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Probable Pitchers

Chicago Cubs @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
John Lackey, RHP
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    John Lackey, last 3 starts
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Lackey has thrown six innings in each of his first three starts, and took the loss in his last outing against the Brewers, serving up three home runs. He was 2-2 with a 5.33 ERA in four starts against the Reds in 2016.

Bronson Arroyo, RHP
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    Bronson Arroyo, last 3 starts
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    Bronson Arroyo, regular season
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Arroyo was a winner in the big leagues for the first time in 1,038 days after he pitched five decent innings for a 9-3 win over the Orioles on Tuesday.

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Houston Astros @ Tampa Bay Rays

, Tropicana Field
Joe Musgrove, RHP
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    Joe Musgrove, last 3 starts
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    Joe Musgrove, regular season
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    Joe Musgrove, last 5 years vs. TB
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The second-year right-hander is still looking to work deeper into games. In his first three starts, he has thrown five innings twice and 5 1/3 innings once. He said trying to navigate through the lineup a third time is key.

Matt Andriese, RHP
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Andriese picked up his first win of the season Tuesday night when he held the Tigers to one run on four hits and a walk while striking out five in six innings. Lefties are hitting .217 against Andriese; righties are hitting .275.

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Atlanta Braves @ Philadelphia Phillies

, Citizens Bank Park
Mike Foltynewicz, RHP
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    Mike Foltynewicz, regular season
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    Mike Foltynewicz, last 5 years vs. PHI
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Foltynewicz took a step in the right direction as he harnessed his emotions during Tuesday’s seven-inning effort against the Nationals. He’s gaining more confidence with his changeup, and his slider remains a potential weapon.

Zach Eflin, RHP
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Eflin makes his second start of the season. He replaced Clay Buchholz, who could be lost for the season following right elbow surgery last week. Eflin allowed two runs in five innings in his debut against the Mets.

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Boston Red Sox @ Baltimore Orioles

, Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Eduardo Rodriguez, LHP
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This will be the first start for Rodriguez since April 13, when he gave up three runs (two earned) on four hits in 5 1/3 innings vs. the Pirates in a no-decision. He threw a shutout inning of relief against the Blue Jays on Wednesday.

Kevin Gausman, RHP
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The righty is coming off his worst start of the season and one of the worst of his career on Tuesday in Cincinnati. Gausman, the O's Opening Day starter, will look to bounce back after having just one quality start his first four games.

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New York Yankees @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Jordan Montgomery, LHP
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Montgomery picked up his first Major League win his last time out, limiting the White Sox to three runs over six innings. A tall lefty with deception, Montgomery has been compared to former big leaguer Chuck Finley.

Ivan Nova, RHP
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Nova will face his former team for the first time. The veteran righty, who spent seven years in the Majors with the Yankees, is coming off a 78-pitch complete-game loss to the Cardinals at Busch Stadium. He has yet to issue a walk this season.

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Cleveland Indians @ Chicago White Sox

, Guaranteed Rate Field
Danny Salazar, RHP
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Salazar struggled the first time through Minnesota’s batting order in his most recent start, but settled down after an early run to guide Cleveland to a 3-1 win. Salazar finished that start with seven strikeouts.

Derek Holland, LHP
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Holland had his first rough outing with Chicago, giving up six earned runs in 4 2/3 frames. Holland yielded five in the third, but could have escaped unscathed if not for a Jose Abreu misplay. Holland no-hit the Tribe into the 6th when they last met.

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Detroit Tigers @ Minnesota Twins

, Target Field
Michael Fulmer, RHP
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Fulmer was a hard-luck loser in his last start against the Rays. Aside from a couple of sliders that he left out over the plate that resulted in three earned runs, Fulmer was solid over six innings, scattering six hits and striking out five.

Kyle Gibson, RHP
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Gibson has struggled this year, giving up four homers through his first three starts. He's yet to go deeper than 5 1/3 innings.

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St. Louis Cardinals @ Milwaukee Brewers

, Miller Park
Mike Leake, RHP
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Leake had a 14 1/3-inning scoreless streak snapped last time out, but he continues to pitch brilliantly. With an expanded repertoire of pitches, Leake has allowed just two runs in 21 1/3 innings this season.

Jimmy Nelson, RHP
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Is this the year Nelson solves St. Louis? He is 0-7 with a 7.34 ERA in nine games, eight starts against the Brewers’ division rival. Cardinals batters have hit Nelson at a .316 clip.

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Kansas City Royals @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Jason Hammel, RHP
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Hammel will pitch the finale of the Rangers series and is coming off his best start of the season on Tuesday against the Giants. Hammel went six-plus innings and gave up six hits and one run while striking out three.

Yu Darvish, RHP
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Darvish allowed four runs in 5 1/3 innings in a 4-2 loss to the Athletics on Tuesday. He has made three career starts against the Royals and is 1-1 with a 2.25 ERA.

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San Francisco Giants @ Colorado Rockies

, Coors Field
Jeff Samardzija, RHP
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Home runs have continued to be an issue for Samardzija, who has yielded a team-high four in 19 innings.

Kyle Freeland, LHP
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Freeland has come down to Earth some since his remarkable debut. He gave up just one run in his last outing in L.A., but walked four and hit two batters, eventually getting pulled after four innings with his pitch count at 87.

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Toronto Blue Jays @ Los Angeles Angels

, Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Marcus Stroman, RHP
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Stroman had trouble keeping his two-seamer down in the zone during his last start, and the end result was six runs on 11 hits by Boston. He typically thrives by keeping the ball down in the zone after leading the AL in ground-ball percentage in 2016.

Daniel Wright, RHP
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Scheduled starter Jesse Chavez pitched in relief Friday, so Wright was called up for a spot start. He made one appearance for the Angels this year, allowing three runs in four innings of relief vs. Texas on April 13.

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Seattle Mariners @ Oakland Athletics

, Oakland Coliseum
Yovani Gallardo, RHP
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Gallardo struggled early in his last start -- four runs in three innings -- but he then battled through three more innings and allowed no more runs against the Marlins. He has a 6.19 ERA through his first three starts of the season.

Andrew Triggs, RHP
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Triggs has been excellent this season; he hasn't yet allowed an earned run in 17 2/3 innings. The right-hander pitched six innings against the Rangers on Tuesday, holding them to two unearned runs on three hits with no walks and five strikeouts.

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Los Angeles Dodgers @ Arizona Diamondbacks

, Chase Field
Brandon McCarthy, RHP
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McCarthy struck out eight in five innings against the D-backs, keeping the Dodgers close and continuing his impressive comeback season. He’s the only starter on the club other than Kershaw to pitch at least six innings.

Shelby Miller, RHP
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Miller beat the Padres in his last start, flashing a fastball that touched 99 mph. Miller allowed just one run of 7 1/3 innings to become the first D-backs pitcher to work into the eighth inning this season.

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Miami Marlins @ San Diego Padres

, Petco Park
Tom Koehler, RHP
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Koehler has allowed five homers in three starts. One issue is being behind in counts. His strike percentage is just 57.4 percent. A year ago, it was 60.7 percent. In his loss at Seattle, lefties were 4-for-8 off Koehler.

Luis Perdomo, RHP
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The right-hander is set to return after missing two weeks with right shoulder inflammation. Last season, he led the National League with a 59 percent ground-ball rate, and in his lone start of 2017, he induced 13 grounders to just three fly balls.

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Washington Nationals @ New York Mets

, Citi Field
Max Scherzer, RHP
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On his way to securing the National League Cy Young Award in 2016, Scherzer dominated the Mets. In three starts against the Nats' division rival, he allowed two earned runs in 20 2/3 innings, with 29 strikeouts and just six walks.

Zack Wheeler, RHP
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Through three starts, there has been no question about the quality of Wheeler’s arsenal. Wheeler’s problem has been efficiency; he needed 99 pitches to complete five innings last time out, and has yet to go longer than 5 2/3.

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