|Sep. 14 2:39 PM PT3:39 PM MT4:39 PM CT5:39 PM ET17:39 ET21:39 GMT5:39 CST2:39 PM MST4:39 PM EST5:09 PM VEN1:39 UAE (+1)4:39 PM CT-Jason Kipnis hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning off Nathan and the Indians snapped a five-game losing streak, beating the Texas Rangers 5-4 Thursday night.
Analysis: Nathan (2-4) had converted a club-record 31 straight save chances before the Indians erased a 4-2 deficit in the ninth. The right-hander's only other blown save this season came April 11 against Seattle.
|July 25 10:23 AM PT11:23 AM MT12:23 PM CT1:23 PM ET13:23 ET17:23 GMT1:23 CST10:23 AM MST12:23 PM EST12:53 PM VEN21:23 UAE12:23 PM CT-Daniel Nava and pinch hitter Jarrod Saltalamacchia drew consecutive two-out walks in the ninth inning from Nathan, then Mike Aviles blooped a tiebreaking single as Boston beat Texas 2-1 on Tuesday.
Analysis: Nathan (1-3) had issued only five walks in 38 1-3 innings pitched this season before facing Nava and Saltalamacchia. Those consecutive walks also snapped a career-long stretch of 80 straight appearances with one or fewer walks.
|Mar. 13 9:15 PM PT10:15 PM MT11:15 PM CT12:15 AM ET0:15 ET4:15 GMT12:15 CST9:15 PM MST11:15 PM EST11:45 PM VEN8:15 UAE10:15 PM CT-Nathan surrendered a three-run homer to Miguel Olivo in the sixth inning and the Texas Rangers lost 6-4 to the Seattle Mariners on Monday.
Analysis: Nathan, who signed with the Rangers over the winter and is expected to close this season, gave up two hits, walked two and struck out one while recording three outs. He worked a scoreless inning in his spring debut.