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Probable Pitchers

Chicago White Sox @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Derek Holland, LHP
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Holland has struggled since the beginning of June, allowing 13 homers and posting a 9.82 ERA in 36 2/3 innings since then. He allowed two runs (one earned) in 6 2/3 innings against Kansas City on May 4.

Travis Wood, LHP
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Wood will be making his third start of the season. He gave up two runs in four innings in his first start, but in his last one, a loss to Detroit, Wood was pulled after giving up six runs on nine hits in 4 1/3 innings.

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Kansas City Royals @ Detroit Tigers

, Comerica Park
Jason Hammel, RHP
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Hammel's last start was also against Detroit. On Thursday, he allowed one run on four hits over 6 1/3 innings in a no-decision. In two starts against the Tigers this season, Hammel has a 4.41 ERA.

Justin Verlander, RHP
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As trade rumors swirl, the possibility looms that each start could be one of Verlander’s last in a Tigers uniform. He tossed seven innings of two-run ball with eight strikeouts in a no-decision at Kansas City last start.

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Kansas City Royals @ Detroit Tigers

, Comerica Park
Danny Duffy, LHP
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Duffy will make his fifth start since coming off the disabled list. He has a 4.46 ERA (12 runs allowed in 26 innings) in four starts since returning. In Duffy's last start, also against the Tigers, he allowed four runs over five innings.

Michael Fulmer, RHP
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Fulmer has a better record at home (6-2) than on the road, but his ERA is way higher (3.72) while his strikeout rate is curiously lower. Nevertheless, he has become the workhorse of the Tigers rotation in his second season.

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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 snapped a run of four straight quality starts when he gave up six runs -- five earned -- over four innings in his last outing. He went seven innings with five strikeouts in a win over the Tigers on June 28.

To Be Announced

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