Duffy allowed three runs on six hits and two walks Saturday against the Twins, striking out four over eight innings. All three runs off Duffy came on solo homers, with Miguel Sano hitting one in the second inning and Jake Cave and C.J. Cron adding a pair in the eighth. Otherwise, Duffy's outing was a strong one, representing just the first time all season he'd lasted longer than seven innings. He was able to lower his ERA to a respectable (if not exciting) 4.48 and will look to lower it still further Friday against Toronto.
Duffy didn't factor into the decision against the Mariners on Monday, giving up four earned runs on seven hits over five innings, striking out four and walking three as the Royals eventually won 6-4. Duffy limited the Mariners to just one earned run through his four innings, but he was tagged for three in the fifth, forcing him to settle for a no-decision as he departed with the Royals down 4-2. The 30-year-old now carries a 4.64 ERA, a 1.40 WHIP and a 46:21 K:BB over 54.1 innings on the season.
Duffy recorded seven strikeouts and allowed two runs on four hits and two walks across seven innings during a no-decision against the Tigers on Wednesday. Duffy logged a quality start against Detroit by logging a season-best seven innings and seven strikeouts. He left the game with the score knotted at 2-2, but unfortunately, Kansas City's bullpen couldn't get it done. The 30-year-old gave up two free passes in the first inning allow the first run of the game, and he surrendered a second in the fifth through a pair of doubles. The southpaw stayed solid by retiring his last 11 batters and finished the outing with a respectable 99 pitches. Duffy now owns a 4.38 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 42:18 K:BB. He'll look for a win in his next matchup against the Mariners on Monday.
Duffy (3-3) allowed four earned runs on four hits and two walks while striking out two across 2.1 innings to take the loss Thursday against the Red Sox. Duffy got the quick hook Thursday, with much of the damage against him coming in his third and final frame. The big blow came on a two-run homer by Mookie Betts but he also allowed three hits to the next four batters he faced before being pulled. Duffy had put together a string of solid performances -- four of his last outings went for quality starts -- but he's gotten knocked around in consecutive efforts, allowing 10 earned runs across 7.2 innings of work. That's inflated his ratios to a 4.68 WHIP and 1.42 WHIP across 42.1 innings. He'll look to get back on track in his next start, currently scheduled for Wednesday at Detroit.
Duffy (3-2) surrendered six runs on six hits and two walks while striking out six over 5.1 innings in a loss to Texas on Friday. Duffy cruised through the first five innings of his outing before hitting a wall in the sixth, giving up six runs on four hits. The left-hander hadn't given up more than four runs in a start heading into Friday's appearance, so this looks to be nothing more than a blip on the radar for the 30-year-old. Duffy owns a 4.05 ERA with 33 strikeouts over 40 innings this season.