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Probable Pitchers

Kansas City Royals @ Toronto Blue Jays

, Rogers Centre
Danny Duffy, LHP
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Duffy takes the hill for the first game of the four-game set. The Royals are 5-1 in the six games Duffy has started since his return from the disabled list on June 24. In that span, he has posted a 2.15 ERA.

Marco Estrada, RHP
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Estrada's run of strong outings came to an end during his last start against the Mariners. He made the outing on short notice, and it clearly impacted his performance. He allowed five earned, the first time he allowed more than two since June 14.

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Kansas City Royals @ Toronto Blue Jays

, Rogers Centre
Johnny Cueto, RHP
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The righty makes his Royals debut after being acquired in a trade last Sunday. Cueto has made two career starts vs. the Blue Jays - he is 2-0 with a 3.86 ERA. In his one start at Rogers Centre, he gave up five runs in six innings, but got the win.

Drew Hutchison, RHP
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Hutchison's last outing was delayed by three days because of the flu, and he allowed six runs over four innings. He has been much better at home this year with a 2.21 ERA compared with a 9.00 ERA in 11 outings on the road.

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Kansas City Royals @ Toronto Blue Jays

, Rogers Centre
Yordano Ventura, RHP
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Ventura is coming off his best start in nearly two months. Last Sunday, he shut down the Astros on six hits and one through seven innings -- he struck out five and walked none. ?That?s the Yordano of old,? manager Ned Yost said.

Mark Buehrle, LHP
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Buehrle had his streak of nine straight starts with six innings and two earned runs or fewer snapped by the Mariners on Sunday. He surrendered three runs over 5 2/3 innings and got the no-decision when his bullpen coughed up the lead.

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Kansas City Royals @ Toronto Blue Jays

, Rogers Centre
Edinson Volquez, RHP
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Volquez takes the mound for the Royals in the series finale in Toronto. Volquez says he has been reminded lately that the man he replaced, James Shields, had 13 wins last year. ?I want to get more ... 15 or 16.?

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