BOSTON: VInnie Pestano became a record-breaking pitcher for the Indiians Thursday night.
With BaseballReference.com's help, research shows that Pestano is the first Tribe pitcher since 1918 to strike out at least one batter in his first 16 appearances of the season.
Former Tribe closer Doug Jones had 15 outings in a row at the start of a season with at least one strikeout.
BsaeballReference.com's data go back only to 1918 in this regard.
Pestano struggled through the eighth inning in Thursday night's 8-3 win over the Red Sox, walking the bases loaded. However, he retired Jarrod Saltalamacchia on strikes for the second out of the inning,