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Probable Pitchers

St. Louis Cardinals @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Jack Flaherty, RHP
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    Jack Flaherty, last 3 starts
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A rain delay chopped Flaherty’s recent start against the Reds to five innings, but the righty was convincing. His scoreless, two-hit start and ability to make pitches in big spots put the Cardinals in a winnable spot, though they fell 8-2.

Jon Lester, LHP
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Lester finished the first half tied with Aaron Nola and Max Scherzer for the most wins in the NL (12) and held the NL’s fourth best ERA (2.58). There's no place like Wrigley Field for the lefty, who is 5-1 with a 1.98 ERA in nine home starts.

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Atlanta Braves @ Washington Nationals

, Nationals Park
Anibal Sanchez, RHP
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Sanchez has rejuvenated his career since signing a Minor League deal with the Braves during the final week of Spring Training. The veteran hurler has posted a 2.45 ERA over eight starts made since returning from the disabled list on May 29.

Stephen Strasburg, RHP
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Strasburg, who has been sorely missed, will be activated off the DL and make his first start since June 8. It will be his 30th career start against the Braves, whom he will now have faced more than any other club.

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New York Mets @ New York Yankees

, Yankee Stadium
Noah Syndergaard, RHP
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Syndergaard’s seven-week stay on the disabled list ended when he fired five innings of one-run ball last Friday against the Nationals. Critical for Syndergaard will be proving he can stay healthy enough to pitch every five days from here on out.

Domingo German, RHP
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German will open the second half for the Bombers, having stumbled in his final start before the break when the Indians peppered him for six runs in four innings. The rookie hurler is seeking his first victory since June 19.

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San Diego Padres @ Philadelphia Phillies

, Citizens Bank Park
Clayton Richard, LHP
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The veteran left-hander started on Opening Day, and he gets the ball first in the second half as well. Richard chewed up 124 innings in the first half, the most by a Padres starter since Tyson Ross and Ian Kennedy did so in 2014.

Jake Arrieta, RHP
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Arrieta finished the first half with three solid starts before the All-Star break. He is 2-0 with a 1.89 ERA in those starts, allowing just four earned runs in 19 innings. He has pitched seven innings in each of his last two starts.

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Baltimore Orioles @ Toronto Blue Jays

, Rogers Centre
Dylan Bundy, RHP
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The Orioles are going with Bundy in the second-half opener because the righty missed some time earlier on the DL and is fairly rested. Bundy has struggled to get on track in two starts since coming off the DL and will look to do that in Toronto.

Sam Gaviglio, RHP
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Gaviglio gets the first game out of the All-Star Break after he posted a 4.58 ERA over 13 appearances in the first half. He made his last start on just two days' rest as he allowed one run over 3 1/3 innings to Boston.

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Boston Red Sox @ Detroit Tigers

, Comerica Park
David Price, LHP
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Price allowed three runs (two on homers) while striking out eight in his last outing against the Blue Jays, leaving him with a 9.20 ERA and 1.5 WHIP in his last three starts. That outing was his longest during that span, though, at 6 2/3 innings.

Matthew Boyd, LHP
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Boyd will open the Tigers' second half with his 19th start of the season. He struggled to end the first half with a 9.78 ERA in his last five outings.

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Miami Marlins @ Tampa Bay Rays

, Tropicana Field
Dan Straily, RHP
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Straily has a 2.84 ERA and 15 strikeouts in 19 innings in three July starts. But the veteran still seeks his first win since June 25 against Arizona. On the road this season, Straily is 1-3 with a 3.67 ERA in seven starts.

Nathan Eovaldi, RHP
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Eovaldi struggled to keep his fastball down in his last outing on July 13, and the Twins took full advantage. Minnesota hung eight runs on Eovaldi over 2 2/3 innings as the right-hander's ERA ballooned by over a run.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
Jameson Taillon, RHP
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Taillon has been excellent since giving up six runs in six innings on May 22 in Cincinnati. In his last nine starts, Taillon has gone 4-3 with a 3.29 ERA and 55 K's in 54 2/3 innings. He struck out a career-high 10 in his last start on July 12.

Tyler Mahle, RHP
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Following a stretch of eight starts where he had a 2.62 ERA, Mahle closed his first half with the worst start of his career. In a 19-4 loss to the Indians, the rookie gave up seven runs (five earned), six hits and two walks in only 2 1/3 frames.

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Cleveland Indians @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Trevor Bauer, RHP
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Bauer held the Yankees to two runs on seven hits in seven innings on Sunday, but did not factor into the decision. He allowed two runs in 6 2/3 innings against the Rangers on April 30.

Martin Perez, LHP
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Perez starts on five days’ rest after he came off the DL last Saturday for his longest outing of the year. He allowed one run over seven innings in a tough loss to Baltimore in that one, his first outing since April 29 after right elbow surgery.

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Los Angeles Dodgers @ Milwaukee Brewers

, Miller Park
Rich Hill, LHP
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After a one-inning relief appearance on Sunday, Hill returns to the rotation for his first start in 10 days. With an ERA of 4.55, Hill could be headed back to the bullpen when Walker Buehler returns.

Wade Miley, LHP
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Miley returned from the 60-day DL (right oblique) before the break and started in Pittsburgh last Thursday. In his first appearance since May 8, Miley struck out five and walked five while allowing two runs in five innings of work.

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Minnesota Twins @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Kyle Gibson, RHP
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Gibson quietly put together an impressive first half, including a much-improved strikeout rate with 114 strikeouts in 115 2/3 innings. He went eight innings last time out, allowing one run on five hits in a win over the Rays.

Danny Duffy, LHP
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After a sluggish start to the season, Duffy owns a 2.73 ERA over his last 10 starts, striking out 58 hitters in 55 2/3 innings. Duffy shut out the White Sox in his last start through 7 innings, giving up four hits and whiffing eight Chicago hitters.

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San Francisco Giants @ Oakland Athletics

, Oakland Coliseum
Dereck Rodriguez, RHP
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Rodriguez will crack the all-time top 10 San Francisco-era single-season list for wins by a rookie if he can reach 10. He's unlikely to amass the 162-inning total necessary to qualify for the top 10 single-season rookie ERAs.

Edwin Jackson, RHP
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Jackson, whom the A’s called up in late June, has been a pleasant surprise, allowing two earned runs or fewer in each of his four starts and showing no signs of age. The veteran journeyman will get the ball for the A’s to kick off the second half.

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Colorado Rockies @ Arizona Diamondbacks

, Chase Field
German Marquez, RHP
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Marquez is coming off a big win -- a 19-2 rout of the D-backs at Coors Field on July 11. He has won his last three starts, compiling a 1.80 ERA over those three games. In nine games away from Coors Field, Marquez is 5-3 with a 2.62 ERA.

Robbie Ray, LHP
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Ray hopes to move past some bumpy moments in his return from the disabled list (5.23 ERA, five home runs allowed over four starts). The lefty owns a 5.52 ERA over 11 career starts against the Rockies.

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Houston Astros @ Los Angeles Angels

, Angel Stadium
Dallas Keuchel, LHP
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The veteran lefty finished the first half of the season with a flurry, going 4-0 with a 2.17 ERA in his final six starts prior to the All-Star break. He’s had more success in his career against the Angels than any team, 10-2 with a 3.67 ERA.

Tyler Skaggs, LHP
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In his last 7 games before the break, Skaggs recorded a 1.88 ERA over 43 innings. He’s coming off a 6-inning outing where he struck out 5 in the Angels’ 11-2 win over the Mariners. Skaggs is 2-3 in 7 home games this season with a 3.29 ERA.

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Chicago White Sox @ Seattle Mariners

, Safeco Field
James Shields, RHP
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Shields worked at least six innings in 14 of his past 16 starts leading up to the break. He has a 4.03 ERA during that stretch but 15 of his 46 earned runs allowed over that time came in two starts. He is 4-4 with a 4.82 ERA lifetime at Safeco Field.

Wade LeBlanc, LHP
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The veteran left-hander has gone 5-1 with a 3.45 ERA in 14 starts since moving into the rotation, though he took his first loss in his last outing. That was the first losing decision LeBlanc has had in 22 starts with Seattle in his career.

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