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Probable Pitchers

Kansas City Royals @ Toronto Blue Jays

, Rogers Centre
Edinson Volquez, RHP
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Volquez takes the mound for the Royals in the series finale in Toronto. Volquez says he has been reminded lately that the man he replaced, James Shields, had 13 wins last year. ?I want to get more ... 15 or 16.?

R.A. Dickey, RHP
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Dickey has recorded four straight quality starts and has allowed three earned runs or fewer in 10 of his last 11 outings. He hasn't surrendered a homer in three straight starts, which is the first time he has accomplished that since 2013.

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Minnesota Twins @ Toronto Blue Jays

, Rogers Centre
Ervin Santana, RHP
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Santana saw his streak of 15 2/3 straight scoreless innings snapped with a rough outing against the Pirates on Wednesday. The right-hander allowed eight runs (six earned) over 5 2/3 innings.

David Price, LHP
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Price will make his Blue Jays debut in a matinee for Simcoe Day. He was a candidate to start Sunday, but the club will give him an extra day of rest, which also allows him to face a Twins team that Toronto is chasing for an AL Wild Card spot.

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Minnesota Twins @ Toronto Blue Jays

, Rogers Centre
Phil Hughes, RHP
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Hughes picked up the win last time out, but gave up five runs in five innings against the Mariners on Thursday. It's a tough matchup vs. Toronto, as he's allowed 25 homers in 21 starts.

Marco Estrada, RHP
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Estrada bounced back from a rough start for a strong outing vs. the Royals his last time out. He allowed two runs or fewer in all but one of his previous eight starts and has a 2.66 ERA over that span. This is his first matchup vs. the Twins in 2015.

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Minnesota Twins @ Toronto Blue Jays

, Rogers Centre
Tommy Milone, LHP
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After an impressive run of seven straight quality starts, Milone has struggled in his last three outings. The lefty is 0-2 with a 7.98 ERA in those three starts.

Drew Hutchison, RHP
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Hutchison arguably is the Blue Jays' biggest wild card for the second half of the season. But the Opening Day starter has struggled to find consistency all year. He has been much better at home with a 2.47 ERA compared to a 9.00 ERA on the road.

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Minnesota Twins @ Toronto Blue Jays

, Rogers Centre
Kyle Gibson, RHP
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Gibson bounced back from two rough starts by throwing seven innings Saturday and giving up just two runs and lowering his ERA to 3.37. He went more to his changeup, throwing about 30 in the no-decision.

Mark Buehrle, LHP
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Buehrle has tossed at least six innings in all but one of his previous 15 starts. He has issued just one free pass over his last 44 2/3 innings and has held the opposition to three earned runs or fewer in 11 consecutive outings.

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