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Probable Pitchers

Cleveland Indians @ Minnesota Twins

, Target Field
Carlos Carrasco, RHP
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    Carlos Carrasco, last 5 years vs. MIN
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Carrasco visited Tropicana Field in his last start and once again flirted with a no-hitter, this time carrying it 6 2/3 innings before Logan Morrison broke it up. Carrasco struck out 10 Rays in eight innings, allowing two hits.

Kyle Gibson, RHP
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Gibson couldn't get out of the fifth inning his last time out against the Tigers. The right-hander allowed three runs on five hits over 4 2/3 innings.

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Cleveland Indians @ Minnesota Twins

, Target Field
Ryan Merritt, LHP
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Merritt will be recalled to be the 26th man on the Tribe's roster tol start Game 2 of Thursday's doubleheader. In two games with Cleveland this season (one start), Merritt has allowed two earned runs on eight hits in five innings.

Jose Berrios, RHP
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Gibson couldn't get out of the fifth inning his last time out against the Tigers. The right-hander allowed three runs on five hits over 4 2/3 innings.

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Arizona Diamondbacks @ Houston Astros

, Minute Maid Park
Patrick Corbin, LHP
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Corbin delivered one of his strongest outings of the season Saturday when he held the Cubs scoreless and struck out eight over 6 2/3 innings. Corbin is 1-2 with a 5.74 ERA in August.

Mike Fiers, RHP
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Following a 10-game stretch in which he went 6-2 with a 2.36 ERA and allowed three homers, Fiers has regressed to early-season form. He’s 0-3 with an 8.41 ERA in his last four starts, allowing seven homers in 20 1/3 innings.

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Cincinnati Reds @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Scott Feldman, RHP
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Feldman wasn’t too rusty but not overly sharp either over his four innings and 83 pitches in his first start since going on the DL July 18 with a right knee injury. But he was hurt by a Travis Shaw three-run homer.

Jon Lester, LHP
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This will be Lester's third start against the Reds this season. He's given up eight earned runs over 11 2/3 innings in two previous starts and is 1-0. He's coming off a loss to the D-backs in which he gave up three earned runs over six innings.

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Atlanta Braves @ Colorado Rockies

, Coors Field
Lucas Sims, RHP
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A 23-year-old rookie, Sims is still searching for his first MLB victory as he prepares for his fourth career start. He allowed five runs (four earned) on 10 hits in 5 1/3 innings against the Cardinals on Saturday.

Jeff Hoffman, RHP
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Hoffman was hurt by, you guessed it, Giancarlo Stanton in his last start on Saturday. A three-run homer did most of the damage, as Hoffman yielded four runs on seven hits in five innings. He has never faced the Braves.

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Tampa Bay Rays @ Toronto Blue Jays

, Rogers Centre
Chris Archer, RHP
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Archer’s 15-start streak of pitching at least six innings ended Saturday night against the Indians when he took the loss after surrendering three runs in 5 1/3 innings. He is 0-0 with a 2.57 ERA in three starts against the Blue Jays this season.

Chris Rowley, RHP
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Rowley was excellent in his Major League debut on August 12, working very quickly through 5 1/3 innings while allowing just one run on five hits. After throwing 75 pitches in that outing, he could have an even longer leash against the Rays.

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St. Louis Cardinals @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Adam Wainwright, RHP
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Wainwright has won his last five decisions, including his most recent vs. the Braves when he allowed one run through five innings. He was limited in the start by an irritation on the outside of his arm that resulted in him throwing under 90 mph.

Jameson Taillon, RHP
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After allowing 17 earned runs over two starts, Taillon has bounced back with two consecutive quality starts in which he has surrendered four earned runs in 12 1/3 innings. He has a 4.91 ERA in two starts against the Cardinals this season.

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New York Yankees @ New York Mets

, Citi Field
Luis Severino, RHP
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Severino picked an inopportune time for his worst outing of the season, surrendering 10 runs (eight earned) over 4 1/3 frames to the Red Sox on Saturday. He had been undefeated in four previous outings, allowing one or no earned runs in each of them.

Steven Matz, LHP
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Though Matz believes he made strides last time out in a loss to the Phillies, he is 0-5 with a 9.51 ERA his last seven starts. Yankee Stadium isn’t the best place to fix things; Matz gave up six runs in six innings in his only previous start there.

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Chicago White Sox @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Reynaldo Lopez, RHP
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Lopez will be making his second start for the White Sox. The 23-year-old allowed two runs and struck out six over six innings while picking up a no-decision in his season debut against the Royals on Friday.

Tyson Ross, RHP
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Ross allowed three runs in 5 2/3 innings in an 8-3 victory over the Astros on Saturday. He's completed fewer than six innings in seven of eight starts. He is 3-0 with a 2.95 ERA in three career starts and one relief appearance against the White Sox.

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Washington Nationals @ San Diego Padres

, Petco Park
Edwin Jackson, RHP
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Jackson has filled in nicely after injuries to Joe Ross and Stephen Strasburg, going 3-2 with a 3.30 ERA in five starts with the Nationals. He’s allowed three earned runs or fewer in four of five outings and is averaging six innings per start.

Jhoulys Chacin, RHP
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The veteran right-hander stifled the Dodgers for five innings in his most recent start, and he’s posted a 2.82 ERA since the start of June (after struggling in the season’s first two months). He’s developed into the Padres’ most reliable starter.

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Philadelphia Phillies @ San Francisco Giants

, AT&T Park
Aaron Nola, RHP
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In his last 10 starts, Nola has been a machine, (1.71 ERA, 1.00 WHIP) going at least six innings and allowing two or fewer runs in each. His spot in the rotation missed the Giants by one day when they visited Philly in early June.

Jeff Samardzija, RHP
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Samardzija is on a nice little run. The veteran has tossed quality starts in each of his past four outings, during which he’s 3-1 with a 3.29 ERA. He owns an 8.67 ERA lifetime against the Phillies, his highest ERA against any team.

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