Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 9/1/13
The Kansas City Royals have managed to stay in the wild-card conversation thanks in part to Danny Duffy, who has come up big since debuting last month. The same can't be said for Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez, who has struggled to find his form of late. Duffy takes the mound opposite Hernandez as the Royals and Mariners meet for the first time Monday at Kauffman Stadium. After undergoing Tommy John surgery last year, Duffy (2-0, 1.10 ERA) has impressed since getting called up for the first time Aug. 7. The 24-year-old left-hander has struck out 17 in 16 1-3 innings and limited opponents to a .203 average. "They told me when I first had surgery it's going to take some time to get your feel back for everything, and that's exactly what happened," Duffy, who lasted 3 2-3 innings in his first start before winning his last two, told MLB's official website. "I'm lucky to have it come back as fast as it has." Duffy carries a 12 2-3 scoreless innings streak into the opener of thi...
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