Akin allowed three runs on four hits with one strikeout over 3.1 innings in Saturday's 8-2 loss to the Yankees. He did not factor in the decision.

Starter Jorge Lopez lasted only two innings, so Akin was called upon for a long-relief assignment. In two appearances spanning 4.1 innings, he's struck out three batters and walked none. The 26-year-old was a starter in the minors, but he'll likely need to be stretched out at the major-league level since he dealt with a finger injury that impacted his availability in April.

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