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Probable Pitchers

Chicago White Sox @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Miguel Gonzalez, RHP
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Gonzalez returned from a stint on the disabled list with a gem against the Dodgers the last time out, as he allowed one run in six innings.

Kyle Hendricks, RHP
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Hendricks makes his first start since June 4. He has been on the DL with inflammation in his right hand, and in his last Minors rehab outing, he threw five perfect innings for Double-A Tennessee. He's 2-1 with a 4.18 ERA in six home starts.

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Houston Astros @ Philadelphia Phillies

, Citizens Bank Park
Brad Peacock, RHP
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Peacock has gotten the win in six of his last eight outings. In that span, the righty has a 2.70 ERA. On the road, he has a 2.62 ERA while holding batters to a .211 average. Last time out, Peacock allowed one run in seven innings vs. Seattle.

Vince Velasquez, RHP
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Velasquez faces his former team for the first time. The Astros traded Velasquez to Philly in Dec. 2015 as part of the Ken Giles trade. It is Velasquez’s second start following a six-week stint on the 10-day disabled list.

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Oakland Athletics @ Toronto Blue Jays

, Rogers Centre
Chris Smith, RHP
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Smith turned in seven innings of one-run ball against the Rays on Tuesday, holding the American League East contenders to three hits while fanning four and walking two. He’s yielded four runs across 13 innings in two starts.

Francisco Liriano, LHP
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This start originally belonged to Aaron Sanchez but he was placed on the DL with a blister. Instead Liriano will take the mound on three days' rest, which shouldn't be an issue because he threw just 54 pitches last time out.

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Baltimore Orioles @ Tampa Bay Rays

, Tropicana Field
Kevin Gausman, RHP
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Gausman has been inconsistent, but he allowed one run over six innings while striking out eight in his previous start. When the right-hander last faced the Rays on July 2, he threw seven scoreless innings and recorded nine strikeouts.

Blake Snell, LHP
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Snell has struggled to provide length since first arriving to the Rays in 2016. During that time, he has logged 19 career starts of five innings or fewer, which ranks as the most by an AL pitcher within their first 30 career games.

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Cincinnati Reds @ Cleveland Indians

, Progressive Field
Tim Adleman, RHP
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Aldeman completed six innings for the first time since June 16, tying a career high with seven strikeouts in a no-decision win by the Reds. He was successful at working the inside portion of the plate and avoided significant damage until the fifth.

Josh Tomlin, RHP
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Tomlin has been excellent in his last two starts, spreading five runs over 14 1/3 innings with 11 strikeouts and no walks or homers. He gave up eight homers over his four starts prior to that.

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Kansas City Royals @ Detroit Tigers

, Comerica Park
Jason Hammel, RHP
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Hammel's last start was also against Detroit. On Thursday, he allowed one run on four hits over 6 1/3 innings in a no-decision. In two starts against the Tigers this season, Hammel has a 4.41 ERA.

Justin Verlander, RHP
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As trade rumors swirl, the possibility looms that each start could be one of Verlander’s last in a Tigers uniform. He tossed seven innings of two-run ball with eight strikeouts in a no-decision at Kansas City last start.

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Miami Marlins @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Adam Conley, LHP
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Conley was solid in his first start back from the Minors. The left-hander scattered eight hits over six innings of two-run ball and struck out three. He also walked two batters. Conley has never faced the Rangers.

Martin Perez, LHP
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Perez is 3-1 with a 4.63 ERA in his last six starts. He is 4-4 with a 4.79 ERA in 17 starts at home. He has never faced the Marlins, but is 5-5 with a 4.28 ERA in 16 Interleague starts in his career.

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Colorado Rockies @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Antonio Senzatela, RHP
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After being held out of the Rockies' rotation for nearly four weeks to slow his innings pace, Senzatela responded by holding the Padres to four hits and four runs (three earned) while winning his last start.

Mike Leake, RHP
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Leake is 1-6 with a 5.04 ERA in his past 10 starts after posting a 1.91 ERA through his first nine. He’s acknowledged that he’s not pitching at full strength due to overall body weakness, which could explain the run of shorter starts.

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Atlanta Braves @ Arizona Diamondbacks

, Chase Field
R.A. Dickey, RHP
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Dickey labored through seven innings allowing four runs and seven hits, taking a loss against the Cubs in his last outing. The veteran knuckleballer hasn’t logged a win since June 24.

Zack Greinke, RHP
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Greinke admittedly didn't have his best stuff in his last start, as he threw 104 pitches in five innings against the Reds. It was the first time he failed to go more than five since June 26.

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Boston Red Sox @ Seattle Mariners

, Safeco Field
Eduardo Rodriguez, LHP
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The lefty labored early but was otherwise fine in his return to action last week against the Blue Jays, giving up six hits and three runs while walking four and striking out eight in 5 1/3 innings.

James Paxton, LHP
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The big lefty has been back on his game in July, going 4-0 with a 2.05 ERA and 28 strikeouts in 26 1/3 innings over four starts. He held the Astros to one run in seven innings in his last outing. He’s 1-0, 0.56 ERA in two career starts vs. Boston.

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Minnesota Twins @ Los Angeles Dodgers

, Dodger Stadium
Bartolo Colon, RHP
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After giving up four runs in four-plus innings in his Twins debut against the Yankees, Colon will get another chance against the Dodgers. Colon has recently downplayed talks about retirement.

Hyun-Jin Ryu, LHP
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Ryu is expected to be activated to make this start after missing three weeks with a bruised left foot. He has thrown two simulated games, but did not have a Minor League rehab assignment.

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New York Mets @ San Diego Padres

, Petco Park
Jacob deGrom, RHP
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How’s this for superlative? Over his last seven starts, deGrom is 7-0 with a 1.51 ERA, a 0.82 WHIP, 50 strikeouts and 10 walks in 53 2/3 innings. He has a 2.08 ERA in two career starts at Petco Park, with 10 strikeouts and just one free pass.

Clayton Richard, LHP
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The veteran left-hander is looking to respond from the worst start of his career in which he allowed a franchise-record-tying 11 runs and 14 hits. He leads the National League with a 57 percent ground-ball rate.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ San Francisco Giants

, AT&T Park
Gerrit Cole, RHP
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After ending June on a sour note, Cole has been rock solid in July so far. He’s given up five earned runs in 19 innings this month, good for a 2.37 ERA, and he has struck out 22 batters against one walk.

Matt Cain, RHP
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Starting in place of Johnny Cueto for a second game, Cain squares off against the Padres for the third time this season. He struck out seven Pirates April 29, which remains his season high in 18 starts.

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