Rays starter Luis Patino impressed in his return to the majors, tossing 5 2/3 scoreless innings against the Royals. His final line included four strikeouts, four hits, two walks, and the win. Tampa Bay ultimately defeated Kansas City by a score of 7-1.
Patino had been in the minors since his last big-league start on July 23. Through four outings this season, he is 1-1 with a 3.95 ERA, 1.61 WHIP, and .291 OBA. He has recorded a less-than-ideal 4.61 K/9 and 3.95 BB/9 in the process.