White Sox starters haven’t issued a walk in 5 outings — a first since 1972

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Carlos Rodon #55 of the Chicago White Sox pitches against the Cleveland Indians during the first inning of their game on July 26, 2015 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio. | Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images

As Daryl Van Schouwen noted Sunday, White Sox starters have gone five consecutive starts without issuing a walk for the first time since 1972.

Here’s what the White Sox rotation looked like during that stretch, from May 5-10, 1972:

May 5 — White Sox 2, Indians 1: Wilbur Wood, CG, 0 ER, 0 BB, 7 K

May 6 — Indians 12, White Sox 0: Tom Bradley, 0.1 IP, 3 ER, 0 BB, 0 K

May 7 — Indians 3, White Sox 0: Stan Bahnsen, 4 IP, 3 ER, 0 BB, 4 K

May 9 — Tigers 5, White Sox 2: Wilbur Wood, 7 IP, 2 ER, 0 BB, 3 K

May 10 — White Sox 7, Tigers 0: Tom Bradley, CG, 0 R, 0 BB, 7 K

As you can see, the streak was actually not that impressive. The Sox lost three of the five games and two of the starters didn’t even make it into the fifth inning.

The current White Sox streak, which started with John Danks on July 22 and continued with Jeff Samardzija, Jose Quintana, Chris Sale and Carlos Rodon, has been far more impressive.

The five starters have combined to pitch 37.1 innings and allow just three runs — an ERA of 0.72. All five of the starts has gone into the seventh inning, and the Sox are 4-1 during the stretch.

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