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Royals Probable Pitchers

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Royals @ Twins
At Target Field
TV: FSNO, FSKC
LHP
0-1, 8.36 ERA, 2 SO
Skoglund gets this start because Royals manager Ned Yost dropped Jakob Junis from the rotation. Skoglund has pitched only 14 Major League innings, due mostly to an 80-game suspension for testing positive for two performance-enhancing substances.
RHP
0-1, 2.12 ERA, 12 SO
Dobnak has been used as both an opener and as a more traditional starter this month, but it remains unclear how the rookie will be used against the Royals. It's possible the Twins could ask him for length after the bullpen pitched 7 1/3 frames on Thursday.
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Royals @ Twins
At Target Field
TV: FSNO, FSKC
RHP
4-11, 6.02 ERA, 73 SO
Royals manager Ned Yost is on record saying that he wants to see more consistency from Sparkman, who has yielded four or more runs in 13 of his 21 starts. He's 0-8 with a 10.36 ERA in those outings.
RHP
13-8, 3.58 ERA, 181 SO
Berrios has returned to All-Star form in his last two starts, allowing just two runs over 14 1/3 innings for a 1.26 ERA. He's pitched at least seven innings in each of those two outings, while racking up 12 strikeouts.
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Royals @ Twins
At Target Field
TV: FSNO, FSKC
RHP
4-8, 5.93 ERA, 106 SO
López has begun to display consistency, recording a 3.27 ERA in his last four starts. The 26-year-old is coming off an effort in which he blanked Oakland for six innings on two hits before faltering in the seventh.
LHP
10-7, 4.92 ERA, 129 SO
Perez will try to get back on the winning side after a pair of tough outings. He's allowed eight runs over 9 2/3 innings in his past two starts. Perez also has a 7.02 ERA in three starts against the Royals this season.
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Braves @ Royals
At Kauffman Stadium
TV: FSSE, FSKC
Braves @ Royals
At Kauffman Stadium
TV: FSSE, FSKC