PHOENIX - Former UCLA standout pitcher Trevor Bauer earned his first major league victory on Sunday afternoon, leading the Arizona Diamondbacks past the Los Angeles Dodgers, 7-1, in his third major league start.
The native of Valencia, Calif., pitched six scoreless innings and scattered just two hits as Arizona pulled within four games of the first-place Dodgers in the National League West standings. Bauer (1-1) finished with six strikeouts and one walk, retiring the final 12 batters he faced.
Bauer, 21, became the second-youngest UCLA player to record a major league victory. Dick Conger secured his first major league win less than three weeks after turning 21 years old with the Detroit Tigers in 1940.
Bauer made his major league debut for Arizona at Atlanta's Turner Field on June 28 and did not earn a decision on that start. In that game, he became the second-youngest UCLA player to make his major league debut (Conger's major league debut came at 21 years, 19 days).
Bauer became UCLA's first-ever Golden Spikes Award winner in 2011 after going 13-2 with a 1.25 ERA and nation-leading 203 strikeouts in 136.2 innings. The native of Valencia, Calif., was selected third overall in the 2011 MLB Draft by Arizona.
Earlier this season, Bauer went 11-1 with a 2.23 ERA in 16 starts between double-A (Mobile) and triple-A (Reno) this season. Pitching for triple-A Reno, Bauer went 4-0 with a 2.82 ERA, 56 strikeouts and 22 walks in 44.2 innings (eight starts).
Bauer finished his three-year collegiate career with a 34-8 record and 2.36 ERA, having logged 460 strikeouts in 373.1 innings. He established himself as UCLA's career leader in victories (34), strikeouts (460) and innings (373.1). As a starting pitcher, he posted a 32-5 career record in 44 starts.