Duffy struggles in second start for Omaha

Duffy struggles in second start for Omaha

Duffy struggles in second start for Omaha

KANSAS CITY -- Left-hander Danny Duffy made his second start for the Triple-A Omaha Storm Chasers since being activated by the Royals from the 60-day disabled list on June 25.

Duffy went 5 1/3 innings on Friday night, allowing four runs on six hits, including a two-run homer in the sixth. He threw 83 pitches, 55 for strikes, while recording four strikeouts and no walks.

Duffy, who continues to recover from last year's Tommy John surgery, is 2-0 with the Storm Chasers through six games and five starts with a 5.88 ERA this season. He has 25 strikeouts and 11 walks in 26 innings.

Dick Kaegel is a reporter for MLB.com. Kathleen Gier is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.