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Probable Pitchers

New York Yankees @ Toronto Blue Jays

, Rogers Centre
Michael Pineda, RHP
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    Michael Pineda, last 3 starts
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    Michael Pineda, last 5 years vs. TOR
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Pineda has been excellent since returning from the DL, going 1-0 with a 2.08 ERA in three starts with a walk and 12 K's. Pineda's first Yankees start came back on April 5 in Toronto, when he allowed a run in six innings but took a tough-luck loss.

Drew Hutchison, RHP
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Hutchison threw his ninth quality start vs. the Rays, but he didn't factor into the decision as the Blue Jays lost, 2-1, in extra innings. The 23-year-old went six innings and allowed one run on six hits with seven strikeouts.

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Detroit Tigers @ Chicago White Sox

, U.S. Cellular Field
Max Scherzer, RHP
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Scherzer tossed a three-hit shutout June 12 on the Tigers' last visit to Chicago, one of four wins Scherzer has in as many meetings with the White Sox this season. Another one would make Scherzer the AL's first 16-game winner.

Chris Sale, LHP
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    Chris Sale, last 5 years vs. DET
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Sale is trying to become the first White Sox pitcher to lead the American League in ERA since Joel Horlen in 1967. Sale has fanned 165 over 142 innings, while walking 29 and giving up just 103 hits. He's yet to win in August.

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Detroit Tigers @ Chicago White Sox

, U.S. Cellular Field
Kyle Ryan, LHP
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    Kyle Ryan, last 5 years vs. CWS
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The 22-year-old lefty will get the call from Triple-A Toledo for his big league debut. He's 3-0 with a 1.64 ERA in five starts for the Mud Hens, allowing six earned runs on 21 hits over 33 innings, with five walks and 20 strikeouts.

Chris Bassitt, RHP
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    Chris Bassitt, last 5 years vs. DET
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Right-hander Chris Bassitt will make his Major League debut against Detroit. At Double-A, he's gone 3-1 with a 1.56 ERA, a .206 average against, 36 strikeouts and 14 walks in 34 2/3 innings over six starts.

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Chicago Cubs @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Felix Doubront, LHP
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    Felix Doubront, last 5 years vs. STL
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In his last Minor League rehab outing with Double-A Tennessee, Doubront gave up three earned runs on five hits over 4 1/3 innings. He threw 95 pitches, 59 for strikes, striking out five. He's been on the DL since he was acquired by the Cubs.

Justin Masterson, RHP
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Masterson is pitching for his rotation spot, as he has allowed four-plus runs in four of five starts since joining the organization. Masterson has worked to simplify his mechanics, and success will continue to ride on the effectiveness of his sinker.

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Chicago Cubs @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Tsuyoshi Wada, LHP
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Wada held the AL East-leading Orioles to one run on one hit over 6 1/3 innings in his last start, striking out eight. The 33-year-old lefty is making a case for staying with the Cubs next season. He doesn't overpower hitters but has late movement.

Marco Gonzales, LHP
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Gonzales will be called up as the "26th man" to start the nightcap of the doubleheader. Gonzales went 4-1 with a 3.35 ERA in eight Triple-A starts after making three starts - none longer than five innings - with the Cards earlier this summer.

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Cincinnati Reds @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Alfredo Simon, RHP
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Simon was stellar against the Braves on Sunday, allowing one run on five hits in seven innings to earn the win. He's 2-0 in two starts against the Pirates this season, allowing five earned runs in 13 innings (3.46 ERA).

Vance Worley, RHP
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Worley will make a concerted effort to be more aggressive from the get-go after his early woes in his last three starts (11 runs allowed within the first two innings). He'll be making his first start against Reds since Aug. 22, 2012.

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Minnesota Twins @ Baltimore Orioles

, Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Kyle Gibson, RHP
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Gibson didn't have his best stuff against the Tigers on Sunday, as he surrendered five runs on eight hits and four walks over 4 2/3 innings. He's given up five earned runs in three of his past four starts.

Chris Tillman, RHP
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Tillman continued a string of excellent starts with seven innings of three-hit ball on Monday. Thirteen of the starting pitcher's last 15 starts have been quality, and his 1.86 ERA since the All-Star break is in the top 10 in the league.

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Boston Red Sox @ Tampa Bay Rays

, Tropicana Field
Allen Webster, RHP
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Webster lasted only 4 1/3 innings while allowing eight hits and six earned runs in a losing effort against the Mariners on Sunday. He's 3-2 with a 5.81 ERA in six starts this season.

Jake Odorizzi, RHP
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Odorizzi allowed eight runs on 11 hits in four-plus innings Monday night in Baltimore to take his 11th loss of the year. He is 0-1 with a 5.79 ERA in two starts against the Red Sox this season and 4-6 with a 3.18 ERA in 14 starts at Tropicana Field.

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Cleveland Indians @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Trevor Bauer, RHP
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Bauer picked up a win on Sunday by holding Houston scoreless over six innings. The righty struck out nine and walked three. He is 1-5 with a 5.81 ERA in nine starts on the road this season.

James Shields, RHP
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After pitching in four straight wins in August, Shields was cuffed around for 10 hits and six runs in a loss to the Yankees. He gave up two homers but also several seeing-eye hits. At 185 innings, he's on pace for 200 for the eighth straight year.

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Miami Marlins @ Atlanta Braves

, Turner Field
Jarred Cosart, RHP
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An off-day on Thursday has allowed the Marlins to reshuffle the rotation. Cosart slides into the second game in Atlanta. While with the Astros on June 26, he beat the Braves, giving up one run in seven innings.

Aaron Harang, RHP
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Harang will attempt to rebound after costing himself three runs because he didn't cover first base on a grounder on Sunday. He allowed Miami nine runs on April 29. But he's limited them to two runs or fewer in three other starts.

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Philadelphia Phillies @ New York Mets

, Citi Field
Jerome Williams, RHP
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Williams posted a 6.71 ERA with the Astros and Rangers earlier in 2014, but he is 2-0 with a 1.77 ERA in three starts since arriving in Philly. His last outing was a gem -- eight innings of one-run ball in a winning effort vs. the Cards on Sunday.

Bartolo Colon, RHP
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The beneficiary of a rare offensive outburst, Colon cruised to victory his last time out with six innings of two-run ball against the Dodgers. He is 4-2 with a 2.88 ERA over his last six outings, and he's 3-0 with a 1.61 ERA this year vs. the Phils.

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Texas Rangers @ Houston Astros

, Minute Maid Park
Robbie Ross Jr., LHP
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Ross has been up with the Rangers three times. He is 1-5 with a 5.40 ERA in 10 starts and 1-0 with a 9.00 ERA in nine relief appearances. He was 5-4 with a 4.33 ERA in nine starts and three relief appearances at Triple-A Round Rock.

Scott Feldman, RHP
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Feldman has five quality starts in his last six outings and 15 for the season, which puts him second on the club behind ace Dallas Keuchel. He has not allowed more than three earned runs in 14 of his last 18 starts.

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Colorado Rockies @ Arizona Diamondbacks

, Chase Field
Tyler Matzek, LHP
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The rookie turned in his most efficient outing of the year against the Giants on Monday by using 90 pitches to finish seven innings. He gave up two earned runs and struck out seven while snapping a five-game losing streak.

Vidal Nuno, LHP
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Nuno has pitched well in his last three starts, giving up only six runs in his last 20 innings. Unfortunately for him, his offense has not provided much support, and the D-backs have won only once in Nuno's nine starts since being acquired.

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Los Angeles Dodgers @ San Diego Padres

, Petco Park
Zack Greinke, RHP
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He hit some bats, but Greinke's elbow held up for 6 2/3 innings against the Mets. He's been wearing a compression sleeve, so the issue remains.

Ian Kennedy, RHP
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Kennedy defeated his former team, the D-backs, his last time out. He has allowed at least three earned runs in each of his last three starts as he shakes the residual effects of an oblique injury earlier this month. Still, he's been very durable.

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Milwaukee Brewers @ San Francisco Giants

, AT&T Park
Mike Fiers, RHP
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Fiers posted a fourth straight stellar start Sunday, allowing only two runs on two Pirates hits over seven innings. In four starts in place of Matt Garza, Fiers has given up 10 hits and four walks in 28 innings, good for a 0.50 WHIP.

Jake Peavy, RHP
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Peavy's August ERA is 2.94, his best month of the season except April (2.87). His WHIP (walks and hits per inning) as a Giant is 1.21 in six starts, an improvement over his 1.43 figure in 20 games with Boston.

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Oakland Athletics @ Los Angeles Angels

, Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Jeff Samardzija, RHP
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Samardzija blanked the Astros across seven innings before serving up a two-run homer to Chris Carter on Monday, but he still came out with the win after allowing just five other hits while fanning a season-high-tying 10 in eight innings.

Cory Rasmus, RHP
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A dependable reliever for the Angels, Rasmus will be making his first Major League start. He threw a career-high 51 pitches Monday in his last outing and didn't rule out exceeding 60 pitches on Saturday.

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Washington Nationals @ Seattle Mariners

, Safeco Field
Stephen Strasburg, RHP
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Fastball command was again an issue for Strasburg on Sunday, when he was shelled for five runs on eight hits over four innings against the Giants. It was the second time this month the right-hander surrendered five or more runs in an outing.

Roenis Elias, LHP
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Elias allowed just one run but labored through five innings in his last start, as the Mariners fell, 2-0, to the Rangers. Elias was up and down, fanning six and walking four.

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