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Probable Pitchers

Texas Rangers @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Derek Holland, LHP
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    Derek Holland, last 3 starts
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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 3 starts
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    Jeremy Guthrie, regular season
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    Jeremy Guthrie, last 5 years vs. TEX
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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, regular season
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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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Kansas City Royals @ New York Yankees

, Yankee Stadium
James Shields, RHP
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    James Shields, last 3 starts
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Shields threw seven superb innings Saturday, allowing one run against the Indians, but had nothing to show for it. The Royals lost, 3-2, in extra-innings and he settled for a no decision.

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Kansas City Royals @ New York Yankees

, Yankee Stadium
Danny Duffy, LHP
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    Danny Duffy, last 3 starts
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    Danny Duffy, last 5 years vs. NYY
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Duffy produced a solid start Sunday against the Indians, but had nothing to show for it. He allowed two runs (one earned) in 6 2/3 innings. The game was suspended in the bottom of the 10th, with the Royals trailing, 4-2.

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