SP - KC
The Royals placed LHP Mike Minor (shoulder) on the 10-day IL.
This explains why Minor was scratched from Wednesday's start against the A's. Carlos Hernandez is filling in for the lefty tonight.
Mike Minor allowed no runs on five hits and no walks while striking out three during Wednesday's 9-8 loss in Baltimore.
Minor (8-12) was stellar Wednesday, throwing strikes on 67% of his pitches and lowering his ERA to 5.05. The left-hander was removed from the game with Kansas City leading 5-0. However, the Orioles delivered nine-run eighth to take the lead. Minor is scheduled to face the Athletics in next week's start.
Mike Minor allowed two earned runs on five hits and no walks while striking out four during Thursday's 4-2 loss to Cleveland.
A fifth-inning three-run homer was all the damaged allowed by Minor (8-12), however it was enough to lose the lead and hand him the loss. Minor has been solid as of late, allowing three or less in his past four starts. The left-hander will take a 5.25 ERA into Baltimore for next week's scheduled start.
Mike Minor allowed three runs on six hits and a walk while striking out three across six innings during Wednesday's 6-5 loss in Houston.
Single runs in the third, fourth and sixth were all that Minor (8-11) allowed Wednesday afternoon. Two of those runs came via solo shots, as back-to-back starts verse the Astros have resulted in no-decisions. The left-hander is lined up to face Cleveland in next week's start.
Mike Minor allowed three runs on seven hits and no walks while striking out four across 5 1/3 innings during Thursday's 6-3 loss against the Astros.
Minor (8-11) was solid until running into trouble in the sixth. The left-hander owns a 5.34 ERA as he's scheduled to face the same lineup next week in Houston.