Kris Medlen earns consecutive Pitcher Of The Month awards

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Atlanta Braves pitcher Kris Medlen was named National League Pitcher of the Month for September. The right-hander had a 1.26 ERA in 43 innings during the month.

Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Kris Medlen was named the National League Pitcher of the Month for September, as he and the Braves continue to extend the now-record streak of 23 team wins in a row in his starts.

Medlen, a right-hander who made his first start of the season on July 31 after pitching the first four months of the season from the bullpen, pitched 43 innings during six September starts. He gave up six earned runs—good for a 1.26 ERA—on 26 hits. He struck out 46 batters against five walks.

Medlen was also the National League Pitcher of the Month for August.

The Braves have now won 23 games in a row in which Medlen has started, dating back to the 2009 season. The previous major league record was 22 games, which Carl Hubbell of the New York Giants and Whitey Ford of the New York Yankees shared.

If Medlen's streak were to reach 24 games, it would be good news for the Braves. He's scheduled to start in the one-game wild card playoff game Friday against either the St. Louis Cardinals or the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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