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Probable Pitchers

Kansas City Royals @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Yordano Ventura, RHP
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    Yordano Ventura, last 3 starts
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    Yordano Ventura, regular season
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    Yordano Ventura, last 5 years vs. TEX
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Career stats

Ventura had some control issues -- he walked five (and one intentionally) -- but he had a one-hit shutout through six frames vs. the Twins on Saturday. He gave up three runs on three hits in the seventh and took the loss, his first in five starts.

Colby Lewis, RHP
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    Colby Lewis, last 3 starts
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    Colby Lewis, regular season
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    Colby Lewis, last 5 years vs. KC
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Career stats

Lewis lost to the Angels for the third time this season on Saturday, but struck out a career-high 10 batters. Lewis has a 3.29 ERA in 38 1/3 innings over six starts since the All-Star break. He now shares the team lead with 22 starts this year.

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Kansas City Royals @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Jeremy Guthrie, RHP
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    Jeremy Guthrie, last 3 starts
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    Jeremy Guthrie, regular season
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    Jeremy Guthrie, last 5 years vs. TEX
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Guthrie has won four of his last five starts, which included a complete game at Arizona. In his last outing, he spaced an initial 3 1/3 innings and a final 3 2/3 innings around a 54-minute rain delay at Minnesota and beat the Twins.

Nick Tepesch, RHP
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    Nick Tepesch, last 3 starts
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    Nick Tepesch, regular season
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    Nick Tepesch, last 5 years vs. KC
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Career stats

Tepesch has allowed only four runs over 14 innings in his past two starts. He has allowed three or fewer runs in four consecutive starts and is second on the Rangers with nine quality starts this season.

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Kansas City Royals @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Jason Vargas, LHP
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    Jason Vargas, last 3 starts
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    Jason Vargas, regular season
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    Jason Vargas, last 5 years vs. TEX
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Career stats

Vargas followed a shutout of the A's with a seven-inning, one-run winning effort over the Twins. The run came on a homer, the first he's given up in his last six games. All season, he's given up just two runs in the first inning.

Miles Mikolas, RHP
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    Miles Mikolas, last 3 starts
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    Miles Mikolas, regular season
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    Miles Mikolas, last 5 years vs. KC
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Career stats

Mikolas is 0-4 with a 13.73 ERA in four starts at home, compared to 1-1 with a 3.34 ERA on the road. He allowed three runs in five-plus innings in Miami on Tuesday. This will be his first career appearance against the Royals.

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New York Yankees @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
To Be Announced

James Shields, RHP
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    James Shields, last 3 starts
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    James Shields, regular season
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    James Shields, last 5 years vs. NYY
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Career stats

Shields called his last outing at Coors Field "a grind day." Entering with a .223 opponent's batting average since July 7, Shields gave up nine hits in seven innings vs. the Rockies. He kept the damage at two runs with some well-timed double plays.

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