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Probable Pitchers

New York Yankees @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Masahiro Tanaka, RHP
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    Masahiro Tanaka, last 3 starts
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    Masahiro Tanaka, last 5 years vs. KC
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Tanaka has been on a roll, winning his last four starts. He has blanked opponents in each of his last two, combining for 14 2/3 scoreless innings with one walk and 14 strikeouts against the Angels and Mariners.

Edinson Volquez, RHP
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    Edinson Volquez, last 3 starts
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    Edinson Volquez, last 5 years vs. NYY
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In his last start, vs. Miami, Volquez gave up just three hits and two runs (none earned). It was the first time since July 24 that he hadn't given up four or more runs in an outing and marked the fewest hits he'd surrendered since June 13.

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New York Yankees @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Luis Cessa, RHP
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    Luis Cessa, last 5 years vs. KC
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Cessa has won both of his first two Major League starts, working quality efforts against the Angels and Orioles. His last time out, Cessa served up two Manny Machado homers but held Baltimore to just three other hits over six innings.

Ian Kennedy, RHP
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Kennedy gave up two runs in 5 1/3 innings in his last outing, snapping a stretch of five straight quality starts. But even with that outing, Kennedy has posted a dominant 1.14 ERA in his past six starts.

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Detroit Tigers @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Anibal Sanchez, RHP
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Sanchez will move up in the rotation order and start on the standard four days' rest, facing a Royals team he shut down for seven innings in a no-decision Aug. 17 at Comerica Park. He hasn’t beaten Kansas City since May 3, 2015.

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Detroit Tigers @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Michael Fulmer, RHP
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    Michael Fulmer, last 3 starts
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    Michael Fulmer, regular season
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    Michael Fulmer, last 5 years vs. KC
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With his innings watched, Fulmer will start on six days' rest against a Royals team he held to three runs over 13 2/3 innings in two starts this season. He's coming off back-to-back losses for the first time in his young career.

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