Hoffman (2-2) took the loss in Tuesday's 9-0 mauling at the hands of the White Sox, giving up four runs on five hits and a walk over 2.1 innings. He struck out four.

The right-hander needed 63 pitches (36 strikes) to record only seven outs in his shortest start of the season. After promising returns in his first four outings, he's struggled through the last two, giving up a combined seven runs on six hits (including two homers) and six walks in 6.1 innings. Hoffman will carry a 4.39 ERA and 23:13 K:BB through 26.2 innings into his next outing.

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