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Probable Pitchers

Kansas City Royals @ Houston Astros

, Minute Maid Park
Ian Kennedy, RHP
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    Ian Kennedy, last 3 starts
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    Ian Kennedy, regular season
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    Ian Kennedy, last 5 years vs. HOU
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Kennedy allowed five runs in six innings in a loss to the Rangers on Monday and is looking for his first win since April 7. He's 4-1 all time vs. the Astros, and his 1.99 ERA against them and the Reds is the best against any club he's faced.

Lance McCullers Jr., RHP
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    Lance McCullers Jr., last 3 starts
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    Lance McCullers Jr., regular season
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    Lance McCullers Jr., last 5 years vs. KC
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McCullers hasn’t won in his past three starts despite allowing seven earned runs in 19 innings. He’ll be starting vs. the Royals for the second time in a row and first time at home this year, where he’s 3-1 with a 2.37 ERA in six starts.

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Kansas City Royals @ Houston Astros

, Minute Maid Park
Jason Hammel, RHP
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    Jason Hammel, last 3 starts
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    Jason Hammel, regular season
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    Jason Hammel, last 5 years vs. HOU
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Hammel will finish the series against the Astros on Sunday. His 2.85 all-time ERA against Houston is the best against any team he's faced in his 13-year career.

Gerrit Cole, RHP
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    Gerrit Cole, last 3 starts
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    Gerrit Cole, regular season
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    Gerrit Cole, last 5 years vs. KC
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Cole threw a season-high 116 pitches Monday vs. the Rays and will start Sunday with an extra day of rest. This will be Cole's first start against Kansas City since July 21, 2015.

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Toronto Blue Jays @ Houston Astros

, Minute Maid Park
J.A. Happ, LHP
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    J.A. Happ, last 3 starts
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    J.A. Happ, regular season
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    J.A. Happ, last 5 years vs. HOU
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Career stats

Happ became the first Blue Jays starter this season to work into the ninth inning during his last start vs. Atlanta. Happ also became the first pitcher in the Majors this season to have at least four games with eight-plus strikeouts and zero walks.

Justin Verlander, RHP
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    Justin Verlander, last 3 starts
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    Justin Verlander, regular season
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    Justin Verlander, last 5 years vs. TOR
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Verlander has turned in 15 quality starts in 16 outings this year and is coming off his third double-digit strikeout game of '18 (45th of career) on Tuesday. The Astros are 0-3 in his double-digit strikeout games, having scored a total of two runs.

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Toronto Blue Jays @ Houston Astros

, Minute Maid Park
To Be Announced

To Be Announced

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Toronto Blue Jays @ Houston Astros

, Minute Maid Park
To Be Announced

To Be Announced

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