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Probable Pitchers

San Diego Padres @ Atlanta Braves

, Turner Field
Jason Lane, LHP
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    Jason Lane, last 3 starts
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    Jason Lane, regular season
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    Jason Lane, last 5 years vs. ATL
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Lane returns as fill-in for an injured Ian Kennedy. It's his second trip this season, as he was up with the Padres briefly in June, his first time back in the big leagues as a pitcher after appearing in the Major Leagues as an outfielder in 2007.

Ervin Santana, RHP
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    Ervin Santana, last 3 starts
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    Ervin Santana, regular season
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    Ervin Santana, last 5 years vs. SD
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Santana pitched into the eighth inning for the second time in his past four starts after making it that far only once in his first 15 starts. He's tossed six quality starts in his past seven outings.

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Arizona Diamondbacks @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
Chase Anderson, RHP
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    Chase Anderson, last 3 starts
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    Chase Anderson, last 5 years vs. CIN
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Anderson has pitched well his last two times out, compiling a 2.25 ERA. After winning his first five big league starts, he lost his next four before beating the Marlins. This is Anderson's first career look at the Reds.

Homer Bailey, RHP
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    Homer Bailey, last 5 years vs. ARI
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Bailey took a no-decision in his last start, allowing three runs on four hits over six innings against the Brewers on Tuesday. His ERA at home this season (3.75) is nearly a full run better than on the road (4.64).

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Milwaukee Brewers @ Tampa Bay Rays

, Tropicana Field
Kyle Lohse, RHP
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    Kyle Lohse, last 5 years vs. TB
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Lohse was his usual reliable self vs. Cincinnati on Wednesday, giving up one run on four hits over 6 2/3 innings. He's submitted 15 quality starts in 22 attempts this season and has been the anchor of the Milwaukee rotation.

Jake Odorizzi, RHP
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    Jake Odorizzi, last 5 years vs. MIL
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Odorizzi is coming off a win against his hometown team, the Cardinals, in his first career start in St. Louis. The rookie right-hander, who grew up half an hour away from Busch Stadium, went 5 2/3 innings, allowing two runs and striking out eight.

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Philadelphia Phillies @ New York Mets

, Citi Field
A.J. Burnett, RHP
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Could this be Burnett's final start in a Phillies uniform? He could be traded before the non-waiver Trade Deadline. The righty threw eight scoreless innings on Wednesday against the Giants, and has a 3.18 ERA in his last nine starts.

Bartolo Colon, RHP
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With the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline looming, Colon's start against the Phillies will be must-see TV. The trade candidate was at his best in Seattle, taking a perfect game into the seventh and settling for a 7 1/3-inning, two-run start.

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Toronto Blue Jays @ Boston Red Sox

, Fenway Park
R.A. Dickey, RHP
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Dickey will take the series opener in a rematch vs. the Red Sox. Dickey faced Boston in his last outing and was roughed up for three runs in the first before settling in. He allowed just one more run the rest of the way en route to his eighth win.

Clay Buchholz, RHP
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Buchholz allowed five runs (four earned) on six hits over six innings in a loss to the Blue Jays on Wednesday. The right-hander struck out a single batter for the second time this season.

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Washington Nationals @ Miami Marlins

, Marlins Park
Jordan Zimmermann, RHP
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Zimmermann made his first start in 11 days on July 22 and struggled with fastball command against the Rockies. He surrendered six extra-base hits and four runs in five innings. He has given up 10 earned runs in three starts vs. the Marlins this year.

Nathan Eovaldi, RHP
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Normally allowing five runs in the first two innings isn't a sign of good things to come. To Eovaldi's credit, he rebounded with five scoreless innings in a loss in Atlanta. He finished with seven frames of five-run ball.

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Colorado Rockies @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Yohan Flande, LHP
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Tsuyoshi Wada, LHP
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Wada took the loss in his last outing against the Padres, giving up five runs on five hits and five walks over four-plus innings. He admitted he was nervous in his first Wrigley start. It was the second time in 20 overall starts that he walked four.

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New York Yankees @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
David Phelps, RHP
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Phelps pitched his the first complete game of his career in his last outing, albeit it was a rain-shortened game that lasted just five innings. He allowed one-run on five hits and ran his unbeaten streak to eight starts.

Yu Darvish, RHP
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Darvish is still in the hunt for his 10th win of the season after the Rangers lost to the Yankees, 2-1, Wednesday in New York. Heavy rain caused a 1 hour and 49-minute delay and the game was called in the fifth.

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Oakland Athletics @ Houston Astros

, Minute Maid Park
Jesse Chavez, RHP
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Chavez did not allow a hit until the fifth inning against the Astros on Wednesday. He lost some steam after that, but his consistent season rolled along with 5 2/3 innings of two-run, four-hit ball.

Brett Oberholtzer, LHP
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Oberholtzer has moved back and forth from Triple-A Oklahoma City to Houston, and the Astros decided to keep him in the rotation this week against the A's. In his last two starts, Oberholtzer has given up four runs in 13 1/3 innings.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ San Francisco Giants

, AT&T Park
Vance Worley, RHP
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The 26-year-old righty was thrust into the rotation thanks to injuries to Gerrit Cole and Francisco Liriano and has made the most of his opportunity -- he's 3-1 with a 3.10 ERA in seven appearances.

Madison Bumgarner, LHP
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The two-time All-Star is still striving to improve his fortunes at AT&T Park, where he's 4-5 with a 5.22 ERA this year. Bumgarner struck out 10 batters in three of his first 11 starts but has not reached double-digits in his last 10 outings.

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