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Probable Pitchers

Cleveland Indians @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Danny Salazar, RHP
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In his last outing, Salazar went seven strong innings, allowing one run on three hits while striking out 10 against the Twins. In five starts since being activated from the DL on June 22, he is 2-0 with a 1.39 ERA and 46 strikeouts.

Jason Hammel, RHP
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Hammel gave up a season-high three homers against the A's on Aug. 15 but didn't get a decision, allowing four runs in six innings. The righty has pitched into the sixth inning in all but one of his 14 starts since the beginning of June.

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Colorado Rockies @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Jon Gray, RHP
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Gray makes his first career start vs. the Royals on Tuesday. Last time out, he gave up two runs in six innings vs. the Braves. He’s allowed three or fewer runs in his past five starts, good for an ERA of 3.23 in 30 2/3 innings.

Danny Duffy, LHP
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Duffy will get the start in the first of a three-game set with the Rockies at Kauffman Stadium. Duffy gave up six hits and four runs over five innings last Wednesday against the A’s.

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Colorado Rockies @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Antonio Senzatela, RHP
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Senzatela has been in and out of the rotation since June 22 and will take the spot of Jeff Hoffman, recently optioned to Triple-A. Senzatela’s last start came Aug. 9 vs. the Indians, and he gave up two runs in five innings.

Ian Kennedy, RHP
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Kennedy will get the start in Game 2 of the series with Colorado. Kennedy was shaky his last time out Friday against the Indians, lasting only 2 2/3 innings while giving up five runs.

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Colorado Rockies @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
German Marquez, RHP
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Marquez was plagued by the long ball in his last start, giving up three solo home runs to the Brewers. His home run rate is down from his time in Triple-A last year, as Marquez has allowed 1.13 homers per nine innings.

Jake Junis, RHP
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Junis is expected to start Thursday’s series finale against the Rockies. Junis last started Aug. 14 and gave up two runs on four hits over six innings in the Royals' 6-2 win over the A’s.

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