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Probable Pitchers

Detroit Tigers @ Toronto Blue Jays

, Rogers Centre
Alfredo Simon, RHP
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    Alfredo Simon, last 3 starts
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    Alfredo Simon, last 5 years vs. TOR
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Five days after throwing a one-hit shutout of the Rangers, Simon gave up three runs on wild pitches, walked four batters and hit another in 4 1/3 innings against the Angels. The Tigers would gladly take something in between.

Mark Buehrle, LHP
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    Mark Buehrle, regular season
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    Mark Buehrle, last 5 years vs. DET
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Buehrle has been reliable, but he has hit a bump lately. Over his last two starts, he has surrendered nine runs over 10 innings. In his last start, vs. the Rangers, his velocity was down, but more important, his pinpoint command wasn't there.

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Boston Red Sox @ New York Mets

, Citi Field
Wade Miley, LHP
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    Wade Miley, last 5 years vs. NYM
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Miley gave up 13 runs and five hits over 6 2/3 innings in a loss to the White Sox last time out. The lefty has a 3.09 ERA in two career starts at Citi Field, taking no decisions in both.

Noah Syndergaard, RHP
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    Noah Syndergaard, regular season
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    Noah Syndergaard, last 5 years vs. BOS
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After scoring the first road win of his career last time out in Philadelphia, Syndergaard returns to Citi Field, where he is 7-1 with a 1.82 ERA. Though the Mets plan to skip Syndergaard’s turn in early September, they’ll wait until a road trip.

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Kansas City Royals @ Tampa Bay Rays

, Tropicana Field
Danny Duffy, LHP
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    Danny Duffy, last 5 years vs. TB
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Duffy gets the start for the Royals in the series finale at Tampa Bay. He is coming off a 3-2 win over Baltimore on Tuesday, when he went 5 2/3 innings and gave up five hits and two runs while striking out five.

Nathan Karns, RHP
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He lasted just three innings in taking the loss Tuesday night to the Twins. Along the way he allowed five runs on four hits in the outing that tied for the shortest start of his career. He has allowed first-inning runs in four straight starts.

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Los Angeles Angels @ Cleveland Indians

, Progressive Field
Jered Weaver, RHP
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    Jered Weaver, last 3 starts
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    Jered Weaver, last 5 years vs. CLE
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Weaver was hurt by a fly ball that fell between Mike Trout and Kole Calhoun in Detroit on Tuesday and finished giving up six runs on seven hits in 5 2/3 innings. The Angels’ longtime ace entered that start with a 2.08 ERA since coming off the DL.

Josh Tomlin, RHP
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Tomlin will be making his fourth start of the season after missing most of the year following shoulder surgery in Spring Training. A key for Tomlin is keeping the ball in the yard. He’s allowed six home runs in his first three starts.

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Colorado Rockies @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Jorge De La Rosa, LHP
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De La Rosa seeks his first win since Aug. 1. He allowed five runs, including two homers, his last time out, Monday in Atlanta. He’s gone at least six innings in all five starts this month.

Charlie Morton, RHP
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Morton will look to finish an up-and-down August on a high note. The right-hander has logged three quality starts over his last five outings, but he's permitted five runs without completing six innings in the other two.

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Miami Marlins @ Washington Nationals

, Nationals Park
Brad Hand, LHP
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While Hand has been excellent since rejoining the rotation on Aug. 4 (10 earned runs in 31 innings), he's coming off his best outing of the season, Tuesday vs. Pittsburgh. Earning the win, he tossed a career-high eight-plus innings of two-run ball.

Stephen Strasburg, RHP
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Strasburg is 3-1 with a 1.73 ERA in four starts since the All-Star break. The right-hander has started 21 times against Miami in his career, three more than any other team. He is 9-7 with a 3.65 ERA against the Marlins.

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New York Yankees @ Atlanta Braves

, Turner Field
Nathan Eovaldi, RHP
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Eovaldi is coming off eight scoreless innings of four-hit ball against the Astros in which he showcased his best slider of the year and mixed in his developing splitter. He's 1-0 with a 0.90 ERA in three career starts vs. Atlanta.

Julio Teheran, RHP
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Teheran has benefited from a more aggressive approach, which has seemingly helped him regain some bite on his slider. Opponents have hit just .210 as he has posted a 2.73 ERA through his first five starts this month.

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San Diego Padres @ Philadelphia Phillies

, Citizens Bank Park
James Shields, RHP
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Shields needed a season-high 121 pitches to get 17 outs the last time out against the Nationals, a loss where he walked four and lost an early 2-0 lead. The two strikeouts were the fewest of the season for him. He has a 4.97 ERA on the road.

Alec Asher, RHP
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Asher is the second player acquired from Texas in the Cole Hamels trade to make his big league debut. Jerad Eickhoff is the other. Asher went 2-0 with a 2.08 ERA in four starts with Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

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Cincinnati Reds @ Milwaukee Brewers

, Miller Park
John Lamb, LHP
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Lamb threw 108 pitches over five innings in a 5-1 loss to the Dodgers on Tuesday. The lefty acknowledged he is still learning the importance of getting ahead of hitters to apply more pressure on them.

Wily Peralta, RHP
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Peralta's velocity was down during a loss at Cleveland, but he insisted he felt 100 percent. That led pitching coach Rick Kranitz to suspect a case of dead arm. The Brewers will carefully monitor Peralta before this start.

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Houston Astros @ Minnesota Twins

, Target Field
Lance McCullers, RHP
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McCullers is making his second start since rejoining the rotation from Double-A Corpus Christi, where he spent three weeks mostly throwing out on the side to rest his arm. He’s struck out 87 in 83 2/3 innings.

Ervin Santana, RHP
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Santana has struggled in August, posting a 9.12 ERA in five starts. He lasted only 2 2/3 innings last time out, allowing five runs in a no-decision against the Rays on Tuesday.

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Seattle Mariners @ Chicago White Sox

, U.S. Cellular Field
Edgar Olmos, LHP
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Olmos recorded his first Major League win in last outing, tossing career-high 3 2/3 innings and not allowing a run against the A's. The left-hander will be making his first big league start.

Jose Quintana, LHP
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It was no-decision No. 48 for Quintana on Tuesday against the Red Sox, marking the most in the Majors since 2012. Quintana has walked just eight over his last 10 starts and has received two runs of support or fewer in 17 of his 26 starts.

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Baltimore Orioles @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Miguel Gonzalez, RHP
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The right-hander has struggled to go deep in games and Tuesday’s loss marked the ninth time in his last 12 starts that Gonzalez hasn’t gone longer than 5 1/3 innings.

Derek Holland, LHP
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Holland allowed four runs in six innings last time out, vs. the Jays. He has a 4.38 ERA in two starts since returning from the DL. He is 4-2 with a 3.60 ERA in six career starts and one relief appearance vs. the O's but hasn't faced them in two years

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St. Louis Cardinals @ San Francisco Giants

, AT&T Park
Jaime Garcia, LHP
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Garcia has yet to allow more than three earned runs in a start this season and has finished at least six innings in 12 of his 13 starts. In his last start, he dropped his ERA to 1.77, the second-lowest among pitchers with at least 13 starts.

Chris Heston, RHP
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The Giants recalled Heston from Triple-A Sacramento to replace Matt Cain, who surrendered a season-high six runs in five innings in his most recent outing. This will be Heston's first start for the Giants since Aug. 17.

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Oakland Athletics @ Arizona Diamondbacks

, Chase Field
Jesse Chavez, RHP
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Chavez lost to the Mariners on Tuesday after allowing six runs on eight hits, including two home runs, in 4 2/3 innings. The right-hander had given up a combined seven runs in his previous three starts spanning 21 innings.

Allen Webster, RHP
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Webster, 25, will make is fifth start with Arizona. He was 1-1 with a 6.86 ERA in five games (four starts) with the D-backs this season.

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Chicago Cubs @ Los Angeles Dodgers

, Dodger Stadium
Jake Arrieta, RHP
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    Jake Arrieta, last 5 years vs. LAD
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Arrieta will be vying for his 14th consecutive quality start, which would tie him with Greg Maddux for the longest stretch by a Cubs pitcher. Maddux did so in 1992, when he won his first Cy Young. Arrieta has a 0.54 ERA in five August starts.

Alex Wood, LHP
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Yanked in the sixth with a four-hit shutout in Cincinnati, Wood wasn’t happy with the quick hook, although he earned his second win against the Reds in as many starts.

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