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Probable Pitchers

Detroit Tigers @ Tampa Bay Rays

, Tropicana Field
Justin Verlander, RHP
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    Justin Verlander, last 3 starts
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    Justin Verlander, regular season
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    Justin Verlander, last 5 years vs. TB
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Career stats

Verlander's winless stretch extended to seven games after Saturday's no-decision, but the right-hander still impressed by spinning eight frames of one-run ball.

Chris Archer, RHP
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    Chris Archer, last 3 starts
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    Chris Archer, regular season
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    Chris Archer, last 5 years vs. DET
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Archer is 0-2 with a 4.29 ERA in four July starts after receiving a no-decision in his last start vs. Baltimore despite allowing one run. In three career starts vs. Detroit, he is 1-0 with a 2.84 ERA.

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Kansas City Royals @ Cleveland Indians

, Progressive Field
Jeremy Guthrie, RHP
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    Jeremy Guthrie, last 3 starts
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    Jeremy Guthrie, regular season
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    Jeremy Guthrie, last 5 years vs. CLE
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Career stats

Guthrie has pitched at least five innings in every start this season but one. His last start was a 4-0 loss to Houston -- he went seven innings and gave up 11 hits and four runs.

Corey Kluber, RHP
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    Corey Kluber, last 3 starts
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    Corey Kluber, regular season
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    Corey Kluber, last 5 years vs. KC
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Career stats

Kluber is coming off a start in which he allowed a season-high six earned runs against the White Sox. He?s been roughed up by the Royals this year, allowing 13 earned runs in 19 innings over three starts.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ Minnesota Twins

, Target Field
Francisco Liriano, LHP
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    Francisco Liriano, last 3 starts
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    Francisco Liriano, regular season
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    Francisco Liriano, last 5 years vs. MIN
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Career stats

The last time Liriano faced the Twins, his former team, he had arguably the worst start of his career, giving up seven runs in two innings. He's turned it around since then, going 5-2 with a 2.10 ERA in his past 11 starts.

Ervin Santana, RHP
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    Ervin Santana, regular season
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    Ervin Santana, last 5 years vs. PIT
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Career stats

Santana has started off the second half strong, tossing 15 2/3 straight scoreless innings coming out of the break. He's coming off a strong start against the Angels, throwing eight shutout innings vs. his former club.

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Colorado Rockies @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Eddie Butler, RHP
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    Eddie Butler, last 3 starts
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    Eddie Butler, regular season
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    Eddie Butler, last 5 years vs. CHC
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Career stats

Butler found some stability in his last start, but the right-hander hasn't had much success away from Coors Field. In eight road starts, Butler is 2-3 with a 4.58 ERA and has surrendered more hits (46) than innings pitched (39 1/3).

Jon Lester, LHP
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    Jon Lester, regular season
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    Jon Lester, last 5 years vs. COL
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Career stats

Lester has heated up in the month of July, posting a quality start in four of his past five outings while allowing a combined six earned runs. He's been a relief to his bullpen, as he's pitched at least seven innings in each start this month.

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Arizona Diamondbacks @ Seattle Mariners

, Safeco Field
Patrick Corbin, LHP
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    Patrick Corbin, last 3 starts
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    Patrick Corbin, regular season
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    Patrick Corbin, last 5 years vs. SEA
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Career stats

Corbin had his best outing since his return from Tommy John surgery last time out, giving up one run in seven innings against Milwaukee but losing for the third time in four starts. He is pitching against Seattle for the first time.

Felix Hernandez, RHP
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    Felix Hernandez, last 5 years vs. ARI
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The six-time All-Star is having another outstanding season at 12-5 with a 2.69 ERA and is 3-2, 1.51 over his last seven starts, with lack of run support being his biggest issue. Hernandez has faced Arizona twice in his career (1-0, 2.51).

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Milwaukee Brewers @ San Francisco Giants

, AT&T Park
Mike Fiers, RHP
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    Mike Fiers, regular season
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Fiers? 10-strikeout effort against Arizona was the sixth double-digit strikeout game of his career. He is being scouted heavily ahead of the Trade Deadline, though Brewers GM Doug Melvin says he's not motivated to move Fiers.

Jake Peavy, RHP
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    Jake Peavy, last 5 years vs. MIL
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Peavy is rounding into form at exactly the right time. After losing his first four starts of the season, the right-hander has won back-to-back outings. He?s pitched into the sixth innings in each start since returning from the DL.

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Atlanta Braves @ Baltimore Orioles

, Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Mike Foltynewicz, RHP
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    Mike Foltynewicz, last 3 starts
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    Mike Foltynewicz, regular season
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    Mike Foltynewicz, last 5 years vs. BAL
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Foltynewicz will return to the Majors to start in place of the injured Manny Banuelos. This will be his first appearance since he was optioned just before the All-Star break to focus on his power pitches with Triple-A Gwinnett.

Chris Tillman, RHP
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    Chris Tillman, regular season
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    Chris Tillman, last 5 years vs. ATL
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The righty was dominant again as he turned in his second straight quality start on Friday night. Tillman has allowed just one earned run in 15 second-half innings.

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Philadelphia Phillies @ Toronto Blue Jays

, Rogers Centre
Jerome Williams, RHP
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    Jerome Williams, regular season
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    Jerome Williams, last 5 years vs. TOR
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Williams rejoined the rotation Friday after missing a little more than a month with a strained left hamstring. He pitched OK, allowing three runs in six innings in an extra-inning victory over the Cubs. He surrendered two homers.

R.A. Dickey, RHP
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    R.A. Dickey, last 5 years vs. PHI
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Career stats

Dickey has surrendered three earned runs or fewer in all but one of his previous 10 starts. He has gone at least 6 innings in all but two of those outings and has a 3.32 ERA over that same span. His ERA, which sat at 5.77 on May 26 is now down to 4.

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Chicago White Sox @ Boston Red Sox

, Fenway Park
Jose Quintana, LHP
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The left-hander picked up his first complete game and first shutout against the Indians on Friday, as he fanned eight and didn?t issue a walk. Quintana has walked just one in his last six starts combined.

Rick Porcello, RHP
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    Rick Porcello, last 5 years vs. CWS
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Porcello made his first start against his former team on Friday and looked like his old self. He held the Tigers to one run over seven innings, marking the first time since May 5 that he held an opponent to fewer than two runs.

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San Diego Padres @ New York Mets

, Citi Field
Tyson Ross, RHP
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Ross looked strong in his last start against the Marlins on July 23, but crumbled in the sixth inning, allowing eight hits and four runs (three earned). Ross hasn't allowed a home run in his last 16 starts, a franchise record.

Bartolo Colon, RHP
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The 42-year-old hasn?t won since June 12. But he's posted quality starts in two of his past three outings, including eight innings of one-run ball last time out.

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Washington Nationals @ Miami Marlins

, Marlins Park
Doug Fister, RHP
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The 30-year-old right-hander has allowed four or more earned runs in six of his last 10 outings (5.24 ERA). He has succeeded historically when facing the Marlins, boasting a 1.09 ERA in four appearances (three starts).

Tom Koehler, RHP
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    Tom Koehler, last 5 years vs. WSH
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Koehler snapped a two-game losing streak, collecting a win at San Diego, where he matched his season high with seven strikeouts. Koehler's last four starts have been on the road. At home, he is 4-1 (1.68).

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New York Yankees @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Masahiro Tanaka, RHP
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Tanaka won his third straight start vs. the O's on Thursday, allowing little more than three solo homers in 7 2/3 innings. He's being handled carefully and hasn't pitched on four days' rest since he sustained a right forearm strain on April 23.

Colby Lewis, RHP
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    Colby Lewis, last 5 years vs. NYY
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Lewis is 6-1 with a 4.30 ERA in his last ten starts. He has made nine starts at home this season and is 3-1 with a 4.95 ERA there. He has three regular season starts against the Yankees since 2010 and is 2-1 with a 4.50 ERA.

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Los Angeles Angels @ Houston Astros

, Minute Maid Park
Garrett Richards, RHP
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Richards has been going deep into games lately, lasting at least 7 2/3 innings in four of his past five starts. He went eight in his latest outing against the Twins, but gave up a three-run homer to Trevor Plouffe in a 3-0 Angels loss.

Lance McCullers, RHP
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    Lance McCullers, last 5 years vs. LAA
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McCullers wasn't at his best in his last start, but the Astros wound up pulling out a 5-4 victory. He allowed six hits and two runs through five innings against the Red Sox. McCullers has limited opponents to a .209 batting average.

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Cincinnati Reds @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Anthony DeSclafani, RHP
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    Anthony DeSclafani, last 5 years vs. STL
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DeSclafani provided a good outing for the Reds on Friday, pitching seven innings and allowing three runs in a no-decision vs. the Rockies. With the rotation losing another veteran after Johnny Cueto's trade, a deep start will be needed by the rookie.

John Lackey, RHP
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    John Lackey, last 5 years vs. CIN
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Lackey has not allowed more than two runs in any of his last eight starts, and he'll again be pitching at home, where he has a 1.97 ERA in 10 games. He gave up four runs over six innings in his only start against the Reds this year.

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Oakland Athletics @ Los Angeles Dodgers

, Dodger Stadium
Jesse Chavez, RHP
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    Jesse Chavez, last 5 years vs. LAD
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Drew Pomeranz was initially scheduled to start Wednesday, but Chavez will pitch instead. Chavez will aim to rebound from a rocky performance in which he yielded four runs in three-plus innings in a loss to the Giants on Friday.

Clayton Kershaw, LHP
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    Clayton Kershaw, last 5 years vs. OAK
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He flirted with a perfect game in New York his last outing, settling for a three-hit shutout against the Mets that ran his scoreless innings streak to 29.

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