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Probable Pitchers

New York Yankees @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
CC Sabathia, LHP
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Sabathia had gone 15 straight regular-season starts without a loss before falling on Friday in K.C. Shaky defense plagued him, as did an uncharacteristic four walks through five frames. The four walks were his most since Aug. 31, 2017, vs. Boston.

Doug Fister, RHP
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Fister remains in search of his first win since March 30, but he is coming off his best start of the season. He threw seven scoreless innings on Thursday vs. the White Sox. Fister struck out four and didn’t allow a walk while scattering six hits.

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Kansas City Royals @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Danny Duffy, LHP
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Duffy will look to get on track in the series opener against the Rangers. He allowed five runs in just four innings on Saturday against the Yankees as his ERA jumped to 6.88.

Austin Bibens-Dirkx, RHP
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Bibens-Dirkx will come up from Triple-A Round Rock to make his season debut. He made eight starts at Triple-A, going 2-3 with a 3.72 ERA and a 1.34 WHIP. In 38 2/3 innings, he walked eight and struck out 32.

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Kansas City Royals @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Eric Skoglund, LHP
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Skoglund will take the mound for Game 2 at Globe Life Park. Last time out, the lefty surrendered six runs in five innings, all of which came in his final two frames.

Mike Minor, LHP
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Minor, who pitched as a reliever for the Royals last season, will be making his first start against them since 2013. He is 0-2 with an 8.22 ERA in his last three starts, and 2-2 with a 3.72 ERA in five starts at home this season.

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Kansas City Royals @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Ian Kennedy, RHP
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Kennedy allowed five runs in 5 2/3 innings against the Cardinals on Monday, his third straight start in which he gave up at least five runs.

Bartolo Colon, RHP
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Colon is 2-2 with a 4.54 ERA in his last six outings after allowing four homers in a 10-5 loss to the Yanks on Monday. He is 0-2 with a 5.46 ERA in four starts and two relief appearances at home this year. In 30 career starts vs. K.C., he's 15-11.

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Kansas City Royals @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Jason Hammel, RHP
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Hammel will start the series finale against the Rangers. The right-hander tossed seven strong innings on Tuesday against the Cardinals, allowing nine hits and just one run in picking up his first win of the season.

Cole Hamels, LHP
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Hamels is 2-1 with a 2.08 ERA in his last five starts after holding the Yankees to two runs in seven innings on Tuesday. As a member of the Rangers, he made four starts against the Royals in 2016-17 and is 3-0 with a 0.93 ERA.

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