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Probable Pitchers

Texas Rangers @ New York Yankees

, Yankee Stadium
Austin Bibens-Dirkx, RHP
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Bibens-Dirkx didn't factor into the decision in the Rangers' 7-6 loss to the Blue Jays on Monday. He gave up five runs on five hits in five innings, although all but one hit and one run of that came in the fourth, when the Jays scored four runs.

Luis Cessa, RHP
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Cessa will make his second start of the year, coming off a loss to the A's in which he allowed four runs in four innings. Cessa picked up his first big league win last June 29 vs. Texas with three innings of one-run relief.

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Oakland Athletics @ Chicago White Sox

, Guaranteed Rate Field
Daniel Gossett, RHP
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Gossett’s second career Major League start was strong, even though he took his second loss, as he went 6 2/3 innings against the Astros and allowed just two runs. He gave up six hits and struck out six, with no walks.

James Shields, RHP
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Shields missed two months with a right lat strain. He returned to the mound on Sunday and took a no-decision in a 7-3 loss to the Blue Jays. Shields threw four scoreless innings, but a Russell Martin homer with two out in the sixth ended his day.

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Toronto Blue Jays @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Marco Estrada, RHP
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Estrada has allowed at least six runs in three of his past four starts. His ERA, which was 3.15 at the end of May, now sits at 4.98. Home runs has been an issue with five allowed over that same span.

Jason Vargas, LHP
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Vargas is tied with Clayton Kershaw for the Major League lead in wins this season with 10. He's allowed a combined six runs in his past four outings, one of which was a shutout vs. the Indians.

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Cincinnati Reds @ Washington Nationals

, Nationals Park
Homer Bailey, RHP
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Bailey will be making his 2017 debut and has eight starts and three elbow surgeries since August 2014. He had bone chips removed in February. In three rehab starts at Triple-A and Double-A, he was 3-0 with a 1.08 ERA.

Joe Ross, RHP
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Ross hopes to rebound from a couple shaky starts. The right-hander has yielded a combined seven earned runs over his last 11.1 innings, going 0-1 in that span. He’s 2-1 with a 5.28 ERA in five home starts this year.

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Baltimore Orioles @ Tampa Bay Rays

, Tropicana Field
Dylan Bundy, RHP
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Bundy received a loss last time out on Monday, as he surrendered six earned runs on six hits, including a homer, in 4 1/3 innings against the Indians.

Jacob Faria, RHP
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Faria continued his impressive start, holding Detroit to one run and fanning nine. He became only the fifth pitcher since 1913 to pick up a win while going at least six innings and allowing no more than a run in each of his first three career games.

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Chicago Cubs @ Miami Marlins

, Marlins Park
Jon Lester, LHP
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Lester received a no-decision in his last outing against the Padres, but did post his eighth quality start of the season. He'll miss Wrigley Field, where he has a 2.68 ERA in nine home starts. He's 1-3 with a 5.85 ERA in six road games.

Justin Nicolino, LHP
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Nicolino showed signs of rust in his in his first start off the disabled list. In a three-inning no-decision vs. the Nationals, he yielded six runs (three earned) on seven hits, two of which were home runs.

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Milwaukee Brewers @ Atlanta Braves

, SunTrust Park
Matt Garza, RHP
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Garza took his first losing decision of June in his last start against the Pirates on Monday. The right-hander allowed four earned runs over 5 1/3 innings, causing his ERA to rise to a season-high 4.42.

R.A. Dickey, RHP
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Minus one inning at Nationals Park, Dickey’s knuckleball has proven to be quite effective over each of his past three starts. He has distanced himself from the walk and homer woes that plagued him earlier this year.

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Minnesota Twins @ Cleveland Indians

, Progressive Field
Kyle Gibson, RHP
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Gibson threw six innings of three-run ball in his previous outing. He allowed a pair of homers in the loss to Cleveland. He is 3-1 with a 4.56 ERA in four starts this month.

Corey Kluber, RHP
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In his last outing, Kluber pitched a complete-game shutout against the Orioles, holding them to three hits while striking out 11 on Monday. In his career against the Twins, Kluber is 8-5 with a 3.51 ERA and 127 strikeouts in 18 starts.

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Los Angeles Angels @ Boston Red Sox

, Fenway Park
JC Ramirez, RHP
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Ramirez took the loss in his last start, against the Royals on Sunday, after surrendering five runs over three innings. He has tossed four scoreless innings in four career relief appearances against the Red Sox.

David Price, LHP
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After a strong first couple of starts back from the disabled list, Price has been hit hard of late, giving up 12 earned runs in his last 16 innings. Price’s control hasn’t been as good as usual, as he has 14 walks in 28 innings.

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New York Mets @ San Francisco Giants

, AT&T Park
Jacob deGrom, RHP
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With 17 innings over his past two starts, both victories, deGrom appears on the verge of the consistency he has sought all season. Part of the formula, he believes, has been increasing his changeup usage rather than relying so much on his slider.

Johnny Cueto, RHP
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Cueto said he watched film from 2016 to get a better understanding of his struggles this season. He was more aggressive his last start, going seven innings, allowing two earned runs. In his last five outings, he has four quality starts.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Gerrit Cole, RHP
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Cole threw seven strong innings for the second straight start on Monday in an 8-1 win over the Brewers. The right-hander is 3-4 with a 5.01 ERA in eight start on the road this season.

Lance Lynn, RHP
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Lynn has not finished six innings in any of his past five starts, and he lasted just 4 2/3 his last time out. In that loss, Lynn gave up a season-high seven runs and served up four homers for the first time.

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Colorado Rockies @ Los Angeles Dodgers

, Dodger Stadium
Tyler Chatwood, RHP
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Opponents have scored two runs or fewer in each of Chatwood’s last four starts dating back to June 3. Chatwood has lowered his ERA nearly a full run during that span, from 5.04 to 4.08.

Clayton Kershaw, LHP
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The southpaw will look to get back on track, after a rough outing in his last start vs. the Mets on June 19. Kershaw tossed a season-high 112 pitches, allowed a career-high four home runs and gave up a season-high six runs.

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Detroit Tigers @ San Diego Padres

, Petco Park
Anibal Sanchez, RHP
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Sanchez earned a second turn in the Tigers' rotation by holding the Mariners to two runs over five innings on Monday. He wasn’t dominant, but he was sneaky, with six called strikes off a low-90s fastball he mixed in with offspeed stuff.

Dinelson Lamet, RHP
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Lamet came close to making franchise history in a no-decision against the Brewers on Saturday. The righty struck out 12 batters using just 75 pitches, marking the second-highest single-game strikeout total for a Padres rookie.

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Houston Astros @ Seattle Mariners

, Safeco Field
Lance McCullers Jr., RHP
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McCullers will make his first start since being placed on the disabled list June 9 with lower back discomfort. Before hitting the DL, McCullers had been rolling, going 6-1 with a 2.58 ERA and 89 strikeouts on the year.

Sam Gaviglio, RHP
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The 27-year-old rookie has been a steady producer since being called up in early May and has gone five or more innings in all seven of his starts. He’s 1-0 with a 1.71 ERA in four starts at Safeco Field. This will be his first time facing Houston.

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Philadelphia Phillies @ Arizona Diamondbacks

, Chase Field
Ben Lively, RHP
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Ben Lively could become the first Phillie to post five straight quality starts to begin his Major League career since 1943. He'll face the D-backs for the second consecutive time after giving up three runs in six innings in the series finale Sunday.

Robbie Ray, LHP
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Ray has been on a roll over his last six starts, going 5-0 with a 1.06 ERA. All those games were Arizona victories. He got a no-decision against the Phillies in his last start, allowing four runs in 5 1/3 innings.

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