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Probable Pitchers

Miami Marlins @ Washington Nationals

, Nationals Park
David Phelps, RHP
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    David Phelps, last 3 starts
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    David Phelps, regular season
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    David Phelps, last 5 years vs. WSH
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Phelps comes off a no-decision against the Mets in a game he led by three runs entering the seventh. Since joining the rotation, the right-hander has a 1.53 ERA, allowing three runs in 17 2/3 innings across three starts.

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. MIA
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Coming off a season-high seven-inning start in Atlanta, Zimmermann looks to continue his run of quality starts (four in five starts in 2015) and his dominance of the Marlins, who he's 7-3 with a 3.34 ERA against in his career.

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New York Yankees @ Toronto Blue Jays

, Rogers Centre
Chase Whitley, RHP
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    Chase Whitley, last 3 starts
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    Chase Whitley, regular season
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    Chase Whitley, last 5 years vs. TOR
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Whitley is making his second start of the season for the Yankees, taking over a rotation slot vacated by an injury to ace Masahiro Tanaka. He earned the win in his season debut on Tuesday vs. the Rays, allowing a run on six hits over five innings.

R.A. Dickey, RHP
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    R.A. Dickey, regular season
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    R.A. Dickey, last 5 years vs. NYY
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Dickey matched a season high with seven innings during his last start against the Red Sox. He also didn't walk a batter for the first time this year but he did allow four runs -- including a two-run homer by Hanley Ramirez.

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Philadelphia Phillies @ Atlanta Braves

, Turner Field
Aaron Harang, RHP
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    Aaron Harang, regular season
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    Aaron Harang, last 5 years vs. ATL
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Career stats

Harang snapped a stretch of four consecutive quality starts in his last outing when he gave up five runs in six innings against the Cardinals. He beat the Braves on April 24, tossing eight scoreless innings of two-hit ball.

Alex Wood, LHP
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    Alex Wood, last 5 years vs. PHI
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Wood has not been sharp during any of his first five starts. He has relied more heavily on his fastball and shied away from the changeup he used more frequently last year. He has a 2.08 ERA in five career starts against Philadelphia.

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Tampa Bay Rays @ Boston Red Sox

, Fenway Park
Jake Odorizzi, RHP
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    Jake Odorizzi, last 5 years vs. BOS
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Odorizzi took his second loss of the season against the Yankees on Tuesday when he allowed four runs on nine hits while striking out four in 6 1/3 innings. He is 0-2 with an 8.25 ERA in three career starts at Fenway Park.

Clay Buchholz, RHP
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    Clay Buchholz, last 5 years vs. TB
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Buchholz's inconsistent tendencies showed up again in his last start. He allowed five runs (four earned) and got the hook after working just 2 2/3 innings, his shortest outing since April 21, 2014.

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Los Angeles Dodgers @ Milwaukee Brewers

, Miller Park
Clayton Kershaw, LHP
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Kershaw gave up another home run, this time to Buster Posey, but the ace got through seven innings without a walk against the Giants and pitched well enough to deserve a win.

Kyle Lohse, RHP
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Lohse still hasn't rounded into form, but appears to be getting closer after lasting seven innings in each of his last two starts. He surrendered three home runs to the Reds on Tuesday, but limited the damage to four runs.

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Chicago Cubs @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Travis Wood, LHP
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Wood did not walk a batter and posted a quality start in his last outing, a victory over the Pirates. He also struck out a season-high nine batters and showed much-improved fastball command compared with last season when he struggled.

Carlos Martinez, RHP
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Martinez has answered questions about his ability to be efficient by going at least six innings deep in each of his four starts this year. Incorporating his changeup and slider more liberally has helped him have those quicker innings.

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Oakland Athletics @ Minnesota Twins

, Target Field
Jesse Hahn, RHP
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Hahn took a no-decision in a start against the Angels on Wednesday, after allowing three runs on four hits and a walk with six strikeouts over five innings. He hasn't allowed more than three earned runs in each of his four starts.

Phil Hughes, RHP
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Hughes left his most recent outing after five innings due to a mild hip strain but was cleared to make his scheduled start. He's still looking for his first win.

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Texas Rangers @ Houston Astros

, Minute Maid Park
Ross Detwiler, LHP
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Detwiler made strides in the lefty's fourth start as a Ranger on Tuesday night, allowing two runs in 5 1/3 innings. He had a season-best five strikeouts. Seattle's left-handed batters were 0-for-8 with four strikeouts.

Dallas Keuchel, LHP
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The lefty has assumed the role of ace this season with gusto, leading the AL in WHIP, innings pitched and opponents' average through 5 starts. Texas had the best luck against him so far, scratching out 2 runs in 6 innings on April 12.

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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
Felix Hernandez, RHP
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The ace is 4-0 to open a season for the second time in his career (also 2009) and gunning for his first 5-0 start. Hernandez beat the Angels, 4-1, on Opening Day, giving up 2 hits in 7 innings. He's 12-13, 3.47 in 41 career starts vs. Anaheim.

Matt Shoemaker, RHP
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Shoemaker returned from the bereavement list and held the A's to three runs in 5 2/3 innings on eight days' rest Wednesday. The 28-year-old scattered six hits and walked one. He pitched six innings of three-run ball against the Mariners on April 8.

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San Diego Padres @ San Francisco Giants

, AT&T Park
Tyson Ross, RHP
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Ross hasn't won since April 12, but he did cut down on his walks the last time out against the Astros. He walked two but both scored. He matched his season-high with nine strikeouts in five innings. He hasn't completed six innings since April 12.

Madison Bumgarner, LHP
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    Madison Bumgarner, last 5 years vs. SD
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For the first time in three starts, Bumgarner won't have to square off against Clayton Kershaw. Though he allowed just one run and struck out nine over eight innings against the Dodgers in his last start, Bumgarner's ERA sits at 3.73.

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