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Probable Pitchers

Detroit Tigers @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Anibal Sanchez, RHP
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In his last outing, Sanchez limited the Twins to one run over the first six innings, but tired a bit in the seventh and gave up two runs to take his third loss of the season. Still, he has posted back-to-back quality starts after two rough outings.

Jeremy Guthrie, RHP
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Guthrie takes the mound in the finale of the series with Detroit. Manager Ned Yost opted to flip Guthrie and Jason Vargas in the rotation so Guthrie would get the Tigers. Guthrie beat the Tigers last Sept. 21 in a must-win game for the Royals.

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Detroit Tigers @ Chicago White Sox

, U.S. Cellular Field
Shane Greene, RHP
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Brad Ausmus took enough interest after back-to-back rough outings that he caught Greene's bullpen session Friday to get a better idea how Greene's pitching. He has given up 15 runs over 8 1/3 innings in his last two starts.

Jeff Samardzija, RHP
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Baltimore scored six runs in the first inning off Samardzija and then cruised to victory in the Wednesday afternoon contest played in a fan-less ballpark. Samardzija held Detroit to one run in eight innings on April 17.

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Detroit Tigers @ Chicago White Sox

, U.S. Cellular Field
Alfredo Simon, RHP
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Simon's perfect start came crashing down last Thursday with six runs on nine hits over 4 1/3 innings to the Royals for his first loss as a Tiger after four straight wins. He did not face the White Sox in Detroit two weeks ago.

Chris Sale, LHP
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As pitching coach Don Cooper said, the story with Sale is when he has a rare bad start, as he did against the Twins on Thursday, when he allowed a career-high nine runs over three innings, including seven in one inning.

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Detroit Tigers @ Chicago White Sox

, U.S. Cellular Field
Kyle Lobstein, LHP
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Lobstein recovered from a three-run first inning to allow a run on six hits over his final 6 1/3 innings last Friday at Kansas City. By staying on turn, Lobstein faces the White Sox rather than a Royals rematch in Detroit.

Jose Quintana, LHP
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Quintana has allowed three earned runs over his last 14 innings and two starts combined, but he has a no-decision and a loss to show for his work. He is 12-13 lifetime at U.S. Cellular Field.

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