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Probable Pitchers

Miami Marlins @ Philadelphia Phillies

, Citizens Bank Park
Dan Straily, RHP
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Straily seeks his first win since July 7. The right-hander has actually fared better in day games -- 2-2 with a 3.46 ERA in seven day starts. At night, his ERA is 3.93. Overall on the road, he is 4-5 with a 4.63 ERA.

Aaron Nola, RHP
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Nola allowed five runs in five innings Thursday against the Giants. It snapped a franchise-record streak of 10 straight games in which he allowed two or fewer runs. He has a 2.21 ERA in that stretch.

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Miami Marlins @ Philadelphia Phillies

, Citizens Bank Park
Jose Urena, RHP
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Urena is slated to start the nightcap of the doubleheader. He has won four of his past six starts, and since the All-Star break, the right-hander is 4-2 with a 3.76 ERA.

Nick Pivetta, RHP
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Pivetta will be recalled as the team’s 26th man to pitch the second game of a doubleheader against the Marlins. He struck out 11 last week against the Padres, but he allowed three runs and lasted only five innings.

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Los Angeles Dodgers @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Brock Stewart, RHP
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Stewart gets the callup to start in place of Yu Darvish, who is on the disabled list. Stewart has started twice for the Dodgers this year, but he has lasted a total of 7 2/3 innings.

Jameson Taillon, RHP
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Taillon started well but faltered late Thursday vs. the Cardinals, allowing four runs in five innings. His stuff has improved since consecutive ugly outings three weeks ago, as he has 22 strikeouts in his last three starts.

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Oakland Athletics @ Baltimore Orioles

, Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Paul Blackburn, RHP
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Blackburn has given up four earned runs in each of his past two starts, including 10 hits and four runs to Baltimore on Aug. 11, and he's 3-1 in his nine starts since July 1.

Ubaldo Jimenez, RHP
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The inconsistent righty took the loss in his last start in Seattle, allowing six earned runs over 4 1/3 innings.

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Arizona Diamondbacks @ New York Mets

, Citi Field
Patrick Corbin, LHP
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Corbin tossed a gem his last time out against the Astros, coming one out shy of a shutout. After retiring the first two batters in the ninth, Corbin allowed a double and was removed having thrown 105 pitches.

Tommy Milone, LHP
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Milone hasn't pitched since May, when he made three starts for the Mets before going on the DL with a left knee sprain. The lefty went 0-2 with a 10.50 ERA in those three outings. He began 2017 with Milwaukee before the Mets claimed him off waivers.

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Boston Red Sox @ Cleveland Indians

, Progressive Field
Doug Fister, RHP
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The sinkerballer will make his third start vs. the Indians in the last month. He gave up seven hits and five runs in 4 1/3 frames against them in his last start. But he's fared well vs. Cleveland in his career, posting a 3.35 ERA in 18 starts.

Carlos Carrasco, RHP
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Carrasco picked up his 12th win of the season after going five innings and allowing one run on five hits with nine strikeouts against the Twins on Thursday. He is 3-3 with a 4.80 ERA in 10 starts at Progressive Field this season.

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Chicago Cubs @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
John Lackey, RHP
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Lackey did not get a decision in his last start against the Reds on Aug. 16 at Wrigley Field, despite posting a quality start. He gave up one run on four hits over six innings and even stole a base. He has a 3.06 ERA in six starts since the break.

Homer Bailey, RHP
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Bailey -- with five walks and 10 strikeouts over 5 2/3 innings -- was a mixed bag vs. the Cubs on Wednesday in a no-decision. He was frustrated by his lack of command and putting his team down early. A 1st-inning slam had the Reds playing catchup.

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New York Yankees @ Detroit Tigers

, Comerica Park
Masahiro Tanaka, RHP
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Tanaka is set to come off the disabled list Tuesday after a brief rest for right shoulder inflammation. He lasted just four innings in an Aug. 9 start at Toronto, permitting three runs (two earned).

Matthew Boyd, LHP
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Boyd battled through two early home runs to last 5 2/3 innings against the Twins on Sunday. The home run ball isn’t his usual nemesis, as he’d only allowed three in his previous seven games.

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Toronto Blue Jays @ Tampa Bay Rays

, Tropicana Field
Chris Rowley, RHP
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This will be the third start of Rowley's big league career. He has allowed just three earned runs over 10 1/3 innings so far, but he walked five batters in his last outing, which was against Tampa Bay.

Chris Archer, RHP
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Archer struck out 10 over seven innings his last time out, hitting 1,000 Ks for his career and 200 this season. Tampa Bay's ace continues to work deep into games, and he has thrown over 100 pitches in 25 of his 26 starts this season.

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Seattle Mariners @ Atlanta Braves

, SunTrust Park
Marco Gonzales, LHP
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Gonzales hasn’t made it through the fifth inning of any of his three starts since joining the rotation in place of Felix Hernandez. Baltimore collected nine hits off the lefty in 4 1/3 innings his last turn.

Lucas Sims, RHP
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Coming off an effective five-inning effort at Coors Field that resulted in his first win, Sims will attempt to continue proving he has belonged. He’s shown some potential with his curveball.

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Minnesota Twins @ Chicago White Sox

, Guaranteed Rate Field
Kyle Gibson, RHP
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Gibson hasn’t completed the fifth frame in each of his past two starts, allowing six runs on 12 hits over 8 2/3 innings. Gibson hasn’t faced the White Sox this season, but he has posted a 2.37 ERA in nine career outings against them.

Lucas Giolito, RHP
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It’s Giolito’s turn to go from top prospect at Triple-A Charlotte to the White Sox rotation, as he will be called up to pitch Tuesday. Giolito was to pitch in the Monday doubleheader, but now will take the rotation spot of Reynaldo Lopez.

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Washington Nationals @ Houston Astros

, Minute Maid Park
Tanner Roark, RHP
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Roark pitched his third straight quality start last time out, holding the Angels to three runs across seven innings. The right-hander has a 3.26 ERA in August, his lowest in any month so far. Since posting a 8.31 ERA in June, Roark has a 3.40 ERA.

Charlie Morton, RHP
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Morton was superb in his last start vs. Arizona, allowing just three hits and one run in 6 1/3 innings while fanning nine. Since returning from the DL (lat strain) on July 7, Morton is 5-2 with a 3.26 ERA in 8 starts, holding hitters to a .192 BA.

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Colorado Rockies @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Jon Gray, RHP
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Gray makes his first career start vs. the Royals on Tuesday. Last time out, he gave up two runs in six innings vs. the Braves. He’s allowed three or fewer runs in his past five starts, good for an ERA of 3.23 in 30 2/3 innings.

Danny Duffy, LHP
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Duffy will get the start in the first of a three-game set with the Rockies at Kauffman Stadium. Duffy gave up six hits and four runs over five innings last Wednesday against the A’s.

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San Diego Padres @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Clayton Richard, LHP
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The veteran left-hander tossed his third career complete game Wednesday against the Phillies, recording 18 groundouts in the process. His 59 percent ground-ball rate is tops in the National League.

Lance Lynn, RHP
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Lynn has been the team’s most reliable arm as of late, and he’ll enter the start with a 1.65 ERA in nine starts since the beginning of July. Lynn has allowed two or fewer earned runs in each of those outings.

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Texas Rangers @ Los Angeles Angels

, Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Tyson Ross, RHP
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Ross struggled with his command Thursday, throwing 83 pitches and just 39 strikes with six walks. He became the first Rangers pitcher to throw less than 50 percent strikes of an 80-plus pitch outing since Nick Martinez on June 29, 2016.

Ricky Nolasco, RHP
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Nolasco held Washington to two runs on five hits over 5 2/3 innings for a 3-2 victory on Wednesday. The right-hander is 2-0 in August, but with a 5.66 ERA. Against Texas this season, Nolasco has allowed 13 earned runs in 6 2/3 innings.

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Milwaukee Brewers @ San Francisco Giants

, AT&T Park
Jimmy Nelson, RHP
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Nelson has surrendered 19 hits over his past two starts, but 17 have been singles. Against the Pirates in his most recent outing, all eight hits off Nelson were singles.

Jeff Samardzija, RHP
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Samardzija owns a 4-1 record over his last five starts and has pushed himself on the mound, averaging 110 pitches. Against the Brewers in his career, Samardzija has a 4.48 ERA in 11 starts.

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