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Probable Pitchers

Oakland Athletics @ Chicago White Sox

, Guaranteed Rate Field
Sean Manaea, LHP
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Manaea held the Angels to three runs and four hits across six innings Saturday, earning his first win since May 14. The lefty walked one and fanned four. He has a 3.38 ERA in three June starts.

James Shields, RHP
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The veteran continues to be the model of consistency, having worked at least six innings in 11 straight starts and producing eight quality starts among those 11. After allowing two homers in all of May, Shields has been touched up for seven in June.

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Oakland Athletics @ Chicago White Sox

, Guaranteed Rate Field
Chris Bassitt, RHP
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Lucas Giolito, RHP
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Arizona Diamondbacks @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Patrick Corbin, LHP
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In his last start, Corbin allowed five runs over six innings and picked up the loss vs. the Mets. After a dominant start to the season, the lefty has given up five or more runs in three of his past four starts.

Ivan Nova, RHP
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Nova will be on the bump on Friday against the D-backs. The right-hander has gone 2-0 in his last two starts, allowing two earned runs while striking out 11 over 11 2/3 innings.

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Philadelphia Phillies @ Washington Nationals

, Nationals Park
Zach Eflin, RHP
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Eflin has been on a serious roll. He has a 1.93 ERA in his last three starts, striking out 17 and walking only three in 18 2/3 innings. Eflin is getting plenty of swings and misses, which is noteworthy because he has relied on contact in the past.

Tanner Roark, RHP
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Roark summed it up shortly -- “I stunk today” -- after giving up four runs on eight hits in four innings Sunday, his shortest start of the season. He has been consistent other than that, tossing at least six innings in all but two of his 14 starts.

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Chicago Cubs @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
Jose Quintana, LHP
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Quintana is coming off a loss to the Cardinals in which he gave up two runs over five innings. The lefty has given up two runs or fewer in five of his last six starts. He beat the Reds on May 19, giving up one hit over seven scoreless innings.

Luis Castillo, RHP
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Castillo is 0-4 with a 6.97 ERA in his last four starts and has given up more homers. He allowed two Saturday to the Pirates and has allowed 17 for the season to lead the NL. His velocity has been down and he has allowed more hard contact.

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Detroit Tigers @ Cleveland Indians

, Progressive Field
Mike Fiers, RHP
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Fiers has held the Tribe to two runs over 13 innings in two meetings this year.

Shane Bieber, RHP
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Bieber picked up his first career MLB win on Sunday, when he held the Twins to one run over 5 2/3 innings. The righty struck out seven and walked one, showing flashes of the command he displayed in the Minor Leagues (6 walks in 76 2/3 IP).

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Los Angeles Dodgers @ New York Mets

, Citi Field
Alex Wood, LHP
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Wood has taken the ball despite nagging hamstring and adductor issues. His most recent start was his best lately, taking a no-hitter vs. the Giants into the fifth inning.

Zack Wheeler, RHP
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Although Wheeler still has his hiccups from time to time, he has settled into the season after a rocky beginning. In his last eight starts, Wheeler owns a 4.24 ERA, 48 strikeouts and 17 walks in 46 2/3 innings. He is, however, 0-3 over that stretch.

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New York Yankees @ Tampa Bay Rays

, Tropicana Field
CC Sabathia, LHP
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Sabathia is coming off his longest outing of the season, tossing 7 2/3 innings against the Rays on Sunday. Despite picking up the loss, the left-hander allowed three runs on 10 hits, and he recorded a season-high 10 strikeouts.

Ryne Stanek, RHP
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Stanek made the sixth start of his career Monday against the Astros and retired all five batters he faced on 11 pitches. He hasn't allowed a run in eight appearances since the beginning of June.

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Seattle Mariners @ Boston Red Sox

, Fenway Park
Wade LeBlanc, LHP
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The soft-tossing 33-year-old is 3-0 with a 2.06 ERA in nine starts since moving into the rotation and threw 7 2/3 scoreless innings of two-hit ball in a 1-0 win over the Red Sox on Saturday in Seattle, with a season-high nine strikeouts and no walks.

Steven Wright, RHP
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The knuckleballer has been magnificent in all 3 starts since replacing the injured Drew Pomeranz in the rotation. Wright is facing the Mariners for the 2nd straight start. Last time out, the righty lost, 1-0, in Seattle, but tossed 7 strong innings.

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Baltimore Orioles @ Atlanta Braves

, SunTrust Park
Alex Cobb, RHP
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Cobb battled through seven innings last time out, giving up five runs and seven hits while taking a loss to the Marlins. He's stuck out at least five in each of his three starts in June, but he has allowed 15 earned runs in the same span.

Sean Newcomb, LHP
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Newcomb has an MLB-high six scoreless starts of at least six innings. The southpaw has posted a 1.80 ERA over his past four home starts. Enhanced development of his changeup has allowed him to have more success with his fastball up in the zone.

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Kansas City Royals @ Houston Astros

, Minute Maid Park
Danny Duffy, LHP
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Duffy will start the series opener against the Astros Friday in Houston. He had a shaky outing on Saturday against the Astros' lineup, allowing six earned runs across six innings.

Dallas Keuchel, LHP
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The lefty will look to build on his good outing against the Royals when he faces Kansas City for the second time in a row. Keuchel held the Royals without an earned run in six innings in a 10-2 win on Saturday for his first win since May 13.

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St. Louis Cardinals @ Milwaukee Brewers

, Miller Park
Jack Flaherty, RHP
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The rookie right-hander will take the hill in the second game of three in Milwaukee. Flaherty is coming off throwing five scoreless innings on Sunday against the Cubs.

Junior Guerra, RHP
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The splitter specialist has a 2.76 ERA over his last five starts, including an 82-pitch outing against the Phillies in his last start that was shortened by manager Craig Counsell’s desire to tap a rested bullpen.

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Texas Rangers @ Minnesota Twins

, Target Field
Mike Minor, LHP
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Minor allowed two runs in seven innings in his last start against the Rockies on Saturday and is 1-2 with a 4.97 ERA in his last five starts. He is 1-2 with an 8.14 ERA in five starts on the road. He has never started against the Twins.

Fernando Romero, RHP
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Over his past three starts, the 23-year-old Romero is 1-0 with a 4.20 ERA. Minnesota's No. 2 prospect to start the season, Romero has cooled a bit recently after getting off to a sensational start to his career in early May.

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Miami Marlins @ Colorado Rockies

, Coors Field
Wei-Yin Chen, LHP
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Chen comes off his first road win -- three runs in six innings at Baltimore. Away, the lefty is 1-3 with an 8.88 ERA, compared to a 2.53 ERA at home. In his last seven starts, Chen has a 4.32 ERA with 27 strikeouts and 15 walks in 33 1/3 innings.

Jon Gray, RHP
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Gray was cruising in his last start against the Rangers, until he was chased in the sixth inning for five runs. Entering that start, Gray’s 5.68 ERA ranked third-worst in the Majors among qualifiers. He's struck out 19 in his last two outings.

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Toronto Blue Jays @ Los Angeles Angels

, Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Marco Estrada, RHP
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Estrada has tossed three consecutive quality starts, and he is coming off back-to-back wins for the first time this season. He just tossed his best start of the year -- 6 2/3 scoreless vs. Washington.

Andrew Heaney, LHP
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In his last start, Heaney went eight innings against the Athletics, notching eight strikeouts and allowing just three hits in a no-decision. He has pitched against the Blue Jays just once in 2015, when he allowed eight runs in 3 1/3 innings.

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San Diego Padres @ San Francisco Giants

, AT&T Park
Clayton Richard, LHP
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Richard has worked at least six frames in his past eight starts and is undefeated (3-0) in June. His shortest start of the season, however, came vs. S.F. on May 2, when he went just four-plus frames and gave up seven runs (six earned) on eight hits.

Chris Stratton, RHP
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San Francisco has won five of Stratton’s last six decisions. He secured his first 2018 victory against the Padres, limiting them to one hit in seven shutout innings April 12.

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