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Probable Pitchers

Baltimore Orioles @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Chris Tillman, RHP
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Tillman's streak of seven straight winning decisions ended in his start Saturday, a 3-2 loss to the Twins. He gave up the three runs on four hits in 6 2/3 innings, taking his first loss since May 31.

Yordano Ventura, RHP
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Ventura takes the hill for the Royals in the final game of the four-game series with Baltimore. Ventura has produced three straight quality starts and given up just three runs over his last 19 innings. He got a win in his last start, 6-3 over Boston.

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Kansas City Royals @ Tampa Bay Rays

, Tropicana Field
Edinson Volquez, RHP
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Volquez is coming off arguably his worst start as a Royal. He gave up a season-high nine hits and six runs in 6 2/3 innings vs. Boston, and coughed up a 4-2 lead in the sixth. He left trailing 6-4 in the seventh.

Erasmo Ramirez, RHP
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Ramirez got a no-decision on Aug. 22 against the Athletics when he allowed four earned runs on eight hits in seven innings. He is 5-3 with a 2.55 ERA in 13 appearances at Tropicana Field this season.

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Kansas City Royals @ Tampa Bay Rays

, Tropicana Field
Kris Medlen, RHP
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Medlen will make his second start after his Royals rotation debut on Monday was a resounding success. He stayed under his pitch count of 70 (finishing at 69) and got through six innings. He walked none and struck out six in a win over the Orioles.

Jake Odorizzi, RHP
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Odorizzi receive a no-decision against the Athletics on Aug. 23 when he allowed two runs on three hits in six innings. He is 3-2 with a 2.20 ERA in nine starts at Tropicana Field this season. In three career appearances against the Royals, he is 0-2.

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Kansas City Royals @ Tampa Bay Rays

, Tropicana Field
Danny Duffy, LHP
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Duffy gets the start for the Royals in the series finale at Tampa Bay. He is coming off a 3-2 win over Baltimore on Tuesday, when he went 5 2/3 innings and gave up five hits and two runs while striking out five.

Nathan Karns, RHP
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He lasted just three innings in taking the loss Tuesday night to the Twins. Along the way he allowed five runs on four hits in the outing that tied for the shortest start of his career. He has allowed first-inning runs in four straight starts.

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