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Probable Pitchers

Kansas City Royals @ Chicago White Sox

, U.S. Cellular Field
Edinson Volquez, RHP
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    Edinson Volquez, last 3 starts
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    Edinson Volquez, regular season
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    Edinson Volquez, last 5 years vs. CWS
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Volquez, signed in the offseason, is off to a brilliant start for the Royals, going 2-1 with a 1.99 ERA. Volquez is 1-1 with a 4.26 ERA career against the White Sox, but he has never pitched at U.S. Cellular Field.

John Danks, LHP
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    John Danks, last 3 starts
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    John Danks, regular season
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    John Danks, last 5 years vs. KC
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Danks picked up the club's fifth quality start and gave the team a chance to make an improbable ninth-inning comeback on Monday against Cleveland. Danks tied Gary Peters for 15th place with 216 starts as part of the White Sox.

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Kansas City Royals @ Cleveland Indians

, Progressive Field
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. CLE
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Vargas has had his issues with the White Sox -- 1-2 career with a 7.14 ERA. And Vargas hasn't had much luck at U.S. Cellular Field -- in four starts he has a 6.45 ERA and oddly has never figured into a decision.

Corey Kluber, RHP
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    Corey Kluber, last 3 starts
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    Corey Kluber, regular season
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    Corey Kluber, last 5 years vs. KC
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Career stats

After three strong starts to open his season, Kluber labored on Wednesday against the White Sox. Over six innings, the reigning AL Cy Young Award winner gave up six runs and ended with six strikeouts and one walk.

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Kansas City Royals @ Cleveland Indians

, Progressive Field
To Be Announced

Trevor Bauer, RHP
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    Trevor Bauer, last 3 starts
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    Trevor Bauer, regular season
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    Trevor Bauer, last 5 years vs. KC
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Career stats

After missing his last scheduled start on Saturday due to illness, Bauer slides in to start against the Royals.

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Kansas City Royals @ Cleveland Indians

, Progressive Field
To Be Announced

Danny Salazar, RHP
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    Danny Salazar, last 3 starts
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    Danny Salazar, regular season
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    Danny Salazar, last 5 years vs. KC
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Career stats

Salazar set a career high with 11 strikeouts in a win over the Tigers on Friday in Detroit. The righty averaged 97 mph with his fastball and held the Tigers to one run on six hits over seven innings.

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Detroit Tigers @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Alfredo Simon, RHP
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    Alfredo Simon, last 3 starts
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    Alfredo Simon, regular season
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    Alfredo Simon, last 5 years vs. KC
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Simon could become the ninth Tiger in the last 100 years to win each of his first five starts to begin a season. His latest victory came with 6 2/3 innings of one-run ball Saturday against the Indians at Comerica Park.

To Be Announced

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