Chen joins Royals' select southpaw club

Chen joins Royals' select southpaw club

Chen joins Royals' select southpaw club
KANSAS CITY -- By chalking up his 10th victory on Wednesday night, Bruce Chen became the first Royals left-hander to post double-digit win totals in three consecutive years since Charlie Leibrandt in 1984-88.

Other Royals lefties who won 10 or more in at least three consecutive seasons were Bud Black, 1983-85; Larry Gura, 1978-84, and Paul Splittorff (twice), 1976-80 and 1972-74.

The 1-0 victory over the Tigers was the Royals' third such win this season and the 54th 1-0 win in franchise history.

Chen's four strikeouts put him just six shy of 1,000 in his career.