Keller (8-12) allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits and a walk while striking out eight in six innings to earn the win over the Cubs on Friday.
Keller had been charged with losses in each of his last three starts, but he had more success Friday. The Royals fell behind early after the right-hander gave up runs in the second and third innings, but the team's offense kicked into gear in the fourth. Across four starts in August, Keller has recorded a 4.79 ERA and 1.55 WHIP in 20.2 innings. He tentatively lines up to make his next start on the road against Seattle on Thursday.