. He appeared to grab at his right hip after the offering, but Oakland should provide more specifics about his ailment shortly. The southpaw allowed one run on four hits and three walks over 5 1/3 frames before exiting.

Scott Kazmir SP OAK 1 Month

Scott Kazmir fell to 9-3, allowing seven runs over three innings as the Athletics lost to the Mets 10-1 on Tuesday.

Kazmir entered the start without having allowed multiple home runs in any of his 15 starts. He allowed three to the Mets on Tuesday. Overall, he surrendered eight hits and a walk while striking out four in what amounted to his worst start of the 2014 season. The lefty now carries a 2.66 ERA, a 1.01 WHIP, and a 84/21 K/BB ratio in 98 innings. Kazmir will look to rebound in his next start against the Tigers on the road.

Scott Kazmir SP OAK 1 Month

Scott Kazmir limited the Red Sox to two runs and four hits over seven innings to take a 4-2 victory on Thursday.

He struck out eight and walked zero. Kazmir has been about as consistent as you can get this season. His ERA has never been above 2.64, and he hasn't surrendered more than three earned runs in any outing. He's now 9-2 with a 2.08 ERA, 0.95 WHIP and 80/20 K/BB ratio in 95 innings. Kazmir will take some cuts in batting practice to get ready for Wednesday's date against the Mets in New York.

Scott Kazmir SP OAK 1 Month

Scott Kazmir limited the Yankees to one run and three hits over six innings to win Saturday.

Kazmir didn't show any ill effects after the game was delayed for half an hour in the fourth because a bank of lights wouldn't come on. He won despite striking out just two batters. That's a first for him since June 2, 2010 when he was pitching for the Angels and faced the Royals. It was only the fifth time in his career that he's pitched as many as six innings and struck out two or fewer.

Scott Kazmir SP OAK 2 Months

Scott Kazmir threw seven shutout innings and the Athletics pounded the Orioles 11-1 on Sunday.

Kazmir allowed just four hits and two walks, striking out seven. The strong outing was a continuation of what's been a terrific first half for the southpaw, as he's 7-2 with a 2.20 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 70/17 K/BB ratio in 82 innings. The Yankees are the next on Kazmir's radar, as they'll meet on Saturday.