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Probable Pitchers

San Diego Padres @ New York Mets

, Citi Field
Andrew Cashner, RHP
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    Andrew Cashner, last 3 starts
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    Andrew Cashner, regular season
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    Andrew Cashner, last 5 years vs. NYM
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Cashner picked up a win against the Marlins on June 24. Cashner pitched through seven innings, allowing only five hits, one run and striking out five. He has a 3.93 ERA in his last six starts and hasn't given up a homer since June 16.

Jon Niese, LHP
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    Jon Niese, last 3 starts
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    Jon Niese, regular season
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    Jon Niese, last 5 years vs. SD
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Teammates praised Niese?s commitment after the lefty made his last start instead of attending the birth of his second child. It?s fair to say Niese had a lot on his mind, and the Dodgers hit him hard.

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Washington Nationals @ Miami Marlins

, Marlins Park
Max Scherzer, RHP
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    Max Scherzer, last 3 starts
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    Max Scherzer, regular season
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    Max Scherzer, last 5 years vs. MIA
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Scherzer surrendered five runs against Pittsburgh on Friday. But, in the starts directly following two other five-run outings this year, the veteran owns a 2-0 record and 1.72 ERA.

Dan Haren, RHP
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    Dan Haren, last 3 starts
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    Dan Haren, regular season
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    Dan Haren, last 5 years vs. WSH
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Haren has just one win in his last nine outings, despite turning in six quality starts in that span. He also has a solid 2.83 ERA in 10 home starts, compared to a 4.16 ERA in 10 road outings.

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Atlanta Braves @ Philadelphia Phillies

, Citizens Bank Park
Shelby Miller, RHP
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    Shelby Miller, last 3 starts
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    Shelby Miller, regular season
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    Shelby Miller, last 5 years vs. PHI
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Miller is looking for his first win since throwing a two-hitter against the Marlins on May 17, but the winless streak is not because of inefficiency. The Braves have scored three runs or fewer in his last seven starts.

Aaron Harang, RHP
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    Aaron Harang, regular season
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    Aaron Harang, last 5 years vs. ATL
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Harang (left foot plantar fasciitis) had been scheduled to make a rehab start Wednesday in Triple-A, but needing pitching help, the Phillies skipped that completely and decided to have him start Thursday against the Braves.

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Detroit Tigers @ Baltimore Orioles

, Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Alfredo Simon, RHP
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    Alfredo Simon, last 3 starts
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    Alfredo Simon, regular season
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    Alfredo Simon, last 5 years vs. BAL
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Simon left his last start Saturday at Boston with a groin strain, but is expected to be able to make his scheduled start. He has never faced the Orioles, the team that called him up for his Major League debut back in 2008.

Miguel Gonzalez, RHP
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    Miguel Gonzalez, regular season
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    Miguel Gonzalez, last 5 years vs. DET
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Gonzalez is 2-0 following the All-Star break, going 7 2/3 innings in his last start against the Rays while giving up just one run on five hits.

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Kansas City Royals @ Toronto Blue Jays

, Rogers Centre
Danny Duffy, LHP
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Duffy takes the hill for the first game of the four-game set. The Royals are 5-1 in the six games Duffy has started since his return from the disabled list on June 24. In that span, he has posted a 2.15 ERA.

Marco Estrada, RHP
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    Marco Estrada, last 5 years vs. KC
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Estrada's run of strong outings came to an end during his last start against the Mariners. He made the outing on short notice, and it clearly impacted his performance. He allowed five earned, the first time he allowed more than two since June 14.

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Chicago White Sox @ Boston Red Sox

, Fenway Park
Chris Sale, LHP
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    Chris Sale, last 3 starts
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    Chris Sale, regular season
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    Chris Sale, last 5 years vs. BOS
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Staked to a five-run lead before he took the mound, Sale put it on cruise control for seven innings against the Indians. Sale has recorded 170 strikeouts in 132 2/3 innings, walking 24 and allowing 108 hits.

Steven Wright, RHP
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    Steven Wright, last 3 starts
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    Steven Wright, regular season
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    Steven Wright, last 5 years vs. CWS
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Wright gave up four runs (two earned) to the Tigers his last time out to fall to 3-4 on the year, but the poor result can be partially attributed to his catcher, Blake Swihart. The rookie had trouble handling Wright's knuckleball.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
A.J. Burnett, RHP
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    A.J. Burnett, last 5 years vs. CIN
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Burnett's command eluded him in Saturday's loss to the Nationals. He's allowed 11 earned runs on 22 hits over 11 2/3 innings in two second-half starts and admitted it'd be "nuts" to expect a repeat of his dominant first half.

David Holmberg, LHP
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    David Holmberg, last 5 years vs. PIT
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Holmberg will be called up from Triple-A Louisville to take the spot of Johnny Cueto. He doesn?t have sterling numbers there this season but allowed one run over six innings in his last start on Thursday.

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Colorado Rockies @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Chris Rusin, LHP
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    Chris Rusin, regular season
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    Chris Rusin, last 5 years vs. STL
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Rusin is 1-2 with a 3.38 ERA in his last seven games, six of them starts. Those games include five quality starts. Despite solid work, he has not won since June 21 vs. the Brewers.

Carlos Martinez, RHP
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Martinez is coming off a career-high eight-inning start and is riding a string of 11 straight quality starts. Martinez showcased a particularly effective sinker in his last outing, which will be key to his efficiency moving forward.

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New York Yankees @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
CC Sabathia, LHP
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Michael Pineda was scheduled to start but reportedly has been scratched after experiencing tightness in his right forearm. Sabathia moves up a day to take his place.

Yovani Gallardo, RHP
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Gallardo has allowed five runs in four-plus innings in his last two starts and is 0-3 with a 6.52 ERA in his last four starts. He is 4-4 with a 2.43 ERA in nine starts at home. He is 1-1 with a 4.63 ERA in two career starts against the Yankees.

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Chicago Cubs @ Milwaukee Brewers

, Miller Park
Jake Arrieta, RHP
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Arrieta had trouble with his timing in his last outing against the Phils, and his teammates had difficulty, period, as they were no-hit by Cole Hamels. Arrieta did notch his seventh consecutive quality start and has a 1.37 ERA in that stretch.

Jimmy Nelson, RHP
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The 26-year-old is in his best stretch of the season, winning five of his last six starts with a 2.54 ERA in that span. ?I?m not letting the stuff that happened before affect me,? Nelson said in explaining his recent success.

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Los Angeles Angels @ Houston Astros

, Minute Maid Park
Matt Shoemaker, RHP
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Shoemaker's turn was pushed back from Tuesday, but he'll start Thursday's series finale fresh off arguably his best game of the season. The right-hander tossed six innings of two-hit, scoreless ball with 10 strikeouts against the Twins on July 21.

Scott Kazmir, LHP
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    Scott Kazmir, last 5 years vs. LAA
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Kazmir was outstanding in his Astros debut after being acquired from Oakland. He worked seven scoreless innings in beating the Royals last Friday, allowing just three singles. The changeup continues to be his money pitch and his control was pinpoint.

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Seattle Mariners @ Minnesota Twins

, Target Field
J.A. Happ, LHP
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The 32-year-old is coming off his shortest start of the year, just 1 2/3 innings against Toronto while giving up three runs on one hit, four walks and a hit batter. Happ is 1-1, 3.60 ERA in three career outings against the Twins, including two starts

Phil Hughes, RHP
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    Phil Hughes, regular season
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    Phil Hughes, last 5 years vs. SEA
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Hughes gave up seven singles vs. the Yankees in his first scoreless start of the season the last time out. It was the first start since June 3 in which he didn't give up a homer. He also went more to his changeup and came away with positive results.

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Cleveland Indians @ Oakland Athletics

, O.co Coliseum
Carlos Carrasco, RHP
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    Carlos Carrasco, last 5 years vs. OAK
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Carrasco endured perhaps his worst start of the season his last time out, in which he lasted just four innings and allowed six earned runs. The right-hander felt he might have been tipping his pitches.

Chris Bassitt, RHP
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    Chris Bassitt, last 5 years vs. CLE
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Bassitt has allowed two runs or fewer and pitched five innings or more in all four of his starts this season but doesn?t have a win to show for it. He has solidified his spot in the rotation with a string of solid outings.

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