[4/26/2016] Rick van den Hurk extends streak to thirteen

Rick van den Hurk extended his winning streak to thirteen games and tied two NPB records:

  • Winning streak to start a career:┬áTsuneo Horiuchi 1966
  • Winning streak for a foreign pitcher: Tai-Yuan Kuo 1987-1988

Masahiro Tanaka holds the NPB record with a twenty-eight game winning streak set between 2012 (four) and 2013 (twenty-four).

Note: Horiuchi recorded complete games in ten of his victories. Kuo eleven. van den Hurk has yet to toss a complete game.

Source: Daily Sports 4/26/2016, Tokyo Sports 4/26/2016, Nikkan Sports 4/27/2016

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