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Probable Pitchers

Seattle Mariners @ Minnesota Twins

, Target Field
Ariel Miranda, LHP
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The 27-year-old rookie from Cuba has gone 4-0 with a 2.16 ERA in four September starts, providing a big boost since his July 31 acquisition from the Orioles. He went seven innings with 3 hits, 2 runs and 8 strikeouts to beat the Astros on Sunday.

Tyler Duffey, RHP
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The Twins are giving Duffey nine days between starts so he could work on the side, after four starts in which he posted an 11.15 ERA. Duffey gave up six runs in 3 2/3 innings in the Twins' 9-6 loss to the Tigers on Sept. 14.

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Seattle Mariners @ Minnesota Twins

, Target Field
Taijuan Walker, RHP
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The 24-year-old is 2-1 with a 2.79 ERA in three starts since revamping his delivery, though he lost to the Blue Jays 3-2 on Monday after giving up three runs on five hits in 5 1/3 innings. He’s 1-1 with a 4.05 ERA in two prior starts vs. the Twins.

Hector Santiago, LHP
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Santiago was solid for four straight outings before struggling against the Tigers on Tuesday. The lefty went 5 1/3 innings, allowing six runs on seven hits and two walks in a loss.

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Minnesota Twins @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Jose Berrios, RHP
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Berrios saw his start on Wednesday washed out due to rain after he had thrown three scoreless innings against the Tigers. The stats from the game didn't count, but it was a confidence booster for the 22-year-old.

Ian Kennedy, RHP
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Kennedy will get the start in the first of three games against the Twins at Kauffman Stadium. Kennedy was roughed up a little in his last outing Wednesday against the Indians, giving up 10 hits and three runs in 5 2/3 innings.

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Minnesota Twins @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
To Be Announced

Jason Vargas, LHP
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Vargas will pitch Game 2 against the Twins in his third start back from rehab for 2015 Tommy John surgery. Vargas pitched Thursday in Cleveland, and after giving up two runs in the first inning retired 10 straight before departing.

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