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Probable Pitchers

Detroit Tigers @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Anibal Sanchez, RHP
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In his last outing, Sanchez limited the Twins to one run over the first six innings, but tired a bit in the seventh and gave up two runs to take his third loss of the season. Still, he has posted back-to-back quality starts after two rough outings.

Jeremy Guthrie, RHP
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Guthrie takes the mound in the finale of the series with Detroit. Manager Ned Yost opted to flip Guthrie and Jason Vargas in the rotation so Guthrie would get the Tigers. Guthrie beat the Tigers last Sept. 21 in a must-win game for the Royals.

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Cleveland Indians @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Danny Salazar, RHP
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In 19 innings this season, Salazar has piled up 28 strikeouts against five walks. On Wednesday, the right-hander struck out seven, walked none and gave up four runs in six innings of a win over the Royals.

Jason Vargas, LHP
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Vargas struggled last year against the Tigers -- going just 1-3 with a 6.18 ERA. He is off to a slow start this year overall -- 2-1 with a 5.95 ERA.

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Cleveland Indians @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Carlos Carrasco, RHP
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Carrasco allowed one hit to the final 11 batters he faced in his last outing on Friday, ending on a high note in a win over Toronto. The right-hander struck out six, walked three and gave up four runs in six innings.

Danny Duffy, LHP
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Duffy makes the start Wednesday for the Royals against the Indians. He pitched seven strong innings in an 8-1 win over Detroit on Thursday. Duffy last faced Cleveland on Sept. 22 and pitched six scoreless innings in a big Royals win.

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Cleveland Indians @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Corey Kluber, RHP
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The reigning AL Cy Young winner has gone 0-3 with a 7.27 ERA and a 1.030 opponents' OPS in his last three starts (17 1/3 innings). On Saturday, he was charged with five runs (four earned) in five innings vs. Toronto.

Edinson Volquez, RHP
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    Edinson Volquez, last 5 years vs. CLE
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Volquez takes the mound for the Royals in the series finale. Volquez threw six strong innings on Saturday in a 2-1 loss to the Tigers, giving up just five hits and two runs. Vargas has a career 12.19 ERA in three starts vs. Cleveland.

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