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Probable Pitchers

Minnesota Twins @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Kyle Gibson, RHP
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Career stats

Gibson quietly put together an impressive first half, including a much-improved strikeout rate with 114 strikeouts in 115 2/3 innings. He went eight innings last time out, allowing one run on five hits in a win over the Rays.

Danny Duffy, LHP
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After a sluggish start to the season, Duffy owns a 2.73 ERA over his last 10 starts, striking out 58 hitters in 55 2/3 innings. Duffy shut out the White Sox in his last start through 7 innings, giving up four hits and whiffing eight Chicago hitters.

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Minnesota Twins @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Lance Lynn, RHP
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Lynn had a rough start to the season, but posted a 4.12 ERA over his last 13 starts dating back to May 1. He's coming off a rough start against the Royals, surrendering four runs over five innings.

Jakob Junis, RHP
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Junis returns from a short stint on the disabled list after dealing with back inflammation since July 5. He pitched well in his only start vs. the Twins this year, giving up three runs in six innings on May 28.

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Minnesota Twins @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Jake Odorizzi, RHP
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Odorizzi was inconsistent in the first half, mixing in solid stretches with rough ones. He's been better recently with a 2.95 ERA over his last four starts, but was hit hard by the Rays in his last start.

Brad Keller, RHP
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A Rule 5 pick, Keller shifted to the rotation at the end of May and started off well, pitching to a 2.14 ERA in his first six starts. But he’s hit a rough patch his last two outings, allowing nine runs in a combined 7 1/3 frames, with a WHIP of 3.00.

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Minnesota Twins @ Toronto Blue Jays

, Rogers Centre
To Be Announced

Marco Estrada, RHP
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    Marco Estrada, last 5 years vs. MIN
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Estrada is expected to be activated off the DL in time to make this start against the Twins. He has been out since July 3 with a strained left glute. Prior to the injury, Estrada allowed three earned runs or fewer in six consecutive starts.

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