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Probable Pitchers

New York Mets @ Philadelphia Phillies

, Citizens Bank Park
Noah Syndergaard, RHP
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    Noah Syndergaard, last 5 years vs. PHI
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While Syndergaard hasn’t been at his dominant best too often this season, he has quietly gone 4-1 with a 3.56 ERA since the start of July. Those numbers include 24 strikeouts, six walks and only one home run in 30 1/3 innings.

Aaron Nola, RHP
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The All-Star righty snapped a four-start winless stretch last time out by firing six scoreless innings against the Padres. He’s held the Mets to three runs in 18 innings over three starts this season.

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Chicago Cubs @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Cole Hamels, LHP
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Hamels made his first start for the Cubs against the Pirates on Aug. 1 and struck out nine over five innings, picking up the win. The lefty has given up two earned runs over 18 innings in three starts with the Cubs.

Trevor Williams, RHP
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Williams has allowed only two runs in 29 innings over his last five outings, a stretch capped by his start of seven scoreless innings on Saturday at AT&T Park. Williams allowed one run on four hits over six innings at Wrigley Field on April 12.

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Miami Marlins @ Washington Nationals

, Nationals Park
Dan Straily, RHP
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Since the All-Star break, Straily has a 4.78 ERA in five starts. The right-hander faces the Nationals for the second time this year. On July 6 at Washington, he gave up two runs in six innings in a no-decision. Straily's ERA on the road is 3.93.

Max Scherzer, RHP
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It’s been more than a month since Scherzer has been handed a loss, another stretch of brilliance in this Cy Young Award-worthy campaign. During this stretch, the righty is 5-0 with a 2.25 ERA and 53 strikeouts.

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Toronto Blue Jays @ New York Yankees

, Yankee Stadium
Marcus Stroman, RHP
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Stroman has produced some encouraging work of late. He allowed five hits and one run through five innings last Sunday vs. Tampa Bay, exiting due to a blister, and went seven innings on Aug. 7 vs. Boston, allowing just two hits and one unearned run.

Lance Lynn, RHP
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In three appearances (two starts) since being acquired by the Yankees, Lynn has gone 1-0 with a 0.54 ERA in 16 2/3 innings. In his last start, Lynn gave up one run on five hits through five frames and recorded eight strikeouts against Texas.

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Baltimore Orioles @ Cleveland Indians

, Progressive Field
David Hess, RHP
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Back in the rotation after a short stint in the 'pen, Hess will look to build off a solid start. The righty showed signs of his early-season success, allowing three runs on four hits in 5 2/3 innings against the Rays.

Carlos Carrasco, RHP
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Carrasco beat the White Sox on the road on Sunday behind seven shutout innings, in which he struck out nine and walked none. In eight games since coming off the DL, the righty is 6-1 with a 2.00 ERA, 59 strikeouts and five walks in 45 innings.

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San Francisco Giants @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
Casey Kelly, RHP
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Kelly, son of Reds bench coach Pat Kelly, will make his first start since May 2016 against Cincinnati in place of the injured Dereck Rodriguez. He has allowed one run in 6 1/3 innings over two relief outings since his Aug. 10 callup from Triple-A.

Anthony DeSclafani, RHP
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DeSclafani may have had his best start of the season with seven-plus scoreless innings, with three hits and no walks allowed in a win over Arizona on Aug. 10. Using an even mix of his fastball, sinker and slider, the righty got a lot of weak contact.

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Tampa Bay Rays @ Boston Red Sox

, Fenway Park
Ryne Stanek, RHP
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Since the beginning of June, Stanek is 0-2 with a 1.89 ERA in 30 appearances (17 starts). His average fastball velocity this season is 97.9 mph, according to Statcast, and his max velocity was 100.5 mph in his May 26 start vs. Baltimore.

Brian Johnson, LHP
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The lefty swingman has been invaluable for manager Alex Cora this season. Johnson is 3-1 with a 3.21 ERA in eight starts. In his last start, Johnson went a season-high seven innings while earning the win in Toronto.

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Colorado Rockies @ Atlanta Braves

, SunTrust Park
Kyle Freeland, LHP
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Freeland will make his 25th start of the year when he faces Atlanta at SunTrust Park. Freeland has pitched seven innings in each of his past two outings, allowing just two runs. Freeland allowed three runs in six innings to the Braves on April 8.

Sean Newcomb, LHP
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Newcomb produced two of his best starts of the year before allowing a season-high 12 hits in just four innings against the Brewers on Sunday. His key will be attempting to find a feel for his curveball or slider.

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Los Angeles Angels @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Odrisamer Despaigne, RHP
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Despaigne, who was acquired from the Marlins Tuesday, will make his Angels debut and his first start in the Majors since March 31. He will likely be limited to 75 to 80 pitches. Despaigne will be the 14th pitcher to start for the Angels this season.

Drew Hutchison, RHP
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Hutchison will make his third start for Texas since being signed as a free agent. He faced the Yanks on Saturday and allowed three runs in 5 1/3 innings. It was a step up from his previous start vs. the O's, when he allowed six runs in three frames.

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Detroit Tigers @ Minnesota Twins

, Target Field
Matthew Boyd, LHP
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Boyd gets a rematch with the Twins after holding them to one run on two hits over six innings on Sunday at Comerica Park. He has won three of his last four starts, including two stingy outings, as he works to regain his first-half form.

Kyle Gibson, RHP
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Gibson was impressive against the Tigers on Saturday, allowing one run over seven innings in a win. He's posted a 3.51 ERA over his past eight starts, dating to July 2.

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Kansas City Royals @ Chicago White Sox

, Guaranteed Rate Field
Jakob Junis, RHP
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Junis will start the opener of a three-game set at Guaranteed Rate Field. The right-hander was superb in his last outing on Sunday against the Cardinals, going six innings and giving up just four hits and one run. He struck out eight.

James Shields, RHP
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It will be career start No. 398 for the veteran when he takes the mound vs. his former team for the opener of a short homestand. Shields has thrown at least six innings in 18 of his last 21 starts and has allowed four earned in 13 August frames.

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Milwaukee Brewers @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Freddy Peralta, RHP
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The rookie right-hander carries an 8.05 ERA in four starts since the All-Star break into his first career appearance against the Cardinals. Twice in his four starts since the break, Peralta has surrendered seven runs.

Jack Flaherty, RHP
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The young right-hander is twirling a fine August after a pair of rough stretches in July. Flaherty fanned nine Royals in seven innings in Kansas City on Saturday, allowing three hits and two runs.

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Houston Astros @ Oakland Athletics

, Oakland Coliseum
Charlie Morton, RHP
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Morton has thrown at least six innings in each of his previous four starts, going 1-1 with a 2.52 ERA. He’s 4-1 with a 2.73 ERA in 10 road starts this year, including eight quality starts. His 171 strikeouts this year are a career high.

Edwin Jackson, RHP
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Jackson has pitched lights-out in his last three starts, allowing no earned runs and going 3-0 in that span. He pitched 7 1/3 shutout innings on Saturday against the Angels, his longest start of the season.

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Arizona Diamondbacks @ San Diego Padres

, Petco Park
Robbie Ray, LHP
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Ray has allowed just two runs in each of his past two starts, but six walks in those games and some deep counts ran up his pitch count and forced him to last just 10 1/3 innings combined.

Joey Lucchesi, LHP
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Lucchesi continues to show signs of being a promising piece in the Padres' rotation. He shut out the first-place Phillies through six innings in his last start, allowing two hits and striking out three. It was his longest start since April 15.

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Los Angeles Dodgers @ Seattle Mariners

, Safeco Field
Walker Buehler, RHP
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Back for a month after missing time with a microfracture in his right rib cage, the rookie is looking more like he did early. In 19 1/3 innings over his last three starts, Buehler has a 1.40 ERA. He went seven scoreless vs. Colorado on Sunday.

Wade LeBlanc, LHP
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LeBlanc posted a 2.38 ERA with five hits over 11 1/3 innings in wins at Texas and Houston on the last road trip and now returns home, where he’s 6-1 with a 3.50 ERA in 12 games (10 starts). He is 1-7, 4.18 ERA in 11 career games vs. the Dodgers.

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