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Probable Pitchers

Kansas City Royals @ Detroit Tigers

, Comerica Park
Matt Strahm, LHP
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Strahm will make his third start since shifting from the bullpen to the starting rotation. The left-hander gave up one unearned run in five innings in his first start, but allowed five runs, all earned, in his second one.

Justin Verlander, RHP
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Verlander hasn't had a decision in four straight outings as he tries to climb above the .500 mark. In his last start at Seattle he didn't allow a base runner until one out in the sixth. But he surrendered three runs and four hits, with 11 strikeouts

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Kansas City Royals @ Detroit Tigers

, Comerica Park
Ian Kennedy, RHP
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Kennedy, who has allowed a home run in 10 straight starts, will face Detroit to open the series. When he faced the Tigers earlier this season, Kennedy gave up five earned runs in three innings.

Daniel Norris, LHP
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Norris has won two of his last three starts and in eight straight outings, he has pitched at least five innings. He lost his last start in Seattle, surrendering five runs and five hits over six innings.

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Kansas City Royals @ Detroit Tigers

, Comerica Park
Jake Junis, RHP
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Junis will make his sixth start of the season. He allowed two runs over 6 1/3 innings in his last start, a no-decision. He's struggled with command at times, having hit four batters over his past two outings.

Michael Fulmer, RHP
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Fulmer was sensational in his last start, when stifling the Padres over seven innings. He limited San Diego to one run and two hits, with eight strikeouts. Fulmer's fastball hit 99 and his slider had plenty of bite. He has split his last four decisio

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Minnesota Twins @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
To Be Announced

Jason Vargas, LHP
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