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Probable Pitchers

Cleveland Indians @ Toronto Blue Jays

, Rogers Centre
To Be Announced

The Tribe planned on handing the ball to righty Trevor Bauer, but the starter was called out of the 'pen when Friday's game reached the 15th inning. He tossed five scoreless innings for the win. Cleveland's starter is to be determined.

Marco Estrada, RHP
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    Marco Estrada, last 5 years vs. CLE
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Estrada has tossed at least six innings and surrendered five or fewer hits in 12 consecutive starts. That's a Major League record. Jake Arrieta (2014), Johnny Cueto (2013-14) and Johan Santana (2004) each did it 10 consecutive times.

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Texas Rangers @ Minnesota Twins

, Target Field
Chi Chi Gonzalez, RHP
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    Chi Chi Gonzalez, regular season
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    Chi Chi Gonzalez, last 5 years vs. MIN
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Gonzalez was called up from Triple-A Round Rock on Monday and allowed five runs in five innings against the Yankees. He was 3-6 with a 5.04 ERA in 14 games at Round Rock before replacing Colby Lewis in the Rangers' rotation.

Tyler Duffey, RHP
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    Tyler Duffey, last 5 years vs. TEX
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Duffey is hoping to build off his last start, where he held the Yankees to one run on two hits in eight innings while fanning eight. This will be his first career start against Texas.

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Milwaukee Brewers @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Jimmy Nelson, RHP
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    Jimmy Nelson, last 3 starts
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    Jimmy Nelson, regular season
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    Jimmy Nelson, last 5 years vs. STL
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Nelson continues to work through a midseason drop in performance, but the results in his last two starts have been positive. Despite having to work out of jams, Nelson has allowed only one run in his last 10 innings.

Adam Wainwright, RHP
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    Adam Wainwright, last 5 years vs. MIL
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Wainwright will be looking to bounce back from a start in which he gave up six runs and threw 69 pitches in his first two innings. The good news for Wainwright was that he closed the start by retiring 10 of the last 11 batters he faced.

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Chicago White Sox @ Houston Astros

, Minute Maid Park
Chris Sale, LHP
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    Chris Sale, last 3 starts
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There’s something about Sale and the state of Texas that really seems to mix well, as he is 8-3 over 16 appearances and 12 starts against the Rangers and Astros.

Doug Fister, RHP
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    Doug Fister, last 5 years vs. CWS
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Astros had won 10 consecutive games started by Fister before he lost to the Royals on Sunday. Fister is 7-1 with a 2.66 ERA in his last 11 outings, allowing 61 hits and striking out 50 while walking 17 batters in 71 innings.

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Detroit Tigers @ Tampa Bay Rays

, Tropicana Field
Justin Verlander, RHP
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Verlander’s resurgence last year took off at Tropicana Field, where he tossed eight innings of one-run ball with 10 strikeouts to beat the Rays. He gave up a four-homer inning in his last start Sunday against Cleveland.

Blake Snell, LHP
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Snell picked up his first Major League win on Monday, but he still lacked command on many of his pitches after throwing two perfect innings to start.

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Miami Marlins @ Atlanta Braves

, Turner Field
Jose Fernandez, RHP
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Fernandez was spectacular against the Cubs. He struck out 13, one shy of his career high, and allowed one run through seven innings. He carries 13.12 strikeouts per nine innings into Atlanta.

Lucas Harrell, RHP
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Harrell will get the start after Bud Norris was traded to the Dodgers on Thursday. His last Major League start was with the Astros on April 15, 2014. He had a 2-1 record and a 2.81 ERA in nine games with Triple-A Gwinnett.

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Kansas City Royals @ Philadelphia Phillies

, Citizens Bank Park
Danny Duffy, LHP
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Duffy matched a career high with eight innings, while posting his fourth quality start of the month, in a win over the Cardinals last Monday. The Royals have gone 6-3 this season with Duffy on the mound since he joined the rotation.

Aaron Nola, RHP
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Nola is the first Phillies starter to pitch fewer than four innings in four consecutive starts since Marty Bystrom in 1982. He is 0-3 with a 15.23 ERA in that stretch, allowing 32 hits and 25 runs in just 13 innings.

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Chicago Cubs @ New York Mets

, Citi Field
Jake Arrieta, RHP
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Arrieta's struggles continued vs. the Reds as he gave up a season-high five runs and five walks over five innings. Arrieta still has a 2.10 ERA, but he's walked 20 in his last 40 innings, and four of the five runs he allowed Monday reached on a walk.

Bartolo Colon, RHP
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Colon has only faced the Cubs once since joining the Mets, blanking them over seven innings of a game last July. But watch out for new Cubs hitters Ben Zobrist and Jason Heyward, who are a combined 15-for-31 off Colon with five home runs.

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Cincinnati Reds @ Washington Nationals

, Nationals Park
Dan Straily, RHP
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Straily had a game to forget Monday, lasting just 3 2/3 innings in his shortest stint in 14 starts this year. His previous start vs. the Nats was one to remember despite getting a no-decision. He allowed two runs on two hits in seven innings.

Joe Ross, RHP
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Though Ross' numbers have dipped in June, he has remained reliable, pitching at least six innings in each of his last four starts. Against the Mets on Monday, he allowed four runs in the first three innings but settled down to earn his 7th win.

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Los Angeles Angels @ Boston Red Sox

, Fenway Park
Hector Santiago, LHP
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Inconsistency has continued to plague Santiago this season. After back-to-back starts with six or more innings and one run allowed, he served up six runs to the Athletics on Sunday. He’s given up 17 homers, including back-to-back blasts on Sunday.

Clay Buchholz, RHP
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Buchholz’s biggest problem in his two starts since returning to the rotation is the first inning. He has settled down nicely in the middle frames. Lifetime against the Angels, the righty is 6-4 with a 4.83 ERA in 12 starts.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ Oakland Athletics

, Oakland Coliseum
Chad Kuhl, RHP
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Kuhl's Major League debut on Sunday was a successful one despite it being a brutally tough assignment facing the Dodgers and Clayton Kershaw. Kuhl, 23, gave up three runs on four hits in five innings, striking out five and walking four.

Rich Hill, LHP
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Hill returns from the DL after missing June with a right groin strain. Hill was the A's best pitcher prior to the injury, striking out 74 batters over 64 innings in 11 starts.

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Baltimore Orioles @ Seattle Mariners

, Safeco Field
Tyler Wilson, RHP
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Wilson picked up the win in his last start, but he struggled, allowing five runs on 10 hits over five innings against the Rays. In a start vs. the Mariners on May 19, he allowed five runs over six innings.

James Paxton, LHP
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The hard-throwing lefty makes his seventh start in place of Felix Hernandez. Paxton allowed eight hits and five runs in five innings against the Cardinals his last time out. He faced the Orioles once in 2014 (4 hits, 2 runs in 4 1/3 innings).

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Colorado Rockies @ Los Angeles Dodgers

, Dodger Stadium
Chad Bettis, RHP
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Bettis has allowed at least three runs in each of his past seven starts, none of which were longer than six innings, raising his ERA from 4.18 to 5.84. However, he has only walked four and hasn't allowed a home run in his past three starts.

Scott Kazmir, LHP
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After a four-run, 40-pitch first inning in his last start, Kazmir said he will try a pregame simulated inning during warmups, hoping to avoid a repeat.

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New York Yankees @ San Diego Padres

, Petco Park
Ivan Nova, RHP
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Nova has been stellar in Interleague Play in his career, posting a 2.88 ERA in 15 games (14 starts) against National League foes. Nova dominated in his one start versus the Padres, striking out eight in seven shutout innings in 2013.

Drew Pomeranz, LHP
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Making his final start before All-Star rosters are announced, Pomeranz looks to further his case for the Midsummer Classic. He’s coming off seven scoreless in Cincinnati, and his .190 batting-average against is sixth in MLB.

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San Francisco Giants @ Arizona Diamondbacks

, Chase Field
Jeff Samardzija, RHP
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Samardzija's in need of a quality start. He has allowed five runs or more in four of his last six outings, recording a 6.89 ERA in this span.

Patrick Corbin, LHP
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Corbin has allowed multiple runs in nine consecutive starts with a 5.71 ERA in that span. He posted a quality start in a no-decision against the Giants on May 14. He is 4-4 with a 3.48 ERA in 12 career starts against San Francisco.

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