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Probable Pitchers

Boston Red Sox @ Detroit Tigers

, Comerica Park
Brian Johnson, LHP
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    Brian Johnson, last 5 years vs. DET
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Johnson makes his fourth start on Saturday, coming off strong showing against the Blue Jays during which he held Toronto to two runs over 4 1/3 innings.

Mike Fiers, RHP
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Fiers allowed three runs in six innings Friday against the Astros. His 3.70 ERA is the lowest among all Tigers starters, and this will be his fourth career start against the Red Sox.

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Boston Red Sox @ Detroit Tigers

, Comerica Park
Chris Sale, LHP
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After striking out at least 11 hitters in five consecutive outings, the Red Sox ace returns to the mound against the Tigers. Sale has a 0.94 ERA in his last seven starts, and has thrown seven or more innings in five of those.

Blaine Hardy, LHP
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With Michael Fulmer sidelined by a left oblique strain, Hardy returns to the rotation for his first start since June 26. He’s 3-1 with a 3.71 ERA in eight starts this season, but the Red Sox roughed him up for five runs over six innings on June 6.

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Detroit Tigers @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Francisco Liriano, LHP
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Liriano worked for just three innings in his last start on July 15 against the Astros and hasn't had a start last longer than six innings since May 20. A constant subject of trade rumors, Liriano's ERA has risen each month this season.

Heath Fillmyer, RHP
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Fillmyer will open up the series against the Tigers in Kansas City on Monday. After joining the rotation shortly before the All-Star break, he allowed three runs in 4 1/3 innings in his first career start.

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Detroit Tigers @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
To Be Announced

Burch Smith, RHP
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Smith will take the mound in Game 2 against Detroit. He's allowed six runs in 5 1/3 innings as a starter for Kansas City this season.

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Detroit Tigers @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
To Be Announced

To Be Announced

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