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Probable Pitchers

Los Angeles Angels @ Oakland Athletics

, Oakland Coliseum
Matt Shoemaker, RHP
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Shoemaker was charged with the loss in his last start on Friday after giving up three runs over 4 2/3 innings against the Mariners. He has logged a 3.68 ERA in three starts since returning from the disabled list on Sept. 3.

Edwin Jackson, RHP
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The veteran Jackson has been a pleasant late-season surprise for Oakland, which has won 12 of his 15 starts.

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Boston Red Sox @ New York Yankees

, Yankee Stadium
Eduardo Rodriguez, LHP
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Rodriguez is making his fourth start since returning from the disabled list. The first and third were both solid, and he struggled in the second one. Rodriguez is 2-3 with a 3.00 ERA in seven career starts at Yankee Stadium.

Masahiro Tanaka, RHP
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Tanaka has fired 20 consecutive scoreless innings, a string that he will look to carry into the series finale vs. Boston. In 11 starts since July 15, Tanaka is 5-3 with a 2.15 ERA.

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New York Mets @ Washington Nationals

, Nationals Park
Jason Vargas, LHP
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The Mets are pushing Vargas back in their rotation to keep everyone else on a regular five-day schedule. That’s nothing new for Vargas, whose routine has frequently been interrupted this year due to weather, injuries and other factors.

Max Scherzer, RHP
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With 277 strikeouts under his belt for the 2018 season, Scherzer needs just seven more to match his career-high of 284 strikeouts, set in 2016. He has 16 double-digit strikeout games so far this season.

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Tampa Bay Rays @ Toronto Blue Jays

, Rogers Centre
Ryne Stanek, RHP
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Stanek will make his 27th appearance as an “opener” for the Rays. He’s struck out six in six scoreless innings this month and last appeared in relief on Tuesday against the Rangers.

Sam Gaviglio, RHP
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Gaviglio was supposed to start Wednesday in Baltimore, but his start was pushed back a day to accommodate Marco Estrada. The move might be good for Gaviglio, who has a 3.23 ERA at home vs. a 7.91 ERA on the road.

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Chicago White Sox @ Cleveland Indians

, Progressive Field
James Shields, RHP
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Shields’ victory Friday in Baltimore marked the first time since Opening Day in Kansas City that the right-hander picked up a win on the road. Shields has a 5-8 career record against the Indians and is 3-3 with a 4.47 ERA at Progressive Field.

Josh Tomlin, RHP
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Tomlin returned to the rotation on Friday against the Tigers and allowed two runs on five hits in four innings (62 pitches). The righty has gone 0-3 with a 7.68 ERA in seven starts this year, giving up 16 homers in 34 innings.

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Cincinnati Reds @ Miami Marlins

, Marlins Park
Cody Reed, LHP
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Reed felt good after throwing five innings in a no-decision vs. the Cubs in a 1-0 Reds loss Saturday. He struck out a career-high 10 batters and had his slider working effectively. He is still searching for his first big league win as a starter.

Jeff Brigham, RHP
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Brigham makes his third big league start, and the rookie showed some promise in his second outing. Even though he lost at the Mets, Brigham allowed three runs in 4 1/3 innings, throwing 57 strikes in 79 pitches.

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Kansas City Royals @ Detroit Tigers

, Comerica Park
Jorge Lopez, RHP
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Lopez left his last start against the Twins in the fifth inning because of a left rib contusion after allowing three earned runs on nine hits. He's started six games for the Royals since being acquired from the Brewers, going 2-3 with a 4.64 ERA.

Matthew Boyd, LHP
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There’s little mystery between Boyd and the Royals as the left-hander prepares to face Kansas City for the fifth time this season. He’s 1-3 with a 4.32 ERA in their previous four meetings, including five runs over six innings in defeat on Aug. 28.

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Philadelphia Phillies @ Atlanta Braves

, SunTrust Park
Vince Velasquez, RHP
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Velasquez is 1-3 with a 7.52 ERA in seven starts since pitching 6 1/3 scoreless innings Aug. 3 against the Marlins. Velasquez lasted just two innings in his last start Saturday against the Marlins, allowing four runs.

Kevin Gausman, RHP
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Gausman cruised through his first six starts with the Braves before encountering trouble in his past two. He surrendered a season-high 12 hits while facing the Phillies as a member of the Orioles on July 12.

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