Giles fans 4 in an inning against Rangers

Righty 3rd pitcher since 1913 to strike out 6 in less than 2 innings

August 7th, 2016

HOUSTON -- accomplished the unconventional feat of fanning four batters in one inning on Sunday, doing so in the ninth frame of the Astros' series finale against the Rangers, an eventual 5-3, 11-inning loss.

A wild pitch on a swinging strike three by allowed Mazara to reach first base and eliminate what would've been the first out. Two pitches later, Giles hit before settling in and striking out , and in order, getting out of a bases-loaded jam unscathed. The Astros trailed, 3-2, before tying it and forcing extras in the bottom of the inning.

"He's been so good in his run here of sort of getting his swag back in terms of how he goes about it," Astros manager A.J. Hinch said. "He comes out there with a ton of confidence, and he doesn't back down."

Cut4: Giles creates, escapes big jam

Giles was relieved by in the 10th after 1 2/3 innings pitched. Giles' six strikeouts in the performance made him the third pitcher since 1913 to record six strikeouts in an appearance lasting fewer than two innings.

"His ability to get swings and misses and make the hitters look uncomfortable is exactly why he's a back-end reliever that we're going to lean on heavily," Hinch said.