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Probable Pitchers

Texas Rangers @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
A.J. Griffin, RHP
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    A.J. Griffin, last 5 years vs. KC
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Griffin allowed five runs over five innings against the Angels on Monday. He’s surrendered at least five runs in back-to-back outings, which are the only two times he’s given up that many runs in a start all season.

Edinson Volquez, RHP
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In his last outing against the Indians on Monday, Volquez went seven innings, giving up just four hits and two runs in a 7-3 Royals win. He's made three quality starts in his last four outings, posting 18 strikeouts to eight walks.

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Oakland Athletics @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Daniel Mengden, RHP
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    Daniel Mengden, last 5 years vs. TEX
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Mengden's strong start to his rookie season has taken a turn. The righty's 0-2 with a 9.33 ERA in four July starts, walking 14 batters in 18 1/3 innings. He faced Texas June 16, giving up two runs (one earned ) in 6 1/3 innings.

Martin Perez, LHP
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    Martin Perez, last 5 years vs. OAK
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Perez has allowed 24 runs (19 earned) over his last three starts. He gave up seven runs on 10 hits in six-plus innings in a loss against the Angels Wednesday. The slump comes off a stretch where he went 6-0 with a 3.28 ERA over eight starts.

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Oakland Athletics @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Sonny Gray, RHP
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    Sonny Gray, last 5 years vs. TEX
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Gray's 1-3 with a 5.71 ERA in his last seven starts. Opponents have hit .283 and his WHIP stands at 1.50, much higher than his career tally (1.20). It's been a trying season for last year's American League Cy Young candidate.

Kyle Lohse, RHP
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Lohse allowed seven runs in 4 1/3 innings against the Angels Tuesday in his second start with the Rangers. He’s allowed at least six runs in both of his starts and hasn’t thrown more than five innings in either one.

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Oakland Athletics @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Sean Manaea, LHP
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    Sean Manaea, last 5 years vs. TEX
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Manaea turned in the best start of his young career Friday, throwing eight scoreless innings and striking out seven against the Rays. He's surrendered two runs over his last 20 innings, and faces the Rangers for the third time this year.

Yu Darvish, RHP
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    Yu Darvish, last 5 years vs. OAK
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Darvish set season highs in innings (6), pitches (91) and strikeouts (11) in a loss to the Royals on Friday. He’s struck out 20 batters in 10 1/3 innings since returning from the 15-day disabled list on July 16.

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Kansas City Royals @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
To Be Announced

Cole Hamels, LHP
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    Cole Hamels, last 5 years vs. KC
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Hamels makes his second straight start against the Royals. He gave up one unearned run in 5 1/3 innings in a 7-4 victory on Saturday in Kansas City. He has won two straight starts since the All-Star break, yielding two runs in 13 1/3 innings.

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