Kansas City Royals
Toronto Blue Jays
Friday August 30, 7:07
Ervin Santana (8-7, 3.21 ERA) vs Mark Buehrle (10-7, 4.08 ERA)
Buehrle has surrendered three earned runs or fewer in all but one of his past eight outings. He owns a 3.16 ERA since May 11 and continues to be the Blue Jays' most reliable starting pitcher. He hasn't lost since July 20 in Tampa Bay.
Santana's only real weakness on Sunday against the Nationals was the long ball. He gave up four runs on 11 hits (three homers) with no walks and seven strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings. It was the fourth time this season he's given up three or more homers.
Saturday August 31, 1:07
Jeremy Guthrie (13-10, 4.19 ERA) vs R.A. Dickey (10-12, 4.39 ERA)
Dickey continues to tinker with how he pitches at Rogers Centre and is relying more on knuckleballs down in the zone instead of his typically out pitch up. He is 1-0 with 2.70 ERA over his last two starts at home.
Guthrie worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the fourth to allow just one run in five innings on Monday against the Rays. He gave up six hits with three walks and five strikeouts. His 13 wins are the most by a Royal since Zack Greinke had 16 in 2009.
Sunday September 1, 1:07
James Shields (9-8, 3.14 ERA) vs J.A. Happ (3-4, 5.46 ERA)
In his last start, Happ struggled against the Yankees for the second time in as many outings. The lefty had allowed just three earned runs in his two previous starts, but he gave up nine combined runs in 10 innings against New York.
Shields got over the .500 mark for the first time this year on Tuesday vs. Minnesota, winning for the fifth time in his last seven starts. He shut out the Twins for seven innings on one hit before giving up three more hits and a run in the eighth.
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