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Kris Medlen to make first start since 2013 as Royals face Orioles

Kansas City Royals pitcher Kris Medlen (39) warms up before Monday's baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates on July 20, 2015 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. Medlen returned to the lineup following his rehab starts after a second Tommy John surgery.
Kansas City Royals pitcher Kris Medlen (39) warms up before Monday's baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates on July 20, 2015 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. Medlen returned to the lineup following his rehab starts after a second Tommy John surgery. JSLEEZER@KCSTAR.COM

Here are the pitching matchups for the four-game series with the Orioles at Kauffman Stadium:

Monday, 7:10 p.m.: RHP Kris Medlen (1-0, 2.51 ERA) vs. RHP Ubaldo Jimenez (9-7, 3.97 ERA).

Tuesday, 7:10 p.m.: LHP Danny Duffy (6-6, 4.18 ERA) vs. RHP Miguel Gonzalez (9-9, 4.73 ERA).

Wednesday, 7:10 p.m.: RHP Johnny Cueto (2-2, 3.00 ERA) vs. LHP Wei-Yin Chen (7-6, 3.13 ERA).

Thursday, 1:10 p.m.: RHP Yordano Ventura (8-7, 4.64 ERA) vs. RHP Chris Tillman (9-8, 4.51 ERA).

FROM THE STAR

1. The Royals launched a furious, four-run comeback to complete a bizarre game against the Red Sox.

2. Rustin Dodd spent Sunday evening in Omaha with rehabbing All-Star Alex Gordon.

3. Sam Mellinger wrote a column about the first-place problems of Royals fans.

THE ROYALS’ PLAYOFF PERCENTAGE (ACCORDING TO BASEBALL PROSPECTUS)

100.0 percent.

HERE IS SOME ROCK MUSIC

“Fall of the Star High School Running Back” by The Mountain Goats.

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