Apr. 25 9:13 AM PT10:13 AM MT11:13 AM CT12:13 PM ET12:13 ET16:13 GMT0:13 9:13 AM MST11:13 AM EST11:43 AM VEN20:13 UAE11:13 AM CT-Vargas gave up four runs - three earned - and seven hits in five innings in a 12-1 loss to the White Sox on Monday. Analysis: His ERA rose from a big league-best 0.44 to 1.40.
Apr. 20 9:59 AM PT10:59 AM MT11:59 AM CT12:59 PM ET12:59 ET16:59 GMT0:59 9:59 AM MST11:59 AM EST12:29 PM VEN20:59 UAE11:59 AM CT-Vargas delivered another brilliant start to defeat San Francisco on Wednesday. The resurgent left-hander struck out nine while permitting just four hits over seven innings in Kansas City's 2-0 win. Analysis: After missing all of last season recovering from Tommy John surgery, Vargas has allowed only one run across 20 2/3 innings in winning each of his three 2017 starts. That's enough of a sample size for fantasy owners to fell confident using the 34-year-old in all formats.
Apr. 14 10:48 AM PT11:48 AM MT12:48 PM CT1:48 PM ET13:48 ET17:48 GMT1:48 10:48 AM MST12:48 PM EST1:18 PM VEN21:48 UAE12:48 PM CT-Vargas turned in a second straight strong start Thursday, when he limited the A's to four hits and a walk and struck out eight over 7 2/3 innings to lead the Royals to a 3-2 victory. Analysis: After missing much of the last two seasons recovering from Tommy John surgery, Vargas seems to have regained his prior form in 2017. The left-hander threw six innings of one-run ball to defeat Houston in Friday's season debut He'll try to keep his excellent run going in an interesting matchup with San Francisco ace Madison Bumgarner on Wednesday.
Apr. 8 9:24 AM PT10:24 AM MT11:24 AM CT12:24 PM ET12:24 ET16:24 GMT0:24 9:24 AM MST11:24 AM EST11:54 AM VEN20:24 UAE11:24 AM CT-Vargas held Houston to a run and six hits and struck out six over six innings while leading Kansas City to its first victory of the season Friday. Analysis: Vargas, who returned from Tommy John surgery last September, got his first victory since June 8, 2015. ''Vargas was fantastic,'' manager Ned Yost said. ''We knew that getting him back gave us someone we could count on every fifth day.''