Duffy had a pretty good pitcher's duel going against White Sox left-hander Jose Quintana. Duffy was in command of a 1-0 lead until Tyler Flowers tied the game on an RBI groundout in the fourth inning.
Duffy left with a 2-1 lead, as he was lifted in the sixth inning following an Adam LaRoche pop out to shortstop. He threw 65 of 98 pitches for strikes.
The White Sox tied the game at 2 in the seventh inning, taking away Duffy's win. The game was eventually suspended after eight innings due to inclement weather with the game tied at 2. Play will resume in the ninth inning Saturday afternoon.
Duffy will be back on the mound Wednesday at Cleveland.
Duffy worked efficiently through the first two innings, before having issues in the third. Duffy put two runners on with walks before allowing an RBI single to Ben Zobrist. He walked one more batter to load the bases before getting the third out.
Duffy gave up another run in the fifth when Mark Canha singled and then stole second base. Zobrist then singled to center to bring Canha home. Duffy, who also struck out five, now boasts a 5.51 ERA and will look for his second win Friday against the White Sox.
Duffy had a bit of trouble in the first inning, when with two men on he allowed a Kennys Vargas singled to score Brian Dozier from second base. But he settled in worked efficiently through the sixth inning.
After surrendering a solo home run to lead off the seventh to Trevor Plouffe, he faced one more batter before being pulled. Duffy lowered his ERA to 6.35 on the year and will look to keep rolling Sunday against the Athletics.
"I thought it went pretty well," Duffy said to MLB.com. "Overall, I felt like I was commanding the ball down. I even threw about four curveballs and three were strikes, so it was nice to see that come back again."
Duffy, who didn't factor into the decision, surrendered a three-run home run in the second inning but was mostly able to limit the damage from that point on.
"Two pitches. I wish I had two pitches back," Duffy said, per MLB.com. "The first was that changeup to [Tyler] Flowers that he hit out. He did a really good job of staying back on the ball and he got it. Next time, I'll throw it better."
Duffy is looking to build upon 2.53 ERA in 2014 in a season where he made 25 starts and six relief appearances. He is scheduled to make his next start Monday at Minnesota.
"I don't think he had any main issues," manager Ned Yost said. "He made a mistake to Flowers, throwing that changeup probably too early in the game -- there's nothing to change up from that early. But until the sixth inning, I thought he threw really well."
"I feel like it's building perfectly," he said. "The ball has been popping for me. I feel the best I have in years [springs]. I got a little fastball happy [today]. I tried to double-up with fastballs to Pollock and Goldschmidt and it hurt me. You get happy you throw one by them, and then the next thing you leave one over the plate."
Manager Ned Yost was so-so about the outing.
"He was OK," Yost said. "He had a very good first three innings and then just started getting the ball up a little. The slider he threw to Pollock for the homer wasn't a real sharp slider."
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