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Probable Pitchers

Kansas City Royals @ Boston Red Sox

, Fenway Park
Danny Duffy, LHP
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Duffy's command was off in his last outing, but the roll he's on seems to have made him invincible. In his "rough" performance, Duffy gave up just one run in 6 2/3 innings. The Royals have won in each of his last 11 starts dating to June 27.

David Price, LHP
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Price is coming off what might be his best start of the season on Monday in St. Petersburg. He threw eight scoreless innings against the Rays. On the season, he's 12-8 with a 4.00 ERA. He's allowed 179 hits in 177 2/3 innings.

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Kansas City Royals @ Boston Red Sox

, Fenway Park
Yordano Ventura, RHP
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Ventura hasn't allowed more than three runs in his past nine outings, and he has been dynamic in August, posting a 2.03 ERA. He pitched six shutout innings in his last start against the Marlins and has given up just one run in his past two starts.

Eduardo Rodriguez, LHP
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Rodriguez, who missed his last start with hamstring tightness, is scheduled to rejoin the rotation after throwing a bullpen session with no limitations on Thursday. In two starts vs. KC, he is 1-0 with a 2.19 ERA.

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New York Yankees @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Michael Pineda, RHP
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Just as Pineda looked to turn a corner with three strong outings, he gave up five earned runs in 5 1/3 innings in a 7-5 loss to the Mariners on Monday. It's been a disappointing season for the righty, who has tied a career high with 10 losses.

Dillon Gee, RHP
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Gee was decent in his last start, vs. the Marlins, giving up three runs in 5 1/3 innings, but K.C.'s offense couldn't muster any runs. The right-hander has given up just four runs in 12 1/3 innings over his last two starts.

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New York Yankees @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Masahiro Tanaka, RHP
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Tanaka has been on a roll, winning his last four starts. He has blanked opponents in each of his last two, combining for 14 2/3 scoreless innings with one walk and 14 strikeouts against the Angels and Mariners.

Edinson Volquez, RHP
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In his last start, vs. Miami, Volquez gave up just three hits and two runs (none earned). It was the first time since July 24 that he hadn't given up four or more runs in an outing and marked the fewest hits he'd surrendered since June 13.

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New York Yankees @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Luis Cessa, RHP
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Cessa has won both of his first two Major League starts, working quality efforts against the Angels and Orioles. His last time out, Cessa served up two Manny Machado homers but held Baltimore to just three other hits over six innings.

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