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Probable Pitchers

Kansas City Royals @ Houston Astros

, Minute Maid Park
Ian Kennedy, RHP
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    Ian Kennedy, last 3 starts
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    Ian Kennedy, regular season
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    Ian Kennedy, last 5 years vs. HOU
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Kennedy allowed five runs in six innings in a loss to the Rangers on Monday and is looking for his first win since April 7. He's 4-1 all time vs. the Astros, and his 1.99 ERA against them and the Reds is the best against any club he's faced.

Lance McCullers Jr., RHP
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    Lance McCullers Jr., last 3 starts
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    Lance McCullers Jr., regular season
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    Lance McCullers Jr., last 5 years vs. KC
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McCullers hasn’t won in his past three starts despite allowing seven earned runs in 19 innings. He’ll be starting vs. the Royals for the second time in a row and first time at home this year, where he’s 3-1 with a 2.37 ERA in six starts.

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Kansas City Royals @ Houston Astros

, Minute Maid Park
Jason Hammel, RHP
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    Jason Hammel, last 3 starts
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    Jason Hammel, regular season
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    Jason Hammel, last 5 years vs. HOU
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Hammel will finish the series against the Astros on Sunday. His 2.85 all-time ERA against Houston is the best against any team he's faced in his 13-year career.

Gerrit Cole, RHP
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    Gerrit Cole, last 3 starts
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    Gerrit Cole, regular season
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    Gerrit Cole, last 5 years vs. KC
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Cole threw a season-high 116 pitches Monday vs. the Rays and will start Sunday with an extra day of rest. This will be Cole's first start against Kansas City since July 21, 2015.

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Los Angeles Angels @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
To Be Announced

Jakob Junis, RHP
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    Jakob Junis, last 3 starts
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    Jakob Junis, regular season
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    Jakob Junis, last 5 years vs. LAA
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Junis will start the makeup game against the Angels at Kauffman Stadium. He threw six solid innings on Wednesday against the Rangers, but lacked run support in the loss.

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Kansas City Royals @ Milwaukee Brewers

, Miller Park
Brad Keller, RHP
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    Brad Keller, last 3 starts
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    Brad Keller, regular season
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    Brad Keller, last 5 years vs. MIL
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Keller will start the opener of a two-game series against the Brewers at Miller Park. He allowed nine hits, but just three runs over six frames in his last outing against the Astros on June 17.

Freddy Peralta, RHP
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    Freddy Peralta, last 3 starts
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    Freddy Peralta, regular season
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    Freddy Peralta, last 5 years vs. KC
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Peralta will make his Miller Park debut against the Royals in his second start since rejoining the rotation. The rookie phenom delivered six shutout innings of two-hit ball last Tuesday vs. the Pirates in his first game in the Majors since May 19.

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Kansas City Royals @ Milwaukee Brewers

, Miller Park
To Be Announced

To Be Announced

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