Former University of Kentucky pitcher Corey Littrell, now a St. Louis Cardinals prospect, hasn't surrendered a run in his last 23 innings.
Littrell, who also starred in high school at Louisville Trinity, pitched eight shutout innings in Class A Advanced Palm Beach's 5-0 win at Bradenton on Tuesday night.
Littrell improved to 9-8 with a 2.62 ERA. He gave up four hits and one walk in the win against Bradenton. He had five strikeouts.
He didn't give up a run in either of his previous two starts, which included eight innings on Aug. 13 and seven more on Aug. 19.
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This is Littrell's third year in the minor leagues. The Boston Red Sox draft pick was 0-3 with a 1.74 ERA for Class A Short Season Lowell in 2013. He combined to go 5-7 with a 3.83 ERA at Class A Advanced Salem and Palm Beach last season.