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Astros' Framber Valdez: Charged with loss Sunday

Valdez (1-2) allowed three runs on two hits and two walks while striking out two in 6.1 innings to take the loss in Sunday's game against the Blue Jays. Valdez has now posted three quality starts in his first five outings this season, but the Astros were unable to generate much offensive production in Sunday's 3-2 loss. The southpaw completed five scoreless frames to begin the game but gave up three runs in the sixth and seventh prior to his removal. However, Valdez threw 101 pitches in the defeat and now has a 3.42 ERA and 1.22 WHIP in 26.1 innings this year. He tentatively lines up to start Saturday's game against the Tigers at home.
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Astros' Framber Valdez: Pitches well in no-decision

Valdez allowed one run (none earned) on four hits and two walks while striking out five across six innings Monday against the Rangers. He did not factor into the decision. Valdez was regularly in danger in the latter half of his start, as he allowed multiple hitters to reach base in each of his final three frames. However, he induced 10 groundball outs to work around the traffic on the basepaths and turn in an effective outing. Though Valdez has maintained a 3.15 ERA across 20 innings to begin the season, he has now walked multiple batters in each of his last three starts -- something he will need to improve upon to remain effective.
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Framber Valdez, Astros outduel Shohei Ohtani, Angels

Los Angeles superstar Shohei Ohtani made history, but it was Framber Valdez who stole the show while leading the Houston Astros to a 3-1 Opening Day victory over the Angels on Thursday night in Anaheim, Calif. Ohtani, the defending American League MVP, became the first player in major league history...
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Framber Valdez tops Ohtani, Astros beat Angels for Opening Day record

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani was outstanding for five innings on the mound, and he looked dangerous all night at the plate. Framber Valdez and his Houston Astros were just a bit better everywhere while extending a remarkable decade of opening day dominance. Valdez outpitched Ohtani with 6...
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Astros' Framber Valdez: Dominant in opening outing

Valdez (1-0) allowed two hits and one walk while striking out six across 6.2 shutout innings to earn the win Thursday against the Angles. Many pitchers struggled to work deep into their Opening Day starts after a shortened spring training, but Valdez was incredibly efficient and put together a dominant outing. His method to get there was familiar, as he induced nine groundball outs, though he also did rack up 11 swinging strikes on 84 total pitches. Valdez has put together two consecutive seasons with an ERA below 3.60, and his first outing of the 2022 campaign makes those results look attainable once again.
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