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Probable Pitchers

Tampa Bay Rays @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Drew Smyly, LHP
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Smyly was rocked with two big two-out, two-run homers on Thursday. He said his stuff felt good, but the results early didn’t show it. He left two hanging curveballs up, and the Marlins took advantage in their 9-1 win.

Dillon Gee, RHP
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In his fourth start of the season, Gee (1-2, 3.86 ERA) will look to rebound from a tough outing against the Twins. In that game, he gave up 10 hits and six runs (five earned), as well as three home runs.

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Tampa Bay Rays @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Chris Archer, RHP
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Archer said he was “leaps and bounds” better than he had been on the season when he went eight strong innings against the Yankees. His two homers allowed prevented him from getting the win, but the former All-Star looked more like himself.

Danny Duffy, LHP
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Duffy (0-0, 3.23 ERA) will make his fourth start of the season. After taking a perfect game bid into the sixth last Friday against the White Sox, the lefty gave up five-straight hits, including back-to-back home runs, before exiting.

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Tampa Bay Rays @ Minnesota Twins

, Target Field
To Be Announced

Kyle Gibson, RHP
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Gibson is set to be activated from the 15-day DL on Thursday to make his first start since April 22. He posted a 0.96 ERA in two rehab starts with Class A Advanced Fort Myers.

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Tampa Bay Rays @ Minnesota Twins

, Target Field
To Be Announced

Ricky Nolasco, RHP
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Nolasco is coming off a strong start, as he limited the Mariners to two runs over six innings on Sunday. He also showed his best average fastball velocity of the season.

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Tampa Bay Rays @ Minnesota Twins

, Target Field
To Be Announced

Ervin Santana, RHP
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Santana was saddled with a hard-luck loss against the A's on Monday, as he gave up three runs over seven innings. He's looking for his first win since May 14.

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