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Probable Pitchers

Oakland Athletics @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Sonny Gray, RHP
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    Sonny Gray, last 5 years vs. TEX
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Gray's 1-3 with a 5.71 ERA in his last seven starts. Opponents have hit .283 and his WHIP stands at 1.50, much higher than his career tally (1.20). It's been a trying season for last year's American League Cy Young candidate.

Nick Martinez, RHP
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Martinez will be making his fifth start of the season, and first since since allowing six runs in 4 ⅓ innings against the Red Sox on July 4. In 14 games (13 starts) between Triple-A and Double-A this year, he’s 6-5 with a 3.94 ERA.

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Oakland Athletics @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Sean Manaea, LHP
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Manaea turned in the best start of his young career Friday, throwing eight scoreless innings and striking out seven against the Rays. He's surrendered two runs over his last 20 innings, and faces the Rangers for the third time this year.

Yu Darvish, RHP
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Darvish set season highs in innings (6), pitches (91) and strikeouts (11) in a loss to the Royals on Friday. He’s struck out 20 batters in 10 1/3 innings since returning from the 15-day disabled list on July 16.

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Kansas City Royals @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Yordano Ventura, RHP
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Ventura's last start was cut short after he took a grounder to the ribs, but he said after the game he expects to be fine moving forward. The Royals have lost in Ventura's last five starts, despite him posting two quality starts in that span.

Cole Hamels, LHP
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Hamels makes his second straight start against the Royals. He gave up one unearned run in 5 1/3 innings in a 7-4 victory on Saturday in Kansas City. He has won two straight starts since the All-Star break, yielding two runs in 13 1/3 innings.

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Kansas City Royals @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Edinson Volquez, RHP
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Volquez gave up seven hits and three walks in his last start but worked his way out of trouble on several occasions, giving up one total run. He's posted quality starts in his last three outings and has an ERA of 2.84 in his last five starts.

A.J. Griffin, RHP
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Griffin will make his second straight start against Oakland. He allowed one run on four hits, two walks and three strikeouts in a no-decision on Sunday. He is 0-1 with a 5.40 ERA in six starts since coming back from the disabled list.

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Kansas City Royals @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
To Be Announced

Martin Perez, LHP
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Perez allowed five runs, three earned, over six innings in his last start against the Athletics on Monday. He is 0-3 with a 7.53 ERA in his last five starts. He is 6-1 with a 2.69 ERA in ten starts at home this season.

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