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Probable Pitchers

Chicago White Sox @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Mike Pelfrey, RHP
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    Mike Pelfrey, last 3 starts
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    Mike Pelfrey, regular season
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    Mike Pelfrey, last 5 years vs. KC
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Career stats

Pelfrey continues to struggle going multiple times through a lineup, with opponents posting an OPS of 1.339 their third time facing Pelfrey in a game. He's also allowed a 1.286 OPS when between 75 and 100 pitches in a start.

Jason Vargas, LHP
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    Jason Vargas, last 3 starts
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    Jason Vargas, regular season
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    Jason Vargas, last 5 years vs. CWS
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The last two starts have not been good for Vargas. He has given up 12 runs in 7 2/3 innings and allowed five home runs. In six June starts, Vargas allowed a total of three homers. His ERA has risen to a season-high 3.06 as a result.

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Chicago White Sox @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Derek Holland, LHP
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    Derek Holland, last 3 starts
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    Derek Holland, regular season
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    Derek Holland, last 5 years vs. KC
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Holland has struggled since the beginning of June, allowing 13 homers and posting a 9.82 ERA in 36 2/3 innings since then. He allowed two runs (one earned) in 6 2/3 innings against Kansas City on May 4.

Travis Wood, LHP
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    Travis Wood, regular season
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    Travis Wood, last 5 years vs. CWS
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Wood will be making his third start of the season. He gave up two runs in four innings in his first start, but in his last one, a loss to Detroit, Wood was pulled after giving up six runs on nine hits in 4 1/3 innings.

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Kansas City Royals @ Detroit Tigers

, Comerica Park
To Be Announced

Justin Verlander, RHP
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    Justin Verlander, last 3 starts
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    Justin Verlander, regular season
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    Justin Verlander, last 5 years vs. KC
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Career stats

As trade rumors swirl, the possibility looms that each start could be one of Verlander’s last in a Tigers uniform. He tossed seven innings of two-run ball with eight strikeouts in a no-decision at Kansas City last start.

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Kansas City Royals @ Detroit Tigers

, Comerica Park
To Be Announced

Michael Fulmer, RHP
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    Michael Fulmer, last 3 starts
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    Michael Fulmer, regular season
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    Michael Fulmer, last 5 years vs. KC
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Fulmer has a better record at home (6-2) than on the road, but his ERA is way higher (3.72) while his strikeout rate is curiously lower. Nevertheless, he has become the workhorse of the Tigers rotation in his second season.

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Kansas City Royals @ Detroit Tigers

, Comerica Park
To Be Announced

To Be Announced

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