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Probable Pitchers

Baltimore Orioles @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Kevin Gausman, RHP
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    Kevin Gausman, last 3 starts
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    Kevin Gausman, regular season
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    Kevin Gausman, last 5 years vs. CHC
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Career stats

The 23-year-old didn't have his best stuff but was able to go six innings and hold the Indians to two runs last time out, and worked around four walks.

Jake Arrieta, RHP
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    Jake Arrieta, last 3 starts
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    Jake Arrieta, regular season
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    Jake Arrieta, last 5 years vs. BAL
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Arrieta will face his former team for the first time in an Interleague game. The righty has given up more than three runs just once since June 3 for a 2.45 ERA. He got a no-decision in his last outing vs. the Mets, holding them scoreless over seven.

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Chicago White Sox @ New York Yankees

, Yankee Stadium
John Danks, LHP
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    John Danks, last 3 starts
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    John Danks, regular season
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    John Danks, last 5 years vs. NYY
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Career stats

Danks is coming off his best start of the second half, where he's 1-2 with a 8.37 ERA. He allowed three earned runs on seven hits over six innings against the Blue Jays on Saturday.

Shane Greene, RHP
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    Shane Greene, last 3 starts
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    Shane Greene, regular season
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    Shane Greene, last 5 years vs. CWS
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Career stats

Greene continued his impressive rookie season when he spun six innings of two-run ball against the Rays. Most impressive was his career-high 10 strikeouts coupled with just one walk, aiding another one-run team victory.

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Houston Astros @ Cleveland Indians

, Progressive Field
Brad Peacock, RHP
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    Brad Peacock, last 3 starts
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    Brad Peacock, regular season
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    Brad Peacock, last 5 years vs. CLE
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Career stats

This could be a big start for Peacock in terms of sticking in the rotation, considering his struggles lately. In his last five starts, he's 0-3 with a 10.80 ERA and a 2.35 WHIP. He's allowed 24 runs and walked 13 in that span.

Carlos Carrasco, RHP
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    Carlos Carrasco, regular season
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    Carlos Carrasco, last 5 years vs. HOU
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Career stats

Since leaving the bullpen, Carrasco has logged 12 shutout innings with nine strikeouts, no walks and two wins in a pair of starts out of the rotation. The righty has a 1.80 ERA dating back to April 30 (28 games).

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San Francisco Giants @ Washington Nationals

, Nationals Park
Tim Hudson, RHP
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    Tim Hudson, last 3 starts
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    Tim Hudson, regular season
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    Tim Hudson, last 5 years vs. WSH
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Career stats

After struggling in his last outing against the Phillies, Hudson's ERA is above 3.00 for the first time this season. Despite his age and taxing start to the season, the 38-year-old has said he's in good shape and still feeling strong.

Doug Fister, RHP
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    Doug Fister, regular season
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    Doug Fister, last 5 years vs. SF
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Career stats

For the third straight start, Sunday against the Pirates, Fister went at least seven innings and surrendered no earned runs. He now sports a 0.64 ERA for August, and his season ERA has dropped to 2.20.

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St. Louis Cardinals @ Philadelphia Phillies

, Citizens Bank Park
Adam Wainwright, RHP
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    Adam Wainwright, last 5 years vs. PHI
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Wainwright became the Majors' second 15-game winner on Sunday but has allowed four or more runs in three of six starts since the All-Star break. He is still pitching deep into games, having gone at least seven innings in 20 of 24 starts.

Kyle Kendrick, RHP
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    Kyle Kendrick, last 5 years vs. STL
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Kendrick has a 9.00 ERA in the first inning, which is the highest in baseball among pitchers with at least 20 starts this season. He has also allowed eight first-inning home runs, including one Saturday to the Giants' Hunter Pence.

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Tampa Bay Rays @ Toronto Blue Jays

, Rogers Centre
Drew Smyly, LHP
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    Drew Smyly, last 5 years vs. TOR
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Smyly impressed for a second straight outing in his last start vs. the Yanks on Saturday, his home debut for the Rays. The lefty went seven innings, allowed two runs and struck out four, leaving with a no-decision in Tampa Bay's 3-2 loss.

Marcus Stroman, RHP
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    Marcus Stroman, regular season
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    Marcus Stroman, last 5 years vs. TB
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Stroman is coming off the worst start of his still very young career. He allowed five runs on five hits and didn't make it out of the first inning during his outing against the White Sox. Stroman will be making this start on an extra two days' rest.

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Atlanta Braves @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
Mike Minor, LHP
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    Mike Minor, last 3 starts
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    Mike Minor, regular season
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    Mike Minor, last 5 years vs. CIN
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Career stats

Since having a start skipped earlier this month, Minor has regained his confidence and started looking more like he did when he produced a 2.90 ERA over 47 starts from July 5, 2012 through the end of the 2013 season.

Mat Latos, RHP
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Latos was not highly effective on Sunday as he lasted only five innings with 97 pitches vs. the Rockies. He gave up three runs and eight hits with three walks and seven strikeouts. Seven of the hits, including a Charlie Blackmon home run, and all thr

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Seattle Mariners @ Boston Red Sox

, Fenway Park
Felix Hernandez, RHP
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    Felix Hernandez, last 3 starts
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    Felix Hernandez, last 5 years vs. BOS
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Career stats

Hernandez is having the best season in his outstanding 10-year career with a 13-4 record through 26 starts as he leads the AL with a 1.99 ERA and 0.874 WHIP. He's 3-1 with a 2.36 ERA in seven career starts at Fenway.

Joe Kelly, RHP
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Kelly will try to recover from his tough Fenway Park debut, when he gave up seven hits and seven runs in a loss to the Astros. This will be Kelly's first career start against the Mariners.

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Kansas City Royals @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Yordano Ventura, RHP
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Ventura had some control issues -- he walked five (and one intentionally) -- but he had a one-hit shutout through six frames vs. the Twins on Saturday. He gave up three runs on three hits in the seventh and took the loss, his first in five starts.

Colby Lewis, RHP
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Lewis lost to the Angels for the third time this season on Saturday, but struck out a career-high 10 batters. Lewis has a 3.29 ERA in 38 1/3 innings over six starts since the All-Star break. He now shares the team lead with 22 starts this year.

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Detroit Tigers @ Minnesota Twins

, Target Field
Robbie Ray, LHP
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Ray will make his third straight start after spending a few months at Triple-A Toledo when he gets the ball for the series opener. The rookie lost both of his starts since returning to the Majors, tossing five innings and allowing four runs in each.

Tommy Milone, LHP
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Milone's first start with the Twins at Target Field didn't go as planned on Sunday. The left-hander lasted a career-worst 1 2/3 innings, giving up seven runs (six earned) on four hits and two walks.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ Milwaukee Brewers

, Miller Park
Jeff Locke, LHP
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A rematch of an earlier duel, in which on June 8 Locke dropped a 1-0 gem to Gallardo - the first of six quality starts in which he hasn't gotten the win. Locke's control has slipped a bit but still has walked only 19 in 14 starts.

Yovani Gallardo, RHP
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Gallardo is 12-4 with a 2.57 ERA in 23 starts plus one relief appearance against the Pirates. He's already started four times against them this season, three of which became Brewers wins.

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Miami Marlins @ Colorado Rockies

, Coors Field
Henderson Alvarez, RHP
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After nursing a sore right shoulder for two weeks, Alvarez came back to the mound on Saturday and turned in a seven-inning quality start, his 14th of the season. He scattered five hits, a walk and a run, and also struck out six, on 89 pitches.

Franklin Morales, LHP
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    Franklin Morales, last 5 years vs. MIA
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Morales has bounced between the rotation and bullpen this season, allowing two runs over two innings of relief on Sunday. He has given up five total runs over 12 innings in two starts this month.

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San Diego Padres @ Arizona Diamondbacks

, Chase Field
Odrisamer Despaigne, RHP
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    Odrisamer Despaigne, last 5 years vs. ARI
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Career stats

Despaigne had a rough first inning the last time out against the Cardinals, allowing four runs. But he pitched better thereafter, allowing one run over the next three innings. Despaigne has a 4.86 ERA in August after a strong start to his career.

Josh Collmenter, RHP
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    Josh Collmenter, last 5 years vs. SD
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Collmenter is coming off his worst start of the season, allowing five runs and lasting four innings against the Marlins. His velocity has been down in his last two starts, and the team will keep an eye on his innings total.

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Los Angeles Angels @ Oakland Athletics

, O.co Coliseum
Hector Santiago, LHP
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    Hector Santiago, last 5 years vs. OAK
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Santiago pitched six innings of one-run ball in a no-decision against the Rangers on Sunday, walking just one batter, scattering four hits and striking out five. The 26-year-old has a 1.63 ERA in his last five starts.

Sonny Gray, RHP
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    Sonny Gray, last 5 years vs. LAA
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Seven of the eight hits Gray surrendered in his last start were singles as the Braves tagged him for four runs on bloops and bleeders. Gray now owns a 4.94 ERA in four August starts.

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New York Mets @ Los Angeles Dodgers

, Dodger Stadium
Jon Niese, LHP
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    Jon Niese, last 5 years vs. LAD
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Niese has tossed back-to-back quality starts for the first time since late June after throwing six-plus innings of three-run ball vs. the Cubs. When he faced the Dodgers in May, LA scored three in seven innings in the Mets' only win of the series.

Dan Haren, RHP
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Haren worked just three innings in his last start against the Brewers, throwing 74 pitches in a rocky outing. The right-hander didn't get much help from his defense -- half of his six runs were unearned. He said after the game that he ran out of gas.

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