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Probable Pitchers

Boston Red Sox @ Tampa Bay Rays

, Tropicana Field
Rick Porcello, RHP
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    Rick Porcello, last 3 starts
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    Rick Porcello, last 5 years vs. TB
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Porcello has won nine of his past 10 starts to tie for the most wins in the Majors with 17. He has a 2.28 ERA during that stretch and is coming off a start in Detroit in which he allowed one run in seven innings with eight strikeouts.

Matt Andriese, RHP
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    Matt Andriese, last 3 starts
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Andriese looked really sharp in the first four innings against Texas on Friday, but his start devolved and he ended up allowing five runs. That outing follows one against the Yankees where he allowed six runs.

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Boston Red Sox @ Tampa Bay Rays

, Tropicana Field
Drew Pomeranz, LHP
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    Drew Pomeranz, last 5 years vs. TB
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Pomeranz is 2-2 with a 4.23 ERA since being traded to Boston. He allowed one run in five innings in a win at Detroit before exiting because of a rain delay. He threw just 51 pitches and 39 were strikes.

Jake Odorizzi, RHP
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Odorizzi came into Saturday with the lowest post-All-Star break ERA, and he actually lowered it. He's now at 1.64 in the second half after allowing one run to the Rangers over six innings. Odorizzi is 8-5 on the season.

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Kansas City Royals @ Boston Red Sox

, Fenway Park
Ian Kennedy, RHP
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Kennedy has been dominant in August with a 0.67 ERA for the month. He's only given up three runs in his last five outings, and has pitched in three consecutive wins, which he hadn't previously done since the end of May.

Steven Wright, RHP
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Wright, who hasn't pitched since Aug. 5 with shoulder inflammation. will be activated from the DL to make the start. The knuckleballer, who is 13-5 with a 3.01 ERA, threw a bullpen session on Tuesday in advance of his start.

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Kansas City Royals @ Boston Red Sox

, Fenway Park
Danny Duffy, LHP
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Duffy's command was off in his last outing, but the roll he's on seems to have made him invincible. In his "rough" performance, Duffy gave up just one run in 6 2/3 innings. The Royals have won in each of his last 11 starts dating to June 27.

David Price, LHP
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Price is coming off what might be his best start of the season on Monday in St. Petersburg. He threw eight scoreless innings against the Rays. On the season, he's 12-8 with a 4.00 ERA. He's allowed 179 hits in 177 2/3 innings.

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Kansas City Royals @ Boston Red Sox

, Fenway Park
Yordano Ventura, RHP
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    Yordano Ventura, last 5 years vs. BOS
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Ventura hasn't allowed more than three runs in his past nine outings, and he has been dynamic in August, posting a 2.03 ERA. He pitched six shutout innings in his last start against the Marlins and has given up just one run in his past two starts.

To Be Announced

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