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Probable Pitchers

Cincinnati Reds @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Michael Lorenzen, RHP
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    Michael Lorenzen, last 3 starts
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    Michael Lorenzen, regular season
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    Michael Lorenzen, last 5 years vs. PIT
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The 23-year-old right-hander is coming off his Major League debut on Wednesday, when he gave up three runs on eight hits -- including three home runs -- in an 8-3 loss to the Brewers in Cincinnati.

Jeff Locke, LHP
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    Jeff Locke, last 5 years vs. CIN
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The lefty gets to face someone other than the Brewers (1.93 ERA) or Cubs (9.35 ERA) and would accept an outing between those two extremes. The Reds' big lefty bats (Joey Votto, Jay Bruce) combined 5-or-27 lifetime off Locke.

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Miami Marlins @ Washington Nationals

, Nationals Park
Mat Latos, RHP
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After tweaking his left hamstring in a no-decision against the Mets, Latos' status was up in the air. But he's feeling better and staying on schedule. On April 24, he gave up two runs in 6 1/3 innings in a no-decision vs. the Nats.

Stephen Strasburg, RHP
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    Stephen Strasburg, last 5 years vs. MIA
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It looked like it was going to be a short night for Strasburg on Thursday against the Mets. After two innings, he threw 51 pitches and allowed two runs. But he started dealing after that and ended up getting the victory.

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New York Yankees @ Toronto Blue Jays

, Rogers Centre
Michael Pineda, RHP
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    Michael Pineda, last 5 years vs. TOR
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Pineda took a no-decision in his most recent start on April 29, allowing two runs and six hits over 5 2/3 innings to the Rays. He has struck out 32 with only two walks in 31 1/3 innings. He saw the Blue Jays on April 8 in N.Y., allowing two runs.

Marco Estrada, RHP
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    Marco Estrada, last 5 years vs. NYY
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Estrada (1-0, 0.84 ERA) will make his season debut in the starting rotation after struggling rookie Daniel Norris was optioned to Triple-A. Estrada has thrived out of the bullpen over the last two seasons, but struggled as a starter.

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Baltimore Orioles @ New York Mets

, Citi Field
Bud Norris, RHP
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Norris is coming off a solid outing against Boston on April 26, allowing three runs on seven hits over 6 2/3 innings in his first victory of the season over the Red Sox.

Bartolo Colon, RHP
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Colon suffered his first loss of the season last time out at Miami, but he still continued to show impressive command. The 41-year-old righty has now walked just one batter in 32 2/3 innings this season.

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Philadelphia Phillies @ Atlanta Braves

, Turner Field
Chad Billingsley, RHP
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After two elbow surgeries, Billingsley returns to a big-league mound for the first time since April 15, 2013, when he was a member of the Dodgers. He is 81-61 with a 3.65 ERA in 219 games (190 starts) since 2006.

Shelby Miller, RHP
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Miller did not allow an earned run until surrendering back-to-back homers to begin Thursday's seventh against Cincinnati. Armed with the sinker he developed late last year, he has limited opponents to a .200 batting average.

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Tampa Bay Rays @ Boston Red Sox

, Fenway Park
Drew Smyly, LHP
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Smyly took a no-decision on Wednesday afternoon when he held the Yankees to two runs on four hits in six innings. The only runs the Yankees got were solo home runs. Smyly is 2-0 with a 2.82 ERA in five career appearances against the Red Sox.

Rick Porcello, RHP
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Porcello gave the Red Sox a badly needed quality start on Wednesday, holding the Blue Jays to one run in seven frames while fanning six batters.

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Cleveland Indians @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Danny Salazar, RHP
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In 19 innings this season, Salazar has piled up 28 strikeouts against five walks. On Wednesday, the right-hander struck out seven, walked none and gave up four runs in six innings of a win over the Royals.

Jason Vargas, LHP
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Vargas struggled last year against the Tigers -- going just 1-3 with a 6.18 ERA. He is off to a slow start this year overall -- 2-1 with a 5.95 ERA.

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Detroit Tigers @ Chicago White Sox

, U.S. Cellular Field
Shane Greene, RHP
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Brad Ausmus took enough interest after back-to-back rough outings that he caught Greene's bullpen session Friday to get a better idea how Greene's pitching. He has given up 15 runs over 8 1/3 innings in his last two starts.

Jeff Samardzija, RHP
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Baltimore scored six runs in the first inning off Samardzija and then cruised to victory in the Wednesday afternoon contest played in a fan-less ballpark. Samardzija held Detroit to one run in eight innings on April 17.

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Los Angeles Dodgers @ Milwaukee Brewers

, Miller Park
Zack Greinke, RHP
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He again was the stopper, winning after a Dodgers loss, but Greinke had to battle with runners in scoring position the first four innings and a pitch count that limited him to six innings.

Matt Garza, RHP
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Garza has pitched in 226 regular-season games and spent parts of five seasons with NL teams, yet has never faced the Dodgers. He has faced six players on L.A.'s roster, including Jimmy Rollins (26 at-bats).

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Oakland Athletics @ Minnesota Twins

, Target Field
Jesse Chavez, RHP
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Chavez allowed four runs on seven hits and three walks with five strikeouts in five innings against the Angels on Thursday. It was just the second start he's made all season, after transferring from the bullpen to the rotation.

Trevor May, RHP
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May, who was hit in the elbow on a comebacker in his previous start, showed no ill effects against the White Sox on Thursday. He gave up two runs over 5 2/3 innings to get the win.

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Texas Rangers @ Houston Astros

, Minute Maid Park
Wandy Rodriguez, LHP
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Rodriguez will make his third start for the Rangers and will face the team that he pitched for from 2005-12. He was 1-0 with a 2.08 ERA against the Astros in 2012 after being traded to the Pirates.

Scott Feldman, RHP
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The righty remains a steady veteran arm, rebounding strongly from a 7-run outing vs. Oakland to post 3 straight quality starts. His K/BB ratio is better than 3-to-1 in 31-plus innings.

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Chicago Cubs @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Kyle Hendricks, RHP
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Hendricks is coming off a rare wild outing, during which he matched a career high with three walks against Pittsburgh. He'll be going for his first win of the season against the Cardinals, against whom he has a 3.06 ERA in three career starts.

Tyler Lyons, LHP
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Lyons will get the callup from Triple-A Memphis, where he is 2-1 with a 2.91 ERA. He will become the second pitcher from Memphis to fill Adam Wainwright's (left Achilles) spot in the rotation, following Tim Cooney.

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Arizona Diamondbacks @ Colorado Rockies

, Coors Field
Josh Collmenter, RHP
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Collmenter is starting on regular rest despite last Thursday's off-day. In his last start he allowed just one unearned run in eight innings against the Rockies. He has had success this year when he's kept the ball down.

Tyler Matzek, LHP
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Matzek won his last start, when he held the D-backs to two runs and five hits in five innings, but he had to leave because of a left hamstring cramp. He's pitching on an extra day's rest.

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Seattle Mariners @ Los Angeles Angels

, Angel Stadium of Anaheim
James Paxton, LHP
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Paxton is 0-2 with a 5.74 ERA after 5 starts, but is coming off his best outing -- 7 innings of 2-run ball in a no-decision at Houston. He's 2-2 with a 2.67 ERA in 5 starts vs. Anaheim, including a 2-0 loss in the second game this season in Seattle.

Garrett Richards, RHP
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Richards has been erratic but effective since returning from a ruptured left patellar tendon, giving up a combined seven runs (six earned) on 12 hits and 10 walks in 18 innings, striking out 14. He held the Mariners to one run in 15 innings last year

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San Diego Padres @ San Francisco Giants

, AT&T Park
Andrew Cashner, RHP
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Cashner is coming off a start in which he struck out 10 in seven innings against the Astros. The team hasn't played good defense behind him, as eight of the 17 runs he's allowed have been unearned. His slider has been as good as its been since 2012.

Ryan Vogelsong, RHP
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Giants manager Bruce Bochy has elected to keep Vogelsong in the rotation despite his unsightly 9.31 ERA to begin the year. Vogelsong was roughed up by the Dodgers for six earned runs in three innings his last time out.

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