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American League Central

LEADING OFF: Sale vs Verlander, King Felix vs Rangers

A look at what's happening all around the majors today:

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PAIR OF ACES

Two AL Central aces square off when Chicago's Chris Sale (15-7, 3.14) faces Detroit's Justin Verlander (14-7, 3.33). Sale is coming off a strong start for the White Sox, striking out 14 over nine innings in a 3-1 loss to Felix Hernandez and the Mariners. Meanwhile, Verlander is 7-1 with a 2.00 ERA over his past 11 starts.

KING IN SWING

Felix Hernandez (9-4, 3.14) tries to win his sixth straight decision when Seattle wraps a series at Texas. Hernandez hasn't lost since returning from the disabled list on July 20 and has a 2.43 ERA in five August starts.

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