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Probable Pitchers

Detroit Tigers @ San Diego Padres

, Petco Park
Jordan Zimmermann, RHP
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    Jordan Zimmermann, last 3 starts
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    Jordan Zimmermann, last 5 years vs. SD
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Zimmermann returns to his National League days with a visit to Petco Park, where he gave up just two earned runs over 36 innings in five starts with the Nationals. He has a 15-inning scoreless streak there since 2014.

Clayton Richard, LHP
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    Clayton Richard, last 3 starts
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    Clayton Richard, regular season
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    Clayton Richard, last 5 years vs. DET
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Richard has been the Padres' best pitcher of late, having allowed just four runs over 15 innings in his past two starts. He’s among the leaders in ground-ball rate and singles allowed -- so naturally he leads the NL in double plays.

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Kansas City Royals @ Detroit Tigers

, Comerica Park
Ian Kennedy, RHP
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    Ian Kennedy, last 5 years vs. DET
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Kennedy, who has allowed a home run in 10 straight starts, will face Detroit to open the series. When he faced the Tigers earlier this season, Kennedy gave up five earned runs in three innings.

Justin Verlander, RHP
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    Justin Verlander, last 5 years vs. KC
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Verlander hasn't had a decision in four straight outings as he tries to climb above the .500 mark. In his last start at Seattle he didn't allow a base runner until one out in the sixth. But he surrendered three runs and four hits, with 11 strikeouts

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Kansas City Royals @ Detroit Tigers

, Comerica Park
Jake Junis, RHP
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    Jake Junis, last 5 years vs. DET
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Junis will make his sixth start of the season. He allowed two runs over 6 1/3 innings in his last start, a no-decision. He's struggled with command at times, having hit four batters over his past two outings.

Daniel Norris, LHP
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    Daniel Norris, last 3 starts
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    Daniel Norris, regular season
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    Daniel Norris, last 5 years vs. KC
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Norris has won two of his last three starts and in eight straight outings, he has pitched at least five innings. He lost his last start in Seattle, surrendering five runs and five hits over six innings.

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Kansas City Royals @ Detroit Tigers

, Comerica Park
Jason Vargas, LHP
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    Jason Vargas, last 5 years vs. DET
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Michael Fulmer, RHP
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    Michael Fulmer, last 3 starts
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    Michael Fulmer, regular season
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    Michael Fulmer, last 5 years vs. KC
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Fulmer was sensational in his last start, when stifling the Padres over seven innings. He limited San Diego to one run and two hits, with eight strikeouts. Fulmer's fastball hit 99 and his slider had plenty of bite. He has split his last four decisio

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