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Probable Pitchers

Detroit Tigers @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Anibal Sanchez, RHP
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Sanchez has been dominant over his last two starts thanks to a change of speeds and fastball command, inducing swings-and-misses for 19 fastballs over 12 innings of one-run ball. He hasn’t beaten the Royals since May 3, 2015.

Jason Vargas, LHP
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In his 31st start, Vargas seeks win No. 18, which would be the most for a Royal since Kevin Appier won 18 in '93. Vargas has won each of his past three starts, and he allowed just two hits in 6 1/3 scoreless innings on Sept. 21 in Toronto.

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Detroit Tigers @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Jordan Zimmermann, RHP
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Zimmermann makes his final start of the year looking for momentum to take into the offseason after returning from a nerve block injection in his neck. He gave up three runs on five hits over four innings against the Twins in his last outing.

Jason Hammel, RHP
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Hammel will make his 32nd start of the season, looking to end a personal three-game losing streak. Hammel's last win came on Sept. 6 in Detroit, where he allowed two runs in six innings as the Royals beat the Tigers, 13-2.

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Detroit Tigers @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Daniel Norris, LHP
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    Daniel Norris, last 5 years vs. KC
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Norris makes one more start to cap an injury-plagued season for the young left-hander. He gave up five runs over 4 2/3 innings against the Twins last time out, his first start since July.

Danny Duffy, LHP
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Duffy will make his third start since returning from the DL after missing three weeks with a low-grade pronator strain. He'll face the Tigers for the first time since July 25, when he allowed one run in 6 1/3 innings in a win at Comerica Park.

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Arizona Diamondbacks @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
To Be Announced

To Be Announced

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Arizona Diamondbacks @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
To Be Announced

To Be Announced

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