The Glendale Desert Dogs need to go on a run over the final six games of the AFL season to get a playoff spot. They tried to start the run on Friday with Mitch Keller on the mound, making his first start since the Fall-Stars game over the weekend. Mitchell Tolman was the only Pittsburgh Pirate hitter in the lineup against Scottsdale, as Glendale won 3-1 and Keller had a terrific outing.

Keller's last start was his five-inning performance last Monday in which he faced the minimum. That got his named as the AFL Pitcher of the Week. He did not start off well on this day, as he needed 22 pitches to get through the first inning. He started with an eight-pitch walk, followed by ground out in front of the plate, a strikeout and a grounder to third base. Kyle Glaser from Baseball America had hi...

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