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Probable Pitchers

Kansas City Royals @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Edinson Volquez, RHP
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Volquez will take the mound after perhaps the worst outing of his career. In his last start, the righty gave up 12 runs (11 earned) to the Astros, recording only three outs in the game.

Carlos Martinez, RHP
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Martinez has been masterful in his last three starts. He finished at least seven innings in each and allowed no more than one run. Over his last five outings, Martinez has a 1.24 ERA and 3-0 record.

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Kansas City Royals @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Chris Young, RHP
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Young really struggled in his last outing, giving up seven runs in 2 1/3 innings against the Astros. He walked four batters in that game for the second time in June and was pulled after 67 pitches. He's given up a homer in every start this season.

Mike Leake, RHP
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Leake lasted a season-short 3 1/3 innings in his start on Sunday to take just his second loss in his last nine starts. Though he allowed nine hits, most were groundballs that found holes to sneak through.

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Kansas City Royals @ Philadelphia Phillies

, Citizens Bank Park
Ian Kennedy, RHP
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Kennedy dominated in his last outing against the Astros. In seven innings, he struck out 11 while giving up three hits, one walk and one run. He'll be looking to pick up back-to-back wins for the third time this year.

Jeremy Hellickson, RHP
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Hellickson allowed just one earned run in six innings Saturday at AT&T Park. Scouts will be watching him closely before the Trade Deadline as the rebuilding Phillies could flip him to a contender for the right price.

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Kansas City Royals @ Philadelphia Phillies

, Citizens Bank Park
Danny Duffy, LHP
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Duffy matched a career high with eight innings, while posting his fourth quality start of the month, in a win over the Cardinals last Monday. The Royals have gone 6-3 this season with Duffy on the mound since he joined the rotation.

Aaron Nola, RHP
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Nola is the first Phillies starter to pitch fewer than four innings in four consecutive starts since Marty Bystrom in 1982. He is 0-3 with a 15.23 ERA in that stretch, allowing 32 hits and 25 runs in just 13 innings.

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Kansas City Royals @ Philadelphia Phillies

, Citizens Bank Park
To Be Announced

To Be Announced

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