Lopez (7-10) allowed two runs on four hits and five walks while striking out five over six innings, taking the loss in Game 1 of Friday's twin bill against the Twins. Lopez gave up a run in the first and another in the sixth, and although he managed to keep Minnesota's offense in check for the majority of his outing, he'd exit the ballgame down by a run. Despite getting hit with the loss, the 24-year-old put up a quality start in his final start of the regular season. He posted a 3.91 ERA and 1.27 WHIP with 151 strikeouts through 188.2 frames in 2018.
Lopez (7-9) allowed one run on five hits while striking out eight over seven innings, picking up the win Friday against the Cubs. Lopez gave up a first-inning solo home run, but he sailed through the final six innings of his outing. He threw 70 of 108 pitches for strikes. The 24-year-old has been dominant in September, going 2-0 with just two runs allowed and 30 punchouts over 27 frames. Lopez will draw one more start Tuesday against Cleveland before the season comes to a close.
Lopez (6-9) struck out six and picked up the win Saturday, allowing four hits and a walk over seven scoreless innings in a 2-0 victory over the Orioles. The right-hander now has a 13-inning scoreless streak going, and he's delivered four straight quality starts to lower his ERA to 4.05 on the year. Lopez will try to continue this impressive finish to his campaign at home against the Cubs on Friday.
Lopez threw six scoreless innings Sunday, allowing two hits and three walks while striking out 10 against the Angels. He didn't factor into the decision, though. Lopez was sharp in his 29th start of the 2018 campaign, but he wasn't rewarded with the win in a 1-0 ballgame. The 24-year-old has been lights-out over his previous three starts, surrendering just two runs while punching out 24 across 20 innings of work. Lopez carries a 4.22 ERA and 1.31 WHIP with 132 strikeouts into his next appearance Saturday in Baltimore.
Lopez didn't factor into the decision Monday against the Tigers, allowing one run on four hits while striking out six across seven innings. Lopez was through six scoreless innings before allowing a game-tying solo homer to Niko Goodrum to open the seventh frame. The right-hander recovered to retire the next three batters, though a lack of run support forced him to settle with a no-decision. Lopez has now allowed just one run across seven innings in back-to-back outings, lowering his ERA from 4.66 to 4.37 in the process. He'll look to keep things rolling in his next start, which will come at home against the Angels.