A sidearmer, Hottovy gave up two hits, no walks and had three strikeouts. He gave up an RBI single immediately after entering the game, but the run was charged to starter Felipe Paulino.
Hottovy has worked 8 1/3 innings in seven games without being charged with a run.
"He did a nice job," manager Ned Yost said. "It was a perfect matchup for him with all the lefties they had in their lineup and with Paulino going short, and it gave us an opportunity. We were going to take him to 35 pitches, and he was right about there."