Miley sets personal, club milestones

Miley sets personal, club milestones

Miley sets personal, club milestones
PHOENIX -- Although it was Jason Kubel who stole the spotlight on Saturday night with three home runs in the D-backs' 12-3 win over the Astros, it was starter Wade Miley who set a franchise record in the game.

With his 11th win of the season, he broke the club record for wins in a season by a rookie.

"It's an accomplishment, but I don't put too much thought into it," Miley said. "I'll just go back out there in five days and leave this behind me."

The 25-year-old tossed seven strong innings, surrendering just four hits and one run while striking out a career-high nine.

"They are a super-aggressive team," Miley said. "They are a quality young team. I just tried to make pitches and throw strikes."

Saturday night's stellar performance came as a relief to the All-Star, who struggled in his previous three outings, surrendering 15 earned runs over a combined 16 innings.

The win was his first since June 24, against the Cubs.

"He threw a lot of pitches early, but he got into a groove," manager Kirk Gibson said. "The last two innings, he only threw 10 pitches. We needed that."