The result was a sixth straight start of three earned runs or fewer — a run matched only once by Gausman, a seven-start stretch beginning on July 25, 2014, when he posted a 3.63 ERA. He ended 2016 well, to the tune of a 3.10 ERA over his last 15 starts. But that stretch included four games with five runs allowed. After a miserable start to 2017, he had a 2.70 ERA in his last 14 starts. Three of those starts featured five runs in, too.