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Probable Pitchers

Kansas City Royals @ Miami Marlins

, Marlins Park
Yordano Ventura, RHP
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Since allowing four runs in 2 2/3 innings against the Phillies on July 3, Ventura has yet to allow more than three runs in a single outing. The Royals have won in each of his last four starts, during which he's posted a 2.52 ERA.

Andrew Cashner, RHP
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Cashner has something to build on after his no-decision in Cincinnati, but he still seeks his first win since being dealt to Miami. He's 0-2 with a 5.48 ERA in five appearances, four starts, and has gone six innings once.

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Kansas City Royals @ Miami Marlins

, Marlins Park
Dillon Gee, RHP
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Gee's last start was by far his best of the season, as he gave up just one run in seven innings against the Twins. He has, however, allowed four home runs over his last two starts, which is more than he allowed in all of July (3) and June (3).

Jose Fernandez, RHP
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Fernandez is in the midst of the worst stretch of his career, dropping three straight, while Miami has lost his last four starts. He has an ERA of 6.00 since July 28, giving up 27 hits and 14 runs in 21 innings. He has K'd 29 in those four outings.

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Kansas City Royals @ Miami Marlins

, Marlins Park
Edinson Volquez, RHP
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Volquez has given up 26 runs (22 earned), six homers and 41 hits over his last five outings, posting an ERA of 7.16 in that span. He last pitched against the Marlins on Aug. 7, 2014, and was brilliant, giving up one hit and no runs in seven innings.

Tom Koehler, RHP
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Koehler has been the top starter for Miami since the All-Star break. Since July 21 over a span of six outings, the right-hander has an ERA of 1.62. In 39 innings, he has allowed just 26 hits, while striking out 30.

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San Diego Padres @ Miami Marlins

, Marlins Park
Jarred Cosart, RHP
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Cosart has shown marked improvement in his last two starts, allowing just one earned run in each. Now, the Padres’ Deadline acquisition gets the chance to face his former club after spending parts of three seasons with Miami.

David Phelps, RHP
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Whatever the role, Phelps has performed. In four starts since joining the rotation, he's posting a 1.31 ERA, allowing four runs in 20 2/3 innings, while striking out 26. He threw 96 pitches at Pittsburgh, and he's primed to top 100 vs. the Padres.

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San Diego Padres @ Miami Marlins

, Marlins Park
Clayton Richard, LHP
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Richard was sharp against Arizona, allowing just two unearned runs (although he committed those two errors himself). After spending the first three months as a reliever, Richard has now built himself up past the point of a pitch limit.

Jose Urena, RHP
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Since giving up five runs in the first inning at Cincinnati on Aug. 16, Urena has settled in, giving up two runs over his last 11 frames. He has gone six innings in each of his last two starts, though he has a 5.46 ERA in five starts.

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