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Probable Pitchers

Detroit Tigers @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Matt Boyd, LHP
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Boyd gets a third meeting with a Royals lineup he faced twice in early August. He tossed seven innings of one-run ball on Aug. 3 in Detroit, but gave up three runs on nine hits over 5 1/3 innings five days later in Kansas City.

Edinson Volquez, RHP
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Volquez is 0-2 with a 4.85 ERA vs. the Tigers this year, with both starts coming at Kauffman Stadium. He posted a quality start on May 2, but was less effective in his most recent outing, allowing five earned runs on eight hits over seven on Aug. 12.

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Chicago White Sox @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
John Danks, LHP
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The good news for the White Sox is that Danks has a 9-2 career mark with a 2.69 ERA against the Royals. The bad news is that the veteran has a 2-8 road record this season with a 6.48 ERA and a .311 opponents average against.

Kris Medlen, RHP
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Medlen makes his third start as a Royal, having won his previous two starts. In his last outing against the Rays, he gave up three runs in 5 1/3 innings while striking out five. He had six K's in six innings the previous start, a win over the O's.

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Chicago White Sox @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Jose Quintana, LHP
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Quintana has three losses, one win and, of course, two no-decisions over his last six starts. His 49 no-decisions since 2012 rank No. 1 among all pitchers in that time frame. He has walked nine over his last six starts, against 29 strikeouts.

Danny Duffy, LHP
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Duffy looks to get his command back in the second game of the series. Because of high pitch counts, he has not made it through the sixth inning in any of his last three starts. He has not made it into the seventh inning since since Aug. 4.

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Chicago White Sox @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Erik Johnson, RHP
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Johnson makes his 2015 White Sox debut against the Royals, moving Chris Sale back one day. Johnson struggled mightily in ’14, with Chicago and Triple-A Charlotte, but earned ’15 International League Most Valuable Pitcher honors.

Johnny Cueto, RHP
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Cueto, who is struggling through a three-game slump in which he has allowed 17 runs in his last 17 innings, starts the series finale. The ace right-hander gave up four runs in six innings against Detroit on Tuesday.

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Minnesota Twins @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Tommy Milone, LHP
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Milone is coming off one of his best starts of the season, as he scattered three hits over seven scoreless innings with seven strikeouts in a win over the White Sox on Wednesday. It was the first time he went seven innings since July 8.

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