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Probable Pitchers

Detroit Tigers @ Minnesota Twins

, Target Field
Buck Farmer, RHP
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Buck Farmer's August 13 Major League debut may not have been a successful one for Detroit, but he'll get another look Saturday in the early game. Farmer threw five innings of four-run ball against the Pirates in his first start.

Yohan Pino, RHP
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Pino will be recalled as the Twins' 26th man on the roster to start against the Tigers in Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader. He gave up two runs over seven innings in his last start with Triple-A Rochester.

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Detroit Tigers @ Minnesota Twins

, Target Field
Justin Verlander, RHP
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Detroit gets Verlander back after he missed his last start with right shoulder inflammation. Manager Brad Ausmus said the former AL Cy Young Award winner won't be on any sort of pitch count as he returns.

Trevor May, RHP
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May has struggled with his control early in his big league career, and had trouble again in his second career start Monday. He allowed three runs on seven hits and four walks over 4 2/3 innings in a loss to the Royals.

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Detroit Tigers @ Minnesota Twins

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Max Scherzer, RHP
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Scherzer took a no-decision in his last start on Tuesday. He gave up four runs in the first two innings, but he held Tampa Bay scoreless for the next five. The righty beat the Twins in his only start against them this year.

Kyle Gibson, RHP
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Gibson was handed an early five-run lead against the Indians on Tuesday, but couldn't hold it. He gave up five runs on eight hits and a walk over 5 1/3 innings to get saddled with a no-decision.

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Minnesota Twins @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Ricky Nolasco, RHP
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May has struggled with his control early in his big league career, and had trouble again in his second career start Monday. He allowed three runs on seven hits and four walks over 4 2/3 innings in a loss to the Royals.

Danny Duffy, LHP
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If it wasn't for Christian Colon's error in the sixth, Duffy might have earned the win in his second career trip to Coors Field. Instead, the inning was kept alive long enough for Matt McBride's go-ahead grand slam, one of five hits he'd give up.

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Minnesota Twins @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Phil Hughes, RHP
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Hughes was solid against the Indians on Thursday, giving up one run on four hits over seven innings to get the win. It was the fifth straight quality start for Hughes, who has a 1.89 ERA over that span.

Yordano Ventura, RHP
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Ventura gave up just four hits and one run in a six-inning victory at Texas on Friday night although a rather high pitch count (107) kept him from going deeper in the game. He struck out six and walked three as he reached double figures in wins.

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