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Probable Pitchers

Philadelphia Phillies @ Washington Nationals

, Nationals Park
Roberto Hernandez, RHP
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    Roberto Hernandez, last 3 starts
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    Roberto Hernandez, regular season
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    Roberto Hernandez, last 5 years vs. WSH
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Career stats

Hernandez has not had much luck pitching deep into games this season, but he did Sunday against Arizona. He allowed two runs on four hits and struck out one in seven innings at Citizens Bank Park. He threw just 75 pitches.

Doug Fister, RHP
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    Doug Fister, last 3 starts
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    Doug Fister, regular season
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    Doug Fister, last 5 years vs. PHI
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Fister was outstanding over seven innings in beating the Reds. He worked fast and it paid off, as he allowed three hits, struck out five batters and induced nine groundouts. The Reds didn't have a runner in scoring position against him.

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Seattle Mariners @ Baltimore Orioles

, Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Roenis Elias, LHP
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    Roenis Elias, last 3 starts
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    Roenis Elias, regular season
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    Roenis Elias, last 5 years vs. BAL
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Elias picked up the no-decision in his last start, scattering four hits and one run over five innings in the Mariners' 3-2, 10-inning loss to the O's.

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. SEA
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Career stats

The lefty will be working on an extra day of rest and is coming off of one of his best outings of the season. Chen will be facing a lefty-heavy Mariners lineup for the second consecutive start.

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Texas Rangers @ Cleveland Indians

, Progressive Field
Jerome Williams, RHP
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    Jerome Williams, last 3 starts
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    Jerome Williams, regular season
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    Jerome Williams, last 5 years vs. CLE
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Career stats

Nick Tepesch was originally slated to open the set vs. the Tribe, but he's still not 100 percent from left knee soreness. Williams will start instead after a strong outing in his Rangers debut Friday. He threw six innings of one-run ball with 4 K's.

Danny Salazar, RHP
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    Danny Salazar, last 3 starts
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    Danny Salazar, regular season
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    Danny Salazar, last 5 years vs. TEX
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Career stats

Salazar continues to prove his time spent in the Minors was beneficial. He is 2-0 with a 3.00 ERA in two starts since rejoining the Cleveland rotation and pitched a quality start against Kansas City in his last outing.

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Colorado Rockies @ Detroit Tigers

, Comerica Park
Franklin Morales, LHP
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    Franklin Morales, last 3 starts
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    Franklin Morales, regular season
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    Franklin Morales, last 5 years vs. DET
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Career stats

Morales bobbed and weaved through five walks and six hits but gave up just two runs against the Pirates on Sunday. The problem was he lasted just four innings and three batters of the fifth in an eventual Rockies loss.

Justin Verlander, RHP
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    Justin Verlander, last 3 starts
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    Justin Verlander, regular season
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    Justin Verlander, last 5 years vs. COL
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Career stats

For the second time in three starts, Verlander will put his Interleague dominance on the line. He's 24-2 with a 2.75 ERA for his career against the National League, including three wins in as many Interleague starts this year.

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Cincinnati Reds @ Miami Marlins

, Marlins Park
Mat Latos, RHP
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    Mat Latos, last 3 starts
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    Mat Latos, regular season
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    Mat Latos, last 5 years vs. MIA
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Career stats

Latos allowed three runs on three hits, walking a season-high four, hitting a batter and striking out a season-high six in a loss to the Nationals on Sunday. He is 0-3 with a 5.26 ERA in seven career starts against the Marlins.

Jarred Cosart, RHP
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    Jarred Cosart, last 3 starts
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    Jarred Cosart, regular season
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    Jarred Cosart, last 5 years vs. CIN
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Cosart struggled to find the strike zone early in his last start vs. the Marlins, and now he'll debut for them. He gave up four runs on 50 pitches in the first two innings, and five runs in 5 2/3 innings overall.

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Los Angeles Angels @ Tampa Bay Rays

, Tropicana Field
Matt Shoemaker, RHP
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    Matt Shoemaker, last 3 starts
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    Matt Shoemaker, regular season
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    Matt Shoemaker, last 5 years vs. TB
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Career stats

Shoemaker beat his hometown team on Saturday, twirling seven scoreless innings while limiting the high-powered Tigers' offense to just three hits. The 27-year-old rookie is 7-2 with a 3.90 ERA in 11 starts this season.

Jeremy Hellickson, RHP
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    Jeremy Hellickson, last 3 starts
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    Jeremy Hellickson, regular season
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    Jeremy Hellickson, last 5 years vs. LAA
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Career stats

Hellickson made his first start of the second half Saturday against the Red Sox and allowed no runs on five hits in 4 2/3 innings en route to a no-decision. He is 3-1 with a 1.80 ERA in five career appearances against the Angels.

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New York Yankees @ Boston Red Sox

, Fenway Park
Chris Capuano, LHP
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    Chris Capuano, last 3 starts
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    Chris Capuano, regular season
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    Chris Capuano, last 5 years vs. BOS
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Capuano started the season pitching for the Red Sox, and he returns to face his former team as a Yankee. In his first start for New York, he allowed two runs in six innings, and although he walked four, he also struck out four.

Anthony Ranaudo, RHP
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    Anthony Ranaudo, last 3 starts
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    Anthony Ranaudo, regular season
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    Anthony Ranaudo, last 5 years vs. NYY
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The righty makes his Major League debut, four years after being selected with the 39th overall pick in the 2010 First-Year Player Draft. In 21 starts for Triple-A Pawtucket this season, Ranaudo is 12-4 with a 2.41 ERA.

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San Francisco Giants @ New York Mets

, Citi Field
Ryan Vogelsong, RHP
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    Ryan Vogelsong, last 3 starts
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    Ryan Vogelsong, regular season
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    Ryan Vogelsong, last 5 years vs. NYM
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Vogelsong has experienced mixed success in August during his career, posting an 8-10 record with a 4.73 ERA. That includes a 7-6 mark with a 4.32 ERA in 17 starts as a Giant since he rejoined the club in 2011.

Jon Niese, LHP
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    Jon Niese, last 5 years vs. SF
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Niese cruised through four innings in Milwaukee on Saturday before slipping with three two-out runs in the fifth. He threw 89 pitches over five innings before being lifted for a pinch-hitter.

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Minnesota Twins @ Chicago White Sox

, U.S. Cellular Field
Logan Darnell, LHP
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    Logan Darnell, last 5 years vs. CWS
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Darnell struggled in his first big league start, and second career appearance, on Saturday against the White Sox. The left-hander gave up seven runs on 11 hits over five-plus innings to get his first career loss.

Chris Sale, LHP
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    Chris Sale, last 5 years vs. MIN
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Sale put together another dominant performance Saturday night in Minnesota, allowing five hits over eight shutout innings, while striking out 12. It marked Sale's fifth double-digit strikeout effort in 16 starts.

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Toronto Blue Jays @ Houston Astros

, Minute Maid Park
J.A. Happ, LHP
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Happ received a no-decision during his last start after allowing three runs on four hits over 5 1/3 innings vs. the Yankees. The big blows for New York came in the fifth, when Chase Headley and Francisco Cervelli hit back-to-back homers.

Collin McHugh, RHP
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    Collin McHugh, last 5 years vs. TOR
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McHugh is 0-6 with a 4.46 ERA in his last six starts, though his overall numbers are good. He's still among the AL leaders in both opponents' batting average (.202) and strikeouts, with 102 in 88 2/3 innings.

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Milwaukee Brewers @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Wily Peralta, RHP
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    Wily Peralta, last 5 years vs. STL
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Since allowing nine Phillies runs on July 8, Peralta has been solid, holding opponents to a .174 average and posting a 1.37 ERA over his last three starts. The streak started with seven good innings against St. Louis.

Adam Wainwright, RHP
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    Adam Wainwright, regular season
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    Adam Wainwright, last 5 years vs. MIL
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Wainwright won his third 1-0 decision of the season on Sunday to become the National League's first 13-game winner. He has held an opponent scoreless in 10 of his 21 starts and pitched at least seven innings in 17 of them.

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Kansas City Royals @ Oakland Athletics

, O.co Coliseum
Jeremy Guthrie, RHP
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    Jeremy Guthrie, last 5 years vs. OAK
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Despite giving up five runs in the second inning to the Indians, Guthrie determinedly went 5 2/3 and gained credit for a comeback victory. That was his first win in five starts and his ERA in those games is 8.56.

Sonny Gray, RHP
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    Sonny Gray, regular season
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    Sonny Gray, last 5 years vs. KC
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Gray beat the Rangers on Saturday, allowing one run on seven hits and four walks with five strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings. The right-hander closed out the month of July 5-0 with a 1.03 ERA.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ Arizona Diamondbacks

, Chase Field
Edinson Volquez, RHP
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    Edinson Volquez, last 3 starts
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    Edinson Volquez, last 5 years vs. ARI
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Volquez labored the last time out -- managing only 4 1/3 innings out of 99 pitches, his briefest start of the season. He has a losing career record against the NL West (11-18), but has held his own against the D-backs (3.86 ERA in nine starts).

Vidal Nuno, LHP
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    Vidal Nuno, last 3 starts
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    Vidal Nuno, regular season
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    Vidal Nuno, last 5 years vs. PIT
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Nuno deserved a better fate his last time out against the Phillies. He allowed four runs (two earned) in 6 2/3 innings. He threw a career-high 117 pitches. Nuno was victimized by some poor defense in the game.

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Atlanta Braves @ San Diego Padres

, Petco Park
Mike Minor, LHP
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    Mike Minor, last 3 starts
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    Mike Minor, regular season
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    Mike Minor, last 5 years vs. SD
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Minor gave up two or more homers in a game for the fifth time this season in his most recent start, which was otherwise a return to form. It was only the left-hander's third quality start in the past nine outings.

Eric Stults, LHP
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    Eric Stults, last 5 years vs. ATL
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Stults fell to 0-9 on the road the last time out when he had a weird start in a loss to the Braves. He allowed six runs on six hits with one walk in the third inning, but his other five innings of work were scoreless and hitless with one walk.

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Chicago Cubs @ Los Angeles Dodgers

, Dodger Stadium
Kyle Hendricks, RHP
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    Kyle Hendricks, last 3 starts
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    Kyle Hendricks, regular season
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    Kyle Hendricks, last 5 years vs. LAD
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This will be a homecoming of sorts for Hendricks, who grew up in Newport Beach, Calif. He posted his second straight quality start in his third career outing vs. the Cards, but did not get a win. He did lower his ERA to 2.33 after three games.

Dan Haren, RHP
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    Dan Haren, last 3 starts
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    Dan Haren, regular season
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    Dan Haren, last 5 years vs. CHC
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Haren, whose start was pushed back because of days off last Thursday and Monday, was inserted for Friday to give Saturday starter Hyun-Jin Ryu an extra day of rest.

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