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Probable Pitchers

Washington Nationals @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Gio Gonzalez, LHP
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Gonzalez is coming off one of his best months with the Nationals, where through four starts he finished with a 1.42 ERA. He is issuing fewer walks and throwing fewer pitches, which has helped him pitch deeper into games.

Edinson Volquez, RHP
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Volque takes the mound for the Royals in the series opener against the Nationals. Volquez got his first loss of the season Tuesday against the Angels, giving up a career-high 12 hits and eight runs.

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Washington Nationals @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Tanner Roark, RHP
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Roark has not allowed a run in either of his last two starts -- with 21 strikeouts in 14 innings -- and carries a 15-inning scoreless streak into this start. He matches up against Chris Young, his former teammate at Triple-A Syracuse in 2013.

Chris Young, RHP
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Young took the loss in his last start vs. the Angels after giving up three runs on three hits in 5 1/3 innings. He's 4-1 with a 3.78 ERA in his career against the Mariners.

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Washington Nationals @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Stephen Strasburg, RHP
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Strasburg has started the year with four consecutive wins for the first time in his career and has been the Nationals' most dominant pitcher. He enters the game with a 40-to-8 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a 2.25 ERA.

Kris Medlen, RHP
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Washington Nationals @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
To Be Announced

Kyle Hendricks, RHP
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Hendricks held the Brewers to two hits over five innings in his last outing, and was lifted for a pinch-hitter. Manager Joe Maddon admitted there was no reason to pull Hendricks, but he needed to try and score at that point.

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Washington Nationals @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
To Be Announced

To Be Announced

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