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Probable Pitchers

Oakland Athletics @ New York Yankees

, Yankee Stadium
Jharel Cotton, RHP
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Coming off seven scoreless innings for Triple-A Nashville, Cotton hopes to recapture his MLB form from a year ago. This will be his first start against the Yankees.

CC Sabathia, LHP
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The Vallejo, Calif., product, who is 2-1 with a 6.26 ERA in his last five starts vs. Oakland, has won back-to-back outings, and he goes for his first three-start winning streak since 2013.

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Texas Rangers @ Toronto Blue Jays

, Rogers Centre
Yu Darvish, RHP
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Darvish is 4-0 with a 2.54 ERA in his last six starts. He is 3-2 with a 2.45 ERA in seven career games vs. the Blue Jays, but this will be his first start against them since allowing five runs in five innings in a 5-3 loss in Game 2 of the '16 ALDS.

Marco Estrada, RHP
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Estrada matched a career high by striking out 12 batters in his last outing vs. the Orioles. He went to his changeup 53 times out of 115 pitches, which was a season high for both categories.

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Detroit Tigers @ Chicago White Sox

, Guaranteed Rate Field
Michael Fulmer, RHP
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Career stats

Fulmer, the reigning AL Rookie of the Year, has continued to impress this season, going 5-2 with a 2.55 ERA in nine starts. He’s been able to go deep into games as well, lasting at least six innings in each of those starts.

Tyler Danish, RHP
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The right-hander was named the Game 2 starter Thursday, but had his start moved to Saturday due to rain. He is 1-3 with a 3.15 ERA over eight starts at Triple-A, with 23 strikeouts and 13 walks in 45 2/3 innings.

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Detroit Tigers @ Chicago White Sox

, Guaranteed Rate Field
Buck Farmer, RHP
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Farmer makes his season debut in the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader. It’s his ninth career big league start. Farmer went 1-3 with a 4.12 ERA in nine starts at Triple-A this season.

Derek Holland, LHP
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Holland went eight innings for the first time in his White Sox tenure when Chicago cruised to victory over Seattle on Sunday. The southpaw yielded one run, struck out six and walked two. Holland is 3-0 with a 1.67 ERA over four day starts this year.

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Tampa Bay Rays @ Minnesota Twins

, Target Field
Jake Odorizzi, RHP
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Odorizzi gave the Rays his fourth quality start of the season Monday when he held the Angels to two runs in six innings for a no-decision. In two career starts at Target Field, Odorizzi is 0-1 with a 3.75 ERA.

Adalberto Mejia, LHP
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Mejia is coming off his first Major League victory. The left-hander held the Royals to three runs off five hits over seven innings. Prior to that, Mejia had allowed seven runs across a total of 9 1/3 frames in three outings with the Twins this season

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Cincinnati Reds @ Philadelphia Phillies

, Citizens Bank Park
Bronson Arroyo, RHP
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Arroyo has given up nine home runs in his last four starts, including four in 5 1/3 innings against the Rockies on Sunday. He is 3-4 with a 6.75 ERA in nine starts in 2017, but Bryan Price said he has no plans to take Arroyo out of the rotation.

Jerad Eickhoff, RHP
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Eickhoff has taken small steps forward in his last two starts. He had an 8.40 ERA in his previous three starts, and ran into some bad luck Monday against the Rockies, who blooped a few hits in a three-run third inning.

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San Diego Padres @ Washington Nationals

, Nationals Park
Clayton Richard, LHP
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The veteran left-hander made his best start since returning to the Padres on Sunday, tossing a 96-pitch complete game in which he allowed one D-backs run. In four May outings, Richard has rotated great starts with poor ones.

Stephen Strasburg, RHP
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Strasburg faces his hometown team for the seventh time, coming off perhaps his best outing of the season. He lasted 7 2/3 innings and struck out a season-high 11 in a victory over the Braves on Sunday.

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Seattle Mariners @ Boston Red Sox

, Fenway Park
Rob Whalen, RHP
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The 23-year-old makes his first start for Seattle after missing most of spring with shoulder and calf issues. He was 1-2 with a 6.57 ERA in 5 starts for Atlanta last year and put up a 4.09 ERA in 4 starts for Tacoma, going 8 innings his last outing.

Brian Johnson, LHP
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The lefty, who will be called up from Triple-A Pawtucket, gets his second spot start of '17. This is Johnson's third MLB start, and first at Fenway. He got his first career win in Toronto on April 18, allowing seven hits and four runs in five frames.

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Arizona Diamondbacks @ Milwaukee Brewers

, Miller Park
Zack Greinke, RHP
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Greinke has been on a roll. He's won his last four starts and his last five decisions overall. Initially it was his slider he credited for the streak, then his changeup, now he feels he has all his pitches working.

Chase Anderson, RHP
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Anderson had a 1.12 ERA after his first four starts but has gone backward since then. Including a loss at Wrigley Field in which he surrendered a season-high six earned runs, he owns a 7.30 ERA in his five most recent outings.

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Kansas City Royals @ Cleveland Indians

, Progressive Field
Jason Vargas, LHP
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Vargas gave up four hits and three runs on Monday against the Yankees in a 4-2 loss. He struck out six and walked three.

Danny Salazar, RHP
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Salazar is coming off his third win of the season after allowing three runs on four hits and striking out seven in 5 2/3 innings against the Astros. In 13 career starts against the Royals, Salazar is 7-6 with a 3.63 ERA and 84 strikeouts.

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Los Angeles Angels @ Miami Marlins

, Marlins Park
JC Ramirez, RHP
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Ramirez earned his fourth win of the season on Monday after limiting the Rays to two runs over 6 2/3 innings. Ramirez threw two scoreless innings of relief during his lone career outing against Miami.

Vance Worley, RHP
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Worley gets his second start as a Marlin, largely because the Angels have a number of impactful right-handed hitters. Last time out, Worley worked four innings, giving up three runs, in a loss to the Dodgers in L.A. This will be his 87th MLB start.

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Baltimore Orioles @ Houston Astros

, Minute Maid Park
Wade Miley, LHP
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Miley harnessed his early-season command issues against the Blue Jays, turning in a solid outing. An error and three-run homer saw Miley take the tough-luck loss to Toronto despite the quality start.

Dallas Keuchel, LHP
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All signs point toward Keuchel returning from the 10-day DL to make the start. The Astros' ace has been out since May 16 with a pinched nerve in his neck. He is 3-0 with a 0.94 ERA in four starts at home this year.

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Chicago Cubs @ Los Angeles Dodgers

, Dodger Stadium
John Lackey, RHP
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Lackey has faced three consecutive rough situations -- pitching in Colorado, then back-to-back starts at Wrigley Field with the wind blowing out. He gave up five runs to the Giants in his last start, including two homers.

Brandon McCarthy, RHP
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McCarthy is coming off a six-inning start against the Marlins in which he gave a season-low three hits. McCarthy started the only game the Dodgers won in the three-game series against the Cubs earlier this season.

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New York Mets @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Zack Wheeler, RHP
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Wheeler was en route to one of his best starts of the season before melting down in the sixth inning last time out. He requested an extra day of rest this turn through the rotation, lining him up to make his first career start at PNC Park.

Gerrit Cole, RHP
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Cole had a rare off night in Atlanta on Monday, allowing five runs on 10 hits in 4 2/3 innings. He had allowed 2 ER or fewer, while pitching at least six innings, in his previous seven starts. He has a career 4.15 ERA vs. the Mets.

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St. Louis Cardinals @ Colorado Rockies

, Coors Field
Adam Wainwright, RHP
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After having a 6.37 ERA through seven starts, Wainwright has combined to allow one run over 13 1/3 innings in his last two times out. Wainwright is 3-0 with a 2.73 career ERA in five appearances (four starts) at Coors Field.

Kyle Freeland, LHP
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In his last seven starts, Freeland is 4-1 with a 2.63 ERA with a .221 batting average against and 24 strikeouts. The one troublesome stat in those games, however, is 19 walks in 41 innings.

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Atlanta Braves @ San Francisco Giants

, AT&T Park
Mike Foltynewicz, RHP
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Foltynewicz has won three starts in a row, and has allowed one earned run in four of his last six starts. He has started to find the feel of his fastball, and has walked just three batters over his last 17 innings pitched.

Ty Blach, LHP
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In less than a year in the Major Leagues, Blach has acquired the trait common to most pitchers: Learn to love AT&T Park. He owns a 1.24 ERA in eight career home appearances, compared with 6.45 in nine road games.

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