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Probable Pitchers

Houston Astros @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Dallas Keuchel, LHP
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Keuchel faces the Royals for the first time since pitching in relief against them in Game 5 of the American League Division Series. He’s won once in his past 12 starts but is coming off a strong outing against the Reds.

Edinson Volquez, RHP
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Volquez carries a two-game winning streak into Friday despite allowing five runs over 6 1/3 innings in his last start against Detroit on Sunday. In nine career starts against the Astros, he is 6-0 with a 2.70 ERA.

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Houston Astros @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Mike Fiers, RHP
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Fiers has won his past two starts, beating the Rays on the road and Reds at home. In four starts since June 1, he’s 2-0 with a 2.63 ERA, allowing 21 hits in 24 innings. The Astros are 3-1 in those starts, all quality outings.

Chris Young, RHP
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Since returning to the Royals' rotation on June 5, Young is 0-1 with a 4.80 ERA, but he allowed one run over six innings en route to a no-decision vs. Detroit in his last start. In seven career starts against the Astros, he is 4-2 with a 5.49 ERA.

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Houston Astros @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Doug Fister, RHP
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Fister has won a career-high seven consecutive decisions, posting a 2.38 ERA since May 1. Astros have won 10 consecutive games started by Fister, which ties the single-season team record and is one shy of the overall club record.

Ian Kennedy, RHP
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Kennedy allowed two runs over four innings against the Mets on Tuesday before getting pulled for a pinch-hitter. In five starts at home this season, he is 2-1 with a 2.30 ERA, compared to his 3-4 record and 5.44 ERA on the road.

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St. Louis Cardinals @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
To Be Announced

Danny Duffy, LHP
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Duffy (2-1, 3.38 ERA) enters this game off back-to-back outings of allowing at least three earned runs and one home run. Despite the recent struggles, he's been solid in June, with an ERA of 3.54.

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St. Louis Cardinals @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
To Be Announced

Yordano Ventura, RHP
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Ventura (6-4, 4.54 ERA) will get the ball for his first start after serving an eight-game suspension. Leading up to the suspension, the righty made arguably his two best starts of the season, combining to go 13 1/3 innings while giving up one run.

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