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Probable Pitchers

Los Angeles Angels @ Washington Nationals

, Nationals Park
Ricky Nolasco, RHP
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    Ricky Nolasco, last 5 years vs. WSH
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Nolasco yielded five runs over five innings in his last start against the Mariners on Friday. He has struggled to limit the long ball this season, allowing a career-high 30 homers.

Tanner Roark, RHP
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Roark battled through his most recent outing vs. the Marlins where he gave up four hits and matched a season-high with five walks, but only yielded two runs on a homer to Giancarlo Stanton. In five starts since the All-Star break he owns a 2.97 ERA.

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San Francisco Giants @ Miami Marlins

, Marlins Park
Matt Cain, RHP
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Cain will make his first start since July 31. The right-hander hasn’t won a game since May 15, a span of 14 games (12 starts), during which he’s 0-8. He owns a 3.63 career ERA lagainst the Marlins.

Jose Urena, RHP
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Urena has worked at least 5 innings in 5 straight starts. At home, he has a 3.62 ERA. But recurring issues, no matter where he has played, are home runs (17) and hit batters (13). Urena's 10 wins are the most on the team.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ Milwaukee Brewers

, Miller Park
Gerrit Cole, RHP
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Cole threw a season-high eight innings on Thursday to record his seventh straight road win and seventh straight quality start. He has a 2.74 ERA since July began. The Bucs have won all three of his starts against the Brewers in 2017.

Jimmy Nelson, RHP
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While he leads the Brewers with 14 quality starts this year, Nelson allowed a career-high nine earned runs on 11 hits and three walks in his last start against the Reds. He is 0-1 with a 4.50 ERA in two starts against the Pirates this season.

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Kansas City Royals @ Oakland Athletics

, Oakland Coliseum
Danny Duffy, LHP
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Duffy takes the mound for the final game of the series against the A’s. Duffy gave up five runs over 6 1/3 innings on Friday against the White Sox in a 6-3 loss.

Paul Blackburn, RHP
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Blackburn allowed 12 baserunners Aug. 11 against the Orioles, but limited the damage to four runs in 5 2/3 innings. Blackburn didn’t get a decision, but the A’s won the third straight game in which he started.

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Baltimore Orioles @ Seattle Mariners

, Safeco Field
Ubaldo Jimenez, RHP
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Jimenez had a season-high 11 strikeouts in his last start, but was forced out of the game after being hit in his right calf by a sharp grounder. The injury isn’t serious, although the ball hit Jimenez in the same area he was hit earlier this season.

Marco Gonzales, LHP
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Gonzales made his first career start at Safeco Field on Friday in the Mariners' 6-5 loss to the Angels, allowing one run on four hits in 4 1/3 innings. In this start, he'll make his first career start against the Orioles and an AL East opponent.

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Philadelphia Phillies @ San Diego Padres

, Petco Park
Nick Pivetta, RHP
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The rookie has excellent stuff, but he is being challenged in the big leagues. He has a 7.58 ERA (39 earned runs in 46 1/3 innings) in his last nine starts. He has allowed 12 home runs in that span.

Clayton Richard, LHP
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The veteran lefty shut down the Phillies for six innings in his first start against them - before he was removed early due to rain. He’s developed a knack for working out of trouble with ground balls, as he leads the Majors in GIDPs.

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Tampa Bay Rays @ Toronto Blue Jays

, Rogers Centre
Jacob Faria, RHP
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Faria was perfect through four innings against the Indians on Friday, but he allowed a career-high five runs, just the second time in 12 career starts he’s allowed more than three runs. He has gone six or more innings in 10 of his first 12 starts.

Marcus Stroman, RHP
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Stroman was excellent his last time out, though poor defense led to four unearned runs. His sinking fastball is producing a huge ground-ball rate, and, despite a heavy workload, he looks capable of working deep each game.

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New York Yankees @ New York Mets

, Citi Field
Jaime Garcia, LHP
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Garcia showed improvement in his 2nd start with the Yanks, taking a no-decision after allowing three runs in 5 2/3 innings. He has lost to the Mets twice this season, though he permitted just two runs in seven innings in a June 11 start with Atlanta.

Robert Gsellman, RHP
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Sidelined since June 28 due to a strained left hamstring, Gsellman will take the rotation spot of injured teammate Seth Lugo. Though Gsellman struggled in his rehab with Double-A Binghamton, he fired six shutout innings in his last outing there.

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St. Louis Cardinals @ Boston Red Sox

, Fenway Park
Lance Lynn, RHP
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In his most recent start, Lynn allowed three runs (two earned) on six hits over six innings in a no-decision. He has not allowed more than two earned runs in a game since June 29. He is 0-1 with a 2.08 ERA in two career starts vs. Boston.

Eduardo Rodriguez, LHP
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The lefty turned in his best performance since returning from the disabled list last time out, firing six shutout innings against the Yankees. Rodriguez picked up a win over the Cardinals in St. Louis on May 16, allowing three runs over six innings.

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Cincinnati Reds @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Homer Bailey, RHP
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Reds manager Bryan Price referred to Bailey as being fatigued following an 11-10 win where the right-hander pitched five innings and allowed two runs. He’s had three elbow surgeries since 2014, and has found it tough to find consistency on the mound.

John Lackey, RHP
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Lackey is 5-0 with a 3.42 ERA in five starts since the All-Star break. He's struck out 23 over 26 1/3 innings. However, he has only one quality start, and would like to go deeper in the game.

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Detroit Tigers @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Anibal Sanchez, RHP
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Sanchez battled through six innings Friday to take his second straight loss. After allowing one home run in his first four starts, he's allowed 11 in six starts since. He pitched 2 1/3 scoreless innings of relief against Texas in May.

Cole Hamels, LHP
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Hamels has won two straight starts with no runs allowed in his last 11 innings. He has not allowed an earned run in 18 innings. He is 3-2 with a 3.27 ERA in five career starts against the Tigers.

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Arizona Diamondbacks @ Houston Astros

, Minute Maid Park
Taijuan Walker, RHP
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Walker surrendered three runs to the Cubs in the first two innings in Friday's loss. He battled back and threw 5 2/3 innings, but was charged with a loss nonetheless. Walker is 6-6 with a 3.76 ERA this season.

Charlie Morton, RHP
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Morton is making his third attempt at winning his 10th game. In his last seven starts, he’s gone 4-2 with a 3.53 ERA. Morton is 5-8 with a 4.11 ERA in his career in Interleague Play, and he's 3-1 with a 3.97 ERA against Arizona.

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Cleveland Indians @ Minnesota Twins

, Target Field
Carlos Carrasco, RHP
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Carrasco visited Tropicana Field in his last start and once again flirted with a no-hitter, this time carrying it 6 2/3 innings before Logan Morrison broke it up. Carrasco struck out 10 Rays in eight innings, allowing two hits.

Kyle Gibson, RHP
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Gibson couldn't get out of the fifth inning his last time out against the Tigers. The right-hander allowed three runs on five hits over 4 2/3 innings.

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Atlanta Braves @ Colorado Rockies

, Coors Field
Mike Foltynewicz, RHP
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Foltynewicz has had an up-and-down season, and his first two August starts illustrate that. He allowed one run in 6 1/3 innings against the Marlins, then was pounded for six runs in 2 2/3 innings against the Cardinals.

Jon Gray, RHP
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Gray left one too many pitches up in the zone Friday against the Marlins, but he was able to limit the damage. The righty yielded three runs on eight hits and fanned four over 5 2/3 innings. He's 1-0 with a 0.64 in two career starts vs. the Brave

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Chicago White Sox @ Los Angeles Dodgers

, Dodger Stadium
Carlos Rodon, LHP
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Rodon threw a season-high eight innings Thursday against the Astros while also matching a season high of four strikeouts. He has 35 strikeouts over his last four starts (30 innings) while carrying a 4.20 ERA.

Yu Darvish, RHP
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Darvish will make his long-awaited home debut. The righty has been stellar in his first two starts with the Dodgers, becoming the fourth pitcher to log 10 strikeouts in his first two outings with his new club, according to Elias.

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