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Probable Pitchers

Atlanta Braves @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Kevin Gausman, RHP
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Gausman will be making his fourth start since being acquired from Baltimore and is looking to win a third straight start for the first time this year. In an attempt to improve his slider, he has pitched solely from the stretch in his past two starts.

Ivan Nova, RHP
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Nova allowed only one run in 6 2/3 innings on Thursday night, but lost to the Cubs, 1-0. The Pirates are 5-2 over his past seven starts, and Nova has posted a 3.72 ERA during that stretch. He owns a 3.32 ERA in 11 starts at PNC Park this season.

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Philadelphia Phillies @ Washington Nationals

, Nationals Park
Vince Velasquez, RHP
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Velasquez allowed four hits and four walks in just 2 1/3 innings during his last start. He'll look to regain the form he carried from July into August, when in a span of five appearances he posted a 0.71 ERA with 22 strikeouts.

Tanner Roark, RHP
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After struggling for more than a month, Roark has become one of the Nats' most consistent starters lately. In his past five starts he has posted a 1.77 ERA with 28 strikeouts and five walks and gone 5-0.

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Baltimore Orioles @ Toronto Blue Jays

, Rogers Centre
Dylan Bundy, RHP
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Bundy got lit up for seven runs by the Mets on Wednesday. He made it through 5 1/3 innings and allowed 11 hits while striking out five in the loss. He also gave up eight runs back on Aug. 10, so it's been a rough stretch for the former top prospect.

Sam Gaviglio, RHP
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Gaviglio will face the Orioles for the second time this season. In his last outing vs. Baltimore, Gaviglio tossed a season-high 7 2/3 innings while allowing four runs. Gaviglio has not recorded a quality start since June 30.

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Chicago Cubs @ Detroit Tigers

, Comerica Park
Kyle Hendricks, RHP
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Hendricks matched a season high with eight K's in his last start vs. the Crew. He's 4-1 with a 3.78 ERA and 51 K's over 47 2/3 innings in his past eight starts. He faced Detroit on July 3 at Wrigley and did not get a decision, giving up three runs.

Jordan Zimmermann, RHP
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Zimmermann is 1-4 with a 5.96 ERA in five starts since the All-Star break, yielding a .978 OPS to opposing hitters in that span. His curveball, which has been inconsistent since the break, tends to be the indicator of his success this summer.

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Cleveland Indians @ Boston Red Sox

, Fenway Park
Shane Bieber, RHP
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Bieber has yet to face Boston in his Major League career, and he allowed three runs on seven hits through 4 1/3 innings against the Reds last Wednesday, upping his season ERA to 4.37.

Nathan Eovaldi, RHP
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The power righty will try to continue his dominance at Fenway, where he won his first two starts for the Red Sox while allowing no runs over 15 innings. Eovaldi is 2-1 with a 2.70 ERA in his career against Cleveland.

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Kansas City Royals @ Tampa Bay Rays

, Tropicana Field
Glenn Sparkman, RHP
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Called up in early July as a reliever, Sparkman will make his second start of the year Tuesday. He threw 75 pitches in 4 innings vs. the Blue Jays last Thursday, giving up 2 runs on 4 hits while walking 1 and striking out 3.

Blake Snell, LHP
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Snell has turned himself into one of the best pitchers in the AL -- if not the best. He has command of four pitches and his confidence is sky high. Despite missing a few weeks with shoulder fatigue, the southpaw is in the Cy Young conversation.

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New York Yankees @ Miami Marlins

, Marlins Park
Masahiro Tanaka, RHP
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After going unbeaten for a 14-start stretch earlier this summer, Tanaka has now lost his past two outings. The last defeat was hardly his fault: He recovered from a shaky start to hold the Rays to two runs over six innings.

Pablo Lopez, RHP
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After two strong starts, Lopez struggled against the Braves in his past outing, allowing six runs over 5 1/3 innings in a loss. Over his eight Major League starts, Lopez has struck out 38 batters and walked 12.

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San Francisco Giants @ New York Mets

, Citi Field
Chris Stratton, RHP
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Stratton will be recalled after a two-and-a-half week stint at Triple-A, where he says Ryan Volgelsong helped him make a significant mechanical adjustment. The right-hander is 8-7 with a 5.52 ERA in the Majors this season and last won on June 17.

Steven Matz, LHP
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When Matz allowed six runs (four earned) last Thursday in his return from the disabled list, he chalked it up to rust. Matz will look to prove that when he returns to the mound against the Giants, carrying a 13.17 ERA over his past four outings.

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Cincinnati Reds @ Milwaukee Brewers

, Miller Park
Sal Romano, RHP
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Romano lasted only 1 2/3 innings in a loss to the Indians on Tuesday, giving up six runs on seven hits and two walks. He found trouble quickly in a four-run first inning.

Junior Guerra, RHP
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Guerra is coming off an ugly loss to the Cubs in which he didn’t clear the fourth inning, but he has been excellent at Miller Park. The right-hander has a 2.59 ERA in 80 innings at home vs. a 5.76 ERA in nine starts on the road.

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Minnesota Twins @ Chicago White Sox

, Guaranteed Rate Field
Jose Berrios, RHP
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Berrios has scuffled a bit recently, allowing a combined seven earned runs in 7 2/3 innings over his past two starts. But he's mostly struggled in day games, so he'll welcome pitching in his first night game since Aug. 4.

Michael Kopech, RHP
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The long-awaited Major League debut for the No. 2 White Sox prospect comes Tuesday when he faces the Twins at Guaranteed Rate Field. In Kopech’s last seven starts at Triple-A, the right-hander has fanned 59 and walked just four in 44 innings.

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San Diego Padres @ Colorado Rockies

, Coors Field
Robbie Erlin, LHP
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Erlin has been very sharp since his return to the starting rotation earlier this month. He’s posted a 2.85 ERA in three starts. Erlin has been excellent in relief all season, but he could be carving himself a new role.

Tyler Anderson, LHP
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The Rockies are 2-3 in Anderson's last five home starts, but don't pin this on him -- he has a 1.35 ERA, a .150 batting average against and 33 strikeouts against 11 walks in those games.

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Los Angeles Angels @ Arizona Diamondbacks

, Chase Field
Felix Pena, RHP
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Pena yielded only one unearned run over six innings against the Padres in his last start on Wednesday. He faced the D-backs at Angel Stadium on June 19 and allowed one run over four innings.

Patrick Corbin, LHP
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Corbin is riding a three-start winning streak and has won his last four decisions. In his last start, Corbin allowed three runs over seven innings and did not walk a batter while striking out seven Rangers.

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Texas Rangers @ Oakland Athletics

, Oakland Coliseum
Ariel Jurado, RHP
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Jurado earned back-to-back wins against the Astros and Orioles by allowing a combined three runs in 11 innings. But he has allowed 12 runs in 11 innings in his last two starts against the Yankees and Angels.

Brett Anderson, LHP
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Anderson pitched 7 2/3 shutout innings against the Mariners on Wednesday but was denied the win due to a lack of run support. He has taken three straight no-decisions despite allowing only two earned runs in 19 2/3 innings in that span.

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Houston Astros @ Seattle Mariners

, Safeco Field
Brad Peacock, RHP
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For the first time this season, the Astros will use a starting pitcher who wasn’t in the five-man rotation to start the year when Brad Peacock gets the ball. Peacock, who started 21 games last year, has a 3.19 ERA in 49 games this year.

Mike Leake, RHP
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Leake is 0-3 with a 3.50 ERA over his last nine starts, but has pitched relatively well in that span and is coming off eight scoreless innings on two hits in a 12-inning win in Oakland. He’s 0-2 with a 5.00 ERA in three starts vs. Houston this year.

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St. Louis Cardinals @ Los Angeles Dodgers

, Dodger Stadium
Daniel Poncedeleon, RHP
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Poncedeleon will replace Luke Weaver, who is headed to the bullpen, in the starting rotation. The rookie was superb in his only start of the season, when he went seven scoreless innings against the Reds on July 23 without allowing a hit.

Hyun-Jin Ryu, LHP
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After missing three months with a strained groin, Ryu showed how good he can be when healthy with six scoreless innings against the Giants on Wednesday. He has a 0.92 WHIP in three career games against the Cardinals.

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