Reds starter Gray passes Nolan Ryan in Major League Baseball record book

Published: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 @ 10:09 AM

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - SEPTEMBER 17: Starting pitcher Sonny Gray #54 of the Cincinnati Reds delivers the ball against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on September 17, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - SEPTEMBER 17: Starting pitcher Sonny Gray #54 of the Cincinnati Reds delivers the ball against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on September 17, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)(Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Cincinnati Reds starter Sonny Gray passed Nolan Ryan in the record book Tuesday by making his 32nd straight start while allowing six hits or fewer.

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Gray allowed two earned runs on four hits in 6 2/3 innings as the Reds beat the Chicago Cubs 4-2 at Wrigley Field.

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Ryan made 31 straight starts with six hits or fewer in the 1991 and 1992 seasons.

Gray improved to 11-7 with a 2.80 ERA in 30 starts in his first season with the Reds. His 32-start streak started last season when he was with the New York Yankees.

Gray ranks fifth in the National League in ERA and 11th in strikeouts (199).