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Probable Pitchers

San Francisco Giants @ Washington Nationals

, Nationals Park
Madison Bumgarner, LHP
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    Madison Bumgarner, last 3 starts
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    Madison Bumgarner, regular season
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    Madison Bumgarner, last 5 years vs. WSH
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Exactly three years ago, Bumgarner faced the Nationals in Washington and had a dreadful experience. He yielded seven runs and nine hits, including three homers, in a 9-4 Giants defeat.

Stephen Strasburg, RHP
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    Stephen Strasburg, last 3 starts
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    Stephen Strasburg, regular season
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    Stephen Strasburg, last 5 years vs. SF
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Career stats

Strasburg has pitched well in his two starts since coming off the DL with a neck injury. Against the Braves and the Phillies, Strasburg has thrown 12 innings and allowed just two runs (1.50 ERA) while fanning 15 and walking just two.

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Tampa Bay Rays @ New York Yankees

, Yankee Stadium
Nathan Karns, RHP
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    Nathan Karns, last 3 starts
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    Nathan Karns, regular season
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    Nathan Karns, last 5 years vs. NYY
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Career stats

Karns has faced pitchers with perfect-game bids in his last two starts, earning a loss and a no-decision despite giving up a combined two runs in 12 innings. He is 1-0 with a 3.07 ERA in three career starts vs. the Yankees.

Michael Pineda, RHP
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    Michael Pineda, last 3 starts
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    Michael Pineda, regular season
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    Michael Pineda, last 5 years vs. TB
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Pineda gets the ball on Independence Day, looking for his ninth win of the season. In his career against Tampa Bay, Pineda is 2-1 in six starts with a 3.22 ERA.

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Toronto Blue Jays @ Detroit Tigers

, Comerica Park
R.A. Dickey, RHP
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    R.A. Dickey, last 3 starts
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    R.A. Dickey, regular season
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    R.A. Dickey, last 5 years vs. DET
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Career stats

The veteran knuckleballer has just one win since May 22, despite owning a respectable 3.98 ERA over those seven starts. He allowed three runs over six innings in his last start, against Boston.

David Price, LHP
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    David Price, last 3 starts
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    David Price, regular season
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    David Price, last 5 years vs. TOR
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Career stats

The lefty veteran had an uncharacteristically poor outing last Sunday, allowing four earned runs for the first time since May 8. Price has allowed three runs or fewer in all but four starts and hasn't taken a loss since May.

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Houston Astros @ Boston Red Sox

, Fenway Park
Collin McHugh, RHP
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    Collin McHugh, last 3 starts
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    Collin McHugh, regular season
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    Collin McHugh, last 5 years vs. BOS
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McHugh, who has lasted eight innings in his previous two starts, is on a three-start winning streak where he's fanned at least six batters in each outing.

Clay Buchholz, RHP
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    Clay Buchholz, last 3 starts
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    Clay Buchholz, last 5 years vs. HOU
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Career stats

Buchholz has recovered from a tough start to the season. The right-hander has posted a 2.13 ERA in his last nine starts, and hasn't allowed a homer in 53 2/3 innings.

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Baltimore Orioles @ Chicago White Sox

, U.S. Cellular Field
Chris Tillman, RHP
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    Chris Tillman, last 3 starts
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    Chris Tillman, regular season
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    Chris Tillman, last 5 years vs. CWS
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Tillman won after allowing four hits with six strikeouts in seven scoreless innings during Game 2 of a doubleheader on Sunday vs. the Indians.

Jeff Samardzija, RHP
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    Jeff Samardzija, last 3 starts
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    Jeff Samardzija, regular season
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    Jeff Samardzija, last 5 years vs. BAL
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One inning, and basically one pitch to Victor Martinez, turned a shutout over seven into a 4-4 tie in the eighth for Samardzija against Detroit. Samardzija has worked at least seven innings in eight of his last nine starts.

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San Diego Padres @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Odrisamer Despaigne, RHP
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    Odrisamer Despaigne, last 3 starts
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    Odrisamer Despaigne, regular season
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    Odrisamer Despaigne, last 5 years vs. STL
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Career stats

Despaigne hasn't gotten much in the way of run support (11 runs in his past 10 starts), but has had other issues. For the second month in a row, he had an ERA over 5.00 (5.59, to be exact), and his fastball command hasn't been where it was in April.

Carlos Martinez, RHP
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    Carlos Martinez, regular season
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    Carlos Martinez, last 5 years vs. SD
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Martinez's career ERA against the Padres (16.20) is higher than his ERA against any other team, but he has only faced them out of the bullpen (three appearances).

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Cleveland Indians @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Cody Anderson, RHP
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    Cody Anderson, last 3 starts
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    Cody Anderson, regular season
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    Cody Anderson, last 5 years vs. PIT
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For his third career start, Anderson (1-0, 0.57 ERA) will finally face a team other than the Rays. On Monday, "Big Country" carried a perfect game through 19 Tampa Bay batters, and ended with one run yielded over eight innings.

Jeff Locke, LHP
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    Jeff Locke, last 3 starts
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    Jeff Locke, regular season
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    Jeff Locke, last 5 years vs. CLE
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Locke will be mindful of more aggressively attacking the strike zone to avoid the deep counts that have shortened each of his last two starts. Besides a high walk rate (33 in 83 innings), he deals with a lot of three-ball counts.

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Seattle Mariners @ Oakland Athletics

, O.co Coliseum
Felix Hernandez, RHP
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    Felix Hernandez, last 3 starts
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    Felix Hernandez, regular season
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    Felix Hernandez, last 5 years vs. OAK
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Career stats

The Mariners' ace took a no-decision after allowing just one hit and leaving with a 1-0 lead in a 3-2 loss in Anaheim on Sunday. He's had plenty of success against the A's -- 20-7, 2.63 ERA in 37 career starts and 10-2, 2.73 at Oakland Coliseum.

Kendall Graveman, RHP
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    Kendall Graveman, last 5 years vs. SEA
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Graveman tossed seven shutout innings in his last start, a 7-1 win over the Rockies on Monday. He has allowed just six runs in his past five starts, and has won two straight. The right-hander has pitched at least seven innings in four straight.

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Miami Marlins @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Jarred Cosart, RHP
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Cosart is making his first start since May 13 against the Dodgers. He went on the 15-day disabled list (vertigo) after that outing, and returned to the Marlins on Sunday in a relief role, allowing two runs in four innings.

Clayton Richard, LHP
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Acquired Friday from the Bucs for cash considerations, Richard, 31, will be making his Cubs debut. The lefty underwent shoulder surgery in July 2013, and was 4-2 with a 2.09 ERA in nine starts at Triple-A. He's pitched for the White Sox and Padres.

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Milwaukee Brewers @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
Jimmy Nelson, RHP
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On one hand, Nelson still hasn't delivered consecutive quality starts this year. On the other hand, he made an in-game adjustment Monday after falling into an early 4-1 hole. "That's important," manager Craig Counsell said.

Josh Smith, RHP
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Smith will make his third career start, still looking for his first win. Smith showed improvement in his second start against the Mets on Sunday, giving up three runs (one earned) in five innings.

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Minnesota Twins @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Mike Pelfrey, RHP
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Pelfrey is coming off his worst start of the year, as he gave up eight runs over two-plus innings against the Reds on Monday. He's struggled recently with an 8.95 ERA over his last four outings.

Joe Blanton, RHP
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    Joe Blanton, last 5 years vs. MIN
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Blanton came down to earth a bit in his third start since joining the rotation, allowing five runs and four walks in 2 2/3 innings against Houston last Monday. He's still sporting a solid 1.15 WHIP.

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New York Mets @ Los Angeles Dodgers

, Dodger Stadium
Matt Harvey, RHP
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    Matt Harvey, last 5 years vs. LAD
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Harvey has allowed two runs over his last 19 2/3 innings after surrendering 20 in his previous 25 innings pitched. He'll enjoy the beautiful Los Angeles weather after battling through rain in his last start.

Zack Greinke, RHP
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Greinke continues on his road to the All-Star Game. He brings a streak of 20 2/3 scoreless innings into this start. In his last 11 starts, he's allowed more than one run only twice.

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Philadelphia Phillies @ Atlanta Braves

, Turner Field
Kevin Correia, RHP
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    Kevin Correia, last 5 years vs. ATL
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Correia pitched OK in Game 1 of Sunday's doubleheader against the Nationals, allowing seven hits, three runs (one earned) and three walks, striking out four in 5 1/3 innings. Sloppy defense extended a few innings for him.

Alex Wood, LHP
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    Alex Wood, last 5 years vs. PHI
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Wood considered Sunday's impressive effort in Pittsburgh to be his finest start of the season. He commanded his fastball on both sides of the plate and displayed an effective curveball while matching a season-high eight strikeouts.

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Los Angeles Angels @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Hector Santiago, LHP
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    Hector Santiago, last 5 years vs. TEX
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As the All-Star break approaches, Santiago, with his 2.58 ERA, is compiling an impressive resume. The latest addition was seven innings of three-hit, one-run baseball to beat Felix Hernandez and the Mariners on June 28.

Wandy Rodriguez, LHP
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    Wandy Rodriguez, last 5 years vs. LAA
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Rodriguez escaped a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the fifth inning against Baltimore in his last start, giving up just one run in his fifth road victory of the season.

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Colorado Rockies @ Arizona Diamondbacks

, Chase Field
David Hale, RHP
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    David Hale, last 3 starts
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    David Hale, last 5 years vs. ARI
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Hale has become homer-prone - six in 42 1/3 innings this season, including three in his last start - but has attacked the strike zone and avoided walks.

Patrick Corbin, LHP
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    Patrick Corbin, last 3 starts
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    Patrick Corbin, last 5 years vs. COL
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Corbin will be making his first start since Sept. 27, 2013. He tore his ulnar collateral ligament during his final Spring Training start in 2014 and underwent Tommy John surgery. Corbin will have a 90-pitch limit.

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