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Probable Pitchers

Seattle Mariners @ Chicago White Sox

, Guaranteed Rate Field
Marco Gonzales, LHP
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    Marco Gonzales, last 3 starts
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    Marco Gonzales, regular season
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    Marco Gonzales, last 5 years vs. CWS
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Gonzales has had trouble pitching deep into games of late, throwing only 10 1/3 innings over his past three starts. He had elevated pitch counts in part because of high strikeout totals; he struck out 17 in those three outings.

Chris Volstad, RHP
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    Chris Volstad, last 3 starts
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The White Sox announced after Monday's game that Volstad will get this start. It will be his first start of the season. He's allowed four runs in four relief appearances this year.

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Chicago Cubs @ Cleveland Indians

, Progressive Field
Tyler Chatwood, RHP
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    Tyler Chatwood, last 5 years vs. CLE
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The Cubs like what they've seen of Chatwood's pitches, but he needs to improve his command. He walked seven and struck out seven over 4 2/3 innings in his most recent outing, against the Cards. He's 0-1 in three games (two starts) vs. the Indians.

Josh Tomlin, RHP
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Tomlin starts the opener of a two-game series vs. the Cubs in a rematch of the 2016 World Series. Tomlin’s last turn in the rotation was skipped, and he hasn’t started since April 10 as he recovers from a back injury.

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Minnesota Twins @ New York Yankees

, Yankee Stadium
Jose Berrios, RHP
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Berrios (2-1, 1.63 ERA) is seeking to build upon his breakout 2017 season, when he was 14-8 with a 3.89 ERA. He’s 1-1 with a 3.62 ERA against the Yankees, but 0-1 with an 8.10 ERA in his only Yankee Stadium appearance.

CC Sabathia, LHP
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Sabathia makes his fourth start of the season. While he has been effective (2.70 ERA), he has yet to pitch past the fifth inning. In his most recent start, Sabathia gave up only two unearned runs in 4 1/3 innings April 19 against the Blue Jays.

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Atlanta Braves @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
Brandon McCarthy, RHP
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McCarthy might've worked into the 6th inning in each of his first 4 starts had he not partially dislocated his non-pitching shoulder on April 11. The righty has limited the use of his slider and relied more on his curve in his past 2 outings.

Tyler Mahle, RHP
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Trying to snap a three-start losing streak, Mahle hopes to build off his last outing, when he gave up two runs over five innings in a 2-0 loss to Milwaukee. He will be making his first career start against the Braves.

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Arizona Diamondbacks @ Philadelphia Phillies

, Citizens Bank Park
Robbie Ray, LHP
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Ray has pitched well in his last three outings, compiling a 1-0 record with a 3.24 ERA. Each of his last two starts have come against the Giants. This time around, he'll face the Phillies, and in four career starts against the club he has a 4.56 ERA.

Vince Velasquez, RHP
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Velasquez is coming off a solid six-inning start (7 K's, 3 ER) in last Wednesday night's 7-3 loss to Atlanta. Velasquez has thrown six or more innings in his last three starts -- after only accomplishing that three times in 2017.

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Detroit Tigers @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Jordan Zimmermann, RHP
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Zimmermann gave up four runs on six hits over six innings against the Pirates on Opening Day, but he struck out eight. While his 22 hits allowed over 16 1/3 innings are concerning, he has also amassed 18 strikeouts this season.

Chad Kuhl, RHP
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Kuhl, a product of the University of Delaware, aims for his third win after getting a win while pitching six innings on April 18 in the Pirates’ 10-2 victory over Colorado at PNC Park. Kuhl recorded his first 2018 victory at Detroit April 1.

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Boston Red Sox @ Toronto Blue Jays

, Rogers Centre
Rick Porcello, RHP
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Porcello is enjoying a renaissance season in 2018, with his four wins tied with Max Scherzer for the Major League lead, and his strikeout-to-walk ratio (23.00) and walks per nine innings (0.35) both second-best in the Majors to Jose Berrios.

J.A. Happ, LHP
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Happ is striking out more batters than ever. He has at least eight strikeouts in each of his last three starts and is averaging 12.7 K's per nine innings. He had never before averaged double-digit strikeouts per 9 IP.

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Oakland Athletics @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Andrew Triggs, RHP
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After holding opponents to no more than two runs and going at least five innings in each of his first three starts, Triggs allowed six runs in 1 1/3 innings vs. the White Sox on Wednesday. He allowed five hits, including a homer, and walked two.

Cole Hamels, LHP
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Hamels' only win of the season came when he held the Athletics to one run in five innings on April 3. He is 0-2 with a 5.60 ERA in his last three starts. He is 0-2 with a 6.55 ERA in his two starts at home this season.

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Los Angeles Angels @ Houston Astros

, Minute Maid Park
Shohei Ohtani, RHP
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Ohtani left his start early last Tuesday against the Red Sox -- in which he gave up three earned runs over two innings pitched -- with a blister, one that has not hampered his ability to make his regularly scheduled start. He is 2-1 with a 3.60 ERA.

Charlie Morton, RHP
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Morton has not allowed an earned run in three of his first four starts, including seven scoreless innings Thursday in Seattle. He’s struck out 33 batters and walked six in 25 innings.

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Milwaukee Brewers @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Zach Davies, RHP
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Davies is coming off the finest of his first four starts this season. His biggest test came when the Reds' very first batter, Jesse Winker, doubled and took third on an error, but he never budged from there and threw 6 1/3 scoreless.

Ian Kennedy, RHP
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Kennedy takes the mound in the first game of a two-game set with Milwaukee at Kauffman Stadium. Kennedy had his first rough outing of 2018 last Wednesday in Toronto, giving up eight hits and four earned runs over five innings in a 15-5 loss.

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New York Mets @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Zack Wheeler, RHP
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After Sunday's rainout in Atlanta, Wheeler was pushed back to start the opener of a three-game series in St. Louis. The righty will seek his first career win against the Cardinals, as he's 0-2 with a 4.76 ERA in two starts.

Luke Weaver, RHP
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Weaver slots into injured Adam Wainwright's spot in the rotation after an off-day. Weaver suffered his 1st loss last time out, when he allowed 6 runs in 4 innings to the Cubs. He earned his 1st win of the season against the Mets earlier this month.

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San Diego Padres @ Colorado Rockies

, Coors Field
Eric Lauer, LHP
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The 22-year-old lefty will become just the seventh pitcher to debut as a visiting starter at Coors Field. He impressed immensely during Spring Training, and he was off to a hot start at Triple-A El Paso, with 19 K's in 18 innings and a 3.00 ERA.

Kyle Freeland, LHP
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Freeland was inefficient -- 91 pitches in four-plus innings -- in his last start, a Rockies loss in Pittsburgh. He couldn't command his fastball and gave up five runs on six hits and two walks.

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Miami Marlins @ Los Angeles Dodgers

, Dodger Stadium
Dillon Peters, LHP
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Falling behind again was an issue for Peters, who had a season-high 95 pitches (54 strikes) in a loss at Milwaukee. In his four starts, Peters has gone as many as six innings twice. In two road starts, Peters has a 15.30 ERA.

Kenta Maeda, RHP
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Maeda has tried to be more aggressive early in the count, and the results are mixed. Strikeouts are up (24 in 14 1/3 innings), but so are hits (20) and walks (five).

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Washington Nationals @ San Francisco Giants

, AT&T Park
Tanner Roark, RHP
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In his last three starts against the Giants, Roark has given up just one run total in 21 innings. He will be aiming to build off a strong start against the Mets in his last outing with seven innings of two-run ball and six strikeouts.

Ty Blach, LHP
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The left-hander continues to search for the form he showed on Opening Day, when he held the Dodgers scoreless over five innings. He now has a 1.595 WHIP over five starts, but did pitch well against a tough Arizona offense on Thursday.

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