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Probable Pitchers

Cleveland Indians @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Trevor Bauer, RHP
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    Trevor Bauer, last 3 starts
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    Trevor Bauer, regular season
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    Trevor Bauer, last 5 years vs. KC
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Career stats

Bauer picked up a win on Sunday by holding Houston scoreless over six innings. The righty struck out nine and walked three. He is 1-5 with a 5.81 ERA in nine starts on the road this season.

James Shields, RHP
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    James Shields, last 3 starts
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    James Shields, regular season
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    James Shields, last 5 years vs. CLE
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Career stats

After pitching in four straight wins in August, Shields was cuffed around for 10 hits and six runs in a loss to the Yankees. He gave up two homers but also several seeing-eye hits. At 185 innings, he's on pace for 200 for the eighth straight year.

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Cleveland Indians @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
T.J. House, LHP
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    T.J. House, last 3 starts
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    T.J. House, regular season
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    T.J. House, last 5 years vs. KC
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Career stats

In a no-decision against the White Sox on Tuesday, House gave up five runs on seven hits in 4 2/3 innings. That ended his streak of eight straight starts (3.07 ERA) with three or fewer runs yielded.

Danny Duffy, LHP
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    Danny Duffy, last 3 starts
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    Danny Duffy, regular season
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    Danny Duffy, last 5 years vs. CLE
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Duffy had a smooth performance on Tuesday against the Twins, holding them to one run in 6 2/3 innings. The trouble was that he got zero run support for the sixth time. Meantime, he's given up one run or no runs in 14 of his starts.

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Texas Rangers @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Colby Lewis, RHP
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    Colby Lewis, last 3 starts
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    Colby Lewis, last 5 years vs. KC
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Career stats

Lewis pitched his second complete game of the season on Wednesday with a 12-4 win over the Mariners. He is 3-5 with a 3.71 ERA in eight starts since the All-Star break. He is 7-3 with a 3.69 ERA in 11 starts on the road this season.

Yordano Ventura, RHP
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    Yordano Ventura, last 5 years vs. TEX
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Career stats

Ventura is due back from the middle back tightness that forced him to miss his start last Wednesday. Liam Hendriks replaced him that day, and pitched seven innings of one-run ball in a no-decision as the Royals won, 6-1.

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Texas Rangers @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Derek Holland, LHP
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    Derek Holland, last 5 years vs. KC
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Holland is making his first start this season. He has been sidelined since undergoing surgery on his left knee in January. He was 2-1 with a 4.43 ERA in six starts on a rehab assignment. He allowed four runs in 5 2/3 innings in his last rehab start.

Jeremy Guthrie, RHP
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    Jeremy Guthrie, last 5 years vs. TEX
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Career stats

Guthrie was roughed up in six innings against the Twins on Thursday. He allowed nine hits and five runs in the Royals' 11-5 extra-inning loss. He's allowed four or more runs in three of his last four starts.

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Texas Rangers @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Nick Tepesch, RHP
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    Nick Tepesch, last 3 starts
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    Nick Tepesch, last 5 years vs. KC
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Tepesch is 1-1 with a 3.56 ERA in his last five starts. The only loss was to the Royals, on Aug. 23, when he allowed six runs in 71/3 innings. This will be his first start in Kansas City. Tepesch was born there and raised just outside the city.

Jason Vargas, LHP
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    Jason Vargas, last 3 starts
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    Jason Vargas, last 5 years vs. TEX
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Vargas has taken back-to-back losses, including a previous start against the Rangers in which they tagged him for 11 hits, but just three runs in six innings. He also walked a season-high four, although one was intentional.

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