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Probable Pitchers

Kansas City Royals @ Philadelphia Phillies

, Citizens Bank Park
Ian Kennedy, RHP
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Kennedy dominated in his last outing against the Astros. In seven innings, he struck out 11 while giving up three hits, one walk and one run. He'll be looking to pick up back-to-back wins for the third time this year.

Jeremy Hellickson, RHP
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Hellickson allowed just one earned run in six innings Saturday at AT&T Park. Scouts will be watching him closely before the Trade Deadline as the rebuilding Phillies could flip him to a contender for the right price.

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Kansas City Royals @ Philadelphia Phillies

, Citizens Bank Park
Danny Duffy, LHP
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Duffy matched a career high with eight innings, while posting his fourth quality start of the month, in a win over the Cardinals last Monday. The Royals have gone 6-3 this season with Duffy on the mound since he joined the rotation.

Aaron Nola, RHP
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Nola is the first Phillies starter to pitch fewer than four innings in four consecutive starts since Marty Bystrom in 1982. He is 0-3 with a 15.23 ERA in that stretch, allowing 32 hits and 25 runs in just 13 innings.

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Kansas City Royals @ Philadelphia Phillies

, Citizens Bank Park
Yordano Ventura, RHP
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After returning from an 8-game suspension, Ventura said he felt some of the effects of the layoff in giving up 7 earned runs in 5 1/3 innings vs. the Cardinals on Tuesday. It was the first time he'd given up seven earned runs in a start this season.

Vince Velasquez, RHP
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Velasquez (strained right biceps) came off the DL and gave up five hits and zero walks with seven strikeouts over five scoreless innings Monday against the D-backs.

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Kansas City Royals @ Toronto Blue Jays

, Rogers Centre
To Be Announced

Aaron Sanchez, RHP
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Sanchez is coming off a fantastic outing in which he threw eight innings and allowed one run. Sanchez has won his last seven decisions, and pitched six innings or more in five of his six starts in June.

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Kansas City Royals @ Toronto Blue Jays

, Rogers Centre
To Be Announced

R.A. Dickey, RHP
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In a tough-luck loss his last time out against the Indians, Dickey held the Indians to three runs on seven hits, but was out-dueled by Carlos Carrasco and fell to 5-9. The knuckleballer is 0-6 at home this season.

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