Ryan (2-1) allowed two earned runs on three hits and one walk while striking out 11 across five innings to earn the win Wednesday against the Cubs.
Ryan was making his first start since Sept. 14 after dealing with a sore wrist. However, he showed no signs of rust by punching out 11 hitters on the strength of 13 swinging strikes across 86 total pitches. Though Ryan's sample in the major leagues is small, he has not allowed more than three earned runs in any of his four outings and has allowed zero or one earned run in each of his last three appearances. The result has been a 2.45 ERA backed by a 25:3 K:BB across 22 innings.