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Probable Pitchers

St. Louis Cardinals @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Joe Kelly, RHP
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    Joe Kelly, last 3 starts
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    Joe Kelly, regular season
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    Joe Kelly, last 5 years vs. CHC
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Career stats

In his second start since coming off the DL, Kelly threw a career-high seven innings. He recorded 15 of his 21 outs on the ground, a credit to a strong sinker. He also fixed some mechanical issues that he believed had been leading him to tip pitches.

Travis Wood, LHP
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    Travis Wood, last 3 starts
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    Travis Wood, regular season
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    Travis Wood, last 5 years vs. STL
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It's been a struggle this season for Wood, who ranks third in the NL in walks. He is 0-4 in his last six starts. Pitching coach Chris Bosio would like to see Wood get back to basics and challenge hitters more. The problem is command, or lack of.

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Arizona Diamondbacks @ Philadelphia Phillies

, Citizens Bank Park
Wade Miley, LHP
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    Wade Miley, last 3 starts
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    Wade Miley, regular season
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    Wade Miley, last 5 years vs. PHI
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Career stats

Miley has been on a roll of late going 3-0 with a 1.88 ERA over his last four starts. Last time out against the Cubs he allowed three runs on seven hits in seven innings.

Kyle Kendrick, RHP
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    Kyle Kendrick, last 3 starts
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    Kyle Kendrick, regular season
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    Kyle Kendrick, last 5 years vs. ARI
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Career stats

Kendrick looks to get things turned around, as he's won only once in his last six starts (1-4). The first inning (10.80 ERA), and the home run ball (team-high 16) have hurt him. He has allowed 18 runs in 16 1/3 innings over his last three starts.

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Toronto Blue Jays @ New York Yankees

, Yankee Stadium
Mark Buehrle, LHP
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    Mark Buehrle, last 3 starts
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    Mark Buehrle, regular season
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    Mark Buehrle, last 5 years vs. NYY
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Buehrle did not factor into a decision as he pitched six innings and gave up five runs on eight hits against the Rangers on Sunday. The veteran lefty has been stuck at 10 wins since June 1.

Hiroki Kuroda, RHP
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    Hiroki Kuroda, last 3 starts
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    Hiroki Kuroda, regular season
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    Hiroki Kuroda, last 5 years vs. TOR
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Career stats

Kuroda has been sharp in his last three outings, picking up a win while holding opponents to a 2.79 ERA and .188 batting average. He defeated the Blue Jays on June 25 in Toronto, allowing three runs in 6 1/3 innings.

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Boston Red Sox @ Tampa Bay Rays

, Tropicana Field
Jon Lester, LHP
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    Jon Lester, regular season
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    Jon Lester, last 5 years vs. TB
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Career stats

The ace lefty has been lights out over his last 10 starts, going 6-1 with a 1.67 ERA. He went eight scoreless innings while allowing four hits in a win over the Royals on Sunday.

David Price, LHP
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    David Price, regular season
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    David Price, last 5 years vs. BOS
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Career stats

Price continued his roll Saturday night against the Twins when he picked up his 10th win of the season, winning his fifth consecutive start. In 2014, he is 4-5 with a 3.38 ERA in 11 starts at home and 0-0 with a 4.20 ERA in two starts vs. Boston.

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Washington Nationals @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
Tanner Roark, RHP
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    Tanner Roark, last 5 years vs. CIN
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Roark went seven strong innings in his last outing on July 19, surrendering one earned on six hits in a victory over the Brewers. The performance gave Roark his team-leading ninth win and dropped his ERA below 3.00 for the first time since June.

Alfredo Simon, RHP
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    Alfredo Simon, last 5 years vs. WSH
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The Yankees snapped Simon's career-high six-game winning streak, which dated back to the beginning of June. The All-Star allowed four runs (two earned) and five hits over five innings, halting a streak of eight consecutive quality starts.

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San Diego Padres @ Atlanta Braves

, Turner Field
Jesse Hahn, RHP
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Though he's only made seven starts, Hahn has emerged as arguably the Padres' top pitcher. Hahn is coming off a pair of two-inning starts in the Minors as part of a rest regime, with the Padres carefully monitoring the rookie's pitch count.

Alex Wood, LHP
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Wood battled through rainy conditions in his last start to three-hit the Phillies in six strong innings. He demonstrated good command, issuing zero free passes, fanning eight and retiring the final 13 batters he faced.

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Oakland Athletics @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Jason Hammel, RHP
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    Jason Hammel, last 5 years vs. TEX
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Hammel has struggled in green and gold, giving the A's just seven innings with seven earned runs and 12 hits allowed in his first two starts. The veteran most recently lasted just two-plus innings against Baltimore, surrendering five runs.

Jerome Williams, RHP
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Williams is expected to be recalled from Triple-A to make this start for Nick Tepesch, who was scratched for precautionary reasons after appearing in relief on Tuesday. Williams had a 6.04 ERA in 26 relief outings with Houston this year.

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Chicago White Sox @ Minnesota Twins

, Target Field
John Danks, LHP
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    John Danks, regular season
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There's something about Danks and Houston that just doesn't seem to mix. After allowing seven runs on a season-high 12 hits over 4 1/3 innings Sunday, Danks has given up 14 earned runs on 22 hits in 9 innings vs. the Astros in '14.

Kevin Correia, RHP
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Entering Sunday's game against the Rays, Correia had managed a 2.30 ERA in his previous seven starts. But he gave up four earned runs in four innings of work against Tampa Bay in a loss that may have slightly damaged his trade value.

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Cleveland Indians @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Josh Tomlin, RHP
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Given the Indians' constantly shifting rotation, Tomlin could be on his last chance to save his spot at the big league level. The righty gave up four earned runs in 4 1/3 innings against Detroit on Sunday.

Yordano Ventura, RHP
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Ventura had command issues on Sunday at Boston and was banged for six runs in 4 1/3 innings. He walked four and didn't have a strikeout for the first time in his big league career. So he's still 12 shy of the 100-strikeout mark.

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Miami Marlins @ Houston Astros

, Minute Maid Park
Brad Hand, LHP
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Hand matched his career high with seven innings pitched in a win over the Giants. The only other time he reached seven innings was July 7, 2011, against the Astros. Hand's first MLB win as a starter was in that game in '11.

Dallas Keuchel, LHP
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After going 8-3 with a 2.38 ERA and two complete games in his first 13 outings (11 quality starts) and making a push for the All-Star Game, the lefty is 2-3 with a 5.02 ERA in his last six starts, only one of which has been quality.

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New York Mets @ Milwaukee Brewers

, Miller Park
Zack Wheeler, RHP
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Quietly, Wheeler is budding into a consistent young pitcher. He has thrown at least six innings and allowed exactly one run in each of his last four starts, compiling a 1.42 ERA over that stretch. He has 21 strikeouts and 10 walks in those outings.

Yovani Gallardo, RHP
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In three July starts, Gallardo has a 5.40 ERA, allowing 11 earned runs over 18 1/3 innings in 19 starts. He was unspectacular in his last outing, against Washington, giving up four runs over six innings in a no-decision.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ Colorado Rockies

, Coors Field
Charlie Morton, RHP
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With his specialty sinker, Morton is not worried about the long-ball dangers of pitching in Coors Field, where he is 1-0. He has seven ultra quality starts (seven-plus innings, two earned runs or fewer), winning only two of them.

Brett Anderson, LHP
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He faces off again with the Pirates, whom he held to one run and four hits in seven strong innings. Anderson finished with eight strikeouts, including three in his final inning when he relied solely on a slider he placed well.

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Detroit Tigers @ Los Angeles Angels

, Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Drew Smyly, LHP
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Consistency has been a season-long search for Smyly, generally hinging on how he fares against right-handed hitters. He fared well Sunday, no-hitting Cleveland for 4 2/3 innings en route to seven innings of one-run ball.

Tyler Skaggs, LHP
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In his last start Sunday, Skaggs fell victim to two bad innings (the first and seventh), when Seattle scored all five of its runs. In the five innings in between, Skaggs faced the minimum 15 batters and only one Mariner registered a hit.

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Baltimore Orioles @ Seattle Mariners

, Safeco Field
Kevin Gausman, RHP
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    Kevin Gausman, last 5 years vs. SEA
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Gausman gave up five runs in four-plus innings in Oakland on Sunday, matching his shortest outing of the season. He has allowed five runs on three occasions and one or zero runs in each of his five other starts.

Felix Hernandez, RHP
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The Mariners' ace is having the best season of his career (11-2 with an AL-leading 2.02 ERA) and gets an extra day's rest after his last start, a seven-inning no-decision in Anaheim. Hernandez is 5-4, 3.44 ERA in 15 starts against the Orioles.

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Los Angeles Dodgers @ San Francisco Giants

, AT&T Park
Zack Greinke, RHP
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    Zack Greinke, last 5 years vs. SF
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Greinke allowed four first-inning runs Saturday in St. Louis, but settled down after to complete 5 2/3 innings with only the first-inning blemish on his line. He has allowed 12 runs in first innings this season, more than any other frame.

Tim Lincecum, RHP
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    Tim Lincecum, last 5 years vs. LAD
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Lincecum had one of his better road outings Sunday against the Marlins, as he went seven innings with seven whiffs. But a few mistakes, including two wild pitches and a homer, cost him three runs and a loss.

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