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Probable Pitchers

Texas Rangers @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Cole Hamels, LHP
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Hamels struck out seven and allowed one unearned run over eight innings vs. the Cubs on Sunday. He had allowed five runs in each of his two previous July starts. He will be making his first career start at Kauffman Stadium, and second vs. the Royals.

Yordano Ventura, RHP
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Ventura has posted two straight quality starts but has yet to pick up a win since his eight-game suspension. Ventura's ERA is 6.55 in the four starts since his return. The Royals offense has averaged 2.5 runs per game in those starts.

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Texas Rangers @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
A.J. Griffin, RHP
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Griffin allowed five runs over five innings against the Angels on Monday. He’s surrendered at least five runs in back-to-back outings, which are the only two times he’s given up that many runs in a start all season.

Edinson Volquez, RHP
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In his last outing against the Indians on Monday, Volquez went seven innings, giving up just four hits and two runs in a 7-3 Royals win. He's made three quality starts in his last four outings, posting 18 strikeouts to eight walks.

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Oakland Athletics @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
To Be Announced

Kyle Lohse, RHP
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Lohse allowed seven runs in 4 1/3 innings against the Angels Tuesday in his second start with the Rangers. He’s allowed at least six runs in both of his starts and hasn’t thrown more than five innings in either one.

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Oakland Athletics @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
To Be Announced

Martin Perez, LHP
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Perez has allowed 24 runs (19 earned) over his last three starts. He gave up seven runs on 10 hits in six-plus innings in a loss against the Angels Wednesday. The slump comes off a stretch where he went 6-0 with a 3.28 ERA over eight starts.

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Oakland Athletics @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
To Be Announced

Yu Darvish, RHP
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Darvish set season highs in innings (6), pitches (91) and strikeouts (11) in a loss to the Royals on Friday. He’s struck out 20 batters in 10 1/3 innings since returning from the 15-day disabled list on July 16.

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