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Probable Pitchers

Kansas City Royals @ Houston Astros

, Minute Maid Park
Danny Duffy, LHP
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Duffy will start the series opener against the Astros Friday in Houston. He had a shaky outing on Saturday against the Astros' lineup, allowing six earned runs across six innings.

Dallas Keuchel, LHP
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The lefty will look to build on his good outing against the Royals when he faces Kansas City for the second time in a row. Keuchel held the Royals without an earned run in six innings in a 10-2 win on Saturday for his first win since May 13.

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Kansas City Royals @ Houston Astros

, Minute Maid Park
Ian Kennedy, RHP
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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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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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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.

Justin Verlander, RHP
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Verlander has turned in 15 quality starts in 16 outings this year and is coming off his third double-digit strikeout game of '18 (45th of career) on Tuesday. The Astros are 0-3 in his double-digit strikeout games, having scored a total of two runs.

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Toronto Blue Jays @ Houston Astros

, Minute Maid Park
To Be Announced

To Be Announced

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