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Probable Pitchers

Toronto Blue Jays @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Francisco Liriano, LHP
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    Francisco Liriano, last 5 years vs. KC
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Liriano will toe the rubber for the Blue Jays on Sunday in the finale vs. Kansas City. The veteran left-hander is 6-5 with a 4.45 ERA in 18 career games (15 starts) against the Royals.

Jason Hammel, RHP
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    Jason Hammel, last 3 starts
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Hammel pitched seven innings while allowing a two-run home run in a victory against the Red Sox on Monday, his second straight win and third in June. Though he hit two batters, Hammel didn't allow a walk for the third time in his past four starts.

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Kansas City Royals @ Detroit Tigers

, Comerica Park
Matt Strahm, LHP
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Strahm will make his third start since shifting from the bullpen to the starting rotation. The left-hander gave up one unearned run in five innings in his first start, but allowed five runs, all earned, in his second one.

Justin Verlander, RHP
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Verlander hasn't had a decision in four straight outings as he tries to climb above the .500 mark. In his last start at Seattle he didn't allow a base runner until one out in the sixth. But he surrendered three runs and four hits, with 11 strikeouts

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Kansas City Royals @ Detroit Tigers

, Comerica Park
Ian Kennedy, RHP
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Kennedy, who has allowed a home run in 10 straight starts, will face Detroit to open the series. When he faced the Tigers earlier this season, Kennedy gave up five earned runs in three innings.

Daniel Norris, LHP
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Norris has won two of his last three starts and in eight straight outings, he has pitched at least five innings. He lost his last start in Seattle, surrendering five runs and five hits over six innings.

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Kansas City Royals @ Detroit Tigers

, Comerica Park
Jake Junis, RHP
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Junis will make his sixth start of the season. He allowed two runs over 6 1/3 innings in his last start, a no-decision. He's struggled with command at times, having hit four batters over his past two outings.

Michael Fulmer, RHP
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    Michael Fulmer, regular season
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    Michael Fulmer, last 5 years vs. KC
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Fulmer was sensational in his last start, when stifling the Padres over seven innings. He limited San Diego to one run and two hits, with eight strikeouts. Fulmer's fastball hit 99 and his slider had plenty of bite. He has split his last four decisio

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