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Probable Pitchers

Detroit Tigers @ Tampa Bay Rays

, Tropicana Field
Rick Porcello, RHP
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    Rick Porcello, last 3 starts
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Porcello still isn't getting the consistent results he enjoyed last year, but he's a work in progress. He tossed a quality start against Toronto on Saturday, but with four walks and five hits over six innings, he was in and out of trouble every other inning.

David Price, LHP
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    David Price, last 3 starts
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    David Price, regular season
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    David Price, last 5 years vs. DET
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Price allowed three earned runs on three hits and four walks against the Indians on Saturday to earn his 13th win of the season. He is 1-0 with a 0.90 ERA in three career appearances against the Tigers; he is 14-4 with a 2.52 ERA in 21 career appearances at Tropicana.

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St. Louis Cardinals @ New York Mets

, Citi Field
Blake Hawksworth, RHP
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Hawksworth was victimized by a wild pitch that reliever Mitchell Boggs threw with the bases full of Hawksworth's runners last time out, ultimately giving the Cubs a win. He only went 4 1/3 innings, and struggled with his command at times.

R.A. Dickey, RHP
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    R.A. Dickey, last 5 years vs. STL
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The suddenly anemic Mets offense has wasted an impressive five-start streak for Dickey, who has gone 0-3 despite posting a 1.89 ERA and never allowing more than three runs in any one outing. His strikeout to walk ratio is 22:7 over that stretch.

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Atlanta Braves @ Washington Nationals

, Nationals Park
Derek Lowe, RHP
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Lowe had a disappointing outing his last start in which he allowed five hits and five walks in 5 2/3 innings. He had not walked more than two in a start since June 12. He has failed to make it out of the sixth inning in three consecutive starts and four of his last five.

Scott Olsen, LHP
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Olsen starts for the first time since May 21. He has been out with left shoulder tightness and has been rehabbing in Triple-A Syracuse. In Olsen's one start for the Chiefs, he earned a no-decision after allowing four runs on eight hits.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ Colorado Rockies

, Coors Field
Paul Maholm, LHP
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A four-run second inning handed Maholm the loss Friday vs. the Padres. Maholm has been mired in a good-start, bad-start routine going back to June 23 at Texas. Two of his last six outings have lasted fewer than four innings.

Ubaldo Jimenez, RHP
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Jimenez will try to rebound after what was one of his poorer outings in what has otherwise been a magical season. On Saturday against the Phillies, the righty lasted just two innings, surrendering six earned runs.

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Florida Marlins @ San Francisco Giants

, AT&T Park
Anibal Sanchez, RHP
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Sanchez was in line for his eighth win when he took the mound last Saturday. But after a three-run lead disappeared, he was not involved in the decision. The team is closely watching his innings pitched. He has 115 1/3 right now after throwing 86 a year ago.

Madison Bumgarner, LHP
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This will be Bumgarner's first start at home since June 26, when he made his season debut for the Giants in an Interleague affair against Boston. Since then, Bumgarner has recorded a 1.87 ERA in five road starts, winning the past four in a row.

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Los Angeles Dodgers @ San Diego Padres

, PETCO Park
Vicente Padilla, RHP
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Padilla was on the short end of a pitcher's duel with Johan Santana of the Mets on Friday. Padilla's been everything the Dodgers could have hoped for, and his only two losses since returning from injury were one-run and two-run performances.

Mat Latos, RHP
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Latos, reinstated from the disabled list earlier in the day, allowed two runs in six innings with two walks and seven strikeouts in his last start in Pittsburgh. It was his first start in 16 days, because of a strained left oblique. His command got better later in the start.

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Arizona Diamondbacks @ Philadelphia Phillies

, Citizens Bank Park
Joe Saunders, LHP
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Saunders is expected to join the D-backs on Tuesday and will make his Arizona debut against the Phillies two days later. The lefty is coming off a strong start on Friday. He allowed one Rangers run on seven hits over seven innings and struck out six.

Kyle Kendrick, RHP
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Kendrick proved to some that it was a mistake to demote him following his poor start in St. Louis. His inconsistency is still troubling: he's gone 6-plus innings and allowed two or fewer runs eight times; in his 11 other starts, he has an 8.73 ERA.

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New York Yankees @ Cleveland Indians

, Progressive Field
Dustin Moseley, RHP
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The Yankees had tabbed Sergio Mitre to make another turn in the rotation as a spot starter, but they've opted to go with Moseley instead. Moseley has a 4.22 ERA over 10 2/3 innings in four relief appearances but has held opponents to a .189 average.

Mitch Talbot, RHP
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Talbot yielded five runs on seven hits and one walk with a career-high eight strikeouts over 5 2/3 innings Saturday in the Indians' 6-3 loss to the Rays at Progressive Field. The rookie retired the first eight batters he faced, including six in a row on strikeouts.

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Oakland Athletics @ Texas Rangers

, Rangers Ballpark in Arlington
Vin Mazzaro, RHP
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The young righty has proved himself to be a legit big league pitcher lately. Over his last five starts, Mazzaro is 4-0 with a 2.12 ERA and a .202 batting average against. He picked up the decision in Saturday's 10-2 win vs. the White Sox, tossing six innings of two-run ball.

C.J. Wilson, LHP
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Wilson pitched arguably his best game of the season Friday, holding the Angels scoreless over eight innings while not walking a batter. In his only start against the A's this season, Wilson earned the no-decision after allowing only one run in seven innings of work.

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Baltimore Orioles @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Brian Matusz, LHP
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After a pair of short starts against the Rangers and Jays, Matusz had an encouraging performance against the Twins on Saturday. The lefty allowed three runs on six hits and three walks over five innings -- an outing he dubbed a "big stride."

Kyle Davies, RHP
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Davies took down the defending World Series champs in his last start, allowing four earned runs on seven hits, with three walks and three strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings. One cause for concern for Davies was the season-high three homers he allowed.

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Seattle Mariners @ Chicago White Sox

, U.S. Cellular Field
David Pauley, RHP
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Pauley -- brought into the rotation as a spot starter -- has shown enough to keep himself around. In three starts, he's held opponents to just five earned runs. The next task is getting deeper into games, as he hasn't gone farther than six innings yet.

Freddy Garcia, RHP
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Garcia has been a pleasant surprise as a dependable back-of-the-rotation starter this season. Last time out, however, was a forgettable outing for the righty. He'll try to rebound after surrendering five earned runs in 1 1/3 innings vs. the A's.

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