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Probable Pitchers

Baltimore Orioles @ New York Yankees

, Yankee Stadium
Wei-Yin Chen, LHP
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    Wei-Yin Chen, last 3 starts
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    Wei-Yin Chen, regular season
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    Wei-Yin Chen, last 5 years vs. NYY
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Chen, who leads the American League with an .800 winning percentage, will go for his 17th win against the Yankees on Monday. Chen hasn't since lost Aug. 6 and has posted a 2.64 ERA during that stretch.

Michael Pineda, RHP
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    Michael Pineda, last 3 starts
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    Michael Pineda, regular season
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    Michael Pineda, last 5 years vs. BAL
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Pineda makes his penultimate start vs. the O's, the team he faced in his return to pitching after injury prevented him from the mound for nearly four months. He's coming off a loss to the Rays on Tuesday after allowing one earned run in 5 1/3 frames.

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Kansas City Royals @ Cleveland Indians

, Progressive Field
Danny Duffy, LHP
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    Danny Duffy, last 3 starts
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    Danny Duffy, regular season
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    Danny Duffy, last 5 years vs. CLE
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Duffy had no problems in a four-inning sim game on Tuesday, and the left-hander is back in line to start at Cleveland. Duffy missed three starts, including the one in New York in which he left after just one pitch because of shoulder inflammation.

Carlos Carrasco, RHP
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    Carlos Carrasco, regular season
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    Carlos Carrasco, last 5 years vs. KC
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Carrasco completed a two-hit shutout over the Astros Wednesday, piling up 12 strikeouts against one walk. The righty has gone 5-1 with a 1.17 ERA in eight starts since rejoining the rotation.

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Seattle Mariners @ Toronto Blue Jays

, Rogers Centre
James Paxton, LHP
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    James Paxton, last 3 starts
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    James Paxton, regular season
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    James Paxton, last 5 years vs. TOR
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The rookie southpaw provided Seattle's rotation a big lift after getting healthy the final two months and has the fourth-lowest ERA of any pitcher in MLB history for their first 15 career starts at 1.91. The Canadian native has never faced Toronto.

J.A. Happ, LHP
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    J.A. Happ, last 5 years vs. SEA
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Happ will make his second-to-last start of the season at Rogers Centre. He's coming off an outing in which he allowed a pair of costly home runs to Baltimore's Steve Pearce. It was the sixth time this year he allowed multiple homers in a game.

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Chicago White Sox @ Detroit Tigers

, Comerica Park
Chris Bassitt, RHP
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The rookie Bassitt will make his fourth start of the season, looking for his first big league win. In his latest start against the Royals, the right-hander went only 3 2/3 innings, allowing three runs, six hits and four walks in a no-decision.

Kyle Lobstein, LHP
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    Kyle Lobstein, last 5 years vs. CWS
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Lobstein will start on eight days' rest after having his start pushed back from the weekend division showdown with the Royals. The Tigers have won his last four starts, though he has earned a victory from only one of them.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ Atlanta Braves

, Turner Field
Francisco Liriano, LHP
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Saving his best for the end, Liriano has posted a 2.16 ERA in 12 second-half starts and will be looking for his fourth straight win. His road ERA (2.36) is a full two runs lower than at home. This will be his first Turner Field outing.

Aaron Harang, RHP
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Harang is coming off of two solid starts after a stretch of three starts when he couldn't get out of the sixth inning. Harang has been solid at home this season, but a lack of run support has saddled him six losses and six no-decisions in 16 starts.

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Houston Astros @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Nick Tropeano, RHP
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The September callup will be making his third career start. He has two more starts scheduled, and the Astros want to get a good look at the rookie for evaluation for 2015 . He allowed one earned run over five innings in last outing vs. Cleveland.

Derek Holland, LHP
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Holland allowed one run in 6 1/3 innings in his last start against the Athletics. He has allowed just one run in 14 innings in two starts at home this year. He has made six starts against the Astros in his career and is 2-1 with a 3.69 ERA.

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St. Louis Cardinals @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Adam Wainwright, RHP
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Wainwright is eyeing a second 20-win season and will carry a four-start winning streak into this outing. He has allowed two runs over his last three starts, of which two were complete games.

Travis Wood, LHP
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Wood scattered three hits over six scoreless innings in his last outing vs. the Reds, which was a big improvement after allowing seven runs over 1 2/3 innings in his previous start. He was miffed because he walked three.

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Arizona Diamondbacks @ Minnesota Twins

, Target Field
Josh Collmenter, RHP
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There was some talk that Collmenter was fatigued after he struggled against the Marlins on Aug. 17, but in his five starts since then, he has compiled a 1.01 ERA. Last time out, he allowed two runs over eight innings.

Ricky Nolasco, RHP
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Nolasco has been pitching better recently and was solid against the Tigers on Tuesday. He threw eight scoreless innings in a no-decision and has a 3.09 ERA over his last five starts.

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Los Angeles Angels @ Oakland Athletics

, O.co Coliseum
C.J. Wilson, LHP
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Wilson had a very encouraging outing Wednesday, blanking the Mariners through seven innings while giving up one hit, walking three, striking out seven and retiring the first 11 batters as the Angels clinched a division title.

Jeff Samardzija, RHP
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Samardzija is doing all he can to help the A's reach the postseason. On Wednesday, he tossed eight shutout innings against the Rangers, but the bullpen blew a ninth-inning lead. The right-hander is riding a career-high 16-inning scoreless streak.

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Colorado Rockies @ San Diego Padres

, Petco Park
Tyler Matzek, LHP
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Matzek managed to scatter 11 hits for two runs on Tuesday to escape with his sixth win of the season. Since allowing eight runs in Detroit on Aug. 2, Matzek owns a 2.92 ERA over his last eight starts, including one shutout.

Eric Stults, LHP
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Stults had just settled into a nice groove in his last start, having retired 12 in a row, before the Phillies notched four consecutive hits in a four-run fifth inning. He's 0-2 in four starts against the Rockies this season with a 3.91 ERA.

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San Francisco Giants @ Los Angeles Dodgers

, Dodger Stadium
Jake Peavy, RHP
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The Giants are hanging their hat on Peavy's success at Dodger Stadium. He owns a 7-1 record with a 2.85 ERA in 13 starts there, helping hike his career record against Los Angeles to 14-3.

Dan Haren, RHP
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Haren gets an extra day of rest because manager Don Mattingly preferred to start him against the Giants instead of in the series finale at Wrigley. A wild pitch and a home run cost him in a five-run start at Coors Field in his previous outing.

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