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Probable Pitchers

Houston Astros @ Arizona Diamondbacks

, Chase Field
Lance McCullers, RHP
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    Lance McCullers, last 5 years vs. ARI
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McCullers has pitched well in his past two starts, striking out 17. He struck out 10 Orioles in five innings in his last start, earning his first victory of 2016.

Patrick Corbin, LHP
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    Patrick Corbin, last 5 years vs. HOU
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Corbin gave up five runs to the Pirates last time out, his worst start in May so far. The left-hander looks to close the month with his second win in three starts. He won his only career start against Houston as a rookie in 2012.

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San Diego Padres @ Seattle Mariners

, Safeco Field
James Shields, RHP
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    James Shields, last 5 years vs. SEA
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Shields is coming off yet another quality start in which he wasn’t backed up by much run support. The Padres right-hander has now tossed at least six innings in all 10 of his outings and owns a 1.83 ERA over his last three.

Hisashi Iwakuma, RHP
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    Hisashi Iwakuma, last 3 starts
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    Hisashi Iwakuma, last 5 years vs. SD
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Iwakuma has won his last two starts -- helped by the Mariners scoring 21 runs in those outings -- and he's now 3-4 with a 4.33 ERA in 10 games. The only time he’s faced the Padres was in relief in 2012, allowing a single in one at-bat.

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Texas Rangers @ Cleveland Indians

, Progressive Field
Colby Lewis, RHP
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    Colby Lewis, last 5 years vs. CLE
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Lewis won his last start, his shortest outing of the season, despite allowing six runs in five innings. He is 2-0 with a 1.73 ERA in four starts on the road. Since 2010, Lewis is 2-2 with a 7.36 ERA in six career starts against the Indians.

Corey Kluber, RHP
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Kluber has gone at least seven innings in consecutive starts. He has surrendered four runs on 12 hits in those two starts while striking out 15 and walking three. Kluber has had a strong May, posting a 3-2 record with a 3.31 ERA.

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Boston Red Sox @ Baltimore Orioles

, Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Eduardo Rodriguez, LHP
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At last, the talented lefty returns from a patella subluxation in his right knee that was suffered on Feb. 27. Rodriguez was 0-2 with a 4.20 ERA in three starts last year against the Orioles, the team that developed him in the Minor Leagues.

Kevin Gausman, RHP
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Gausman has stuck out at least six batters in three of his last four outings. He fanned seven Houston batters in his previous start in five innings of four-run ball. He was handed the loss, his first in the month of May.

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Washington Nationals @ Philadelphia Phillies

, Citizens Bank Park
Joe Ross, RHP
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Manager Dusty Baker is showing confidence in Ross. In the seventh inning Thursday, the Cardinals had runners on first and second with no outs. Baker let Ross handle the jam, and he struck out Yadier Molina then induced an inning-ending double play.

Aaron Nola, RHP
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Nola (4-3, 2.86 ERA) has faced the Nationals twice this season, taking the loss after surrendering seven runs in five innings April 16 and getting a no-decision when he threw seven scoreless frames April 28.

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New York Yankees @ Toronto Blue Jays

, Rogers Centre
CC Sabathia, LHP
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Sabathia's renaissance continued in his last start, as he did not permit an earned run over seven innings vs. the Blue Jays on Thursday, scattering two hits with a walk while striking out seven.

J.A. Happ, LHP
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Happ has tossed at least seven innings and allowed three hits or fewer in each of his last two starts. He's just the third Blue Jays pitcher since the start of 2015 to accomplish that feat, joining Marco Estrada and David Price.

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Chicago White Sox @ New York Mets

, Citi Field
Mat Latos, RHP
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The right-hander won for the second time in May and for the first time since May 6 by allowing three runs on five hits over six innings vs. the Tribe. Latos opened the year with four quality starts, but had not made a quality start in his past four.

Steven Matz, LHP
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Since serving up seven runs to the Marlins in his season debut, Matz is 7-0 with a 1.13 ERA. Matz insists that everything flows forth from his fastball command, which has been pinpoint-precise throughout the young season.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ Miami Marlins

, Marlins Park
Gerrit Cole, RHP
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Cole heads to Miami on a roll, going 3-0 over his last four starts with a 1.04 ERA. He has allowed just one earned run in his last three outings and has a 2.51 career ERA at Marlins Park.

Jose Fernandez, RHP
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Fernandez is on a roll, posting a 6-0 record with a 1.89 ERA in his past six starts -- 58 strikeouts, 14 walks. At Marlins Park, he is 4-1 (3.03) this year and 21-1 (1.64) in his career. He is 1-0 (2.77) in two games vs. the Pirates.

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San Francisco Giants @ Atlanta Braves

, Turner Field
Jake Peavy, RHP
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Happy 35th birthday, Jake! He traditionally has performed well in May, compiling a 29-19 record in his birthday month. He also owns a 3-4 record with a 3.58 ERA in 10 career starts against Atlanta.

Matt Wisler, RHP
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The 23-year-old was tagged with the loss in his last start against the Brewers. Wisler pitched six innings and gave up three runs on six hits with two walks and seven strikeouts.

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Los Angeles Dodgers @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Scott Kazmir, LHP
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Kazmir has been a bit unpredictable this year. Two starts back he walked seven. Next time out he fanned 12. He won his lone career Wrigley Field start.

Jake Arrieta, RHP
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The Cubs have won Arrieta's last 23 starts, a franchise record, although he gave up a season-high four runs to the Cardinals in his last outing. This will be his first game vs. the Dodgers since his no-hitter last Aug. 30.

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St. Louis Cardinals @ Milwaukee Brewers

, Miller Park
Mike Leake, RHP
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After a slow start to the season, Leake has pitched well his last four starts, allowing four runs in 28 innings. Though he lost in his start Thursday against the Nats, he threw seven strong innings and allowed only two runs, both on solo homers.

Wily Peralta, RHP
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Peralta has allowed three or fewer runs in three of his last four starts, all on the road. At home, he has an 8.76 ERA and has given up at least four earned runs in four of his five starts. He's 4-9 with a 5.00 ERA in his career vs. St. Louis.

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Tampa Bay Rays @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Drew Smyly, LHP
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Smyly was rocked with two big two-out, two-run homers on Thursday. He said his stuff felt good, but the results early didn’t show it. He left two hanging curveballs up, and the Marlins took advantage in their 9-1 win.

Dillon Gee, RHP
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In his fourth start of the season, Gee (1-2, 3.86 ERA) will look to rebound from a tough outing against the Twins. In that game, he gave up 10 hits and six runs (five earned), as well as three home runs.

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Cincinnati Reds @ Colorado Rockies

, Coors Field
Jon Moscot, RHP
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Moscot will be activated from the DL and make his first start for the Reds since April 27. He’s been out with inflammation in his surgically-repaired left shoulder. In the third of three rehab starts in Triple-A, he worked six scoreless innings.

Jon Gray, RHP
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Gray has displayed the ups and downs of youth. After giving up nine runs and eight hits in 3 1/3 innings at St. Louis on May 19, Gray dominated the Red Sox with two runs, five hits and six strikeouts in 7 1/3 innings in his last start.

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Detroit Tigers @ Los Angeles Angels

, Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Anibal Sanchez, RHP
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Sanchez has lost four straight decisions, and his 6.04 ERA is the highest of his career. He has also allowed three earned runs or more in five consecutive appearances.

Hector Santiago, LHP
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Santiago had emerged as one of the Angels’ most reliable starters until struggling in each of his last two outings. Each was less than three innings -- one due to an ejection, and another after giving up five earned runs to the Rangers.

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Minnesota Twins @ Oakland Athletics

, Oakland Coliseum
Tyler Duffey, RHP
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Duffey was hurt by a five-run inning against the Royals but was able to get his second win. The right-hander went 6 2/3 innings, allowing five runs on nine hits with five strikeouts.

Eric Surkamp, LHP
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Surkamp’s been in and out of the rotation this season. He’s 0-3 with a 6.55 ERA in five starts, his last coming on May 11, when he gave up four runs in 2 2/3 innings to the Red Sox.

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