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Probable Pitchers

Los Angeles Dodgers @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Josh Beckett, RHP
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    Josh Beckett, last 3 starts
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    Josh Beckett, regular season
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    Josh Beckett, last 5 years vs. PIT
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Battling a hip impingement, which was revealed to be a torn labrum with two cysts in his left hip, Beckett will return to the rotation after a 40-pitch bullpen session Saturday. The 34-year-old right-hander has a 2.26 ERA in 17 starts.

Vance Worley, RHP
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    Vance Worley, regular season
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    Vance Worley, last 5 years vs. LAD
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The right-hander will be making his first start since July 8 on Monday against the Dodgers. Worley also pitched two innings of relief on July 13 and has a 7.71 ERA in his last two appearances.

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San Francisco Giants @ Philadelphia Phillies

, Citizens Bank Park
Yusmeiro Petit, RHP
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    Yusmeiro Petit, regular season
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    Yusmeiro Petit, last 5 years vs. PHI
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Petit was named to start against the Phillies in place of Matt Cain who has gone on the disabled list three times this season. Petit is 1-2 with a 5.81 ERA in five starts.

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. SF
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Hernandez had the type of first half that may be expected of a No. 5 starter. He pitched OK but consistently had problems pitching past the sixth inning. That is something that needs to improve in the second half.

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Texas Rangers @ New York Yankees

, Yankee Stadium
Nick Martinez, RHP
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    Nick Martinez, last 5 years vs. NYY
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The 23-year-old, who hasn't pitched since allowing six earned runs in a July 1 outing vs. the O's, is scheduled to be activated from the DL. He has been out with left side discomfort, but checked out well following two bullpen sessions.

Chase Whitley, RHP
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    Chase Whitley, last 5 years vs. TEX
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Whitley hasn't made it past the fourth inning in three starts during the month of July. He struggled against the Orioles in his last outing, tossing 68 pitches over just 3 2/3 innings and giving up three runs, pushing his ERA over five.

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Boston Red Sox @ Toronto Blue Jays

, Rogers Centre
Jake Peavy, RHP
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    Jake Peavy, last 5 years vs. TOR
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Peavy has been in the center of Red Sox trade rumors, as manager John Farrell elected to slot him as the fifth starter after the All-Star break. Peavy is 1-8 with an ERA of 4.59.

J.A. Happ, LHP
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    J.A. Happ, last 5 years vs. BOS
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Happ last started on July 7, when the Angels got to him for five runs in 4 1/3 innings, but the lefty pitched in relief vs. the Rays on July 12. In that outing, he gave up two runs in two-thirds of an inning.

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Miami Marlins @ Atlanta Braves

, Turner Field
Jacob Turner, RHP
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Turner is in the rotation for the first time since June 8 at Texas. The right-hander had been pitching in relief since giving up five runs in four innings vs. the Rangers. As a starter, he's 2-4 with a 6.38 ERA.

Mike Minor, LHP
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Minor has surrendered a team-worst 14 home runs, despite pitching the fewest innings of any active Atlanta starter. Has recorded two quality starts in his past seven, giving up 11 hits in three of those outings.

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San Diego Padres @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Eric Stults, LHP
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It's been a rough run for Stults in the first half, as he's allowed 18 home runs in 99 1/3 innings after allowing 19 a year ago in 203 2/3 innings. He has made some changes to his mechanics to hasten his tempo, which have helped him some.

Kyle Hendricks, RHP
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Hendricks will be given a chance to fill one of the openings created by the Cubs' Fourth of July trade with the A's. It will be Hendricks' second big league start. In his first July 10 vs. the Reds, he struck out seven over six innings.

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Cincinnati Reds @ Milwaukee Brewers

, Miller Park
Homer Bailey, RHP
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Bailey allowed three runs on two hits against the Cubs on July 10 before exiting after five-plus innings with a strained right knee. Over his prior two starts, he posted a 0.53 ERA (one earned run in 17 innings pitched).

Jimmy Nelson, RHP
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After earning a promotion to Milwaukee with strong stats in Triple-A, Nelson was unimpressive in his first start after being called up, allowing eight runs on eight hits over 4 1/3 in a loss to the Cardinals.

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Cleveland Indians @ Minnesota Twins

, Target Field
Danny Salazar, RHP
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Salazar will be making his first start for the Tribe since May 15. He began the year in the rotation but was later demoted to Triple-A, where he has tried to refine his mechanics while going 3-6 with a 4.02 ERA over 10 outings.

Yohan Pino, RHP
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Pino will be recalled from Triple-A Rochester to make his sixth career start on Tuesday. The right-hander picked up his first big league win in his last outing on July 10, when he gave up one run over five innings against the Mariners.

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Kansas City Royals @ Chicago White Sox

, U.S. Cellular Field
Bruce Chen, LHP
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Making his first start since April 24, Chen came through with 5 1/3 strong innings in what became a 5-2 win over the Tigers. Chen is filling in for left-hander Jason Vargas, who is out after having an appendectomy.

Scott Carroll, RHP
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The rookie had a strong finish to the first half allowing three hits and three walks while striking out eight over 11 2/3 scoreless innings. Carroll's last start was cut short after five innings by a balky back.

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Tampa Bay Rays @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Jake Odorizzi, RHP
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Odorizzi looked strong in his last outing before the All-Star break when he allowed two earned runs on six hits in 6 2/3 innings against the Royals to pick up his fifth win of the season. He faced the Cardinals earlier this season, allowing one run.

Adam Wainwright, RHP
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Wainwright will have had a week of rest since throwing 21 pitches in the All-Star Game. He entered the second half leading the National League in wins (12) and complete games (four). His starter ERA trailed only Clayton Kershaw's.

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Washington Nationals @ Colorado Rockies

, Coors Field
Jordan Zimmermann, RHP
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Zimmermann left in the fourth inning of his last start on July 11 because of a biceps strain. The right-hander will avoid the DL and should be ready for his start on Tuesday, pending no setbacks during his bullpen session on Saturday.

Yohan Flande, LHP
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Flande has pitched slightly better than his stats suggest, but he's struggled to give the Rox any length, lasting a combined 14 2/3 innings over three starts. Flande went 5 1/3 frames and limited the Nats to three runs in his second big league start.

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Detroit Tigers @ Arizona Diamondbacks

, Chase Field
Rick Porcello, RHP
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Porcello held the Royals to one run for the second straight night on July 12. He allowed one run, six hits and three walks in seven innings to notch his 12th win of the season.

Chase Anderson, RHP
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Anderson has been streaky to start his career. He won his first five Major League starts before losing his next four. But Anderson righted the ship in his last outing, pitching six innings against the Marlins while striking out eight.

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Baltimore Orioles @ Los Angeles Angels

, Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Miguel Gonzalez, RHP
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Gonzalez roared into the All-Star break with a pair of outstanding efforts. He allowed two runs in eight innings against the Yankees on July 11, six days after holding the Red Sox to one earned run over eight frames.

Hector Santiago, LHP
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After losing his rotation spot, Santiago claimed his first win in his final first-half start in Texas, allowing four runs (three earned) in six innings. He threw two scoreless innings and picked up the win in 16 innings vs. Seattle on Friday night.

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Houston Astros @ Oakland Athletics

, O.co Coliseum
Brett Oberholtzer, LHP
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Scott Kazmir, LHP
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Kazmir was spectacular before the break, going 11-3 with a 2.38 ERA in 19 starts, which earned him his first All-Star selection since 2008.

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New York Mets @ Seattle Mariners

, Safeco Field
Jacob deGrom, RHP
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With more than two months left in the season, deGrom's innings total should become an increasingly popular topic of discussion. The rookie has split 112 innings between the Majors and Minors; the Mets have said they will cap him around 185.

Erasmo Ramirez, RHP
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The 24-year-old right-hander returns for his fourth stint with the Mariners this season. He's started 11 games, but hasn't won since his debut on April 1 in Anaheim. He had a 2.74 ERA in five no-decision starts in June, but walked 17 in 23 innings.

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