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Probable Pitchers

Kansas City Royals @ Tampa Bay Rays

, Tropicana Field
Kris Medlen, RHP
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Medlen will make his second start after his Royals rotation debut on Monday was a resounding success. He stayed under his pitch count of 70 (finishing at 69) and got through six innings. He walked none and struck out six in a win over the Orioles.

Jake Odorizzi, RHP
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Odorizzi receive a no-decision against the Athletics on Aug. 23 when he allowed two runs on three hits in six innings. He is 3-2 with a 2.20 ERA in nine starts at Tropicana Field this season. In three career appearances against the Royals, he is 0-2.

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Kansas City Royals @ Tampa Bay Rays

, Tropicana Field
Danny Duffy, LHP
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Duffy gets the start for the Royals in the series finale at Tampa Bay. He is coming off a 3-2 win over Baltimore on Tuesday, when he went 5 2/3 innings and gave up five hits and two runs while striking out five.

Nathan Karns, RHP
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He lasted just three innings in taking the loss Tuesday night to the Twins. Along the way he allowed five runs on four hits in the outing that tied for the shortest start of his career. He has allowed first-inning runs in four straight starts.

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Tampa Bay Rays @ Baltimore Orioles

, Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Chris Archer, RHP
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Archer had 12 strikeouts Wednesday vs. the Twins, his most since tying the club record with 15 on June 2 vs. the Angels. Unfortunately for Archer, he took his 10th loss of the season.

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Tampa Bay Rays @ Baltimore Orioles

, Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Drew Smyly, LHP
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Smyly made his third start since returning from the 60-day DL (torn labrum) on Thursday and allowed three earned runs on eight hits in 4 1/3 innings. Though not out of sorts, Smyly continues to look for the necessary feel for his offspeed pitches.

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Tampa Bay Rays @ Baltimore Orioles

, Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Erasmo Ramirez, RHP
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Ramirez allowed two earned runs on six hits in 4 1/3 innings vs. the Royals on Friday, which was an uncharacteristic outing for him as he’s yielded one earned run or fewer in 12 of 21 starts.

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