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Probable Pitchers

Minnesota Twins @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Ervin Santana, RHP
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After serving an 80-game suspension, Santana is set to make his debut in Kansas City. Santana pitched well in three rehab outings at Triple-A, posting a 1.74 ERA.

Danny Duffy, LHP
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Duffy has looked sharper in some areas in his two starts since his return from the DL, but giving up 14 hits in 11 1/3 innings is hard to overlook. Until the lefty finds his rhythm, his results continue to reflect in his 5.44 ERA.

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Tampa Bay Rays @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Alex Colome, RHP
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Colome is trending in the wrong direction. He has not won since May 21, and the Rays are 0-8 in his past eight starts. He's allowed eight runs on 12 hits over his past two outings (13 innings pitched).

Edinson Volquez, RHP
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The Royals have won 11 of 16 games with Volquez starting on the mound, including six of eight at home. He is 2-0 with a 2.66 ERA in three career games against the Rays.

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Tampa Bay Rays @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Matt Moore, LHP
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The left-hander allowed four runs on six hits in 4 2/3 innings against the Indians in his return from Tommy John surgery. He is 0-2 with a 5.29 ERA in three career starts against the Royals.

Chris Young, RHP
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In each of Young's four losses, the Royals' offense supported him with no more than two runs -- none in Thursday's 2-0 loss to the Twins. While he carries his share of the blame, Young needs help returning to the starter who began the season 4-0.

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Tampa Bay Rays @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Chris Archer, RHP
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Archer's fastball ranges from 95-98 mph and he's locating the pitch well. That has made his slider even more effective. Approximately 40 percent of Archer's pitches this season have been sliders, and the pitch is one of the best in baseball.

Jeremy Guthrie, RHP
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Back-to-back strong starts saw Guthrie hold opponents to no more than two runs apiece. He lasted at least six innings in each before giving the ball to the Royals' capable bullpen. He is 9-11 with a 3.97 ERA in 24 career appearances against the Rays.

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Tampa Bay Rays @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Nathan Karns, RHP
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Karns got off to a rough start Saturday when the Yankees scored twice in the first, but he settled into a nice rhythm and delivered his third consecutive quality start while striking out a career-high 10.

Joe Blanton, RHP
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Blanton dropped his second straight Saturday night with more early-game struggles, throwing flat through the first inning. With Yordano Ventura and Jason Vargas returns imminent, the righty needs to scrap something together to stay in the rotation.

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