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Probable Pitchers

St. Louis Cardinals @ Atlanta Braves

, SunTrust Park
Jack Flaherty, RHP
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    Jack Flaherty, last 3 starts
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    Jack Flaherty, regular season
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    Jack Flaherty, last 5 years vs. ATL
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Flaherty's last outing was plenty to keep the Cards in a position to win, as the righty allowed one run in six innings vs. the Dodgers in a 3-0 loss Friday. While it wasn't the result he wanted, Flaherty was still impressive with eight strikeouts.

Touki Toussaint, RHP
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Toussaint struggled in a one-inning relief appearance Saturday, but he has impressed in each of his first three career starts. The rookie has an outside shot of gaining a spot on Atlanta’s potential playoff roster.

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Minnesota Twins @ Detroit Tigers

, Comerica Park
Gabriel Moya, LHP
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Moya will be the Twins' "opener" for the second time this week. He threw one scoreless inning against the Tigers on Monday in a game that the Twins went on to win, 6-1. Minnesota is 1-2 when Moya serves as the opener.

Spencer Turnbull, RHP
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    Spencer Turnbull, last 5 years vs. MIN
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Turnbull will be making his first career Major League start on Wednesday. The right-hander threw a perfect inning Friday against the Indians at Progressive Field and also collected his first strikeout in his big league debut.

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Tampa Bay Rays @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Diego Castillo, RHP
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Castillo is making his ninth start as an opener for the Rays. The rookie right-hander has a 2.92 ERA and opponents are hitting .200 off him in his eight starts although he has yet to pitch more than two innings. The Rays are 7-1 in those eight games.

Yohander Mendez, LHP
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    Yohander Mendez, last 5 years vs. TB
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Mendez has made two starts and one relief appearance since being called up for September, and he is 2-0 with a 1.20 ERA this month. In 15 innings, he has allowed seven hits and seven walks while striking out 10.

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New York Mets @ Philadelphia Phillies

, Citizens Bank Park
Noah Syndergaard, RHP
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Fresh off his longest scoreless outing of the season, Syndergaard will take on a Phillies team that has frustrated him this season. He hasn’t submitted a quality start in three tries against Philadelphia, with a 5.51 ERA overall.

Zach Eflin, RHP
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Eflin had one of his best starts of the second half in his last game on Friday. He limited the Marlins to one run on five hits in 6 1/3 innings.

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Boston Red Sox @ New York Yankees

, Yankee Stadium
David Price, LHP
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The lefty has been Boston's ace the last couple of months. In nine starts since the All-Star break, Price is 5-0 with a 1.56 ERA. Price has struggled at Yankee Stadium since joining the Red Sox, going 0-5 with a 10.44 ERA in five starts.

Luis Severino, RHP
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Severino showed some encouraging signs in his last outing, but he was miffed at being removed at 83 pitches with two outs in the sixth inning. In 11 starts since July 12, Severino is 3-6 with a 6.43 ERA.

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Kansas City Royals @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Heath Fillmyer, RHP
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Fillmyer will pitch the series finale in Pittsburgh. Fillmyer went a career-high 7 1/3 innings Thursday in a win over Minnesota, giving up five hits and four runs, while striking out six.

Chris Archer, RHP
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Since being acquired from Tampa Bay, Archer has a 5.49 ERA in his first eight starts with Pittsburgh. Through 25 starts between the Rays and Pirates this season, opponents are hitting .272 off him compared to a career average of .239.

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Toronto Blue Jays @ Baltimore Orioles

, Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Marco Estrada, RHP
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Estrada originally was scheduled to start Thursday, but he was moved up one day because he threw just 55 pitches in his last start vs. the Yankees. In that start, Estrada allowed eight runs on six hits and three walks over 2 2/3 innings.

Jimmy Yacabonis, RHP
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Jimmy Yacabonis will make his fifth start of the season when he faces the Blue Jays. His past three starts were as the 26th man for doubleheaders, and his longest start came July 9, when he threw five innings against the Yankees.

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Chicago White Sox @ Cleveland Indians

, Progressive Field
Dylan Covey, RHP
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The White Sox flip-flopped Rodon and Covey, keeping Rodon closer to regular rest when factoring in off-days last Thursday and Monday. Covey makes his 19th start of the year, with a 6.09 ERA as a starter vs. a 2.25 ERA over six games as a reliever.

Carlos Carrasco, RHP
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Carrasco took a loss on Sept. 12 against the Rays after allowing three runs on six hits with five strikeouts and two walks. The big righty is 2-0 this year vs. the White Sox, with 20 strikeouts vs. one walk in 14 scoreless innings (two starts).

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Cincinnati Reds @ Milwaukee Brewers

, Miller Park
Matt Harvey, RHP
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Harvey had four pitches all working for him during his six scoreless innings vs. the Cubs on Friday. He threw first-pitch strikes to 17 of 23 batters and retired his final eight batters in a row. He was lifted after 96 pitches.

Gio Gonzalez, LHP
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The Brewers have a small window to decide if Gonzalez fits their postseason plans, and after two starts the results are mixed. He didn’t make it through the fifth inning against the Pirates and was frustrated by four walks.

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Seattle Mariners @ Houston Astros

, Minute Maid Park
To Be Announced

Dallas Keuchel, LHP
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Keuchel has not missed his turn in the rotation all season and will be making his 32nd start. In his last outing, a no-decision vs. Arizona, Keuchel tossed his 20th quality start, tied for third-most in the league.

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San Francisco Giants @ San Diego Padres

, Petco Park
Chris Stratton, RHP
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In five starts since returning from Triple-A, Stratton is 2-2 with a 2.10 ERA. Tentatively, manager Bruce Bochy was not planning on giving Stratton extra rest, though he threw 114 pitches in his Friday shutout of Colorado.

Robbie Erlin, LHP
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Erlin was sharp over 5 1/3 innings Friday, but shoddy defense cost him two runs, and he was saddled with the loss. Erlin’s been hit-or-miss as a starter this year, but he’s been excellent out of the bullpen.

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Chicago Cubs @ Arizona Diamondbacks

, Chase Field
Cole Hamels, LHP
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Hamels remains the most reliable Cubs starter, though he hasn’t been quite as sharp in September as he was over his six August starts. He allowed just one home run in his first eight starts with the Cubs before allowing back-to-back homers on Friday.

Robbie Ray, LHP
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Ray has held opponents to two or fewer runs in five consecutive starts. He yielded two earned runs over 5 1/3 innings in his most recent outing at Houston on Friday, walking three and striking out six.

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Los Angeles Angels @ Oakland Athletics

, Oakland Coliseum
Felix Pena, RHP
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Pena earned a win in his last start on Wednesday, firing six scoreless innings against the Rangers. In his last eight starts, Pena is 2-2 with a 2.76 ERA. He has gone at least six innings in each of his last six outings.

Brett Anderson, LHP
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Anderson is looking to bounce back from two consecutive starts of three or fewer innings. During those appearances -- both losses -- the lefty allowed nine runs on 14 hits in six total innings.

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Colorado Rockies @ Los Angeles Dodgers

, Dodger Stadium
Tyler Anderson, LHP
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After a lengthy slump during which his mechanics became out of whack, Anderson threw six innings and held the Giants to two runs -- without walking a batter -- in his last start.

Walker Buehler, RHP
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Buehler is coming off a dazzling eight-inning, nine-strikeout performance against the Cardinals. Buehler has limited hitters to a .201 average. Buehler has made four starts against the Rockies this season and is 0-1 with a 3.24 ERA.

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