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Probable Pitchers

Minnesota Twins @ Tampa Bay Rays

, Tropicana Field
Tommy Milone, LHP
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Milone retired 13 consecutive batters from the first through the fifth innings in his start Friday against Baltimore, lasting 5 1/3 innings with five hits, three runs, a walk and four strikeouts.

Drew Smyly, LHP
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Smyly’s last start was just his second since returning from the DL, and it was the best of his five outings this year. He pitched 5 2/3 shutout innings, allowing no walks and six hits.

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Kansas City Royals @ Tampa Bay Rays

, Tropicana Field
Edinson Volquez, RHP
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Volquez is coming off arguably his worst start as a Royal. He gave up a season-high nine hits and six runs in 6 2/3 innings vs. Boston, and coughed up a 4-2 lead in the sixth. He left trailing 6-4 in the seventh.

Erasmo Ramirez, RHP
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Ramirez got a no-decision on Aug. 22 against the Athletics when he allowed four earned runs on eight hits in seven innings. He is 5-3 with a 2.55 ERA in 13 appearances at Tropicana Field this season.

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Kansas City Royals @ Tampa Bay Rays

, Tropicana Field
Kris Medlen, RHP
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Medlen will make his second start after his Royals rotation debut on Monday was a resounding success. He stayed under his pitch count of 70 (finishing at 69) and got through six innings. He walked none and struck out six in a win over the Orioles.

Jake Odorizzi, RHP
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Odorizzi receive a no-decision against the Athletics on Aug. 23 when he allowed two runs on three hits in six innings. He is 3-2 with a 2.20 ERA in nine starts at Tropicana Field this season. In three career appearances against the Royals, he is 0-2.

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Kansas City Royals @ Tampa Bay Rays

, Tropicana Field
Danny Duffy, LHP
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Duffy gets the start for the Royals in the series finale at Tampa Bay. He is coming off a 3-2 win over Baltimore on Tuesday, when he went 5 2/3 innings and gave up five hits and two runs while striking out five.

Nathan Karns, RHP
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He lasted just three innings in taking the loss Tuesday night to the Twins. Along the way he allowed five runs on four hits in the outing that tied for the shortest start of his career. He has allowed first-inning runs in four straight starts.

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Tampa Bay Rays @ Baltimore Orioles

, Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Chris Archer, RHP
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Archer had 12 strikeouts Wednesday vs. the Twins, his most since tying the club record with 15 on June 2 vs. the Angels. Unfortunately for Archer, he took his 10th loss of the season.

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