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Probable Pitchers

Philadelphia Phillies @ Atlanta Braves

, Turner Field
David Buchanan, RHP
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    David Buchanan, last 3 starts
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    David Buchanan, regular season
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    David Buchanan, last 5 years vs. ATL
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Career stats

Buchanan pitched very well Friday against the Mets, allowing four hits, one run, one walk and striking out three in six innings. He threw just 64 pitches in those six innings but was lifted for a pinch-hitter in a tie game.

Ervin Santana, RHP
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    Ervin Santana, last 3 starts
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    Ervin Santana, regular season
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    Ervin Santana, last 5 years vs. PHI
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The veteran is 3-1 over his last five starts, with a 3.26 ERA, and has been an innings-eater all season, having pitched at least six in 23 of 26 starts. He's 2-1 in four starts vs. the Phillies -- 1-1, 4.50 at Turner Field.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Edinson Volquez, RHP
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    Edinson Volquez, last 3 starts
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    Edinson Volquez, regular season
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    Edinson Volquez, last 5 years vs. STL
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Career stats

Volquez took a no-hitter into the seventh inning of his last start vs. the Reds and lasted 7 2/3 innings on 114 pitches. He was charged with one run and struck out six. In his last five starts, Volquez owns a 1.65 ERA.

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. PIT
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Miller pitched well his last time out, allowing just two solo homers in a seven-inning no decision. He showed improved efficiency, though homers continue to sting Miller. He's allowed eight over his last seven starts and 20 this season.

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San Francisco Giants @ Colorado Rockies

, Coors Field
Ryan Vogelsong, RHP
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    Ryan Vogelsong, last 3 starts
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    Ryan Vogelsong, regular season
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    Ryan Vogelsong, last 5 years vs. COL
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Career stats

The days of no run support for Vogelsong appear long gone -- the Giants have scored 29 runs in his last five outings. That might be necessary, because the righty has a 6.66 ERA in eight career appearances at Coors Field.

Christian Bergman, RHP
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    Christian Bergman, regular season
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    Christian Bergman, last 5 years vs. SF
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Bergman had arguably the best start of his short career against the D-backs on Aug. 29. In his fifth career start, the rookie went only 5 1/3 innings but surrendered only one run on two hits. However, he did struggle with command, walking five.

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Washington Nationals @ Los Angeles Dodgers

, Dodger Stadium
Jordan Zimmermann, RHP
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    Jordan Zimmermann, last 3 starts
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    Jordan Zimmermann, regular season
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    Jordan Zimmermann, last 5 years vs. LAD
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Career stats

In his last start, Zimmermann ended up throwing 32 pitches in the first inning, but settled down and pitched six innings, allowing the two runs on seven hits and striking out eight batters at Seattle.

Carlos Frias, RHP
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    Carlos Frias, last 5 years vs. WSH
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Frias will get the ball in place of Dan Haren, who was pushed back for extra rest. Frias will be making the first start of his career after posting a 5.65 ERA in 14 1/3 relief innings. Manager Don Mattingly said he likes Frias' "power stuff."

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Seattle Mariners @ Oakland Athletics

, O.co Coliseum
Felix Hernandez, RHP
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    Felix Hernandez, last 5 years vs. OAK
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Hernandez got roughed up by the Nationals in his last start. He allowed a career-high four homers en route to the loss, though he limited the damage to five runs over seven innings.

Jon Lester, LHP
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    Jon Lester, last 5 years vs. SEA
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Each of Lester's six outings with the A's have produced quality starts. The lefty was stuck with a loss Friday after allowing three runs (two earned) on six hits -- including a home run -- and one walk with five strikeouts in six innings in Anaheim

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Boston Red Sox @ New York Yankees

, Yankee Stadium
Anthony Ranaudo, RHP
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The righty will try to make it four wins in as many Major League starts when he takes the ball for the second time this season against the Yankees. Ranaudo won his debut against the Yankees, holding them to two runs over six innings on Aug. 1.

Hiroki Kuroda, RHP
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    Hiroki Kuroda, last 5 years vs. BOS
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The right-hander has been pitching well as of late, turning in quality starts in each of his last three outings. Kuroda has allowed more than three runs in just one of his last nine starts and sports a 3.38 ERA in the second half.

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Cincinnati Reds @ Baltimore Orioles

, Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Dylan Axelrod, RHP
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    Dylan Axelrod, last 5 years vs. BAL
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Axelrod tossed five scoreless innings against the Cubs on Thursday, allowing two hits and fanning eight for his first Reds win. He beat the O's in his only start against them, allowing a run on three hits over 7 1/3 innings on Aug. 29, 2012.

Miguel Gonzalez, RHP
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    Miguel Gonzalez, last 5 years vs. CIN
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Gonzalez opened the Orioles' four-game series against the Twins with a gem on Friday. The righty held Minnesota to one run in seven innings to win and finish August with a 2.96 ERA despite a stint with Triple-A Norfolk.

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Detroit Tigers @ Cleveland Indians

, Progressive Field
Justin Verlander, RHP
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Statistically, Verlander turned in his stingiest outing of the season in his last start, tying a season high with eight strikeouts over seven innings of one-run ball to beat the White Sox last Friday night in Chicago.

Danny Salazar, RHP
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Salazar lowered his ERA to 2.84 since being recalled from Triple-A Columbus with five scoreless innings Friday. The Royals managed just four hits off Salazar in the Indians' 6-1 win.

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New York Mets @ Miami Marlins

, Marlins Park
Jacob deGrom, RHP
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deGrom turned in his best start of the month -- a lone unearned run in seven innings -- on Friday against the Phillies. The rookie righty has struck out 15 and allowed one run in 14 innings (two starts) vs. Miami, his best numbers against any team.

Tom Koehler, RHP
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On the road trip, Koehler had no-decisions at the Rockies and Braves. He gave up two runs in six innings with six strikeouts at Atlanta. This will be Koehler's third start against the Mets. He's 0-1 with a loss on April 27.

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Toronto Blue Jays @ Tampa Bay Rays

, Tropicana Field
Marcus Stroman, RHP
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Stroman bounced back from a pair of rough outings to record a quality start during his last time out vs. Boston. Toronto's rookie starter allowed two runs on five hits while striking out six over 7 2/3 innings.

Chris Archer, RHP
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Archer, who had been 2-0 with a 1.99 ERA in August before his last start, was roughed up for eight runs in the first two innings of an 8-4 loss to Boston on Friday. He'll try to rebound vs. the Jays, who he held to one run in seven frames on Aug. 24.

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Milwaukee Brewers @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Matt Garza, RHP
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The right-hander returns for his first start since Aug. 3, when he strained a left rib-cage muscle in a start at St. Louis. Garza last pitched in a three-inning simulated game, so his pitch count will be limited.

Kyle Hendricks, RHP
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Hendricks finished August 4-0 with a 1.69 ERA in six starts. This will be his second outing vs. the Brewers, who he held to six hits over 7 1/3 scoreless innings on Aug. 12. In his last start, he held the Cardinals to two runs over six innings.

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Chicago White Sox @ Minnesota Twins

, Target Field
John Danks, LHP
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The southpaw will be glad to see the month of August pass, after finishing 0-3 with a 6.75 ERA over five starts. Opponents are hitting .276 overall against Danks, but also have posted a .345 on-base percentage and .464 slugging.

Trevor May, RHP
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May started strong in his fourth career start on Friday against the Orioles, but it unraveled for him in the fourth and fifth innings. The right-hander struck out eight but gave up eight runs over 4 2/3 innings to get the loss.

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Los Angeles Angels @ Houston Astros

, Minute Maid Park
Jered Weaver, RHP
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Weaver is tied for the AL lead in wins (15) and is 3-0 with a 2.88 ERA in his last four starts, including a seven-inning shutout performance against Oakland on Friday night. He owns a 3.68 ERA and 0.545 WHIP against Houston this season.

Collin McHugh, RHP
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    Collin McHugh, last 5 years vs. LAA
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McHugh gave up eight hits but only two earned runs in last start Thursday, pitching seven innings to beat Texas. He has won three of his four starts and hasn't been beaten since July 27.

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Texas Rangers @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Nick Tepesch, RHP
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Tepesch is 1-1 with a 3.56 ERA in his last five starts. The only loss was to the Royals, on Aug. 23, when he allowed six runs in 71/3 innings. This will be his first start in Kansas City. Tepesch was born there and raised just outside the city.

Jason Vargas, LHP
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Vargas has taken back-to-back losses, including a previous start against the Rangers in which they tagged him for 11 hits, but just three runs in six innings. He also walked a season-high four, although one was intentional.

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Arizona Diamondbacks @ San Diego Padres

, Petco Park
Josh Collmenter, RHP
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    Josh Collmenter, last 5 years vs. SD
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Collmenter has thrown gems in his last two outings. After pitching 8 1/3 innings against the Padres on Aug. 22, he faced the Rockies in his last start and gave up one run on two hits in a game the D-backs eventually won on a go-ahead grand slam.

Andrew Cashner, RHP
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    Andrew Cashner, last 5 years vs. ARI
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It looked like the Cashner of old the last time out against the Dodgers as, in his second start back from the disabled list (with a sore right shoulder), he allowed one run on six hits in six innings with no walks and eight strikeouts.

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