{}
CLOSE

Now Commenting On:

Kickham to remain in rotation, face Reds next

Kickham to remain in rotation, face Reds next

|
Kickham to remain in rotation, face Reds next

LOS ANGELES -- Left-hander Mike Kickham showed enough improvement Tuesday night to earn his third Major League start, which will be Monday's series opener at Cincinnati.

Kickham allowed six runs (five earned) and eight hits in 5 1/3 innings against the Los Angeles Dodgers. That left him with an 0-2 record and a 10.57 ERA. But Kickham's encore appearance outclassed his Major League debut May 28 at Oakland, where he yielded four runs and four hits while walking four in 2 1/3 innings.

Pitching at Cincinnati's Great American Ball Park, which significantly favors hitters, likely will present a challenge for Kickham. Assuming the 24-year-old remains in the rotation, he'll probably savor his following start, his first home outing, at pitcher-friendly AT&T Park on July 6.

Chris Haft is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

{}
{}
Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español