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Probable Pitchers

Kansas City Royals @ Detroit Tigers

, Comerica Park
Jason Hammel, RHP
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Hammel was strong again in his last start Friday against the Angels, giving up just two runs in 5 1/3 innings and left with a 4-2 lead, though the Royals lost, 5-4.

Michael Fulmer, RHP
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The Indians wrecked Fulmer's strong start to the season with nine runs, six earned, over three-plus innings on April 12 in Cleveland, where they sat on Fulmer's fastball and powered it. He induced just two swinging strikes out of 72 total pitches.

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Kansas City Royals @ Detroit Tigers

, Comerica Park
Jakob Junis, RHP
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Junis is off to a hot start in 2018, with a 1.93 ERA over his first three starts. After throwing seven scoreless innings in each of his first two starts, the Angels cracked the code and hit three home runs off Junis in his last outing on April 14.

Daniel Norris, LHP
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Norris gets a spot start in the doubleheader nightcap after spending the past couple weeks in the bullpen. He began the season in the rotation but had his starting assignment scratched in the wave of early-season postponements.

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Kansas City Royals @ Detroit Tigers

, Comerica Park
Danny Duffy, LHP
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Duffy will be working on short rest, having thrown six scoreless innings on Tuesday, giving up two hits while striking out eight.

Mike Fiers, RHP
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Fiers tossed six scoreless innings against the White Sox in his first start off the DL before the Yankees roughed him up for five earned runs in 5 2/3 innings. He’ll have the benefit of warm weather for the first time this season.

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Kansas City Royals @ Detroit Tigers

, Comerica Park
Eric Skoglund, LHP
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In his second start this season, Skoglund lasted five innings and gave up five runs and eight hits, but he struck out six.

Francisco Liriano, LHP
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Liriano gets a rematch against a Royals lineup he quieted for 6 2/3 innings of one-run ball on April 2. He has walked three batters in each of his two starts since then, but limited the damage to a couple runs in both outings.

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Detroit Tigers @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Matthew Boyd, LHP
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Boyd is the first Tigers lefty to throw six or more innings of one-run ball or better in each of his first three starts in a season. He’s also the first Major Leaguer since Pedro Martinez in 1994 to go winless in three such starts to open a season.

To Be Announced

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