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Probable Pitchers

Kansas City Royals @ New York Yankees

, Yankee Stadium
Miguel Almonte, RHP
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Almonte will makes his first Major League start in Thursday's series finale at Yankee Stadium. Almonte has a 2.17 ERA in seven games, six starts, at Double-A Northwest Arkansas.

Masahiro Tanaka, RHP
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Tanaka has been hammered in his last two starts by the Astros and Rays, surrendering a grand total of 14 earned runs and seven homers in just 4 2/3 innings. His slider and splitter have been inconsistent.

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Kansas City Royals @ Cleveland Indians

, Progressive Field
Ian Kennedy, RHP
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Kennedy gets the start in the opener of a three-game set. Kennedy, in his first start back from the disabled list on Sunday, lasted just two innings against the Twins and gave up five runs.

Danny Salazar, RHP
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Salazar is coming off his third win of the season after allowing three runs on four hits and striking out seven in 5 2/3 innings against the Astros. In 13 career starts against the Royals, Salazar is 7-6 with a 3.63 ERA and 84 strikeouts.

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Kansas City Royals @ Cleveland Indians

, Progressive Field
Jason Vargas, LHP
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Vargas gave up four hits and three runs on Monday against the Yankees in a 4-2 loss. He struck out six and walked three.

Josh Tomlin, RHP
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Although he pitched well through the first 6 innings vs. the Reds in his last outing, Tomlin made a costly throwing error in the seventh and ultimately took the loss. He will aim to bounce back vs. the Royals, against whom he is 9-4 in his career.

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Kansas City Royals @ Cleveland Indians

, Progressive Field
Danny Duffy, LHP
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Duffy threw seven strong innings against the Yankees on Tuesday, giving up two runs while striking out seven in a 6-2 win.

Carlos Carrasco, RHP
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After posting a 1.86 ERA through his first 7 starts, Carrasco has struggled in his last 2 outings, allowing 9 runs on 11 hits in 10 innings. He will look to return to form against the Royals, against whom he is 7-5 with a 3.40 ERA in his career.

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Detroit Tigers @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
To Be Announced

To Be Announced

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