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Probable Pitchers

Minnesota Twins @ Houston Astros

, Minute Maid Park
Ervin Santana, RHP
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After posting a 9.12 ERA through his first five starts in August, Santana finished the month on a high note. The right-hander tossed seven scoreless innings with 10 strikeouts in a win against the Astros.

Lance McCullers, RHP
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Since allowing six runs in one-third of an inning at the Rangers on Aug. 3, McCullers has come back from the Minor Leagues and posted a 3.46 ERA in two starts, both of which were quality with 12 hits allowed in 13 innings.

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Minnesota Twins @ Houston Astros

, Minute Maid Park
Tyler Duffey, RHP
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Duffey will get a start in his hometown Sunday in the fifth start of his career. In his last start, Duffey lasted 4 2/3, giving up three runs and struggling to find the strike zone near the end of his outing, walking three straight White Sox batters.

Dallas Keuchel, LHP
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The three-time AL Pitcher of the Month is 12-0 at home and has won 13 consecutive decisions at Minute Maid Park since '14. He has 12 starts this season in which he’s gone at least seven innings and allowed one run or fewer.

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Minnesota Twins @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Tommy Milone, LHP
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Milone is coming off one of his best starts of the season, as he scattered three hits over seven scoreless innings with seven strikeouts in a win over the White Sox on Wednesday. It was the first time he went seven innings since July 8.

Yordano Ventura, RHP
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Ventura has been on fire -- in his last five games, he has a 1.13 ERA. He set a career high in strikeouts with 11 two starts ago, and matched it in his last start on Tuesday against Detroit.

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Minnesota Twins @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Kyle Gibson, RHP
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Gibson is coming off his first quality start since Aug. 1, as he gave up three runs over six innings in a no-decision against the White Sox on Thursday. Gibson has a 2.60 ERA over his last three outings.

Edinson Volquez, RHP
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Volquez takes the mound coming off his worst start as a Royal -- just three innings and six runs against the Tigers. He gave up eight hits, though many were broken-bat hits. “Just one of those nights,” he said.

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Minnesota Twins @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Mike Pelfrey, RHP
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Pelfrey's recent struggles continued Friday, giving up seven runs over four innings against the Astros. It marked the fifth time over his last six starts that he's been unable to reach the six-inning mark.

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