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Probable Pitchers

Colorado Rockies @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Jon Gray, RHP
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    Jon Gray, last 3 starts
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    Jon Gray, regular season
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    Jon Gray, last 5 years vs. PIT
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Career stats

The 23-year-old, drafted No. 3 overall in 2013, makes his fifth Major League start. Gray, who has yet to figure in a decision, is coming off his shortest outing, (1 2/3 innings, seven runs on eight hits) vs. the Mets last Friday.

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. COL
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Career stats

The Pirates have won each of Liriano's last 10 starts, and he is 5-0 with a 3.19 ERA during that stretch. He has struggled a bit of late with a 5.06 August ERA. He's 1-2 with a 5.48 ERA in four career starts vs. the Rockies.

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Miami Marlins @ Washington Nationals

, Nationals Park
Adam Conley, LHP
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    Adam Conley, last 3 starts
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    Adam Conley, regular season
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    Adam Conley, last 5 years vs. WSH
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Career stats

Conley made strides in his last start, the fourth of his career. The rookie worked six innings and threw 106 pitches, both career highs. He did suffer a loss to the Phillies, but showed progress going deeper into the game.

Max Scherzer, RHP
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    Max Scherzer, last 3 starts
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    Max Scherzer, regular season
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    Max Scherzer, last 5 years vs. MIA
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Career stats

Scherzer will face the Marlins after the rotation was shuffled for matchups down the road. Scherzer is 2-0 with a 3.60 ERA in three career starts against the Marlins.

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San Diego Padres @ Philadelphia Phillies

, Citizens Bank Park
Ian Kennedy, RHP
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    Ian Kennedy, last 3 starts
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    Ian Kennedy, regular season
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    Ian Kennedy, last 5 years vs. PHI
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Career stats

Kennedy is coming off one of his best starts of the season, as he tossed six scoreless innings against the Cardinals, striking out a season-high 10 batters. He has a 2.27 ERA in seven starts since the All-Star break and 2.19 ERA in August.

Aaron Nola, RHP
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    Aaron Nola, last 3 starts
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    Aaron Nola, regular season
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    Aaron Nola, last 5 years vs. SD
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Career stats

The rookie right-hander had the best start of his career Sunday against the Marlins, allowing three hits and two walks and striking out six in a career-high eight scoreless innings.

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Detroit Tigers @ Toronto Blue Jays

, Rogers Centre
Matt Boyd, LHP
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    Matt Boyd, regular season
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    Matt Boyd, last 5 years vs. TOR
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Career stats

Boyd starts against a Blue Jays offense that his hitting .284 with a league-high .829 OPS against left-handed pitching. He gave up three runs on five hits over six innings against Texas last Sunday at home.

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

Dickey surrendered five runs in the first inning of his last start against the Angels, but he didn't allow another one over six innings. That was enough to pick up the victory.

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Boston Red Sox @ New York Mets

, Citi Field
Henry Owens, LHP
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    Henry Owens, last 5 years vs. NYM
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Career stats

The lefty matches up with Matt Harvey in a battle of young guns. Last time out, Owens was magnificent, allowing one earned run over eight innings while beating Johnny Cueto and the Royals.

Matt Harvey, RHP
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    Matt Harvey, last 5 years vs. BOS
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Career stats

Harvey will pitch on 11 days rest after the Mets skipped his last start due to innings concerns. The Mets believe Harvey, who is tentatively scheduled for 185-190 innings in his first year back from Tommy John surgery, won’t need to be skipped again.

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Kansas City Royals @ Tampa Bay Rays

, Tropicana Field
Edinson Volquez, RHP
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    Edinson Volquez, last 5 years vs. TB
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Career stats

Volquez is coming off arguably his worst start as a Royal. He gave up a season-high nine hits and six runs in 6 2/3 innings vs. Boston, and coughed up a 4-2 lead in the sixth. He left trailing 6-4 in the seventh.

Erasmo Ramirez, RHP
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    Erasmo Ramirez, last 5 years vs. KC
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Career stats

Ramirez got a no-decision on Aug. 22 against the Athletics when he allowed four earned runs on eight hits in seven innings. He is 5-3 with a 2.55 ERA in 13 appearances at Tropicana Field this season.

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Los Angeles Angels @ Cleveland Indians

, Progressive Field
Andrew Heaney, LHP
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    Andrew Heaney, last 5 years vs. CLE
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Career stats

Heaney is coming off his worst start of the season, giving up eight runs on seven hits and three walks in 3 1/3 innings against the Blue Jays on Saturday. The 24-year-old pitched at least six innings in his first six starts, but just once this month.

Danny Salazar, RHP
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    Danny Salazar, last 5 years vs. LAA
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Career stats

Salazar is looking to bounce back from a tough start and return to the form which allowed him to piece together perhaps the best seven-start stretch of his career, when he allowed just eight earned runs over 49 2/3 innings (1.45 ERA).

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New York Yankees @ Atlanta Braves

, Turner Field
Masahiro Tanaka, RHP
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    Masahiro Tanaka, last 5 years vs. ATL
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Career stats

Tanaka is coming off a loss to the Indians on Aug. 21 in which he allowed four runs (three earned) over six innings, including a homer. He is 4-2 with a 1.66 ERA in six career Interleague starts and is facing the Braves for the first time.

Williams Perez, RHP
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    Williams Perez, last 5 years vs. NYY
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Career stats

Perez had a knack for consistently using his sinker to help him escape threats during his first eight starts. But the rookie hurler hasn't been as fortunate as he has consistently fallen behind hitters over his past five starts.

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Baltimore Orioles @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Kevin Gausman, RHP
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Career stats

Gausman has gone seven innings in two of his last three starts and has gone just 1-4 over his last seven games despite pitching to a 3.88 ERA over that stretch.

Cole Hamels, LHP
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The lefty picked up his first win since being dealt to the Rangers by limiting the Tigers to two runs over six innings last Sunday. Hamels has gone at least six frames in each of his four starts with Texas.

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Cincinnati Reds @ Milwaukee Brewers

, Miller Park
Raisel Iglesias, RHP
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Very much in a groove the past month, Iglesias has allowed one earned run over his past 19 innings, and his 13 strikeouts vs. the D-backs on Sunday were the most by a Reds rookie since Gary Nolan fanned 15 on June 7, 1967, against the Giants.

Taylor Jungmann, RHP
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Career stats

Jungmann couldn’t make an in-game correction against the Nationals, leading to a four-inning, five-run outing that snapped Jungmann’s streak of 10 straight starts of two or fewer earned runs.

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Houston Astros @ Minnesota Twins

, Target Field
Scott Kazmir, LHP
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Career stats

Since Kazmir came over from the Rays in a trade in late July, the Astros have the best team ERA in baseball (2.57) in that span, including the best rotation ERA (2.60). He’s third in AL with 2.39 ERA.

Kyle Gibson, RHP
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Career stats

Gibson is still looking for his first win since July 12, as he earned a no-decision against the Orioles on Saturday, allowing two runs over 5 2/3 innings. He has a 6.35 ERA in August.

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Seattle Mariners @ Chicago White Sox

, U.S. Cellular Field
Taijuan Walker, RHP
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Career stats

The 23-year-old just beat the White Sox on Sunday in Seattle, though he allowed five runs on seven hits in 5 2/3 innings. After a slow start, Walker is 8-2 with a 3.65 ERA over his last 16 starts, with 100 K's and 13 walks in 103 2/3 innings.

John Danks, LHP
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    John Danks, last 5 years vs. SEA
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It was a rough afternoon for Danks in Seattle, giving up seven runs over five-plus innings. But Danks has had a stronger second half than first half with a 4.13 ERA. He will face the Mariners in a second straight start.

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Oakland Athletics @ Arizona Diamondbacks

, Chase Field
Sonny Gray, RHP
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    Sonny Gray, last 5 years vs. ARI
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Career stats

Gray, who has a 1.93 ERA with a .188 opponents batting average over his last eight starts, has made six Interleague appearances (five starts) in his career, but none against the D-backs, going 2-1 with a 3.31 ERA.

Chase Anderson, RHP
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Career stats

Anderson, recalled from Triple-A on Sunday, thrived in his return, compiling 6 2/3 scoreless innings against the Reds on Aug. 23. He allowed five hits, while striking out two and walking three. Anderson is 2-1 with a 3.84 ERA in four August starts.

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Chicago Cubs @ Los Angeles Dodgers

, Dodger Stadium
Jason Hammel, RHP
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    Jason Hammel, last 5 years vs. LAD
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Career stats

Hammel recorded his longest outing since July 3 in his last start, when he allowed two runs across 6 1/3 innings. The right-hander said it was the first time he felt like himself, using an aggressive approach.

Clayton Kershaw, LHP
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    Clayton Kershaw, last 5 years vs. CHC
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Career stats

After another wasted start in Houston, Kershaw called out his club for not playing with a sense of urgency or panic. Nobody ever says that about him.

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St. Louis Cardinals @ San Francisco Giants

, AT&T Park
Michael Wacha, RHP
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    Michael Wacha, last 5 years vs. SF
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Career stats

Facing the Giants for the first time since the 2014 NLDS, Wacha held San Francisco to one run over seven innings in an Aug. 17 start. Over his last five starts, Wacha has allowed a total of four earned runs.

Mike Leake, RHP
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    Mike Leake, last 5 years vs. STL
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Career stats

Leake missed 18 games with a hamstring strain in between two very solid starts in his first outings as a Giant. He has allowed three earned runs in 12 1/3 innings (2.19 ERA) since coming over from the Reds.

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