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Probable Pitchers

Baltimore Orioles @ New York Yankees

, Yankee Stadium
Alex Cobb, RHP
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    Alex Cobb, last 3 starts
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After being sidelined since Sept. 11 with a blister, Cobb will make his 28th start of the season. Cobb has gone 7-4 with a 2.90 ERA in 16 career starts vs. New York. He has only faced one team more than the Yankees, making 17 starts vs. the Red Sox.

J.A. Happ, LHP
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Happ will start the Yankees' final regular-season home game, taking the ball against an Orioles club that he defeated on Aug. 25 in Baltimore. Happ is 6-0 with a 2.39 ERA in nine starts since joining the Yankees, who are 8-1 in those contests.

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Tampa Bay Rays @ Toronto Blue Jays

, Rogers Centre
Blake Snell, LHP
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Snell continues his quest for the American League Cy Young against Toronto. He didn’t allow a hit over five innings in his only start against the Blue Jays this year, but was forced to leave the game on a pitch count.

Ryan Borucki, LHP
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Borucki has tossed at least six innings and has allowed two runs or fewer in 10 of his 15 starts this season. As of his last outing, that was tied for second among all Major League rookies. He tossed eight scoreless his last time out.

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Cincinnati Reds @ Miami Marlins

, Marlins Park
Michael Lorenzen, RHP
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    Michael Lorenzen, last 3 starts
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    Michael Lorenzen, last 5 years vs. MIA
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Lorenzen gets a second start after allowing an unearned run over four innings on Tuesday vs. the Brewers. The right-hander threw 52 pitches, got hitters to expand the strike zone and induced weak contact.

Trevor Richards, RHP
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Richards closes out Miami's home schedule, and the rookie seeks his first win since July 14 against the Phillies. The right-hander looks to rebound after three sluggish September starts, where he has an 11.12 ERA in the month over 11 1/3 frames.

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Kansas City Royals @ Detroit Tigers

, Comerica Park
Brad Keller, RHP
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Keller struck out seven while allowing four earned runs over six-plus innings in a no-decision against the Pirates on Monday. He's completed six or more innings in each of his last four starts, going 2-1 with 2.57 ERA over that span.

Daniel Norris, LHP
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Norris is still searching for his first win, but his work the last few weeks might have won him an inside track on a starting job heading into next year. He tossed five scoreless innings against the Twins on Tuesday before a two-run sixth doomed him.

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Milwaukee Brewers @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Wade Miley, LHP
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Miley has made 14 Brewers starts and surrendered two or fewer earned runs in 13 of them. He allowed three earned runs in the other. He's faced Pittsburgh twice this season and allowed two runs over five innings in each outing.

Nick Kingham, RHP
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The right-hander, who hasn't pitched at all since two relief innings Sept. 8, will face Milwaukee in place of the injured Joe Musgrove. Sunday marks Kingham's second start this month, as he held the Braves to one run over five innings on Sept. 2.

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New York Mets @ Washington Nationals

, Nationals Park
Steven Matz, LHP
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Matz is in the middle of a great stretch at both the mound and plate. Not only does he own a 2.29 ERA over his last six starts, striking out 39 batters in that span, but he's homered in two straight starts, becoming just the third Met ever to do so.

Erick Fedde, RHP
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Since being activated from the DL on Sept. 4, Fedde is 1-0 in three starts with a 3.60 ERA over 15 innings. He has won his past two decisions after dropping the first three this season.

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Philadelphia Phillies @ Atlanta Braves

, SunTrust Park
Aaron Nola, RHP
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Nola's numbers have dipped a bit so far in September. In four starts this month, Nola has a 5.01 ERA and has allowed eight homers, matching his home run total from his first 27 starts.

Anibal Sanchez, RHP
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Sanchez will be starting on regular rest and looking to build on the strong outing he produced Tuesday, when he baffled the Cardinals with his cutter and splitter. The veteran has a 3.02 ERA over his past nine starts.

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Chicago Cubs @ Chicago White Sox

, Guaranteed Rate Field
Kyle Hendricks, RHP
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Hendricks pitched a gem in his last outing vs. Arizona, giving up three hits over 8 2/3 innings. He's winless in five starts vs. the White Sox, including a start May 13 at Wrigley in which he gave up three earned runs over six frames.

Carlos Rodon, LHP
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Rodon was tagged for five runs in seven innings against the Indians on Monday, but he has quality starts in 10 of his last 13 outings. The southpaw is 1-0 with 17 strikeouts over 10 innings in two career starts against the Cubs.

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Los Angeles Angels @ Houston Astros

, Minute Maid Park
Tyler Skaggs, LHP
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Skaggs tossed three hitless innings against the A’s on Tuesday in his first start since returning from the disabled list. He is 4-3 with a 2.96 ERA in nine career starts against Houston.

Charlie Morton, RHP
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The Astros are spacing out Morton’s final few starts with at least one week of rest in between, meaning he’ll pitch Sunday on eight days of rest. He’s made four starts since Aug. 22, going 3-0 with a 5.66 ERA.

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San Francisco Giants @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Andrew Suarez, LHP
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One of Suarez’s top priorities in this game will be to mind his manners. He made a gesture conveying annoyance toward Bruce Bochy upon being removed from his most recent start on Monday at San Diego -- though he pitched a career-high 7 2/3 innings.

Miles Mikolas, RHP
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Mikolas became the quickest Cardinal to 16 wins in four seasons and has helped the club to a 21-3 record when getting two or more runs of support. He has not faced the Giants since 2012.

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Seattle Mariners @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Wade LeBlanc, LHP
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Despite a career-high 152 innings pitched, the 34-year-old is finishing strong, going 1-1 with a 1.23 ERA over his past five starts. LeBlanc is 1-0 with a 1.59 ERA in two starts against the Rangers this year.

Martin Perez, LHP
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Perez will be making his first start since Aug. 25. He's struck out six batters and posted a 2.45 ERA in his last six appearances out of the bullpen.

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Minnesota Twins @ Oakland Athletics

, Oakland Coliseum
Kyle Gibson, RHP
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Gibson is coming off his worst start of the month, after giving up five runs over 6 2/3 innings against the Royals. He has been a staple in the Twins' rotation, leading the team in innings pitched, along with a 3.78 ERA that would be a career best.

Trevor Cahill, RHP
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Cahill, who has been sidelined by discomfort in the rhomboid muscle of his upper back, will be making his first start since Sept. 9. He completed at least five innings in only two of his previous four outings.

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Colorado Rockies @ Arizona Diamondbacks

, Chase Field
Kyle Freeland, LHP
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Freeland is closing out a season that has launched him into potential Cy Young Award consideration. The lefty held the Dodgers to two runs over 6 2/3 innings last time out.

Zack Godley, RHP
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Godley has struggled in his last three starts, going 0-3 with a 9.24 ERA over 12 2/3 innings. He walked 10 while striking out 12 in that span. His last time out, he allowed five runs (four earned) over 3 2/3 innings vs. the Astros.

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San Diego Padres @ Los Angeles Dodgers

, Dodger Stadium
Joey Lucchesi, LHP
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The Padres moved Lucchesi ahead in the rotation to give him the experience of facing Los Angeles at Dodger Stadium in the heat of the pennant race. He’s been their best starter this season, but hasn’t been very efficient lately.

Hyun-Jin Ryu, LHP
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Ryu not only went seven scoreless innings Monday against a Rockies team that was in first place at the time, he has a 2.21 ERA in seven starts since returning from the DL.

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Boston Red Sox @ Cleveland Indians

, Progressive Field
Hector Velazquez, RHP
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Velazquez will again come in from the bullpen and make his eighth start of the season. Velazquez allowed two runs over four innings in his last start, on Sept. 5.

Adam Plutko, RHP
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Plutko will move back into the rotation for his first start since Sept. 8. The rookie is 4-5 with a 5.37 ERA in 11 starts this year. Plutko has gone 3-2 with a 4.74 ERA in nine appearances at home.

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