Kennedy (6-8) allowed seven runs on six hits, struck out eight and walked one over 4.1 innings in a loss to Indians on Wednesday. It was feast or famine for Kennedy on Wednesday. Eight of the 13 men he retire were via the strikeout, but he also yielded four homers. Kennedy has now allowed 15 bombs in the last 50 innings. Even before Wednesday's start, the right-hander had the highest HR/9 rate in the league. Kennedy hopes to put an end to all the long balls in his next start against the Angels on Tuesday.
Kennedy (6-7) allowed one run on four hits and two walks while striking out three over 5.1 innings, but received no decision Friday at the Tigers. Kennedy gave up a lead-off homer to Ian Kinsler, but then blanked the Tigers until his departure after reaching the 100-pitch mark with one out in the sixth inning. Although he left the game with a 1-0 lead, the Royals' offense got him off the hook for a potential loss by scoring a pair of runs in the sixth inning. He's now held opponents to two or fewer earned runs in three of his last four starts, and his ERA is at 3.86 on the year. He'll make his next start Wednesday against the Indians.
Kennedy (6-7) allowed two runs on four hits and one walk while striking out ten over six innings, but earned no decision Wednesday at the Blue Jays. Kennedy gave up single runs in the fourth and fifth innings, but while he was busy striking out 10 hitters, his pitch count crept over 100, forcing him from the contest. After struggling over his first three starts in June, he's now allowed three or fewer earned runs in each of his last three outings to lower his ERA to 3.97 on the year. His next start will be after the All-Star break.
Kennedy (6-7) fanned eight and gave up six hits, three earned runs and three walks over five innings in Friday's 4-3 loss to the Phillies. Kennedy notched 11 swings-and-misses and pitched generally well, but couldn't notch his third victory in four starts. The 31-year-old did post his second-best strikeout total over the last eight trips to the mound, but also gave up a homer for the sixth straight outing. He'll try to get back in the win column next Wednesday versus the Blue Jays.
Kennedy (6-6) allowed one run on three hits and one walk while striking out 11 over seven innings to earn the win Sunday against the Astros. Kennedy left the contest with the game tied at one, but the Royals' offense came up with five runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to get him the victory. This was the first quality start he's thrown in five starts this month, and he has a 3.96 ERA to go along with a 1.18 WHIP. He'll make his next start Friday at the Phillies.