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Probable Pitchers

Kansas City Royals @ Oakland Athletics

, Oakland Coliseum
Danny Duffy, LHP
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Duffy takes the mound for the final game of the series against the A’s. Duffy gave up five runs over 6 1/3 innings on Friday against the White Sox in a 6-3 loss.

Paul Blackburn, RHP
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Blackburn allowed 12 baserunners Aug. 11 against the Orioles, but limited the damage to four runs in 5 2/3 innings. Blackburn didn’t get a decision, but the A’s won the third straight game in which he started.

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Cleveland Indians @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Corey Kluber, RHP
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Kluber allowed three runs and struck out nine in seven innings vs. the Rays on Sunday. The AL Cy Young Award contender is 8-1 with a 1.85 ERA, 151 strikeouts and 17 walks in his last 14 starts (102 1/3 innings).

Ian Kennedy, RHP
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Kennedy bounced back in his last start, allowing three runs in 6 1/3 innings against the White Sox on Aug. 12. He didn’t get a decision and is 0-2 with a 7.16 ERA in August (16 1/3 innings).

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Cleveland Indians @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Trevor Bauer, RHP
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Bauer fanned 11 and allowed three runs in 6 2/3 innings on Monday at Fenway Park. The righty is 4-0 with a 2.41 ERA in his last five outings, but he has gone 4-5 with a 6.32 ERA in 10 road starts this season.

Jason Vargas, LHP
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After losing his first two starts in August, Vargas allowed three runs in six innings to beat the White Sox on Aug. 13. But after he won every start in June, Vargas is 2-3 with a 7.08 in July and August (seven starts).

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Cleveland Indians @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Danny Salazar, RHP
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Jason Hammel, RHP
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Hammel gave up a season-high three homers against the A's on Aug. 15 but didn't get a decision, allowing four runs in six innings. The righty has pitched into the sixth inning in all but one of his 14 starts since the beginning of June.

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