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Probable Pitchers

St. Louis Cardinals @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Carlos Martinez, RHP
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    Carlos Martinez, last 3 starts
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Martinez posted a quality start his last time out, but yet again, the Cardinals couldn’t turn it into a win. Seven times this season, Martinez has taken a no-decision or a loss despite making a quality start.

Jake Arrieta, RHP
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In his first start of the second half, Arrieta held the O's to two runs on four hits over 6 2/3 innings. He did give up a homer, No. 15 of the season, one shy of his total served up last year. The righty is 1-1 in two starts vs. the Cards in 2017.

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Houston Astros @ Baltimore Orioles

, Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Mike Fiers, RHP
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The right-hander is coming off one of his strongest starts in 2017 with a seven-inning outing on July 16. Fiers (6-4, 3.75 ERA) allowed two earned runs on an efficient 92 pitches on Sunday.

Ubaldo Jimenez, RHP
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    Ubaldo Jimenez, regular season
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Jimenez is coming off of his fourth outing lasting fewer than four innings in his 14 starts. Going just 3 2/3 innings against the Cubs, the righty allowed six runs on 11 hits, including a home run. At home, Jimenez is 1-1 with an 8.13 ERA.

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Milwaukee Brewers @ Philadelphia Phillies

, Citizens Bank Park
Matt Garza, RHP
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Garza last pitched against the Phillies on Sunday, allowing one earned run on three hits in five innings. After the start, manager Craig Counsell said Garza is improving his efficiency and putting together a nice season "under the radar."

Aaron Nola, RHP
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Nola is establishing himself as the Phillies’ top starter. He is 3-1 with a 1.78 ERA and a 0.99 WHIP over his last five starts. He also is 4-3 with a 2.65 ERA in eight starts since the beginning of June.

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Miami Marlins @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
Jose Urena, RHP
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Urena had gone seven straight starts pitching at least five innings before being lifted after three innings (five earned runs) in a loss to the Dodgers on Saturday. The five earned runs are the most he's allowed since giving up five on June 2.

Homer Bailey, RHP
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Bailey wasn’t sharp Sunday vs. the Nationals as he gave up eight earned runs over four-plus innings in a 14-4 loss. The righty, who hasn’t pitched much because of three elbow surgeries since 2014, made no excuses. He just didn’t have good command.

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Oakland Athletics @ New York Mets

, Citi Field
Paul Blackburn, RHP
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The rookie right-hander has been a pleasant surprise during his first three starts, allowing one earned run over his first 13 2/3 innings. Blackburn had some command issues in his most recent outing, walking four with three runs in five innings.

Steven Matz, LHP
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Matz endured the worst statistical start of his career last time out, allowing a career-high-tying seven runs in one-plus innings against the Rockies. He will be making his first career start against the A’s, one of 14 teams Matz has never faced.

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Texas Rangers @ Tampa Bay Rays

, Tropicana Field
Yu Darvish, RHP
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Darvish is winless in his last six starts and is looking for his first win since June 12. He is 1-6 with a 4.09 ERA in his last 10 starts. He is 4-0 with a 1.09 ERA in five career starts against the Rays.

Alex Cobb, RHP
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Cobb pitched a masterpiece Saturday night, holding the Angels to one run on six hits in 7 2/3 innings for his eighth win of '17. Cobb is 4-3 with a 2.64 ERA at Tropicana Field this season. He is 1-0 with a 2.77 ERA in four career starts vs. Texas.

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Toronto Blue Jays @ Cleveland Indians

, Progressive Field
Marco Estrada, RHP
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Estrada is 0-4 with a 9.50 ERA over his past eight outings. Control has been a major factor with at least four walks in five consecutive starts and teams have been sitting on his changeup. Expect more curveballs and fastballs.

Trevor Bauer, RHP
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Bauer did not make it out of the first inning in his last start, as he threw 43 pitches and allowed four runs on three hits with three walks. He is 1-2 with a 6.20 ERA in five career games (four starts) against Toronto.

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Detroit Tigers @ Minnesota Twins

, Target Field
Anibal Sanchez, RHP
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Sanchez’s midsummer resurgence as a starter hit a rough patch in his last start, in which he allowed three homers for five runs over six innings vs. the Blue Jays. He gave up eight runs over three innings in relief at Target Field this year.

Ervin Santana, RHP
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Santana tossed six innings of two-run ball in the win over the Astros last time out. Santana has thrown at least 100 pitches in each of his past five outings, logging a total of 31 1/3 innings over that span.

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Chicago White Sox @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
James Shields, RHP
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Shields has yet to find his pre-injury form, which saw him allow just one run and pitch into the sixth inning in each of his first three starts. He's allowed three or fewer runs just twice in five starts since coming off the DL.

Ian Kennedy, RHP
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Over his last three starts, Kennedy has an ERA of 2.83, and he has pitched at least six innings in each of those starts. He has also struck out seven batters in two of those outings and walked a total of four batters.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ Colorado Rockies

, Coors Field
Trevor Williams, RHP
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Williams allowed 10 hits but held the Cardinals to two runs in 5 2/3 innings Sunday at PNC Park. Since a rough first start, Williams owns a 3.95 ERA with a .699 opponents’ OPS in 12 outings. He has never faced the Rockies.

Jeff Hoffman, RHP
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Hoffman will slide into the injured Tyler Chatwood’s spot and start on regular rest. His numbers at home (6.44 ERA, 12 walks, 20 K's) are considerably worse than on the road (2.45 ERA, 5 walks, 33 K's).

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Washington Nationals @ Arizona Diamondbacks

, Chase Field
Max Scherzer, RHP
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Scherzer didn't have his best stuff, but he was still effective. Saturday against the Reds, he allowed three hits over six innings, walking four and striking out 10 batters -- the ninth time in 10 games he's. done so

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Boston Red Sox @ Los Angeles Angels

, Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Chris Sale, LHP
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Sale dazzled in his last appearance, striking out 13 in 7 2/3 scoreless vs. the Yankees. The ace has 13 double-digit strikeout games this season, which is six away from tying the franchise’s single-season record held by Pedro Martinez.

Ricky Nolasco, RHP
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Nolasco allowed just one run on two hits over seven innings in his last start against the Rays on Friday. The 34-year-old veteran is 3-2 with a 5.68 ERA in seven career starts against the Red Sox.

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Atlanta Braves @ Los Angeles Dodgers

, Dodger Stadium
Jaime Garcia, LHP
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One of the top available pitchers on the trade market, Garcia regained a feel for his two-seamer during Sunday’s start against Arizona. Inconsistent command hurt him when he faltered in late June.

Alex Wood, LHP
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The undefeated Wood continues to impersonate Clayton Kershaw. He’s won his last five starts and has allowed only 2 homers in 86 2/3 innings. He’s still on a relatively short leash, as he’s been allowed to throw more than 95 pitches in only 2 starts.

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New York Yankees @ Seattle Mariners

, Safeco Field
CC Sabathia, LHP
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Sabathia gave the Yankees exactly what they needed in his last start, holding the Red Sox scoreless on two hits over six innings to pick up a win in the first game of a doubleheader. Sabathia walked five in the outing.

Andrew Moore, RHP
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The well-regarded 23-year-old prospect was solid in his first three starts, but gave up five runs on six hits, including three homers, in his last outing vs. the White Sox. He’s 1-1 with a 3.86 ERA in three games at Safeco Field.

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San Diego Padres @ San Francisco Giants

, AT&T Park
Trevor Cahill, RHP
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In three starts since he returned from a shoulder strain, Cahill has solidified his trade value. He’s coming off his longest start since April in which he tossed 6 2/3 innings of one-run ball against the Giants at Petco Park.

Jeff Samardzija, RHP
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    Jeff Samardzija, last 5 years vs. SD
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Samardzija’s season ERA rose from 4.58 to 4.86 when he allowed seven runs in San Diego his last time out. Despite the blip, he’s struck out 31 and walked one in his past five starts.

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