Numbers: How Ryan Dempster beat Cleveland

September, 1, 2012
9/01/12
10:24
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ESPN Stats & Information (thanks to: Dan Braunstein, Jason McCallum, Katie Sharp, Mike Veneziano, John Zoni and Nate Jones) put together some numbers on how Ryan Dempster performed so well against the Cleveland Indians on Friday. Here's a look:

* Dempster held the Indians to 0-for-8 with four strikeouts in at-bats ending with his slider.

* The Indians struggled to make good contact, fouling off 51 percent of their swings against Dempster; it's the first time this season an opponent has fouled off at least half of its swings against Dempster.

* Nine of 13 balls in play against Dempster (69 percent) were grounders, his second-highest percentage of the season.

* Dempster started 14-of-23 hitters 0-1 and retired 13 of them, allowing only a walk.
Richard Durrett joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He writes about colleges, the Dallas Stars and the Texas Rangers. Richard spent nine years at The Dallas Morning News covering the Rangers, Stars, colleges, motorsports and high schools.

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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Yu Darvish
WINS ERA SO IP
10 2.90 167 133
OTHER LEADERS
BAA. Beltre .321
HRA. Beltre 15
RBIA. Beltre 57
RA. Beltre 56
OPSA. Beltre .882
ERAY. Darvish 2.90
SOY. Darvish 167