On The Board
Jordan Zimmermann (DET)
With a victory, he improved his record to 5-0 and became the third pitcher to reach 5 wins this season. The Detroit Tigers' pitcher has allowed just two earned runs in 33 innings pitched and is the leader in ERA in the Majors with 0.55, the third-best earned run average in franchise history in April. He is the sixth in MLB history to end the month with 5+ wins, no losses, and an ERA below 1.00.
Zimmermann, who has pitched since his debut in the National League (7 seasons with the Washington Nationals), is the fourth pitcher to win in his first 5 games in the American League having previously thrown in the other league (the other three had an ERA higher than 2.00).
Extra: Michael Conforto (New York Mets) was a triple away from the cycle, but it was his sixth straight game connecting on a double, which tied the club record set in 1964. He accumulates 11 doubles so far during the campaign to share the lead in Major League Baseball and has been on base in 17 straight games (most in his career).