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Probable Pitchers

Chicago Cubs @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
Jake Arrieta, RHP
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    Jake Arrieta, last 3 starts
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    Jake Arrieta, last 5 years vs. CIN
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Arrieta will miss Wrigley Field. He improved to 3-1 with a 1.86 ERA at home with a win over his former team, the Orioles, in his last start. He beat the Reds June 24 at Wrigley, giving up two runs over seven innings.

Dylan Axelrod, RHP
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    Dylan Axelrod, last 3 starts
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    Dylan Axelrod, regular season
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    Dylan Axelrod, last 5 years vs. CHC
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Axelrod pitched well despite taking a no-decision in his Reds debut on Aug. 17, allowing two runs on seven hits, walking one and striking out seven against the Rockies. He will be making his first career appearance against the Cubs.

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New York Yankees @ Detroit Tigers

, Comerica Park
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. DET
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Kuroda tossed six "gutsy" innings as manager Joe Girarid called them Saturday against the White Sox. He scattered two runs on five hits while striking out six in the victory.

Kyle Lobstein, LHP
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    Kyle Lobstein, last 3 starts
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    Kyle Lobstein, regular season
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    Kyle Lobstein, last 5 years vs. NYY
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Kyle Lobstein's first Major League start will be his second big-league appearance. He gave up three runs over 5 2/3 innings of long relief work at Minnesota last week. The Tigers hope he emerges as a viable fifth starter in Anibal Sanchez's place.

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Colorado Rockies @ San Francisco Giants

, AT&T Park
Jordan Lyles, RHP
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    Jordan Lyles, last 3 starts
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    Jordan Lyles, regular season
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    Jordan Lyles, last 5 years vs. SF
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In his last start, Lyles struggled with his fastball command, giving up seven hits and five walks while striking out five in 5 2/3 innings against the Marlins. But he gave up three runs in an eventual 13-inning Rox win.

Yusmeiro Petit, RHP
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    Yusmeiro Petit, last 5 years vs. COL
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Career stats

For at least one start, Petit is replacing Tim Lincecum in the rotation. In six starts, Petit is 1-2 with a 6.32 ERA. As a reliever, he's posted a 1.84 ERA in 49 innings. He hasn't allowed a runner in his last 12 1/3 innings.

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Tampa Bay Rays @ Baltimore Orioles

, Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Jeremy Hellickson, RHP
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    Jeremy Hellickson, regular season
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    Jeremy Hellickson, last 5 years vs. BAL
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Career stats

Hellickson was sharp in a no-decision on Saturday, allowing two runs on three hits over 6 1/3 innings while walking one and striking out a season-high eight. After missing the start of the year (elbow ), Hellickson has a 2.61 ERA over seven starts.

Bud Norris, RHP
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    Bud Norris, last 5 years vs. TB
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Norris went two innings in a rain-shortened outing against the Cubs on Saturday. The righty drove in a run and gave up four runs on four hits and a walk.

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Atlanta Braves @ New York Mets

, Citi Field
Mike Minor, LHP
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    Mike Minor, last 5 years vs. NYM
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Minor flirted with a no-hitter last Friday against the Reds, losing it with two outs in the eighth on a Billy Hamilton single. He has a 2.53 ERA over his last three starts. In 11 career starts against the Mets, Minor is 4-2 with a 4.86 ERA.

Jon Niese, LHP
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Career stats

Three errors behind Niese hurt him in Friday's loss to the Dodgers, resulting in three unearned runs. Niese otherwise pitched fine, holding Los Angeles to two other runs in 6 2/3 innings. He is 6-5 with a 3.48 career ERA against the Braves.

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Cleveland Indians @ Chicago White Sox

, U.S. Cellular Field
Carlos Carrasco, RHP
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Career stats

On Friday, Carrasco took a no-decision after holding Houston to one run on two hits over six innings. In his last three starts, the righty has gone 2-0 with a 0.50 ERA and 17 strikeouts in 18 innings.

John Danks, LHP
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Minnesota Twins @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Tommy Milone, LHP
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Milone was given plenty of run support on Friday against the Tigers, but couldn't get through five innings to get the win. The lefty gave up five runs (three earned) on 10 hits to get a no-decision.

Jeremy Guthrie, RHP
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Guthrie has won five of his last six starts. He went eight innings last Saturday night, holding the Rangers to one run on five hits. In those six games, he has a 3.57 ERA and has won games with outings of nine, eight and seven innings.

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Texas Rangers @ Houston Astros

, Minute Maid Park
Nick Tepesch, RHP
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Career stats

Tepesch is 2-0 with a 3.21 ERA in three career starts against the Astros. He is 1-3 with a 4.66 ERA in seven games since the All-Star break. He is 2-4 with a 4.97 ERA in nine games on the road this season.

Collin McHugh, RHP
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McHugh has had a stellar August, going 2-0 with a 1.76 ERA and a 1.14 WHIP in five starts. He's allowed one run in four of those starts and two runs in his most recent start Saturday at Cleveland.

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Oakland Athletics @ Los Angeles Angels

, Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Sonny Gray, RHP
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Gray beat the Angels Friday after allowing three runs on six hits, including two home runs, and two walks with five strikeouts while pitching into the ninth inning. He's undefeated in two starts against the Halos this season.

C.J. Wilson, LHP
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    C.J. Wilson, last 5 years vs. OAK
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Wilson appears to be through a rough six-game stretch (11.03 ERA) from late June to early August, as he's posted a 1.96 ERA in his last three starts. He is 2-0 in that span, but has still struggled with his command (10 walks in 18 1/3 innings).

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