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Probable Pitchers

Toronto Blue Jays @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Nick Tepesch, RHP
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    Nick Tepesch, last 3 starts
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    Nick Tepesch, regular season
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    Nick Tepesch, last 5 years vs. CHC
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Tepesch hung onto his spot in the rotation by allowing just one run over six-plus innings vs. the Cubs in his last start. That was enough to pick up his first big-league victory since September of 2014. His job is safe until Joe Biagini returns.

Jose Quintana, LHP
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    Jose Quintana, regular season
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Quintana had a tough time with his fastball command in his last start. He did get the win, his third with the Cubs, giving up one earned run over five innings.

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Los Angeles Dodgers @ Detroit Tigers

, Comerica Park
Hyun-Jin Ryu, LHP
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    Hyun-Jin Ryu, last 3 starts
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    Hyun-Jin Ryu, regular season
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    Hyun-Jin Ryu, last 5 years vs. DET
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Ryu tossed a season-high 108 pitches on Saturday against the Padres, allowing three runs on seven hits. The lefty allowed a career-high seven earned runs on 10 hits in 2 1/3 innings in Detroit on July 8, his only start vs. the Tigers.

Michael Fulmer, RHP
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    Michael Fulmer, regular season
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    Michael Fulmer, last 5 years vs. LAD
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Fulmer returned from the disabled list supposedly healthy, but threw just 75 pitches over five innings Monday at Texas, allowing five runs on seven hits while struggling through a three-walk opening inning.

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St. Louis Cardinals @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Michael Wacha, RHP
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    Michael Wacha, last 3 starts
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    Michael Wacha, last 5 years vs. PIT
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Giving up four runs on eight hits vs. the Braves, Wacha is coming off his first career loss in August. He will looking for his second win in two starts against the Pirates this year after giving up just one run through 6 2/3 innings on April 19.

Chad Kuhl, RHP
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    Chad Kuhl, last 5 years vs. STL
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Kuhl struggled with his command last time out, walking five and allowing five runs (four earned) over five innings in a loss to Toronto. He has struggled at PNC Park this season, posting a 5.15 ERA in 12 home starts and a 4.16 ERA in 12 on the road.

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Seattle Mariners @ Tampa Bay Rays

, Tropicana Field
Ariel Miranda, LHP
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Miranda is 0-2 with a 7.23 ERA and 12 home runs over his past seven starts, but he threw a complete-game victory vs. the Rays on June 4 in Seattle, allowing four hits and one run with nine strikeouts in his only time facing Tampa Bay.

Jake Odorizzi, RHP
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Odorizzi was sharp in his last outing against the Blue Jays and really buckled down to control his pitches after allowing a first-inning home run. This was a good sign for the right-hander coming off back-to-back short outings.

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Los Angeles Angels @ Baltimore Orioles

, Oriole Park at Camden Yards
JC Ramirez, RHP
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Ramirez hasn’t been his best his previous two starts, allowing a combined nine runs over 12 innings. One of those outings came vs. the Orioles on Aug. 7, as the right-hander took the loss after surrendering six runs over seven innings.

Kevin Gausman, RHP
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After a rough start, Gausman has rebounded, pitching to a 3.26 ERA over his last three starts. The O’s righty has a 5.08 ERA on the season.

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Arizona Diamondbacks @ Minnesota Twins

, Target Field
Zack Greinke, RHP
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Greinke picked up the win against the Astros in his last start. The right-hander tossed 6 2/3 shutout innings and struck out nine. Greinke has won six of his last seven decisions.

Jose Berrios, RHP
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Berrios gave up six runs in 3 1/3 innings against the Tigers in his last start. Berrios has allowed five runs in the first inning in each of his past two starts.

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Cincinnati Reds @ Atlanta Braves

, SunTrust Park
Robert Stephenson, RHP
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Stephenson returns to the rotation after a brief stint on the disabled list for a right shoulder contusion. He was activated Sunday and pitched two innings of relief. While he was out, the club had him work on his mechanics and command.

Julio Teheran, RHP
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After starting to shy away from his slider, the veteran hurler found a feel for it and used it frequently as he tossed seven scoreless at Coors Field on Monday. He allowed a season-high 11 hits in Cincinnati on June 4.

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Miami Marlins @ New York Mets

, Citi Field
Vance Worley, RHP
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Worley comes off a 4-plus innings no-decision vs. the Rockies on Sunday. In eight starts, his ERA is 5.06 over 37 1/3 innings. In August, he has a 2.12 ERA in three starts. Lifetime against the Mets, Worley is 4-4 with a 5.59 ERA.

Rafael Montero, RHP
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There has been no pattern to Montero’s outings, which have been good and bad at random. The right-hander’s last start was one of his best -- a six-inning, two-run effort with six strikeouts at Yankee Stadium. The Mets hope, for once, it carries over.

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New York Yankees @ Boston Red Sox

, Fenway Park
CC Sabathia, LHP
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Sabathia is expected to come off the disabled list to start Saturday's contest at Fenway. He last started on Aug. 8 at Toronto and was limited to three innings by right knee pain. Sabathia had a series of injections in the knee in order to recover.

Chris Sale, LHP
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Despite being dominant (1.19 ERA) in all three of his starts vs. the Yankees in 2017, Sale is still looking for his first rivalry win. Sale has held the Bombers to a .188 average in the three starts. He is 4-2 with a 1.18 ERA lifetime vs. New York.

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Oakland Athletics @ Houston Astros

, Minute Maid Park
Kendall Graveman, RHP
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Graveman gave the A’s seven innings Sunday, holding Baltimore to two runs on eight hits with one walk and eight strikeouts. It marked his third start since coming off the disabled list, after being sidelined for two months with a shoulder issue.

Collin McHugh, RHP
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McHugh is still searching for his first win after missing the first 3 1/2 months of the season with an elbow injury. He’s thrown two quality starts this year, but didn’t escape the sixth inning in either of his last two starts.

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Cleveland Indians @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Trevor Bauer, RHP
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Bauer fanned 11 and allowed three runs in 6 2/3 innings on Monday at Fenway Park. The righty is 4-0 with a 2.41 ERA in his last five outings, but he has gone 4-5 with a 6.32 ERA in 10 road starts this season.

Jason Vargas, LHP
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After losing his first two starts in August, Vargas allowed three runs in six innings to beat the White Sox on Aug. 13. But after he won every start in June, Vargas is 2-3 with a 7.08 in July and August (seven starts).

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Chicago White Sox @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Derek Holland, LHP
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Holland will be making his second career start against his former club and first at Globe Life Park in an opposing uniform. He allowed five runs on five hits while striking out six to pick up a loss against the Rangers on July 1 in Chicago.

Martin Perez, LHP
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Perez logged his second straight quality start on Monday, and he's allowed just two earned runs over his last 14 innings. He's riding a two-game win streak, the first time since June 17-22 that he's earned a win in consecutive decisions this year.

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Milwaukee Brewers @ Colorado Rockies

, Coors Field
Brandon Woodruff, RHP
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The Brewers skipped Woodruff in the rotation on his scheduled start day last Tuesday. The right-hander has made two career MLB starts since being called up on Aug. 4, including 6 1/3 shutout innings in his big league debut at Tampa Bay.

Chad Bettis, RHP
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Bettis makes his second start of the season after an emotional return to the big leagues in which he tossed seven scoreless innings vs. the Braves. The righty played to his strengths Monday, inducing 11 groundouts.

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Washington Nationals @ San Diego Padres

, Petco Park
Stephen Strasburg, RHP
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The San Diego native will come off the disabled list to face the Padres at Petco Park. Strasburg has been out since July 23 with a nerve impingement in his right elbow. He had a 1.89 ERA in his last four starts before going on the disabled list.

Travis Wood, LHP
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The veteran left-hander rebounded from a pair of rough outings, battling through five two-run innings against the Phillies. Since being acquired from Kansas City, Wood has a 5.57 ERA in four starts, all of which have lasted at least five innings.

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Philadelphia Phillies @ San Francisco Giants

, AT&T Park
Jerad Eickhoff, RHP
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Eickhoff continues to struggle to pitch deep into games. A slight drop in velocity might have something to do with it. His fastball is averaging 90.75 mph this season after being 91.46 mph last year.

Ty Blach, LHP
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After putting together a nice string of quality starts, Blach was hit hard in Miami. The left-hander yielded six runs on nine hits, including two homers, through six innings.

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