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Probable Pitchers

Minnesota Twins vs. Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Phil Hughes, RHP
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    Phil Hughes, last 3 starts
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    Phil Hughes, regular season
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    Phil Hughes, last 5 years vs. KC
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Career stats

Hughes pitched well through five innings against the Blue Jays on Tuesday, but it all unraveled in the sixth. He ended up giving up four runs on eight hits and a walk with seven strikeouts.

Yordano Ventura, RHP
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    Yordano Ventura, last 3 starts
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    Yordano Ventura, last 5 years vs. MIN
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Career stats

The hard-throwing righty scored his first career win against the Astros on Tuesday with a composed seven innings of four-hit ball. His overwhelming fastball has helped him record 24 strikeouts in five career outings.

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Kansas City Royals vs. Cleveland Indians

, Progressive Field
Jeremy Guthrie, RHP
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    Jeremy Guthrie, last 5 years vs. CLE
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Career stats

Guthrie pitched six innings Wednesday at Houston and did not figure in the decision, an 11-inning Royals win. He gave up six hits, including a pair of two-run homers in the game, and threw 103 pitches. He has allowed three homers this season.

Zach McAllister, RHP
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    Zach McAllister, last 5 years vs. KC
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McAllister has been Cleveland's steadiest starter of late, allowing just one run with 11 strikeouts and two walks in his past 13 2/3 innings (two starts). He gave up one run over six innings in a win over Detroit on Wednesday.

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Kansas City Royals vs. Cleveland Indians

, Progressive Field
James Shields, RHP
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    James Shields, last 5 years vs. CLE
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Career stats

Shields pitched brilliantly in his last outing Thursday, limiting Houston to four singles over eight innings and giving up just one run. He struck out 12, one short of his career high. He needed only 107 pitches.

Danny Salazar, RHP
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    Danny Salazar, last 5 years vs. KC
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Salazar cruised through the first four on Thursday, but then surrendered four runs in the fifth inning in a loss to the Tigers. The righty gave up five runs on six hits with three strikeouts and three walks in 4 2/3 innings.

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Kansas City Royals vs. Cleveland Indians

, Progressive Field
Jason Vargas, LHP
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Vargas is on a roll, going seven innings three times and eight in his other start. He hasn't given up more than two runs in a game and on Friday night against the Twins, he worked seven shutout innings.

Justin Masterson, RHP
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Career stats

Following a pair of subpar outings, Masterson got things in order in a no-decision against the Blue Jays on Friday. In 6 1/3 innings, the righty was charged with two runs on six hits with nine strikeouts and two walks.

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Kansas City Royals vs. Cleveland Indians

, Progressive Field
Bruce Chen, LHP
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    Bruce Chen, last 5 years vs. CLE
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Career stats

Chen got through five innings for his first victory on Saturday against the Twins, giving up four runs on eight hits and four walks. A strained glute delayed his start for two days but he recovered to make 98 pitches.

Corey Kluber, RHP
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    Corey Kluber, last 5 years vs. KC
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Kluber gave up five runs (four earned) on nine hits in a loss to the Blue Jays at home on Saturday. The right-hander struck out three, walked three and logged 111 pitches (74 strikes) in 6 2/3 innings.

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