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Probable Pitchers

Baltimore Orioles @ New York Yankees

, Yankee Stadium
Yovani Gallardo, RHP
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    Yovani Gallardo, last 3 starts
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    Yovani Gallardo, regular season
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    Yovani Gallardo, last 5 years vs. NYY
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Gallardo matched a season high with seven innings his last time out, but he didn’t receive much run support. The righty allowed four runs (three earned) in the outing. He’s won just one start since June 29.

Luis Cessa, RHP
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    Luis Cessa, last 3 starts
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    Luis Cessa, regular season
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Colorado Rockies @ Washington Nationals

, Nationals Park
Jeff Hoffman, RHP
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    Jeff Hoffman, last 3 starts
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    Jeff Hoffman, regular season
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    Jeff Hoffman, last 5 years vs. WSH
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Hoffman struggled in his Major League debut Saturday, when the Cubs tagged him for seven runs over four-plus innings. Chicago collected seven hits off him, but he limited them to one walk, while striking out two. He is not on a pitch limit.

Gio Gonzalez, LHP
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    Gio Gonzalez, last 3 starts
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    Gio Gonzalez, last 5 years vs. COL
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Rain shortened Gonzalez's last outing against the Rockies at Coors Field, but he allowed two runs on four hits in three innings. This is the third consecutive start in which he is searching for his 100th career victory.

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Minnesota Twins @ Toronto Blue Jays

, Rogers Centre
Pat Dean, LHP
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    Pat Dean, last 5 years vs. TOR
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Hector Santiago will miss his start with a bruised thumb, so Dean will make a spot start. Dean has been pitching out of the bullpen recently, and hasn't started for the Twins since June 17.

Francisco Liriano, LHP
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    Francisco Liriano, regular season
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    Francisco Liriano, last 5 years vs. MIN
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Liriano will get the opportunity to take the mound against the organization he spent the first seven years of his career with. He's coming off his best start in a Toronto uniform after he allowed just one unearned run over six innings.

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Kansas City Royals @ Boston Red Sox

, Fenway Park
Ian Kennedy, RHP
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    Ian Kennedy, last 5 years vs. BOS
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Career stats

Kennedy has been dominant in August with a 0.67 ERA for the month. He's only given up three runs in his last five outings, and has pitched in three consecutive wins, which he hadn't previously done since the end of May.

Steven Wright, RHP
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    Steven Wright, last 5 years vs. KC
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Wright, who hasn't pitched since Aug. 5 with shoulder inflammation. will be activated from the DL to make the start. The knuckleballer, who is 13-5 with a 3.01 ERA, threw a bullpen session on Tuesday in advance of his start.

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Los Angeles Angels @ Detroit Tigers

, Comerica Park
Ricky Nolasco, RHP
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    Ricky Nolasco, last 5 years vs. DET
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Nolasco is still looking for his first win as an Angel. Since being acquired from the Twins on Aug. 1, the right-hander is 0-3 in four starts with a 5.70 ERA.

Justin Verlander, RHP
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Verlander beat the Red Sox on Sunday at Comerica Park with six innings of one-run ball, striking out five. He lost to the Angels on May 30 in Anaheim with four runs allowed over 7 1/3 innings, despite seven strikeouts.

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Philadelphia Phillies @ New York Mets

, Citi Field
Adam Morgan, LHP
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Morgan allowed one run in six-plus innings Friday against the Cardinals. It was the first time since May 21 that he allowed two or fewer runs in six or more innings. He went 0-5 with a 7.65 ERA in eight starts in between.

Bartolo Colon, RHP
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Where would the Mets be without Colon? As others in the rotation have faltered, the 43-year-old has remained strong, posting a 2.25 ERA in four August starts. Next up is a Phillies club that he’s held to a .206 average in three starts this season.

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San Diego Padres @ Miami Marlins

, Marlins Park
Jarred Cosart, RHP
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    Jarred Cosart, regular season
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    Jarred Cosart, last 5 years vs. MIA
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Cosart has shown marked improvement in his last two starts, allowing just one earned run in each. Now, the Padres’ Deadline acquisition gets the chance to face his former club after spending parts of three seasons with Miami.

David Phelps, RHP
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Whatever the role, Phelps has performed. In four starts since joining the rotation, he's posting a 1.31 ERA, allowing four runs in 20 2/3 innings, while striking out 26. He threw 96 pitches at Pittsburgh, and he's primed to top 100 vs. the Padres.

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Cleveland Indians @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Corey Kluber, RHP
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Thanks to a recent hot stretch, Kluber is in the thick of the AL Cy Young race again. The righty has gone 5-0 with a 1.78 ERA in his past eight outings. On Sunday, he gave up two runs and whiffed eight in 6 2/3 innings.

Martin Perez, LHP
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Perez is making his second career start against the Indians and first since 2013. He is 1-4 with a 5.19 ERA in eight starts since the All-Star break. He is 7-1 with a 2.36 ERA in 13 starts at home.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ Milwaukee Brewers

, Miller Park
Ryan Vogelsong, RHP
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Vogelsong bounced back from a shaky outing in San Francisco with a quality start on Sunday, but lost to the Marlins despite yielding three runs (one earned) in six innings. He is 1-2 with a 2.05 ERA in six starts.

Matt Garza, RHP
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Garza had allowed three or fewer runs in five straight starts before struggling in Seattle, where he lasted only 3 2/3 innings and surrendered six runs (five earned) on nine hits.

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Seattle Mariners @ Chicago White Sox

, U.S. Cellular Field
Felix Hernandez, RHP
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King Felix will make his 18th start of the season Friday. The Mariners have won the past four games he has started, and they have only lost one of his seven starts since he came off the 15-day disabled list (strained right calf) on July 20.

Chris Sale, LHP
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Sale picked up win No. 15 on Saturday by shutting down the A’s over eight scoreless innings. He struck out eight and walked three, matching a season high with 120 pitches. He received an extra day of rest because of the elevated pitch count.

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Tampa Bay Rays @ Houston Astros

, Minute Maid Park
Drew Smyly, LHP
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Smyly continued his second half renaissance with another strong start. He is 4-0 with a 2.79 ERA over his past six starts, and the Rays have won each of his past five outings. Smyly had a stretch of 11 games without a win from mid-May to late July.

Mike Fiers, RHP
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Fiers will be looking to win consecutive starts for the first time since beating the Rays and Reds in mid-June. He’s 2-1 with a 5.40 ERA in his last three starts, allowing 17 hits (six homers) in 16 2/3 innings.

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Oakland Athletics @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Ross Detwiler, LHP
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Since throwing 8 scoreless innings in his first start with the A's Aug. 10 against the Orioles, Detwiler's struggled mightily, giving up at least five earned runs in each of his last two starts. He's lost two straight, and has a 5.94 ERA in August.

Luke Weaver, RHP
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Weaver was handed the first loss of his Major League career against the Phillies in his second career start. He allowed three runs on nine hits and struck out six in five innings to push his ERA to 5.00.

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Cincinnati Reds @ Arizona Diamondbacks

, Chase Field
Brandon Finnegan, LHP
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Finnegan took a no-hitter into the seventh inning Saturday and allowed one hit over seven innings for an 11-1 win over the Dodgers. Adrian Gonzalez broke up the no-hit bid leading off the seventh with a single to center through a shifted defense.

Braden Shipley, RHP
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Shipley has allowed seven runs in each of his last two starts, posting an 11.32 ERA in losses to the Mets and Padres and not completing six innings either time. The right-hander looks to get back on track in his first career start against the Reds.

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Chicago Cubs @ Los Angeles Dodgers

, Dodger Stadium
Mike Montgomery, LHP
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Montgomery made his first start with the Cubs on Saturday and held the Rockies to one run over 4 1/3 innings on 60 pitches. He is expected to build up to 80-90 pitches in his next start. He has a 2.87 ERA in three starts this season.

Bud Norris, RHP
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Norris lasted just 3 2/3 innings in his last start, yielding six runs to the Reds on Friday. He also appeared out of the bullpen on Monday, but that simply took the place of his usual between-starts bullpen session.

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Atlanta Braves @ San Francisco Giants

, AT&T Park
Joel De La Cruz, RHP
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De La Cruz has primarily been a Minor League journeyman throughout, but he's pitched effectively in three of five starts since joining Atlanta's rotation at the end of July. He relies on a sinker, but his ground-ball rate is below 50 percent.

Jeff Samardzija, RHP
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Samardzija hasn't taken full advantage of AT&T Park's pitcher-friendly environs during his first season with the Giants. He's 4-4 with a 3.96 ERA at home and 6-5 with a 4.31 ERA on the road.

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