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Probable Pitchers

Pittsburgh Pirates @ San Diego Padres

, Petco Park
A.J. Burnett, RHP
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Burnett captured the league's best ERA (1.37) with his dominant performance on Saturday, shutting down the Mets with 10 strikeouts in seven innings of work. He's allowed more than one earned run just twice this season.

Ian Kennedy, RHP
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Kennedy had one of his best outings to date the last time out against the Dodgers, allowing two runs over six innings with no walks and six strikeouts. Unlike last season, lefties (.333) are hitting him hard. They hit .240 off him in 2014.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ San Diego Padres

, Petco Park
Francisco Liriano, LHP
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Liriano clamped down on the Mets on Sunday, going six innings and allowing one earned run while striking out 12. It was the sixth time in nine starts that Liriano recorded seven or more strikeouts.

James Shields, RHP
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Shields is the first Padres starter to begin a season with a 6-0 record since Andy Hawkins did so in 1985. He leads the NL in strikeouts (82) and has induced the most swing-and-misses (157) in the league this season, second in the big leagues.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ San Diego Padres

, Petco Park
Charlie Morton, RHP
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Morton's return to action went about as well as the Pirates could have hoped for, as he induced 16 groundouts and held the Marlins to two runs over seven innings Monday. He is 2-0 with a 2.61 ERA in two starts at Petco Park.

Tyson Ross, RHP
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Ross allowed a season-high 10 hits his last time out, vs. the Angels, but just one walk. It's the first time this season he's walked one batter or fewer in a game. That's a good sign. Last season, Ross had one or fewer walked in 11 starts.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ San Diego Padres

, Petco Park
Jeff Locke, LHP
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    Jeff Locke, last 5 years vs. SD
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Locke has thrown 10 2/3 consecutive scoreless innings, most recently shutting out the Marlins over 5 2/3 frames Tuesday. The lefty has only faced the Padres once, giving up four runs in five innings in a loss two years ago.

Odrisamer Despaigne, RHP
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    Odrisamer Despaigne, last 5 years vs. PIT
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Despaigne had his best outing of the season the last time out against the Angels, striking out six over six scoreless innings. He's been very good pitching at Petco Park, posting a career 2.91 ERA with opponents hitting .207 against him.

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New York Mets @ San Diego Padres

, Petco Park
To Be Announced

To Be Announced

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