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Probable Pitchers

Chicago Cubs @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Travis Wood, LHP
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    Travis Wood, last 5 years vs. PIT
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Wood is coming off his first win, in which he threw seven scoreless innings, holding the Reds to three hits. The key was being able to locate his fastball. He's 5-7 with a 4.28 ERA in 14 games vs. the Pirates.

Francisco Liriano, LHP
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    Francisco Liriano, last 5 years vs. CHC
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Six times during 2014, Liriano pitched six-plus innings and allowed no more than two runs without a win, and that has been his fate in this season's first two starts. Has gone 2-6 at PNC Park since being 8-1 at home in '13.

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Miami Marlins @ Philadelphia Phillies

, Citizens Bank Park
Dan Haren, RHP
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    Dan Haren, last 5 years vs. PHI
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Impressive in his two starts, Haren comes off an efficient seven-inning, two-run outing at Atlanta. Not overpowering, but Haren fanned five on the day. The right-hander has given up three runs in 13 innings this year.

Jerome Williams, RHP
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    Jerome Williams, last 5 years vs. MIA
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Williams stumbled Wednesday after a strong season debut. He allowed five runs (four earned) and 10 hits (two homers) and struck out one in five innings against the Mets. He tossed six innings of one-run ball against the Nationals his first time out.

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St. Louis Cardinals @ Washington Nationals

, Nationals Park
Lance Lynn, RHP
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    Lance Lynn, last 5 years vs. WSH
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Off-days gave Lynn a week between his first two starts of the season, and he has another week of rest leading up to this one. This will be his 100th career start, and he's allowed just one earned run in his first two of this year.

Gio Gonzalez, LHP
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In his last start, Gonzalez was shaky against the Red Sox, pitching six innings and allowing five runs (four earned) and striking out six. He did manage to pick up his first victory of the season.

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Baltimore Orioles @ Toronto Blue Jays

, Rogers Centre
Bud Norris, RHP
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Norris took a no-decision after allowing three runs on five hits -- including a home run -- and two walks with seven strikeouts in five innings vs. the Yankees on Wednesday.

Mark Buehrle, LHP
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Buehrle posted his third consecutive quality start dating back to last season in Wednesday's victory over the Rays. The veteran lefty has 201 career wins and counting.

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New York Yankees @ Detroit Tigers

, Comerica Park
Nathan Eovaldi, RHP
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Eovaldi held the Orioles to two runs and eight hits in his last start, striking out nine, but burned through 101 pitches in five innings. He will try to be more economical in this outing. Eovaldi has faced the Tigers once and got a no-decision.

Kyle Lobstein, LHP
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Lobstein will make his second start this year in place of the injured Justin Verlander. In his first start, Lobstein gave up three earned runs on eight hits over five innings, picking up the win at Cleveland.

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Atlanta Braves @ New York Mets

, Citi Field
Trevor Cahill, RHP
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Cahill surrendered four earned runs and completed just 2 1/3 innings while making his season debut during Tuesday night's 8-2 loss to the Marlins. The right-hander hopes to regain some semblance of his former All-Star self.

Jon Niese, LHP
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Niese opened the season at Atlanta, where he took the loss April 10 despite allowing just one earned run. He did the same in his second start and earned a win against Philadelphia. The lefty is throwing more changeups this year than ever before.

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Boston Red Sox @ Tampa Bay Rays

, Tropicana Field
Wade Miley, LHP
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The Nationals shellacked Miley in his last game, plating seven runs in his 2 1/3 innings of work. The lefty struggled with fastball location and had a poor feel for his slider.

Chris Archer, RHP
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Archer picked up his second win of the season Thursday night in Toronto, once again looking dominant in his performance. He is 11-9 with a 3.61 ERA in 30 career starts at Tropicana Field. He is 1-4 with a 6.03 ERA in seven career starts vs. Boston.

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Cincinnati Reds @ Milwaukee Brewers

, Miller Park
Jason Marquis, RHP
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During a four-inning performance vs. the Cubs on Wednesday, Marquis was not locating his sinker well. It not only was up in the strike zone, but pitches were also drifting back over the plate.

Mike Fiers, RHP
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Fiers gave up two runs in 5 2/3 innings and lost Thursday in St. Louis. He lost to the Pirates in his season debut, striking out eight while allowing five runs over five innings. He's permitted 14 hits in 10 2/3 innings.

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Cleveland Indians @ Chicago White Sox

, U.S. Cellular Field
Carlos Carrasco, RHP
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In the first inning on Tuesday, Carrasco was hit on the right side of the face by a liner off the bat of Melky Cabrera. The pitcher escaped with only a bruised jaw. He struck out 10 in six shutout innings on April 8.

Hector Noesi, RHP
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Noesi has made just one start this season, coming on April 10, with the White Sox skipping him this past week because of two off-days. Noesi walked six and struck out six in the first start, throwing 110 pitches in 4 2/3 innings.

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Minnesota Twins @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Tommy Milone, LHP
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The lefty struggled early against the Royals, but settled down, and ended up giving up three runs over 5 1/3 innings to get the win. He'll get his second straight start against K.C. with a chance to open the season 3-0.

Jason Vargas, LHP
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Vargas is coming off his shortest and arguably worst outing as a Royal last week against the Twins (three innings, 10 hits, four earned runs). Joe Mauer is hitting .400 off Vargas in his career.

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San Diego Padres @ Colorado Rockies

, Coors Field
Brandon Morrow, RHP
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Morrow got off to a slow start in his last time out, allowing a home run to Arizona's Paul Goldschmidt. But once he found his release point and slider, he was better, allowing four hits after the first, while striking out five over seven innings.

Tyler Matzek, LHP
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Matzek struggled with command while throwing 43 pitches through the first two innings against the Giants in his last start, but used his changeup and then his slider to limit the damage to one run in six innings.

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Texas Rangers @ Arizona Diamondbacks

, Chase Field
Nick Martinez, RHP
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Martinez allowed one unearned run over seven innings in his last start against the Angels. He is the third Rangers pitcher to pitch at least seven innings in his first two starts and not allow an earned run. Opponents are hitting .174 off him.

Chase Anderson, RHP
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Anderson is still in search of his first win this year. Last time out against the Padres, he allowed just two runs over six innings, but the offense did not provide much support for him, and the D-backs lost, 3-2.

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Oakland Athletics @ Los Angeles Angels

, Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Drew Pomeranz, LHP
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Pomeranz, who tossed seven shutout innings in his season debut, took the loss Wednesday after allowing four runs on six hits -- including a home run -- and one walk with five strikeouts in five innings against the Astros.

Hector Santiago, LHP
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Santiago threw seven innings of one-run ball in a win over the Rangers on Wednesday, giving up just four hits and two walks while striking out five. The 27-year-old has a 1.99 ERA in 31 2/3 career innings against the A's.

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Houston Astros @ Seattle Mariners

, Safeco Field
Collin McHugh, RHP
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McHugh is riding a career-long nine-game winning streak, which dates to Aug. 12, 2014. He's the first Astros pitcher with nine-game winning streak since Roy Oswalt won nine in row in 2006-07. He struck out 11 last time out.

Taijuan Walker, RHP
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The highly regarded 22-year-old has been hit hard in his first two starts and has a 17.18 ERA after allowing five runs on six hits and four walks in four innings against the Dodgers. He's made 4 of his 10 career starts vs. Houston (3-0, 2.91 ERA).

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Los Angeles Dodgers @ San Francisco Giants

, AT&T Park
Brett Anderson, LHP
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Anderson was taken deep in his last start by Nelson Cruz, but who hasn't been lately? Otherwise, he pitched a solid five innings before hitting the wall and leaving four innings for the bullpen.

Tim Lincecum, RHP
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Lincecum has mostly thrived at home against the Dodgers, though his AT&T Park ERA against them has climbed from 2.15 to 3.16 in his last two appearances. At home, Lincecum is 4-2 in 13 appearances (12 starts) against the Dodgers.

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