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AL Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
31-29 5-5 L2
27-32 6-4 W2
26-31 4-6 L3
26-35 5-5 W3
18-41 4-6 W1

2023 Pitching

Earned Run Average
Base on Balls (Walk)
Walks and Hits Allowed Per Inning
Regular Season 2 3 3.52 33 11 1.17

Top Scott Barlow News

  • Royals' Scott Barlow: Locks down seventh save

    Barlow pitched a scoreless ninth to get the save Sunday over the Rockies, allowing two hits and striking out the side.

    Barlow was able to work around two base hits by striking out the side to pick up the save. Due to the Royals' struggles, it was Barlow's first save since May 17, though it was his fifth appearance since then. The 30-year-old has been dependable overall with his closing duties, registering a 3.52 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 33:11 K:BB over 23 innings.

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  • Royals' Scott Barlow: Earns win over Nationals

    Barlow (2-3) pitched a hitless ninth while walking one and striking out a batter to pick up the win over the Nationals on Sunday.

    Barlow set down the Nationals on 17 pitches with the game tied up 2-2 in the ninth and wound up with his second win after the Royals walked it off. The 30-year-old has allowed a run just once over his last 13 outings but has just two saves and both his wins this month. Barlow has now pitched on consecutive days and likely should have the day off Monday against the Cardinals. He now owns a 3.86 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 29:11 K:BB over 21 innings.

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  • Royals' Scott Barlow: Handed third loss

    Barlow dropped to 1-3 in Monday's 8-5 loss to the Tigers in 10 innings after allowing three runs (two earned) on two hits and two walks with three strikeouts across 1.2 innings.

    After keeping the game tied in the ninth inning, Barlow saw his scoreless streak end at 10.2 innings after he yielded a three-run double to Javier Baez in the top of the 10th. Barlow has a 4.26 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 27:10 K:BB through 19 innings this season, and he's generally pitched well of late, though save chances remain sparse while pitching for the 14-35 Royals. He's converted six of his seven save opportunities to date.

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  • Royals' Scott Barlow: Nails down sixth save

    Barlow picked up the save Wednesday with a perfect inning against the Padres, including one strikeout.

    Barlow made quick work of the Padres in the ninth, as he needed just seven pitches to retire the side. The closer has worked 10 straight outings, and 10.2 innings, since he last allowed a run April 19. All seven earned runs Barlow has allowed came in an eight-day span in April. The righty has 24 strikeouts in 17.1 innings this season.

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  • Royals' Scott Barlow: Clean inning for fifth save

    Barlow struck out one in a perfect inning to earn the save in Tuesday's 5-4 win over the Padres.

    Barlow's pitched 9.2 consecutive scoreless innings, and he hasn't allowed a baserunner in his last three outings. Saves remain hard to come by -- he hadn't converted one since April 29, though the Royals hadn't produced a save opportunity in that span. The right-hander's recent work should keep him in place as the primary closer. He's bounced back from a rough start to the year to get his ERA down to 3.86 with a 1.22 WHIP, 23:8 K:BB and five saves in 16 appearances (16.1 innings) this season.

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  • Royals' Scott Barlow: Picks up win Thursday

    Barlow (1-2) pitched a perfect inning and earned the win Thursday over the White Sox.

    Barlow kept the game tied at 3-3 in the top of the ninth inning, and Freddy Fermin delivered a walkoff single for the Royals a half-inning later. After some shaky work in mid-April, Barlow has strung together 7.2 scoreless innings over his last seven appearances. He has a 12:2 K:BB in that span, and the stretch has trimmed his ERA to 4.40 through 14.1 innings overall. He's 4-for-5 on save chances with a 20:8 K:BB this season.

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  • Royals' Scott Barlow: Picks up fourth save

    Barlow gave up two hits and struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning Saturday to record his fourth save of the season in a 3-2 win over the Twins.

    He was dialed in, firing 14 of his 15 pitches for strikes, and after giving up a pair of one-out singles he retired Byron Buxton and Trevor Larnach to secure Kansas City's seventh win of the year. A couple implosions have tainted Barlow's ratios, but he remains the preferred option in the ninth inning over Aroldis Chapman despite his 6.10 ERA, 1.74 WHIP and 13:7 K:BB through 10.1 innings.

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  • Royals' Scott Barlow: Secures save No. 3

    Barlow picked up a five-out save Tuesday against the Diamondbacks, allowing a double and a walk while striking out two in a scoreless outing.

    Barlow was called upon to relieve Aroldis Chapman with the tying run in scoring position and one out in the eighth. He went on to strike out Alek Thomas and Gabriel Moreno to escape the jam. He made things interesting again in the ninth after surrendering a leadoff double and a two-out walk but got out of it unscathed after Christian Walker grounded out to end the game. Barlow has now picked up back-to-back save chances and seems to be settling in after a pair of rough outings during the first month of the year. The 30-year-old now sits at a 6.75 ERA, 1.71 WHIP and a 12:7 K:BB over 9.1 innings.

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  • Royals' Scott Barlow: Notches second save

    Barlow earned the save against the Angels on Saturday, striking out two batters in a perfect inning.

    Aroldis Chapman hasn't been scored upon this season, leading many to assume that he would take over as Kansas City's closer, but the left-hander was used in the seventh inning of a tie game Saturday. Meanwhile, after the Royals scored five runs in the top of the ninth inning to take the lead, Barlow was called upon to close things out, and he did so with a pair of punchouts while retiring the side in order on 12 pitches. Barlow has been very shaky this season while Chapman has been outstanding, but the former appears to still have traction as the Royals' closer given the relievers' usage Saturday.

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  • Royals' Scott Barlow: Shaky stretch continues

    Barlow (0-2) took the loss Sunday versus Atlanta, allowing a run on two hits and striking out two over one inning.

    Barlow has hit a bit of a rough patch over the last week, taking two losses and a blown save over his last three outings. Sunday's appearance wasn't in a save situation, but the right-hander gave up the tiebreaking RBI single to Vaughn Grissom in the ninth inning. Barlow has surrendered five runs (four earned) with a pedestrian 6:4 K:BB across 5.2 innings this season. He's also just 1-for-2 in save chances, though the Royals haven't given him many opportunities to function in a closer role.

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  • Royals' Scott Barlow: Blows save at Texas

    Barlow (0-1) was charged with the loss and a blown save Tuesday against the Rangers after he allowed four runs (three earned) on two hits and one walk over two-thirds of an inning. He didn't strike out any batters.

    The right-hander entered for the 10th inning with Kansas City leading 5-4 and retired the first two batters he faced, but a single and a walk set up Jonah Heim for a walkoff three-run homer. It's the first time Barlow has been scored on this season, but the outing will balloon his ERA for at least the next couple weeks. Barlow and Aroldis Chapman each have one save for the Royals this season, as wins have been few and far between over the first couple weeks.

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  • Royals' Scott Barlow: Notches first save

    Barlow earned a save over the Giants on Friday. He allowed a hit and a walk while striking out two batters over a scoreless inning.

    In this third appearance of the season, Barlow finally got a save opportunity. He gave up a leadoff triple to Joc Pederson and issued a two-out walk but slammed the door by striking out Blake Sabol. Barlow has tossed three shutout frames to begin the year.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 215 lbs
Birthplace: New London, CT
Age: 30
Experience: 4
Bats/Throws: R, R