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Probable Pitchers

Kansas City Royals @ Philadelphia Phillies

, Citizens Bank Park
Danny Duffy, LHP
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Duffy matched a career high with eight innings, while posting his fourth quality start of the month, in a win over the Cardinals last Monday. The Royals have gone 6-3 this season with Duffy on the mound since he joined the rotation.

Aaron Nola, RHP
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Nola is the first Phillies starter to pitch fewer than four innings in four consecutive starts since Marty Bystrom in 1982. He is 0-3 with a 15.23 ERA in that stretch, allowing 32 hits and 25 runs in just 13 innings.

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Kansas City Royals @ Philadelphia Phillies

, Citizens Bank Park
Yordano Ventura, RHP
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After returning from an 8-game suspension, Ventura said he felt some of the effects of the layoff in giving up 7 earned runs in 5 1/3 innings vs. the Cardinals on Tuesday. It was the first time he'd given up seven earned runs in a start this season.

Vince Velasquez, RHP
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Velasquez (strained right biceps) came off the DL and gave up five hits and zero walks with seven strikeouts over five scoreless innings Monday against the D-backs.

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Atlanta Braves @ Philadelphia Phillies

, Citizens Bank Park
To Be Announced

Jerad Eickhoff, RHP
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Eickhoff has been the team’s most reliable pitcher this season, stopping losing streaks with quality performances. He pitched particularly well in June, going 3-2 with a 2.23 ERA in six starts.

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Atlanta Braves @ Philadelphia Phillies

, Citizens Bank Park
To Be Announced

Zach Eflin, RHP
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Since getting hit hard in his big league debut on June 14 in Toronto, Eflin has a 2.55 ERA in his last three starts. He has allowed 15 hits, one walk and has struck out seven in 17 2/3 innings.

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Atlanta Braves @ Philadelphia Phillies

, Citizens Bank Park
To Be Announced

Jeremy Hellickson, RHP
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Keep an eye on Hellickson, who could be an interesting trade chip before the Aug. 1 Trade Deadline. He strengthened his case Friday, allowing one run in six innings against the defending world champion Royals.

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