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Probable Pitchers

Detroit Tigers @ Cleveland Indians

, Progressive Field
Justin Verlander, RHP
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Verlander’s strikeout pitch has been working this season, but he’ll try to limit the runs when he opens Detroit’s series at Cleveland. Verlander (2-2) has 31 strikeouts in 29 2/3 innings, but he owns a 5.46 ERA.

Josh Tomlin, RHP
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Josh Tomlin has been remarkably consistent this season, as he's won each of the first three games that he has started this season. He'll test that unbeaten record against the Tigers.

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Chicago Cubs @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Jake Arrieta, RHP
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Think Pirates fans are looking forward to this game? It will be Arrieta's first start at PNC Park since he threw a shutout against the Pirates in the National League Wild Card Game on Oct. 7.

Jonathon Niese, LHP
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    Jonathon Niese, last 5 years vs. CHC
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Niese was inconsistent Wednesday in Colorado, missing his location and watching the Rockies crush his pitches. He started strong but ended up allowing five runs on 10 hits and two walks and left the sixth with the bases loaded and no outs.

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New York Yankees @ Baltimore Orioles

, Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Luis Severino, RHP
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Severino needs to turn around a slow start to his season, having shown poor command of his fastball and slider in his last start, when the Rangers bashed him for six runs and seven hits in three innings.

Chris Tillman, RHP
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Tillman was inconsistent in the season's first month after serving as the Opening Day starter. But he is coming off 6 2/3 scoreless innings on Wednesday against Tampa Bay. He struck out nine in that start.

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Texas Rangers @ Toronto Blue Jays

, Rogers Centre
Martin Perez, LHP
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Perez allowed two runs in six innings in a 3-2 win over the Yankees on Wednesday. He has never pitched against the Blue Jays in the regular season but lost to them in Game 3 of the ALDS last October, allowing four runs in five innings.

Marco Estrada, RHP
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Estrada threw a season high 118 pitches during his last outing but will be making this start on an extra day of rest. He's 1-1 with a 1.50 ERA in two career starts against the Rangers. This will be his first outing vs. Texas since last year's ALDS.

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Arizona Diamondbacks @ Miami Marlins

, Marlins Park
Patrick Corbin, LHP
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The D-backs left-hander allowed seven runs on seven hits and five walks with two strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings in his last start against the Cardinals, a loss. Seven of the 17 earned runs he allowed in April came via a home run.

Justin Nicolino, LHP
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The 24-year-old lefty impressed in his first start, tossing 7 1/3 shutout innings at the Dodgers. Nicolino's tempo has picked up from a year ago, and he's throwing fewer cutters and more changeups and curveballs.

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Atlanta Braves @ New York Mets

, Citi Field
Matt Wisler, RHP
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Wisler will attempt to avoid being damaged by a big inning, something he hasn’t done in three of his first four starts. The righty relies on his fastball and slider, but he’ll occasionally test lefties with his changeup.

Matt Harvey, RHP
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Harvey hardly had his best stuff the last time he saw the Braves, gutting through five innings of two-run ball but needing 101 pitches to do it. Efficiency will be critical for him when he faces Atlanta on Tuesday for the second time in three starts.

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Los Angeles Dodgers @ Tampa Bay Rays

, Tropicana Field
Scott Kazmir, LHP
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Kazmir got his first quality start since his season debut on Wednesday, allowing two earned runs in six innings while striking out six. He’ll try to continue improving his 5.76 ERA against the Rays, the team with which he broke into the Majors.

Matt Moore, LHP
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Moore has allowed four homers, accounting for nine of the 13 runs he's allowed. He has gone at least 6 frames in four straight starts and eight of his past nine, dating back to '15. Lefties are hitting .318 against him, but righties are batting .194.

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San Francisco Giants @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
Jeff Samardzija, RHP
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Spending 2008-14 with the Cubs made Samardzija quite familiar with pitching at Cincinnati. He's 1-4 with a 5.40 ERA there in 11 appearances (five starts).

Jon Moscot, RHP
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In the fifth inning of his start vs. the Mets on Wednesday, Moscot felt soreness in his surgically repaired non-throwing shoulder. There’s a possibility the Reds might make a change for this assignment if he is not ready.

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Boston Red Sox @ Chicago White Sox

, U.S. Cellular Field
Steven Wright, RHP
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The knuckleballer has started the season in top form and looks to continue his role in the opener of this six-game road trip. Dating back to last season, Wright has allowed two earned runs or fewer in seven straight starts.

Jose Quintana, LHP
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The left-hander opens the three-game series at U.S. Cellular Field coming off a fine start in which he struck out 10 over six scoreless innings for the win at Toronto last Wednesday.

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Los Angeles Angels @ Milwaukee Brewers

, Miller Park
Nick Tropeano, RHP
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Tropeano has given up two runs or fewer in each of his first four starts. On Wednesday, he gave up a two-run homer in the first but held the Royals scoreless through the next 4 1/3 innings. He’s filling the spot of the injured Andrew Heaney.

Junior Guerra, RHP
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Guerra is up from Triple-A Colorado Springs to take demoted right-hander Taylor Jungmann's rotation spot. His best offering is a split-fingered offspeed pitch, which Guerra uses to induce strikeouts.

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Minnesota Twins @ Houston Astros

, Minute Maid Park
Alex Meyer, RHP
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Meyer is set to make his first big league start, as he's replacing Tommy Milone in the rotation. He had a 1.04 ERA in three starts at Triple-A Rochester.

Collin McHugh, RHP
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McHugh won his last start, giving up two runs in five innings. He's been up and down so far this year after a breakout season in 2015. McHugh is 2-0 with a 2.00 ERA vs. the Twins.

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Philadelphia Phillies @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Aaron Nola, RHP
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Nola had his best start of the season in his last outing, holding the Nationals scoreless and allowing just two hits over seven innings. The right-hander lowered his ERA by nearly a run, to 3.55, in the process.

Michael Wacha, RHP
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Wacha threw a career-high 114 pitches in his last start and featured his best fastball-changeup combination yet this season. He struck out nine in the seven-inning start, more strikeouts than he’s had in a game since June 9, 2015.

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Washington Nationals @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Tanner Roark, RHP
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Roark has not allowed a run in either of his last two starts -- with 21 strikeouts in 14 innings -- and carries a 15-inning scoreless streak into this start. He matches up against Chris Young, his former teammate at Triple-A Syracuse in 2013.

Chris Young, RHP
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Young took the loss in his last start vs. the Angels after giving up three runs on three hits in 5 1/3 innings. He's 4-1 with a 3.78 ERA in his career against the Mariners.

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Seattle Mariners @ Oakland Athletics

, Oakland Coliseum
Hisashi Iwakuma, RHP
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The 35-year-old right-hander has yet to win in five starts and gave up five runs and seven hits in five innings his last outing against the Astros. He’s 5-5 with a 4.09 ERA in 11 career outings vs. the A’s, but has yet to face them this year.

Sonny Gray, RHP
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Gray endured the shortest start of his career on Wednesday, lasting just two innings with four runs allowed in Detroit. He surrendered four walks in the outing and has issued 15 total in 28 1/3 innings this season. He’s struck out 26 in that span.

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Colorado Rockies @ San Diego Padres

, Petco Park
Eddie Butler, RHP
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The righty is making his first start of 2016. He was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque on April 27 and struck out four batters in two innings in relief. He is 2-0 with a 4.09 ERA in four starts at Triple-A.

Andrew Cashner, RHP
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Cashner’s last start -- 2 2/3 innings, 6 R, 3 ER vs. San Francisco -- was his shortest since 2013, a disappointing result given his two solid outings before it. He’ll be happy to return home, where he has a 2.71 career ERA.

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