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Probable Pitchers

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, regular season
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    Michael Wacha, last 5 years vs. PIT
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Wacha struggled Sept. 16 against the Cubs, surrendering six hits and five walks in 5 2/3 innings of a 4-1 loss at Wrigley Field. He had won three in a row before that and is 2-1 with a 2.89 ERA in three starts vs. Pittsburgh this season.

Ivan Nova, RHP
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    Ivan Nova, last 3 starts
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    Ivan Nova, last 5 years vs. STL
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Nova left his last start early due to right calf tightness, but it was mostly an encouraging outing as he held the Reds to two runs on three hits in 6 1/3 innings. He has a 4.82 ERA in three starts vs. the Cardinals this year.

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Tampa Bay Rays @ Baltimore Orioles

, Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Alex Cobb, RHP
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    Alex Cobb, last 3 starts
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    Alex Cobb, last 5 years vs. BAL
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Cobb couldn't become the first Rays pitcher with four wins over the Red Sox in a single season when he took the loss against them Saturday. Since June 9, he has a 2.98 ERA in 16 starts, yielding three earned runs or fewer in 14 of those 16 starts.

Ubaldo Jimenez, RHP
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    Ubaldo Jimenez, regular season
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    Ubaldo Jimenez, last 5 years vs. TB
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Jimenez struck out 10 batters and allowed one earned run in five solid innings of work last time out. It was the second-most strikeouts he’s had in a game this season.

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New York Yankees @ Toronto Blue Jays

, Rogers Centre
Masahiro Tanaka, RHP
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    Masahiro Tanaka, last 5 years vs. TOR
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Tanaka is coming off a win over the Orioles in which he allowed two solo homers over seven innings, striking out eight. He last faced the Blue Jays on Aug. 9 in Toronto, lasting just four-plus innings in an 11-5 Yankees win.

Marco Estrada, RHP
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Career stats

The 2017 season has not gone as expected for Estrada, but he has been strong of late. Estrada has allowed three earned runs or fewer in all but two of his last 11 outings. Last time out in Minnesota, he allowed two runs over eight innings.

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Boston Red Sox @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
Rick Porcello, RHP
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The righty is coming off a strong outing last time out, when he held the Rays to five hits and a run (unearned) over 7 1/3 innings. Though he’s given up 35 homers this season, Porcello hasn’t allowed any in his last two starts.

Sal Romano, RHP
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Romano has all but locked up a spot in the Reds' 2018 rotation. The 23-year-old rookie shut out Pittsburgh for eight innings Saturday and has a 2.10 ERA over his last six starts.

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Minnesota Twins @ Detroit Tigers

, Comerica Park
Kyle Gibson, RHP
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Gibson has been on an impressive run, going 6-2 with a 3.30 ERA over his last 10 starts. He gave up five runs in six innings against the Blue Jays, but picked up the win.

Daniel Norris, LHP
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Norris returns to the Tigers rotation for his first big league start since July 5. A groin injury and a battle with command during a Minor League rehab assignment left him in the bullpen the last few weeks to work on delivery.

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Washington Nationals @ New York Mets

, Citi Field
Edwin Jackson, RHP
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Jackson has allowed 16 earned runs in his last 3 starts -- all losses. Command has been a problem, and the vet has surrendered 7 homers in his last 11 1/3 innings. However, he has fared better against the Mets. He owns a 3.77 ERA in 12 career out

Robert Gsellman, RHP
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Enjoying a much-needed turn of fortunes last time out in Atlanta, Gsellman held the Braves to an unearned run in seven innings. If Gsellman finishes his rookie campaign strong, he can do wonders for his roster status heading into the offseason.

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Chicago Cubs @ Milwaukee Brewers

, Miller Park
John Lackey, RHP
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Lackey is coming off a no-decision against the Cardinals in which he lasted 4 2/3 innings, when he was ejected for arguing a call. He is 1-2 with a 3.79 ERA in three starts against the Brewers this year; the win was at Miller Park on July 3.

Brandon Woodruff, RHP
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The Brewers’ No. 4 prospect will make his first career appearance against the rival Cubs. Woodruff has surrendered three or fewer earned runs in five of six MLB starts.

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Philadelphia Phillies @ Atlanta Braves

, SunTrust Park
Ben Lively, RHP
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Lively is making a good case to be part of next season’s rotation. He has pitched well most of the season, but also has a 3.00 ERA in his past four starts, with his last start against the A’s getting cut short at three innings because of rain.

Sean Newcomb, LHP
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Though he still heavily relies on his fastball and curveball, Newcomb has used his changeup more frequently in his past two starts. The rookie southpaw has a 3.86 ERA over his past nine starts.

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Kansas City Royals @ Chicago White Sox

, Guaranteed Rate Field
Jason Hammel, RHP
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Hammel is looking to bounce back from a pair of tough innings against the White Sox and Indians. Over a combined 9 1/3 innings, Hammel allowed 12 runs (11 earned) on 21 hits with 10 strikeouts.

Reynaldo Lopez, RHP
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Lopez will look to make it three straight starts with a victory when he makes his seventh start of the year. The 23-year-old righty earned a win against the Royals on Sept. 11, when he allowed three runs on eight hits over six innings in Kansas City.

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Los Angeles Angels @ Houston Astros

, Minute Maid Park
Garrett Richards, RHP
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In his third start off the disabled list, Richards allowed just three baserunners on a pair of hits and a walk while fanning seven over five innings. He said after the game that he’s ready to up his workload to 100 pitches.

Justin Verlander, RHP
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Since joining the Astros, Verlander has a 0.86 ERA (two earned runs in 21 innings) with 26 strikeouts and only three walks in three starts. On Sept. 12, he tossed eight scoreless innings vs. the Angels, giving up one hit, walking one and fanning nine

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Miami Marlins @ Arizona Diamondbacks

, Chase Field
Adam Conley, LHP
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It’s been a rough stretch for Conley over his last five starts. Over that span, the southpaw is 1-2 with a 5.96 ERA. Oddly enough, he’s been much better on the road (3.33 ERA) than at home (7.23 ERA) this season.

Zack Greinke, RHP
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Greinke was outstanding in his last start, as he tossed eight scoreless innings against Madison Bumgarner and the Giants in a 2-0 win. Greinke allowed just two hits and one walk, while striking out eight.

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Texas Rangers @ Oakland Athletics

, Oakland Coliseum
Nick Martinez, RHP
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Martinez is 3-6 with a 5.47 ERA in 16 starts this season and 0-1 with a 4.15 ERA in two starts vs. the A's. He is 4-3 with a 2.71 ERA in nine starts and four relief appearances against them in his career.

Kendall Graveman, RHP
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Graveman's last start was cut short due to a long rain delay in Philadelphia. He had allowed just one hit in two innings before the delay. He is 2-0 with a 2.61 ERA and 1.07 WHIP in three starts vs. Texas this season.

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Cleveland Indians @ Seattle Mariners

, Safeco Field
Trevor Bauer, RHP
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Bauer took the loss against the Royals on Friday that ended Cleveland's historical 22-game win streak. In that start, he allowed four runs on nine hits while striking out six. It marked his first loss since July 16 against the A's.

Erasmo Ramirez, RHP
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Ramirez gave up 6 runs on 8 hits in 4-plus frames in a loss at Houston on Saturday, but he has been solid since his acquisition from the Rays and is 1-2 with a 3.54 ERA over his past seven starts. This will be his first start vs. Cleveland since '15.

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Colorado Rockies @ San Diego Padres

, Petco Park
Jon Gray, RHP
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Gray tossed five scoreless frames in his previous start vs. the Padres, but he took a no-decision when the game was delayed by rain. He has excelled this month, posting a 2.35 ERA and allowing a .217 batting average in four starts.

Jordan Lyles, RHP
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The Rockies roughed up their former teammate in his last start, as Lyles allowed seven runs in four innings. After posting a 6.94 ERA in 33 outings as a Colorado reliever, the right-hander has an 8.78 ERA through three starts as a Padre.

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San Francisco Giants @ Los Angeles Dodgers

, Dodger Stadium
Jeff Samardzija, RHP
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Under this year’s circumstances, the Giants’ 13-17 record in Samardzija’s starts is admirable. The 14 losses he has personally absorbed are a career high.

Rich Hill, LHP
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Hill was solid last time out in Washington and was removed for a pinch-hitter after five innings of one-hit, one-run ball because manager Dave Roberts was trying to tack on some runs.

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