Found May 25, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
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Los Angeles Angels right-hander Dan Haren is justifiably proud of his status as a workhorse. He has never missed a start in his professional career, leads the majors in starts since 2005 and has pitched at least 215 innings each of the past seven consecutive seasons, the longest active streak in the majors. But Haren was too proud to point to the lower back pain he had been experiencing for much of this season as the explanation for his 1-5 record and 4.37 ERA going into Thursday's start against the Seattle Mariners. "It hasn't helped," Haren offered after pitching a four-hit shutout in a 3-0 win over the Mariners. "Even pitching 80 percent, I should have been getting better results than I was getting. I think it was obvious tonight my stuff was much better." Haren said the lowest point came May 8 against the Twins. With a cold, rainy night exacerbating his back stiffness, he lasted just 3 2/3 innings, allowed five runs and didn't strike out a b...
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