Sean Manaea ended his 2017 campaign with authority Thursday, holding the Rangers to just an unearned run over 6 2/3 innings in a 4-1 Athletics win.
Manaea surrendered just three hits and walked three while striking out six in the outing, improving to 12-10 with the win. More than anything, it was a good final turn for the 25-year-old's psyche after some August struggles cast a shadow over his season. He finishes with a 4.37 ERA and 1.40 WHIP in 29 starts, winning four of his last six decisions. Manaea should build on this season's experience and continue to become one of the game's better pitchers in 2018.