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Probable Pitchers

Kansas City Royals @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Jeremy Guthrie, RHP
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    Jeremy Guthrie, last 3 starts
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    Jeremy Guthrie, regular season
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    Jeremy Guthrie, last 5 years vs. TEX
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Guthrie has won four of his last five starts, which included a complete game at Arizona. In his last outing, he spaced an initial 3 1/3 innings and a final 3 2/3 innings around a 54-minute rain delay at Minnesota and beat the Twins.

Nick Tepesch, RHP
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    Nick Tepesch, last 3 starts
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    Nick Tepesch, regular season
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    Nick Tepesch, last 5 years vs. KC
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Career stats

Tepesch has allowed only four runs over 14 innings in his past two starts. He has allowed three or fewer runs in four consecutive starts and is second on the Rangers with nine quality starts this season.

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Kansas City Royals @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Jason Vargas, LHP
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    Jason Vargas, last 3 starts
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    Jason Vargas, regular season
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    Jason Vargas, last 5 years vs. TEX
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Career stats

Vargas followed a shutout of the A's with a seven-inning, one-run winning effort over the Twins. The run came on a homer, the first he's given up in his last six games. All season, he's given up just two runs in the first inning.

To Be Announced

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New York Yankees @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
To Be Announced

James Shields, RHP
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    James Shields, last 3 starts
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    James Shields, regular season
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Shields called his last outing at Coors Field "a grind day." Entering with a .223 opponent's batting average since July 7, Shields gave up nine hits in seven innings vs. the Rockies. He kept the damage at two runs with some well-timed double plays.

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Minnesota Twins @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Ricky Nolasco, RHP
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    Ricky Nolasco, last 3 starts
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Career stats

May has struggled with his control early in his big league career, and had trouble again in his second career start Monday. He allowed three runs on seven hits and four walks over 4 2/3 innings in a loss to the Royals.

Danny Duffy, LHP
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    Danny Duffy, last 3 starts
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    Danny Duffy, regular season
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If it wasn't for Christian Colon's error in the sixth, Duffy might have earned the win in his second career trip to Coors Field. Instead, the inning was kept alive long enough for Matt McBride's go-ahead grand slam, one of five hits he'd give up.

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Minnesota Twins @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Phil Hughes, RHP
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    Phil Hughes, last 3 starts
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    Phil Hughes, regular season
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    Phil Hughes, last 5 years vs. KC
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Hughes was solid against the Indians on Thursday, giving up one run on four hits over seven innings to get the win. It was the fifth straight quality start for Hughes, who has a 1.89 ERA over that span.

Yordano Ventura, RHP
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    Yordano Ventura, regular season
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    Yordano Ventura, last 5 years vs. MIN
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Ventura gave up just four hits and one run in a six-inning victory at Texas on Friday night although a rather high pitch count (107) kept him from going deeper in the game. He struck out six and walked three as he reached double figures in wins.

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