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Probable Pitchers

Los Angeles Dodgers @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
Zack Greinke, RHP
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    Zack Greinke, last 3 starts
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    Zack Greinke, last 5 years vs. CIN
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Greinke looks to start another run after the Astros ended his 11-start unbeaten streak. Greinke’s 1.67 ERA still leads all of baseball among starters, and he’s lasted six or more innings in every start this season.

Anthony DeSclafani, RHP
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    Anthony DeSclafani, last 3 starts
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    Anthony DeSclafani, regular season
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    Anthony DeSclafani, last 5 years vs. LAD
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DeSclafani has lost consecutive starts after allowing six runs in five innings vs. Arizona on Aug. 22. The right-hander is looking for his first win since Aug. 4. against St. Louis.

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Los Angeles Angels @ Detroit Tigers

, Comerica Park
Matt Shoemaker, RHP
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Shoemaker will be called up from Triple-A Salt Lake to start Thursday’s series finale. The 28-year-old was optioned after giving up 13 runs over a two-start stretch, then gave up three unearned runs in six innings in the Minors.

Randy Wolf, LHP
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    Randy Wolf, last 5 years vs. LAA
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Wolf took the loss in his return to the big leagues thanks to five straight singles in a four-run third inning, but his seven innings suggest he can still provide a quality start and a chance for a team to win, even at age 39.

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Toronto Blue Jays @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Marco Estrada, RHP
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    Marco Estrada, last 5 years vs. TEX
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Estrada picked up his the 10th win over his last 14 decisions in a 15-3 blowout victory over the Angels. It was just the second time over his last 12 starts that he surrendered more than two runs in a game.

Yovani Gallardo, RHP
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Gallardo scattered eight hits over six-plus scoreless innings Saturday, using his breaking ball to stymy the Tigers. He has allowed three earned runs or fewer in his past four starts, though he hasn't pitched seven full innings since June.

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Baltimore Orioles @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Chris Tillman, RHP
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Tillman's streak of seven straight winning decisions ended in his start Saturday, a 3-2 loss to the Twins. He gave up the three runs on four hits in 6 2/3 innings, taking his first loss since May 31.

Yordano Ventura, RHP
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Ventura takes the hill for the Royals in the final game of the four-game series with Baltimore. Ventura has produced three straight quality starts and given up just three runs over his last 19 innings. He got a win in his last start, 6-3 over Boston.

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Chicago Cubs @ San Francisco Giants

, AT&T Park
Dan Haren, RHP
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It was a short outing for Haren, who has now pitched fewer than six innigns while allowing at least three runs in every start since he was acquired at the Deadline. He has been troubled by the long ball, allowing 13 home runs in his last seven games.

Madison Bumgarner, LHP
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Much was made of Bumgarner's home run in his last start, but he also continued an effective stretch on the mound. In four August starts, the southpaw owns a 4-0 record and 1.42 ERA with 41 strikeouts to just two walks.

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New York Mets @ Philadelphia Phillies

, Citizens Bank Park
Jon Niese, LHP
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Though Niese gave up seven runs last time out in Denver, he notched his eighth win in that game and remains one of the Mets’ most consistent pitchers since June. In 14 outings since the start of that month, Niese has delivered 12 quality starts.

Aaron Harang, RHP
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Harang notched his first strong start of August on Saturday, allowing two earned runs on two hits in seven innings. The veteran is 0-2 this season vs. the Mets despite surrendering just three earned runs in 13 innings.

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San Diego Padres @ Washington Nationals

, Nationals Park
Andrew Cashner, RHP
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Cashner allowed one unearned run in six innings the last time out against the Cardinals, his best outing since May 22. He's been using a different grip on his slider and that pitch came into play in that start. He struck out eight.

Joe Ross, RHP
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Ross is scheduled to take the mound one day after his brother, Tyson, faces the Nationals. It will be Ross’ first time pitching against the Padres. The rookie is 3-2 with a 2.27 ERA in five home starts.

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Minnesota Twins @ Tampa Bay Rays

, Tropicana Field
Tommy Milone, LHP
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Milone retired 13 consecutive batters from the first through the fifth innings in his start Friday against Baltimore, lasting 5 1/3 innings with five hits, three runs, a walk and four strikeouts.

Drew Smyly, LHP
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Smyly’s last start was just his second since returning from the DL, and it was the best of his five outings this year. He pitched 5 2/3 shutout innings, allowing no walks and six hits.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ Miami Marlins

, Marlins Park
Gerrit Cole, RHP
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Cole returned to form Saturday against the Giants, permitting only an unearned run while striking out eight in his first seven-inning start of the month. Cole is 1-1 with a 4.26 ERA in three career starts against the Marlins.

Justin Nicolino, LHP
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The rookie left-hander is coming off his finest MLB start. Nicolino worked a personal high for innings (7 2/3) and pitches (101) in a no-decision against the Phillies. Counting Minor League innings, he's at 146 this year.

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Seattle Mariners @ Chicago White Sox

, U.S. Cellular Field
Roenis Elias, LHP
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The 27-year-old Cuban rejoins the rotation after spending two months in Triple-A Tacoma. Elias pitched one scoreless inning of relief Monday and now replaces Vidal Nuno in the rotation. He’s 14-18 (3.98 ERA) in 42 starts over the past two years.

Carlos Rodon, LHP
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Rodon has gone over the 100-innings mark (106 2/3) and 100 strikeouts (114) during his rookie season. He has put together three straight quality starts, featuring a 2.36 ERA with 27 strikeouts and 10 walks in August.

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St. Louis Cardinals @ Arizona Diamondbacks

, Chase Field
Carlos Martinez, RHP
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Martinez has lost two straight but did shut the Diamondbacks out over seven innings in a May start against them. He has not lost three consecutive games all year and is seeking to become the Cardinals’ second three-game winner.

Rubby De La Rosa, RHP
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De La Rosa has been considered the rotation's workhorse by manager Chip Hale, and he performed like it his last time out. He held the Reds to two runs across seven innings, with Hale saying he could have sent him back out for the eighth if needed.

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