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Probable Pitchers

Chicago White Sox @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
James Shields, RHP
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    James Shields, last 5 years vs. KC
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Shields has yet to find his pre-injury form, which saw him allow just one run and pitch into the sixth inning in each of his first three starts. He's allowed three or fewer runs just twice in five starts since coming off the DL.

Ian Kennedy, RHP
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Over his last three starts, Kennedy has an ERA of 2.83, and he has pitched at least six innings in each of those starts. He has also struck out seven batters in two of those outings and walked a total of four batters.

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Chicago White Sox @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Mike Pelfrey, RHP
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    Mike Pelfrey, last 5 years vs. KC
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Pelfrey continues to struggle going multiple times through a lineup, with opponents posting an OPS of 1.339 their third time facing Pelfrey in a game. He's also allowed a 1.286 OPS when between 75 and 100 pitches in a start.

Jason Vargas, LHP
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The last two starts have not been good for Vargas. He has given up 12 runs in 7 2/3 innings and allowed five home runs. In six June starts, Vargas allowed a total of three homers. His ERA has risen to a season-high 3.06 as a result.

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Chicago White Sox @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Derek Holland, LHP
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Holland has struggled since the beginning of June, allowing 13 homers and posting a 9.82 ERA in 36 2/3 innings since then. He allowed two runs (one earned) in 6 2/3 innings against Kansas City on May 4.

Travis Wood, LHP
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Wood will be making his third start of the season. He gave up two runs in four innings in his first start, but in his last one, a loss to Detroit, Wood was pulled after giving up six runs on nine hits in 4 1/3 innings.

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Chicago White Sox @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Miguel Gonzalez, RHP
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    Miguel Gonzalez, regular season
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    Miguel Gonzalez, last 5 years vs. CHC
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Gonzalez returned from a stint on the disabled list with a gem against the Dodgers the last time out, as he allowed one run in six innings.

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