Rangers reliever Ian Kennedy refuses to slow down. He threw a scoreless ninth inning on Wednesday, striking out three batters and walking one. The 36-year-old right-hander preserved the Texas lead and earned his ninth save of the season, which ranks second in baseball and first in the American League.
Kennedy owns a 1.93 ERA, 0.79 WHIP, and 1.96 OBA over 16 games. Wednesday's walk was his first of the season; he's also logged 20 strikeouts. He ranks 36th among relievers in the latest rest-of-season expert consensus rankings.