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Probable Pitchers

Kansas City Royals @ Toronto Blue Jays

, Rogers Centre
Yordano Ventura, RHP
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    Yordano Ventura, last 3 starts
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    Yordano Ventura, regular season
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    Yordano Ventura, last 5 years vs. TOR
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Ventura is coming off his best start in nearly two months. Last Sunday, he shut down the Astros on six hits and one through seven innings -- he struck out five and walked none. ?That?s the Yordano of old,? manager Ned Yost said.

Mark Buehrle, LHP
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    Mark Buehrle, last 3 starts
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    Mark Buehrle, regular season
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    Mark Buehrle, last 5 years vs. KC
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Buehrle had his streak of nine straight starts with six innings and two earned runs or fewer snapped by the Mariners on Sunday. He surrendered three runs over 5 2/3 innings and got the no-decision when his bullpen coughed up the lead.

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Tampa Bay Rays @ Boston Red Sox

, Fenway Park
Matt Moore, LHP
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    Matt Moore, last 3 starts
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    Matt Moore, regular season
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    Matt Moore, last 5 years vs. BOS
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Has not pitched more than five innings in any of his five starts since returning from Tommy John surgery. Sunday he allowed a season-high five runs against the Orioles and has surrendered 20 runs this season, 15 coming with two outs.

Joe Kelly, RHP
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    Joe Kelly, last 3 starts
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    Joe Kelly, regular season
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    Joe Kelly, last 5 years vs. TB
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Kelly will remain in the rotation -- at least for now -- after being roughed up for five runs (four earned) in 3 1/3 innings on Monday. It was his 10th start of less than six innings.

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Los Angeles Angels @ Los Angeles Dodgers

, Dodger Stadium
Andrew Heaney, LHP
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    Andrew Heaney, last 3 starts
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    Andrew Heaney, regular season
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    Andrew Heaney, last 5 years vs. LAD
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Career stats

Heaney was off with his command in a Sunday start against the Rangers, but he still managed to pitch six innings of two-run ball. The 24-year-old has pitched at least six innings and given up two runs or less in all of his six starts.

Clayton Kershaw, LHP
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    Clayton Kershaw, last 3 starts
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    Clayton Kershaw, regular season
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    Clayton Kershaw, last 5 years vs. LAA
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The Dodgers' ace lefty was pushed back from his original start on Friday to Saturday. Kershaw is riding a 29-inning scoreless streak.

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Atlanta Braves @ Philadelphia Phillies

, Citizens Bank Park
Matt Wisler, RHP
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    Matt Wisler, regular season
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    Matt Wisler, last 5 years vs. PHI
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Wisler is 4-0 in night games and is coming off a seven-inning start against the Cardinals in which he allowed just two runs. The rookie has not allowed more than four runs in any of his seven starts.

Aaron Nola, RHP
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    Aaron Nola, last 5 years vs. ATL
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Nola has been impressive in his first two starts since being promoted from Triple-A. He had allowed just two runs and thrown just 74 pitches through seven innings Sunday against the Cubs. Teammates have liked his poise.

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Detroit Tigers @ Baltimore Orioles

, Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Anibal Sanchez, RHP
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    Anibal Sanchez, regular season
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    Anibal Sanchez, last 5 years vs. BAL
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Sanchez allowed three runs on eight hits and two walks with six strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings on Monday against the Rays. It marked his first loss since June 3; he had been 7-0 over the eight previous starts.

Kevin Gausman, RHP
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    Kevin Gausman, last 5 years vs. DET
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Gausman posted a career-high 7 2/3 innings in his last start against the Braves, which was his second scoreless start of the season and fourth of his career.

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Arizona Diamondbacks @ Houston Astros

, Minute Maid Park
Jeremy Hellickson, RHP
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    Jeremy Hellickson, regular season
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    Jeremy Hellickson, last 5 years vs. HOU
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Hellickson allowed just four hits and struck out six over six scoreless innings against the Brewers on Sunday. He is 2-1 with a 1.88 ERA in four starts since allowing seven earned runs in a loss to the Padres on June 27.

Dallas Keuchel, LHP
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    Dallas Keuchel, regular season
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    Dallas Keuchel, last 5 years vs. ARI
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Keuchel had perhaps his worst outing of the season statistically, getting tagged for ten hits and five runs in a 5-1 loss to the Royals, though he maintained after the game he didn't feel he threw the ball poorly.

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Chicago Cubs @ Milwaukee Brewers

, Miller Park
Kyle Hendricks, RHP
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    Kyle Hendricks, last 3 starts
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    Kyle Hendricks, regular season
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    Kyle Hendricks, last 5 years vs. MIL
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Hendricks didn't feel he pitched badly in his last start. He did need 31 pitches to get through the first inning against the Rockies, but went five-plus. He now has six starts in which he left with the lead, but received a no-decision.

Matt Garza, RHP
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    Matt Garza, last 5 years vs. CHC
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Garza has allowed three runs in 11 2/3 innings since returning from a DL stint, and two of the runs scored when Arizona's Chris Owings knocked a slider in the dirt for a two-run double. "It's coming back," Garza said.

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New York Yankees @ Chicago White Sox

, U.S. Cellular Field
To Be Announced

The Yankees have not announced their probable starter for this game. Manager Joe Girardi said that righty Bryan Mitchell is an option. The 24-year-old Mitchell was 5-5 with a 3.12 ERA in 15 starts for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre this year.

John Danks, LHP
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    John Danks, last 5 years vs. NYY
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After two scoreless starts to open the season?s second half, Danks allowed six earned runs over 4 1/3 innings in Monday?s victory over Boston. Danks has a 2-3 record lifetime against the Yankees and is 37-47 overall at U.S. Cellular.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
Gerrit Cole, RHP
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Cole tries to stay ahead of the MLB class with his 15th win, but it will have to come against a team (0-3, 5.53 in five starts vs. Reds) and in a place (4.50 ERA in three winless starts at GABP) that have been rough on him.

Raisel Iglesias, RHP
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    Raisel Iglesias, last 5 years vs. PIT
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Iglesias has been strong in the early portion of his starts, with a 1.29 ERA in the first three innings. But as he cycles through the lineup a second and third time, he has problems. In innings 4-6, his ERA is 10.26.

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San Diego Padres @ Miami Marlins

, Marlins Park
Odrisamer Despaigne, RHP
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Jose Urena, RHP
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Replacing the recently traded Mat Latos, Urena gets his eighth start of the year as he?s recalled for the first time since being optioned July 2. In his last big league start on June 28, the rookie allowed one earned run in five IPs vs. the Dodgers.

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Seattle Mariners @ Minnesota Twins

, Target Field
Mike Montgomery, LHP
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    Mike Montgomery, last 5 years vs. MIN
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After going 4-2 with a 1.62 ERA in his first seven starts, the rookie is 0-2, 7.09 his last four. But he allowed just five hits and three runs (two earned) in 6 2/3 innings his last start vs. Arizona. This will be his first time facing the Twins.

Kyle Gibson, RHP
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After allowing a combined two earned runs in his first three starts of July, Gibson has given up six runs in each of his past two starts. He's had to pitch from the stretch a lot lately, allowing a lot of leadoff hitters to reach in that span.

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Washington Nationals @ New York Mets

, Citi Field
Joe Ross, RHP
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    Joe Ross, last 5 years vs. NYM
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Ross' composure was showcased again in a 3-1 loss to the Pirates on Sunday. Ross, in his fifth career start, dealt with conviction -- yielding three runs but just five hits, while needing only 78 pitches to complete six strong innings.

Jacob deGrom, RHP
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Since May 16, deGrom is 7-2 with a 1.37 ERA, 91 strikeouts and 11 walks. He?s also throwing the ball harder than ever, hitting 99 mph in his last start. The right-hander is 1-2 with a 3.63 ERA this year in three starts against the Nationals.

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Colorado Rockies @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Jorge De La Rosa, LHP
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Lance Lynn, RHP
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    Lance Lynn, regular season
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    Lance Lynn, last 5 years vs. COL
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Lynn has averaged less than three runs per game in run support but has hardly needed it. His ERA dipped lower than 3.00 in June and has stayed below that benchmark.

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San Francisco Giants @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Chris Heston, RHP
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    Chris Heston, last 5 years vs. TEX
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Heston's 3.14 ERA is the fourth-lowest ERA for a Giants rookie pitcher after 20 starts to begin a season. The right-hander has pitched into the sixth inning in each of his last seven outings.

Cole Hamels, LHP
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    Cole Hamels, last 5 years vs. SF
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Hamels will make his first start for the Rangers and his first in Arlington since '08. He threw a no-no in his last start against the Cubs, but he's 1-4 with a 4.33 ERA in his past 10 starts. He is 6-4 with a 4.21 ERA in his career vs. the Giants.

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Cleveland Indians @ Oakland Athletics

, O.co Coliseum
Cody Anderson, RHP
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    Cody Anderson, last 5 years vs. OAK
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After a historic four-start stretch to begin his career, Anderson has run into trouble by catching too much of the strike zone. He has allowed 11 earned runs on 18 hits in his past 8 1/3 innings.

Aaron Brooks, RHP
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    Aaron Brooks, last 5 years vs. CLE
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Brooks, who was acquired from the Royals in the Ben Zobrist trade, will make his first start with the A?s and just the second of his career. The right-hander has yielded three earned runs in 4 1/3 innings this season.

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