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Peavy Named American League Pitcher Of The Month

Jake Peavy. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Jake Peavy. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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(CBS) Maybe Jake Peavy is really back this time.

The White Sox starter was named American League pitcher of the month for the month of April.

The 30-year-old Peavy went 3-1 with a 1.67 ERA, 33 strikeouts, two complete games and one shutout in five starts during the month.  He led the AL in ERA, opponents average (.162) and complete games and tied for the lead in shutouts and quality starts with five.

Over his last three starts, Peavy has allowed just two runs in 25 innings, including a streak of 17.0 consecutive scoreless from April 18-28.  He also threw back-to-back complete games for the first time in his career