Game 1. Monday, 5:10PM. Sports Net.
91.0 IP | 2.57 ERA | 3.10 FIP | .313
Greinke returns to face the club with which he won the AL Cy Young in 2009. He faced the Royals twice in 2012 with a pair of no-decisions for the Angels.
Guthrie won his first two starts, went 11 starts without a win and has now won his last two. Manager Ned Yost said Guthrie's latest start, at Detroit, was his best of the season. He went 6 2/3 innings, gave up only a solo homer and struck out nine.
Tuesday, 5:10PM. MLB Network.
64.1 IP | 2.52 ERA | 1.59 FIP | .309 BABIP
Kershaw is venturing into uncharted waters. He's never made a start coming off a no-hitter. Despite the uncertainty, the Dodgers like their chances.
61.0 IP | 2.80 ERA | 3.89 FIP | .213 BABIP
Duffy's had four straight starts in which he's given up fewer than three runs and two of them were scoreless efforts. He took a loss Thursday at Detroit despite holding the Tigers to two runs and three hits.
Wednesday, 5:10PM. Sports Net.
92.0 IP | 3.62 ERA | 4.29 FIP | .287 BABIP
Haren has been plagued lately by homers and runs allowed in the early innings. That said, he's on pace for matching his career high of 16 wins.
Shields has gone nine straight starts without a loss, including four no-decisions. One of those came on Friday night when he gave up five runs to the Mariners but was spared by a KC rally. He hasn't gone at least six innings only twice in 16 games.