Berrios (12-11) allowed one run on three hits and four walks while striking out nine across seven innings, picking up the victory in Game 1 of Friday's doubleheader against the White Sox. Berrios surrendered his lone run in the third inning on an infield single, but he'd manage to hold Chicago off the scoreboard for the remainder of his outing. The 24-year-old will finish his season with a 3.84 ERA and 1.14 WHIP with a 202:61 K:BB over 192.1 frames.
Berrios didn't factor into the decision against the Athletics on Friday, giving up five earned runs on four hits over 5.2 innings, striking out eight and walking three as the Twins eventually fell 7-6 in 10 innings. After tossing quality starts in each of his last two outings, Berrios couldn't keep it going in this one as the A's jumped on him for five earned and chased him from the contest after 104 pitches. His 3.93 ERA isn't the number of a fantasy ace, but Berrios has been a solid contributor in other fantasy categories this season, as he's sporting a 1.15 WHIP, 193 strikeouts and 11 wins over his 31 starts in 2018.
Berrios had to settle for a no-decision against the Royals on Friday. He allowed two earned runs on five hits and three walks over six innings while striking out nine. Berrios ran into trouble in the first three innings, but he was able to limit the damage and allowed only a single run in each of the first two frames before completely shutting down the Royals' offense from the fourth through the sixth. He was in line for the victory, but the Twins' bullpen allowed five runs in the ninth. Overall, Berrios has struggled with consistency this season, but he does have 185 strikeouts over 179.2 innings with a 3.81 ERA in 2018. He'll look to stay on track in his next start, which is scheduled for Friday against the Athletics.
Berrios (11-11) took the loss Saturday, allowing one run on three hits and two walks over six innings while striking out five as the Twins fell 4-1 to the Royals. The right-hander delivered his first quality start in over a month, but he had no shot at a win with Jorge Lopez taking a perfect game into the ninth inning opposite him. Berrios will carry a 3.83 ERA into his next outing Friday in a road rematch with the Royals.
Berrios (11-9) allowed three runs on eight hits with no walks across five innings Sunday while taking the loss against the Athletics. He struck out four. Berrios settled in after allowing a solo home run in the first inning, but he encountered a bit of trouble again in the fifth when he allowed two runs on three straight hits to begin the frame. He escaped with no further damage done but was lifted prior to the sixth because of an elevated pitch count. Berrios appeared to be turning a corner through the early part of August, but he's failed to go deeper than five innings in any of his last four starts while posting a 5.61 ERA during that span. Things won't get any easier as he faces a resurgent Rangers lineup on the road in his next scheduled start.