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Probable Pitchers

Kansas City Royals @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Yordano Ventura, RHP
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Ventura's last start was cut short after he took a grounder to the ribs, but he said after the game he expects to be fine moving forward. The Royals have lost in Ventura's last five starts, despite him posting two quality starts in that span.

Cole Hamels, LHP
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Hamels makes his second straight start against the Royals. He gave up one unearned run in 5 1/3 innings in a 7-4 victory on Saturday in Kansas City. He has won two straight starts since the All-Star break, yielding two runs in 13 1/3 innings.

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Kansas City Royals @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Edinson Volquez, RHP
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Volquez gave up seven hits and three walks in his last start but worked his way out of trouble on several occasions, giving up one total run. He's posted quality starts in his last three outings and has an ERA of 2.84 in his last five starts.

A.J. Griffin, RHP
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Griffin will make his second straight start against Oakland. He allowed one run on four hits, two walks and three strikeouts in a no-decision on Sunday. He is 0-1 with a 5.40 ERA in six starts since coming back from the disabled list.

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Kansas City Royals @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Ian Kennedy, RHP
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Kennedy was shaky in his last start against the Angels on Monday, loading the bases and giving up two runs before getting the first out of the game. The Royals are 2-8 with Kennedy on the mound since the beginning of June.

Martin Perez, LHP
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Perez allowed five runs, three earned, over six innings in his last start against the Athletics on Monday. He is 0-3 with a 7.53 ERA in his last five starts. He is 6-1 with a 2.69 ERA in ten starts at home this season.

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Kansas City Royals @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
To Be Announced

Lucas Harrell, RHP
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Harrell will be making his first start for the Rangers after being acquired from the Braves on Wednesday. After being called up from Triple-A Gwinnett on July 2, he went 2-2 with a 3.38 ERA in five starts with Atlanta.

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Kansas City Royals @ Tampa Bay Rays

, Tropicana Field
To Be Announced

To Be Announced

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