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Probable Pitchers

Kansas City Royals @ Detroit Tigers

, Comerica Park
Johnny Cueto, RHP
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Cueto will make his second start in a Royals uniform after a solid debut in Toronto last Friday night. He left with a 6-3 lead after six innings, but in a rarity, the bullpen couldn?t hold the lead and the righty took a no-decision.

Matt Boyd, LHP
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Boyd, recently acquired in the David Price deal, will make his Tigers debut Wednesday in place of Buck Farmer, who took a comebacker off his left knee in his last start, Saturday at Baltimore, but stayed in the game and said he?d be fine.

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Kansas City Royals @ Detroit Tigers

, Comerica Park
Yordano Ventura, RHP
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Ventura is coming off a rough outing at Toronto last Saturday -- seven innings, six hits and five runs. But the right-hander held on long enough to witness the Royals rally for a thrilling 7-6 win.

Anibal Sanchez, RHP
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The home run bug bit Sanchez again Saturday in Baltimore, this time for a pair of home runs in a six-run, 6 2/3-inning performance. He has lost back-to-back starts since winning seven decisions over an eight-start span.

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Chicago White Sox @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
John Danks, LHP
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Danks threw what he called his best outing of the season, tying a season-high eight strikeouts for his third win in his last six starts. He's sustained some of his best pitching over those six contests as he become more effective at throwing strikes.

Edinson Volquez, RHP
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The right-hander took the loss last Sunday vs. the Blue Jays, but yielded just two runs over six innings for his fourth quality start in a row. Volquez is 1-2 vs. the White Sox this season, though he has pitched to a 1.80 ERA against AL Central foes.

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Chicago White Sox @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Jeff Samardzija, RHP
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Jeremy Guthrie, RHP
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Guthrie?s last turn was skipped with an off-day, but the club has decided against moving the struggling righty to the 'pen. He allowed eight runs over 5 1/3 innings on July 29 against the Indians, yielding three home runs and hitting three batters.

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Chicago White Sox @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Jose Quintana, LHP
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Quintana threw yet another quality start in his last outing, but as has been the case this season, he did not get enough run support to earn the win. Quintana has recorded a quality start in nine of his last 10 outings.

Danny Duffy, LHP
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Manager Ned Yost said the left-hander showcased his best slider of the season last Tuesday, when Duffy limited the Tigers to one run over seven innings. Duffy has allowed one run or fewer in four of his last five starts.

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