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Probable Pitchers

Milwaukee Brewers @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Jhoulys Chacin, RHP
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Chacin looks to regain his July form in the opener vs. the Cubs. Chacin was 4-0 with a 2.64 ERA in five July starts, but has allowed 11 earned runs in 10 1/3 innings this month. In his last start vs. the Cubs on June 13, he hurled six shutout frames.

Jose Quintana, LHP
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Quintana is coming off a frustrating outing vs. the Royals, in which he gave up five runs over 6 1/3 innings and had trouble with his command. He's 2-0 with a 0.95 ERA in four starts vs. the Brewers this year, yielding two runs over 19 innings.

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Boston Red Sox @ Philadelphia Phillies

, Citizens Bank Park
Rick Porcello, RHP
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After a lights-out start against the Yankees, Porcello was roughed up last time out, getting tagged for seven runs in four-plus innings in Toronto. It was the third time in his past five starts that Porcello gave up at least four runs.

Nick Pivetta, RHP
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Pivetta pitched well in April and May but struggled in June and July. His first two starts in August, however, have looked like his first two months, which is encouraging. He has allowed two runs in 12 innings, striking out 13 and walking one.

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New York Mets @ Baltimore Orioles

, Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Jason Vargas, LHP
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Vargas’ disjointed season continued last week, when he recorded only one out before a lengthy rain delay ended his night. The Mets are eager for Vargas, who has pitched just 47 1/3 innings this season, to amass as many as possible before year’s end.

Andrew Cashner, RHP
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Cashner gave up three runs (one earned) in seven innings against the Rays on Wednesday, but his effort did not factor into the decision. He's recorded 88 strikeouts against 51 walks in 121 innings.

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Tampa Bay Rays @ New York Yankees

, Yankee Stadium
Hunter Wood, RHP
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Wood has recorded four outs or more in five of his nine relief appearances. He has a 3.60 ERA with three home runs and a .255 opposing average out of the bullpen.

J.A. Happ, LHP
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The southpaw beat Texas in his first start back from hand, foot and mouth disease, tossing six innings of three-run ball. Happ is 2-0 with a 3.00 ERA in two starts since coming over from the Blue Jays in late July.

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Chicago White Sox @ Detroit Tigers

, Comerica Park
Lucas Giolito, RHP
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Giolito leads the American League with 71 walks and 87 earned runs allowed but has pitched better of late. The right-hander has four quality starts in his past six trips to the mound, although he did allow seven runs in five frames in his last start.

Blaine Hardy, LHP
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Hardy hopes to benefit from an extra day’s rest after he felt worn down by the end of his five-inning, three-homer performance in the heat at Angel Stadium last Thursday. He has given up just three homers in 37 1/3 innings at home this season.

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Cleveland Indians @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
Corey Kluber, RHP
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Kluber left Chicago early due to an illness, but it won’t affect his Tuesday start vs. the Reds. The Indians’ ace allowed 4 runs in 7 innings last Thursday vs. Minnesota. Kluber has been relatively mortal his last 8 starts, owning a 4.20 ERA.

Sal Romano, RHP
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Romano has rolled in three starts since the All-Star break, yielding just seven earned runs and four walks while striking out 13 over 17 1/3 innings. In the process, Romano has seen his ERA sink below 5.00 for the first time since mid-May.

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Miami Marlins @ Atlanta Braves

, SunTrust Park
Trevor Richards, RHP
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In his past seven starts, Richards has a 2.61 ERA with 42 strikeouts in 38 innings. The changeup is Richards' best pitch. Of his seven strikeouts in his most recent start, four came on the changeup. Richards averages 8.9 strikeouts per nine innings.

Anibal Sanchez, RHP
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Sanchez has made a quick recovery since being forced to exit Thursday's start with a bruised left calf. The veteran right-hander has cut his rate of home runs allowed in half. This will be the first time he's faced the Marlins since 2016.

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Arizona Diamondbacks @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Patrick Corbin, LHP
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Corbin threw 7 1/3 shutout innings and earned a win in his last start against the Phillies. He struck out nine and did not issue a walk. In his last four starts, Corbin is 3-0 with 34 strikeouts and two walks.

Yovani Gallardo, RHP
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Gallardo is 4-0 with a 2.78 ERA in his last four starts while opponents are hitting .213 off him. He is 4-0 with a 4.55 ERA in five home starts. He is starting against the D-backs for the first time since 2016 and is 7-2 with a 2.37 ERA against them.

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Colorado Rockies @ Houston Astros

, Minute Maid Park
German Marquez, RHP
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Marquez's 3.09 road ERA is ninth among National League pitchers with enough innings to qualify for the ERA title. He held Milwaukee to three hits and two runs in seven innings in his last road start.

Justin Verlander, RHP
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Verlander lasted just two innings and allowed six runs before being ejected Thursday vs. the Mariners. Verlander disagreed with a balk call and had the shortest start of his Astros career, raising his ERA from 2.19 to 2.50 with 52 pitches.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ Minnesota Twins

, Target Field
Jameson Taillon, RHP
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Taillon notched his second complete game of the year, holding Colorado to two runs despite allowing 10 hits and a walk. It was his 13th straight start allowing three runs or less. Taillon is the first NL pitcher to go the distance twice in 2018.

Jake Odorizzi, RHP
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Odorizzi's 4.50 ERA is the second highest he's posted in seven Major League seasons, and his 18 home runs allowed is tied for the highest on the Twins' staff. Odorizzi hasn't faced the Pirates in his career, but has a 3.21 ERA in Interleague games.

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Toronto Blue Jays @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Ryan Borucki, LHP
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Borucki has allowed two earned runs or fewer in all but two of his eight starts this season. Both of the outings with more than two runs came vs. Boston, but he won the last one with four earned runs allowed over five innings.

Heath Fillmyer, RHP
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Fillmyer will get the ball in Game 2. The rookie has been dynamite since joining the rotation, most recently tossing seven scoreless innings against the Cubs on Wednesday.

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Washington Nationals @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Gio Gonzalez, LHP
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The Nats are hopeful Gonzalez can build off the strong outing in his most recent start, when he surrendered just one run in seven innings. In two starts against the Cards last season, he posted a 1.29 ERA.

John Gant, RHP
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The Cardinals have won just one of Gant’s five home starts this season even though opponents are hitting .198 against him at Busch Stadium. Gant threw six efficient innings his last time out.

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Seattle Mariners @ Oakland Athletics

, Oakland Coliseum
James Paxton, LHP
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Paxton struck out a career-high 16 in seven scoreless innings while allowing five hits in his only previous time facing the A’s this year in May, and he's 3-0 with a 3.32 ERA in seven career outings against Oakland.

Mike Fiers, RHP
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Fiers yielded just one run and four hits in his A’s debut against the Dodgers on Wednesday, his lone blemish a home run in 5 1/3 innings. The right-hander threw 56 of his 78 pitches for strikes.

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Los Angeles Angels @ San Diego Padres

, Petco Park
Jaime Barria, RHP
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Barria tossed 5 2/3 scoreless innings in his last start against the Tigers on Wednesday. The 22-year-old rookie is set to make his third Interleague start of the season and his first career appearance against San Diego.

Brett Kennedy, RHP
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The rookie right-hander was knocked around in the first inning of his debut, allowing five runs to the Brewers. He settled in to surrender just one more over the next three frames. Still, it marked his only loss at any level in 2018.

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San Francisco Giants @ Los Angeles Dodgers

, Dodger Stadium
Andrew Suarez, LHP
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Suarez allowed three runs in the second inning Thursday, before settling in and throwing three scoreless frames. The rookie will be making his first career start against the Dodgers.

Alex Wood, LHP
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Wood will come off the disabled list after dealing with left adductor tendinitis after his last start against the Astros on Aug. 3. He gave up one earned run on four hits against Houston.

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