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Royals Probable Pitchers

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White Sox @ Royals
At Kauffman Stadium
RHP
1-1, 5.73 ERA, 13 SO
Cease's long-awaited Major League debut came in winning fashion on July 3. The long break in between starts is part of the way the White Sox will go about managing his innings.
RHP
3-5, 4.54 ERA, 42 SO
Sparkman had a rough beginning to his start on July 6 against the Nationals, giving up four runs in his first two innings. But Sparkman settled down and threw four scoreless innings in a 6-0 loss. He gave up nine hits and four runs through six innings.
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White Sox @ Royals
At Kauffman Stadium
TV: FSKC, NBCSCH
RHP
4-8, 5.60 ERA, 70 SO
Nova is 2-1 with a 5.17 ERA in six career starts against the Royals, and he's 1-0 with a 9.28 ERA in two starts at Kansas City. He has virtually broken even on the road, where he's 40-41 with a 4.70 ERA lifetime.
LHP
3-5, 4.64 ERA, 64 SO
Duffy lasted only two-plus innings on Friday against the Tigers after being struck by a line drive on the pitching hand. Duffy faced three more hitters -- all of whom reached -- before exiting with numbness in his left hand.
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White Sox @ Royals
At Kauffman Stadium
TV: NBCSCH, FSKC, MLBN (out-of-market only)
RHP
1-5, 5.92 ERA, 23 SO
Expect the White Sox to remain careful with Covey's pitch count, since his recovery from a right shoulder injury is relatively recent. Of course, it's hoped that Covey can last longer than the two-thirds of an inning that he worked in Oakland last Saturday.
RHP
5-9, 4.25 ERA, 84 SO
Keller is coming off his best outing of the season, an eight-inning gem in a 4-1 win over the Tigers on Saturday. Keller was in complete control, allowing just four hits and one run. He walked none and struck out seven.
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Royals @ Indians
At Progressive Field
TV: FSKC, SportsTime Ohio
LHP
1-2, 5.67 ERA, 18 SO
Montgomery will make his Royals debut after being acquired from the Cubs on Monday. Montgomery is expected to throw 40-45 pitches. He last pitched on July 2, going 3 1/3 innings against the Pirates, allowing one run.
RHP
8-3, 3.49 ERA, 150 SO
Bieber had cruised through six shutout innings last time out until two odd replay reviews of pitches that looked like they hit either off the knob of the bat or the batter's hands put Bieber into trouble. He allowed 3 runs in 6 1/3 frames with 9 K’s.
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Royals @ Indians
At Progressive Field
TV: SportsTime Ohio, FSKC
RHP
5-8, 5.08 ERA, 108 SO
Junis is coming off two straight strong outings, both seven-inning starts. On Monday, Junis beat the White Sox, 5-2, and he gave up five hits and one run while striking out a career-high 10.
RHP
3-1, 5.40 ERA, 27 SO
Plutko will attempt to right the ship after a rusty first outing back in the starting rotation on Monday, when he allowed 5 runs in 5 1/3 innings with one strikeout. Plutko closed out the first half of the season in the bullpen, making just one relief appearance on June 28.
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