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Ian Kennedy
ERA W-L K
4.41 6-9 117
Team: Kansas CityHt / Wt: 6-0 / 200 NFBC ADP: 248.52
Position: SPBorn: 12/19/1984 Birthplace: Huntington Beach, California
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 1st Round by Yankees (2006)


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July 20 3:06 PM PT4:06 PM MT5:06 PM CT6:06 PM ET18:06 ET22:06 GMT6:06 3:06 PM MST5:06 PM EST5:36 PM VEN2:06 UAE (+1)5:06 PM CT-Kennedy had one of his worst outings of the season Wednesday, allowing seven runs and four homers in 4 1/3 innings of a loss to the Indians.
Analysis: The right-hander entered with a 2.96 ERA in his previous five outings.
July 7 8:43 AM PT9:43 AM MT10:43 AM CT11:43 AM ET11:43 ET15:43 GMT23:43 8:43 AM MST10:43 AM EST11:13 AM VEN19:43 UAE10:43 AM CT-Kennedy allowed two runs and four hits while striking out 10 over six innings in Wednesday's 4-2 loss at Toronto.
Analysis: Kennedy has rebounded from a recent rough patch with a 3.00 ERA and 29 strikeouts over 18 innings in his last three starts.
June 11 11:15 AM PT12:15 PM MT1:15 PM CT2:15 PM ET14:15 ET18:15 GMT2:15 11:15 AM MST1:15 PM EST1:45 PM VEN22:15 UAE1:15 PM CT-Kennedy was ripped for a second straight start Friday, giving up a career-high four homers and seven runs in a loss to the White Sox.
Analysis: After posting a 3.24 ERA in May, Kennedy has allowed 12 runs and 17 hits in 11 2/3 innings this month to lose both of his starts.
May 31 11:55 AM PT12:55 PM MT1:55 PM CT2:55 PM ET14:55 ET18:55 GMT2:55 11:55 AM MST1:55 PM EST2:25 PM VEN22:55 UAE1:55 PM CT-Kennedy walked a season-high five, including the bases loaded in the fifth, but limited the Rays to three singles and one unearned run over six innings Monday.
Analysis: Kennedy has allowed two or fewer runs in eight of his 10 starts, lowering his ERA to 3.03.
May 13 2:18 PM PT3:18 PM MT4:18 PM CT5:18 PM ET17:18 ET21:18 GMT5:18 2:18 PM MST4:18 PM EST4:48 PM VEN1:18 UAE (+1)4:18 PM CT-Kennedy delivered a dud Thursday against the Yankees.
Analysis: The former Yankee served up three homers and allowed seven runs in 6 1/3 innings in Kansas City's 7-3 loss. Kennedy entered the matchup with a 2.13 ERA and had yielded just one run in winning his previous two starts.
May 8 8:17 AM PT9:17 AM MT10:17 AM CT11:17 AM ET11:17 ET15:17 GMT23:17 8:17 AM MST10:17 AM EST10:47 AM VEN19:17 UAE10:17 AM CT-Kennedy turned in another strong start by tossing seven scoreless innings to defeat Cleveland on Saturday.
Analysis: Kennedy is so far living up to the five-year contract he signed with the Royals in the offseason. He's now 4-2 with a 2.13 ERA in seven starts and has held opposing hitters to a .209 average.
May 2 8:37 AM PT9:37 AM MT10:37 AM CT11:37 AM ET11:37 ET15:37 GMT23:37 8:37 AM MST10:37 AM EST11:07 AM VEN19:37 UAE10:37 AM CT-Kennedy bounced back well in Sunday's win at Seattle.
Analysis: Kennedy struck out six over five innings while limiting the Mariners to a run on five hits, rebounding from Monday's loss to the Angels in which he was tagged for five runs in six innings. He's allowed two runs or less in four of his five starts.
Apr. 15 2:26 PM PT3:26 PM MT4:26 PM CT5:26 PM ET17:26 ET21:26 GMT5:26 2:26 PM MST4:26 PM EST4:56 PM VEN1:26 UAE (+1)4:26 PM CT-Kennedy was outstanding on Thursday, allowing one run and two hits while fanning seven in a 6-2 win over the Astros.
Analysis: Kennedy has been a solid addition for the World Series champs, going 2-0 with 14 strikeouts and an 0.66 ERA so far.

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