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Probable Pitchers

Oakland Athletics @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Scott Kazmir, LHP
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Kazmir has totaled 18 strikeouts in his first 13 innings of the season, most recently fanning eight in a win against the Astros on Monday. The lefty has allowed one run, a solo home run to Houston leadoff man Jose Altuve.

Danny Duffy, LHP
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Danny Duffy (1-0, 6.35 ERA) takes the mound for the Royals in the series finale against Oakland. Duffy did not pitch against the A's at all last season. In his career, he is 3-0 with a 2.45 ERA.

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Minnesota Twins @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Kyle Gibson, RHP
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Gibson will get another chance against the Royals after a solid outing against them on Wednesday, as he allowed just one run over 6 2/3 innings. He improved to 4-0 with a 1.39 ERA in four career starts against Kansas City.

Edinson Volquez, RHP
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Volquez is coming off a 3-1 loss to the Twins last week, though he pitched well -- striking out seven in 7 2/3 innings while giving up just five hits and three runs.

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Minnesota Twins @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Tommy Milone, LHP
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The lefty struggled early against the Royals, but settled down, and ended up giving up three runs over 5 1/3 innings to get the win. He'll get his second straight start against K.C. with a chance to open the season 3-0.

Jason Vargas, LHP
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Vargas is coming off his shortest and arguably worst outing as a Royal last week against the Twins (three innings, 10 hits, four earned runs). Joe Mauer is hitting .400 off Vargas in his career.

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Minnesota Twins @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Mike Pelfrey, RHP
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Pelfrey struggled with his control, walking four batters in five innings, but was able to limit the damage against the Indians on Friday. The right-hander gave up one run on three hits in a game the Twins rallied to win in 11 innings.

Jeremy Guthrie, RHP
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Guthrie has had great success against the Twins over his career (9-3, 3.38 ERA). But there are several Twins who have hurt Guthrie: Kurt Suzuki (.381), Torii Hunter (.327) and Joe Mauer (.360, three homers).

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Kansas City Royals @ Chicago White Sox

, U.S. Cellular Field
To Be Announced

Chris Sale, LHP
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Sale hit 97 or 98 mph with his fastball in 11 of his first 28 pitches during Saturday's victory over the Tigers. He moved into cruise control with a big lead, striking out six and throwing 101 pitches over six innings.

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