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Probable Pitchers

Kansas City Royals @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Jason Hammel, RHP
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Hammel will pitch the finale of the Rangers series and is coming off his best start of the season on Tuesday against the Giants. Hammel went six-plus innings and gave up six hits and one run while striking out three.

Yu Darvish, RHP
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Darvish allowed four runs in 5 1/3 innings in a 4-2 loss to the Athletics on Tuesday. He has made three career starts against the Royals and is 1-1 with a 2.25 ERA.

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Kansas City Royals @ Chicago White Sox

, Guaranteed Rate Field
Jason Vargas, LHP
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Vargas has been the most effective starter in a strong rotation, winning each of his first three starts while posting an 0.44 ERA and allowing only one run in 20 2/3 innings. Vargas has thrown 14 2/3 scoreless innings over his past two outings.

Miguel Gonzalez, RHP
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Gonzalez threw a masterpiece at Yankee Stadium in his last start, with 1 ER over 8 1/3 IP on 88 pitches. The right-hander allowed four hits but none of them left the infield. He has a 7-4 record with a 4.35 ERA over 18 March/April career starts.

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Kansas City Royals @ Chicago White Sox

, Guaranteed Rate Field
Danny Duffy, LHP
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Duffy took a hard-luck loss in his last appearance when the Royals fell 1-0 in 13 innings vs. Texas. He shut out the Rangers for 7 1/3 innings, scattering four hits and walking three. Duffy hasn’t allowed more than two runs in any of his four starts.

Dylan Covey, RHP
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Start No. 2 didn’t go as well for the rookie as his debut against the Twins. He was touched up for 8 runs on 10 hits over 5 IP against the Yankees, including 3 HR's. Over 10 1/3 total innings, Covey has fanned only 2, walked 5 and allowed 15 hits.

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Kansas City Royals @ Chicago White Sox

, Guaranteed Rate Field
Nathan Karns, RHP
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Karns had his worst start of the season against the Rangers, lasting only 4 2/3 innings. He allowed only five hits, but four were home runs. Before that step back, he had surrendered only two earned runs in his previous 11 2/3 innings.

Jose Quintana, LHP
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The ace has received 0 runs of support in his last three starts and 2 total this season. He has lost five consecutive starts dating back to 2016, marking the longest losing streak of his career. He has a 5.52 ERA in the 29 1/3 innings in that streak.

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