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Probable Pitchers

New York Yankees @ Toronto Blue Jays

, Rogers Centre
Brandon McCarthy, RHP
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    Brandon McCarthy, last 3 starts
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    Brandon McCarthy, last 5 years vs. TOR
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McCarthy felt out of sync for most of his last start, smacked around for five runs and nine hits in 6 1/3 innings by the Tigers; his most runs allowed with the Yanks. McCarthy is 5-3 with a 2.47 ERA since being traded to New York on July 6.

J.A. Happ, LHP
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    J.A. Happ, last 3 starts
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    J.A. Happ, regular season
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    J.A. Happ, last 5 years vs. NYY
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Happ allowed three runs over six relatively strong innings vs. the Sox during his last start. All three of the runs came in the fifth inning on home runs by Mookie Betts and Dustin Pedroia.

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Philadelphia Phillies @ New York Mets

, Citi Field
A.J. Burnett, RHP
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    A.J. Burnett, last 3 starts
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    A.J. Burnett, last 5 years vs. NYM
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Burnett allowed one run, three hits and one walk and struck out 12 in seven innings Monday against the Nationals at Citizens Bank Park. He needed it. He went 0-5 with a 7.52 ERA in his previous five starts.

Dillon Gee, RHP
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    Dillon Gee, last 3 starts
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    Dillon Gee, regular season
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    Dillon Gee, last 5 years vs. PHI
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Gee is fresh off one of his better games of the second half, a 6 2/3-inning, two-run effort against the Braves on Tuesday. The right-hander's only better recent start came against the Phillies on Aug. 9 -- one run on three hits in seven innings.

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Cincinnati Reds @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Johnny Cueto, RHP
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    Johnny Cueto, last 3 starts
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    Johnny Cueto, regular season
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    Johnny Cueto, last 5 years vs. PIT
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Cueto was beaten by the home run in his last start, a 3-0 loss to the Cubs on Tuesday. He gave up two homers among seven total hits, walked two and struck out eight. In four starts against the Pirates this season, he is 3-0 with a 1.80 ERA.

Francisco Liriano, LHP
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    Francisco Liriano, last 5 years vs. CIN
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Liriano didn't record a win in his last start, but he shut out St. Louis for six innings on Monday, striking out eight. The lefty allowed more than two earned runs in one of his five starts so far in August, but the Bucs are 0-5 in those games.

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Minnesota Twins @ Baltimore Orioles

, Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Ricky Nolasco, RHP
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    Ricky Nolasco, last 5 years vs. BAL
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Nolasco completed his first scoreless outing of the season on Tuesday against the Royals. But despite seven shutout frames, the right-hander received a no-decision after Glen Perkins gave up a walk-off, two-run homer.

Wei-Yin Chen, LHP
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    Wei-Yin Chen, last 5 years vs. MIN
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Chen suffered his second shortest outing of the season on Tuesday and still held the Rays to just two runs in 4 1/3 innings. He was optioned to the Gulf Coast League Orioles on Wednesday, but Chen will be recalled before his scheduled start.

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Boston Red Sox @ Tampa Bay Rays

, Tropicana Field
Clay Buchholz, RHP
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Buchholz threw a gem over eight innings against the Blue Jays on Monday, but he stumbled in the ninth and didn't factor in the decision as Boston won.

Alex Cobb, RHP
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Cobb allowed two runs on three hits and three walks while striking out six en route to a no-decision Tuesday night against the Orioles. He is 3-4 with a 2.81 ERA in 10 starts at Tropicana Field this season. He has yet to face Boston this year.

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Detroit Tigers @ Chicago White Sox

, U.S. Cellular Field
Rick Porcello, RHP
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Porcello earned his career-best 15th win Tuesday with eight innings of two-run ball against the Yankees. He has gone 23 innings without a walk over his last three outings, and he hasn't walked a batter in a start since Aug. 2.

Jose Quintana, LHP
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Much like Sale, Quintana has not picked up a victory over five August starts. He has allowed at least four runs in each of his last three starts, giving up 14 runs over his last 17 2/3 innings.

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Texas Rangers @ Houston Astros

, Minute Maid Park
Nick Martinez, RHP
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Martinez allowed five runs over five innings in losing to the Mariners on Tuesday and is 2-4 with a 5.68 ERA in seven starts since the All-Star break. He is 1-1 with a 3.38 ERA in one start and two relief appearances against the Astros.

Dallas Keuchel, LHP
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The lefty has only one win since the All-Star break, but he certainly has pitched well in that span. He's 1-4 with a 2.73 ERA in eight starts, including two complete games. Six of those eight starts have been quality starts.

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Chicago Cubs @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Travis Wood, LHP
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Wood will be looking to win back-to-back starts for the first time since June 10-15. He's 1-6 with a 5.00 ERA in his last 13 starts. In his last outing, the lefty ended a 12-start winless streak with six shutout innings against the Reds.

John Lackey, RHP
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Lackey has made five starts since joining the Cardinals and he has finished seven innings in three of them. He's been the workhorse the club wanted and he has allowed two or fewer earned runs in four of five appearances.

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Oakland Athletics @ Los Angeles Angels

, Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Scott Kazmir, LHP
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Kazmir endured one of his worst outings of the season Sunday, allowing seven runs on 10 hits and two walks with one strikeout in three-plus innings vs. the Angels. He has a 6.28 ERA in August.

Matt Shoemaker, RHP
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Can Shoemaker keep it rolling against Oakland? In his last two starts, the righty has allowed three hits in 14 2/3 shutout innings, lowering his season ERA to 3.33, the lowest since May. Surprisingly, he has not started against the A's this season.

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Milwaukee Brewers @ San Francisco Giants

, AT&T Park
Kyle Lohse, RHP
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Lohse skipped a start to get treatment for a right ankle injury and returned from an 11-day layoff with some rust (four walks) but better results (six innings, four hits, one run against). He's 8-5 on the road.

Madison Bumgarner, LHP
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An overlooked benefit of Bumgarner's sparkling one-hitter last Tuesday against Colorado was that it gave the bullpen some much-needed rest. With four complete games, he has doubled the career total he had entering the season.

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Colorado Rockies @ Arizona Diamondbacks

, Chase Field
Jorge De La Rosa, LHP
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He'll start despite leaving his previous outing early with a thumb contusion that was reminiscent of the thumb issues that prematurely ended his 2013 season. He's allowed three earned runs or less in eight of his last 10 starts.

Chase Anderson, RHP
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Anderson has struggled with his command in his last two outings, walking a combined seven batters in only seven innings. The results have not been pretty, as he has allowed 11 runs (10 earned) in those two starts.

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Los Angeles Dodgers @ San Diego Padres

, Petco Park
Hyun-Jin Ryu, LHP
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After 18 days on the disabled list with a strained glute muscle, Ryu returns against the team that has scored only one run off him in 19 innings this year.

Eric Stults, LHP
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Stults' August streak of four consecutive starts with two or fewer earned runs allowed ended his last time out, vs. Milwaukee, though this month has been his best (2.43 ERA). In his last start vs. the Dodgers, he allowed one run in five innings.

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Washington Nationals @ Seattle Mariners

, Safeco Field
Tanner Roark, RHP
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Roark delivered another solid outing in his most recent start against the Phillies on Monday. The righty allowed two runs on five hits and a walk and struck out two in his six innings to tally his 17th quality start in 26 chances this season.

Hisashi Iwakuma, RHP
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Iwakuma is having an excellent season at 12-6 with a 2.83 ERA, but gave up five runs on six hits in 2 1/3 innings in the shortest start of his career Sunday in Boston. He'll look to get back on track in his first start ever against the Nats.

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Miami Marlins @ Atlanta Braves

, Turner Field
Nathan Eovaldi, RHP
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Eovaldi is coming off his shortest outing of the season, 3 1/3 innings at the Angels. In his last three starts, he is 0-3 with a 7.54 ERA, giving up 12 runs in 14 1/3 innings on 27 hits. He has lost six of seven decisions.

Alex Wood, LHP
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Other than making a costly mistake with a two-strike pitch in both of his past two outings, Wood has been quite dominant over the past few weeks. The young lefty has produced a 2.23 ERA in his past six starts.

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Cleveland Indians @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
T.J. House, LHP
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In a no-decision against the White Sox on Tuesday, House gave up five runs on seven hits in 4 2/3 innings. That ended his streak of eight straight starts (3.07 ERA) with three or fewer runs yielded.

Danny Duffy, LHP
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Duffy had a smooth performance on Tuesday against the Twins, holding them to one run in 6 2/3 innings. The trouble was that he got zero run support for the sixth time. Meantime, he's given up one run or no runs in 14 of his starts.

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