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Probable Pitchers

Los Angeles Dodgers @ Washington Nationals

, Nationals Park
Ricky Nolasco, RHP
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    Ricky Nolasco, last 3 starts
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    Ricky Nolasco, regular season
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    Ricky Nolasco, last 5 years vs. WSH
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Career stats

Nolasco allowed three runs in five innings his last time out against the Rockies in his second start with the Dodgers. The right-hander was 0-2 with a 4.50 ERA in two starts against the Nationals earlier this year with the Marlins.

Stephen Strasburg, RHP
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    Stephen Strasburg, last 3 starts
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    Stephen Strasburg, regular season
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    Stephen Strasburg, last 5 years vs. LAD
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Career stats

In his last start, Strasburg had problems throwing strikes. He lasted just two innings and allowed seven runs against the Marlins. His ERA jumped from 2.45 to 2.99. For example, three out of the first four batters he faced reached on a walk.

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Tampa Bay Rays @ Toronto Blue Jays

, Rogers Centre
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. TOR
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Career stats

This will be Price's fourth start since returning from the DL and his first three couldn't have gone better. Price lost against a near-perfect Jarred Cosart in his last outing but is still averaging 8.3 innings since returning.

Esmil Rogers, RHP
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    Esmil Rogers, last 3 starts
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    Esmil Rogers, regular season
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    Esmil Rogers, last 5 years vs. TB
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Career stats

Rogers took a no-decision in his final start before the All-Star break. He threw six innings against the Indians and gave up just one run, striking out seven. He's made eight starts after spending most of the season in the bullpen.

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New York Yankees @ Boston Red Sox

, Fenway Park
Andy Pettitte, LHP
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    Andy Pettitte, last 3 starts
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    Andy Pettitte, regular season
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    Andy Pettitte, last 5 years vs. BOS
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Career stats

Pettitte has been displeased by his performance this season at age 41. The lefty is 2-3 with a 5.35 ERA over his last six starts, and opponents have hit .320 against him in those games. He defeated the Red Sox on April 4 in New York.

Felix Doubront, LHP
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    Felix Doubront, last 3 starts
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    Felix Doubront, regular season
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    Felix Doubront, last 5 years vs. NYY
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Career stats

After a couple hiccups early in the season, Doubront has given up only three or more earned runs twice in his past 11 starts. He allowed just one run on five hits while striking out six batters over seven strong frames against Seattle.

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Philadelphia Phillies @ New York Mets

, Citi Field
Kyle Kendrick, RHP
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    Kyle Kendrick, last 3 starts
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    Kyle Kendrick, regular season
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    Kyle Kendrick, last 5 years vs. NYM
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Career stats

Kendrick finished the first half strong with a big win last week against Washington, allowing five hits and one run over seven innings. The Phillies hope for more in the second half. They need him with Roy Halladay on the DL.

Jeremy Hefner, RHP
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    Jeremy Hefner, last 3 starts
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    Jeremy Hefner, regular season
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    Jeremy Hefner, last 5 years vs. PHI
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Career stats

Hefner has been dominant since early June, posting a 3-1 mark with a 1.76 ERA and 2.16 opponents' batting average in his past eight starts. He's given up exactly one run in six of his past eight outings, and just two earned in the other two.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
Francisco Liriano, LHP
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    Francisco Liriano, last 3 starts
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    Francisco Liriano, regular season
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    Francisco Liriano, last 5 years vs. CIN
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Career stats

The Pirates' top winner gets the ball to open second-half play where he dropped a tough decision a month ago. Liriano has stepped up his game even more the last two times out, allowing two runs and eight hits in 16 innings.

Mike Leake, RHP
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    Mike Leake, last 3 starts
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    Mike Leake, regular season
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    Mike Leake, last 5 years vs. PIT
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Career stats

The right-hander has allowed three or fewer earned runs in 10 of 11 starts, and while he's allowed six earned runs in 19 innings in three starts against Pittsburgh, he allowed one in 13 innings in two June starts against them.

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Baltimore Orioles @ Texas Rangers

, Rangers Ballpark in Arlington
Wei-Yin Chen, LHP
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    Wei-Yin Chen, last 3 starts
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    Wei-Yin Chen, regular season
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    Wei-Yin Chen, last 5 years vs. TEX
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Career stats

Chen pitched well in his first game back from nearly two months on the DL (oblique) against the Rangers before the break, and he'll see Texas once again. He held the powerful-hitting Rangers to just one run over seven innings in Baltimore.

Derek Holland, LHP
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    Derek Holland, regular season
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    Derek Holland, last 5 years vs. BAL
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Career stats

Holland is 3-0 with a 1.88 ERA in his last four starts. He beat the Orioles, 8-5, on July 8 in Baltimore despite allowing five runs in 6 2/3 innings. He is 4-1 with a 3.66 ERA in five career starts and one relief appearance against the Orioles.

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Atlanta Braves @ Chicago White Sox

, U.S. Cellular Field
Tim Hudson, RHP
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    Tim Hudson, last 3 starts
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    Tim Hudson, regular season
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    Tim Hudson, last 5 years vs. CWS
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Career stats

Hudson picked up his second consecutive win last Thursday after going 10 starts without a decision in his favor, scattering eight hits over seven innings. He holds a 5.19 career ERA in eight starts against the White Sox.

John Danks, LHP
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    John Danks, regular season
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    John Danks, last 5 years vs. ATL
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Career stats

Danks put much of the concerns about his recovery from 2012 shoulder surgery in the rearview mirror thanks to four straight quality starts to end the first half. He has walked just eight over 62 2/3 innings, although he has allowed 12 homers.

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Cleveland Indians @ Minnesota Twins

, Target Field
Scott Kazmir, LHP
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    Scott Kazmir, last 3 starts
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    Scott Kazmir, regular season
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    Scott Kazmir, last 5 years vs. MIN
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Career stats

In five outings since June 21, Kazmir is 2-0 with a 2.32 ERA. Over that span, the southpaw has struck out 25 and walked seven across 31 innings. Kazmir has limited opponents to two homers and a .182 average in that stretch.

Mike Pelfrey, RHP
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    Mike Pelfrey, regular season
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    Mike Pelfrey, last 5 years vs. CLE
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Career stats

Pelfrey will lead the way out of the break, looking for his third consecutive quality start. The righty finished out the first half with back-to-back quality starts and four in his last five outings overall.

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Detroit Tigers @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Anibal Sanchez, RHP
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Career stats

Sanchez allowed five runs (four earned) on seven hits in 5 1/3 innings against the White Sox on July 11. Sanchez will be making his third start since going on the 15-day DL with shoulder stiffness when he faces the Royals.

Ervin Santana, RHP
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    Ervin Santana, last 5 years vs. DET
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Career stats

Santana finished the first half with his worst outing of the season, giving up eight runs on 10 hits in five innings -- the only time in his 18 starts that he failed to go at least six. His ERA jumped from 2.90 to 3.37.

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Miami Marlins @ Milwaukee Brewers

, Miller Park
Jacob Turner, RHP
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    Jacob Turner, last 5 years vs. MIL
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Career stats

Turner comes off another strong outing, giving up only two runs on four hits in seven innings in a win against the Braves. He now has six quality starts in eight tries, five of which have lasted at least seven innings.

Kyle Lohse, RHP
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Lohse lost after allowing five runs on four hits -- including three home runs -- and one walk with five strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings against the Diamondbacks in his last start before the break.

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Seattle Mariners @ Houston Astros

, Minute Maid Park
Joe Saunders, LHP
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    Joe Saunders, last 5 years vs. HOU
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Career stats

Saunders threw seven scoreless innings his last start vs. the Angels and is 5-3 with a 2.37 RA in his last nine games. He's 1-1 against the Astros this year, but had his worst start of the year in Houston on April 24.

Bud Norris, RHP
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    Bud Norris, last 5 years vs. SEA
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Career stats

Coming off of his worst start, when he gave up seven earned runs on 11 hits in a loss to St. Louis, Norris will return to the mound on 10 days' rest. The outing snapped a streak of three quality starts from the righty.

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San Diego Padres @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Jason Marquis, RHP
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Career stats

Marquis has issued 65 walks this season, which leads the Majors. However, the Padres don't plan on telling him to tone the walks down. He'd rather walk a batter and get the next guy out rather than throw a 2-0 pitch down the middle.

Jake Westbrook, RHP
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Career stats

Wainwright has lasted six or more innings in nine of his 12 starts, including a seven-inning quality start in a 3-2 loss against the Cubs on July 11 at Wrigley Field.

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Chicago Cubs @ Colorado Rockies

, Coors Field
Jeff Samardzija, RHP
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    Jeff Samardzija, last 5 years vs. COL
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Career stats

Samardzija needed the All-Star break. He is coming off his worst outing of the year July 10 when he gave up four home runs over 4 2/3 innings vs. the Angels. The Opening Day starter, he's given up 14 runs over 10 2/3 innings in his last two starts.

Jorge De La Rosa, LHP
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    Jorge De La Rosa, last 5 years vs. CHC
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Career stats

De La Rosa will try to keep a surprising run of dominance from the starting staff going beyond the All-Star break, as Colorado's starters boast a 2.23 ERA over their last eight games.

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Oakland Athletics @ Los Angeles Angels

, Angel Stadium of Anaheim
A.J. Griffin, RHP
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    A.J. Griffin, last 5 years vs. LAA
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Career stats

Griffin has allowed two or fewer runs in four of his past five starts, all the while lowering his WHIP to an impressive 1.12. In his last start, he limited the Red Sox to six hits over eight shutout innings.

Jered Weaver, RHP
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    Jered Weaver, regular season
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    Jered Weaver, last 5 years vs. OAK
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Career stats

It looked like Weaver was settling into a groove, giving up two runs in a 20 2/3-inning stretch spanning three starts. But the Angels' ace gave up four runs in 5 2/3 innings in a loss at Safeco Field to finish the first half.

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Arizona Diamondbacks @ San Francisco Giants

, AT&T Park
Ian Kennedy, RHP
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    Ian Kennedy, last 5 years vs. SF
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Career stats

Kennedy is just 3-6 with a 5.42 ERA in 17 starts, including Sunday's loss to the Brewers, in which he surrendered five runs on nine hits in 6 1/3 innings. The last time he won was on June 1, in Chicago.

Chad Gaudin, RHP
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    Chad Gaudin, last 5 years vs. ARI
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Career stats

Gaudin has excelled since moving from the bullpen. He's 3-0 with a 2.70 ERA and a 1.050 WHIP in his six starts. The Giants will have a decision to make when Ryan Vogelsong, whose spot in the rotation Gaudin took, leaves the disabled list.

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