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Probable Pitchers

Los Angeles Angels @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Tyler Skaggs, LHP
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Skaggs makes his first start since undergoing Tommy John surgery in August 2014, pitching five days before the two-year anniversary of his last game. The 25-year-old threw 12 2/3 scoreless innings with 26 strikeouts in his last two Triple-A starts.

Dillon Gee, RHP
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After left-hander Brian Flynn struggled in his turn as the team's fifth starter, the Royals will give Gee another look. Gee's last start was on July 10, as he gave up five hits and three runs (two earned) in 3 2/3 innings against the Mariners.

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Los Angeles Angels @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Matt Shoemaker, RHP
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Shoemaker was charged with two runs in 6 2/3 innings against the Astros on Friday and has been one of baseball’s best starting pitchers since around the middle of May, with a 2.39 ERA over his last 12 starts. But he is only 3-5 in that stretch.

Danny Duffy, LHP
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Duffy posted another strong outing in his last start against the Rangers, giving up one run and four hits through 6 2/3 innings. The Royals have won in each of Duffy's last five outings and are 10-3 with him as a starter this season.

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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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