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Probable Pitchers

Pittsburgh Pirates @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Trevor Williams, RHP
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    Trevor Williams, last 3 starts
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    Trevor Williams, regular season
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    Trevor Williams, last 5 years vs. CHC
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Williams has seen the Cubs three times but just once as a starter (this June) when he allowed three runs on four hits, walked two, and struck out three across five innings of work.

Eddie Butler, RHP
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    Eddie Butler, last 5 years vs. PIT
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Butler cruised through the first three innings of his last start and then lost control. He gave up four runs in 3 2/3 innings and took the loss. He did not get a decision vs. the Bucs on June 16, going 5 2/3 innings. He's 2-1 with a 3.18 ERA at home.

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San Diego Padres @ Philadelphia Phillies

, Citizens Bank Park
Clayton Richard, LHP
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    Clayton Richard, last 3 starts
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    Clayton Richard, regular season
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    Clayton Richard, last 5 years vs. PHI
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The Dodgers roughed up the veteran left-hander in his previous start. He allowed seven runs, including a first-inning grand slam, in 4 1/3 innings, the first time he didn't last five frames since April 25. He’s 0-4 against the Phillies in his career.

Nick Pivetta, RHP
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    Nick Pivetta, last 3 starts
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    Nick Pivetta, last 5 years vs. SD
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Pivetta rebounded nicely Sunday against the Mets, allowing just one hit and one run in seven innings. He had allowed six runs in 2 2/3 innings on June 26 in Arizona. He hopes he can maintain that run entering the break.

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Atlanta Braves @ Washington Nationals

, Nationals Park
R.A. Dickey, RHP
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    R.A. Dickey, regular season
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    R.A. Dickey, last 5 years vs. WSH
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Despite giving up eight runs against the Nationals on June 13, Dickey has found a groove with his knuckleball. He has allowed one run or fewer in four of his last five starts and hasn't surrendered a home run in his last 20 innings.

Max Scherzer, RHP
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Scherzer is the favorite to start the All-Star Game for the NL, considering he leads all NL pitchers in WAR, strikeouts, ERA and ERA+. He has struck out at least 10 in seven of his past eight starts as builds a case to win a second straight Cy Young.

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Milwaukee Brewers @ New York Yankees

, Yankee Stadium
Junior Guerra, RHP
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    Junior Guerra, last 5 years vs. NYY
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Guerra saw his fastball velocity dip to an average of 90 mph in his last start, allowing four runs in four innings of a 10-3 loss to Miami. On a positive note for Guerra, manager Craig Counsell noted improvement in the righty's offspeed pitches.

Jordan Montgomery, LHP
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Montgomery continued to mature as a starter in June, going 4-0 with a 2.59 ERA in five starts. However, he wasn't as sharp in his most recent start, allowing three runs in 5 1/3 innings vs. Houston.

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Houston Astros @ Toronto Blue Jays

, Rogers Centre
Charlie Morton, RHP
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Morton will be activated after spending six weeks on the disabled list with a strained right lat muscle. This will be his first start since May 24, when he threw seven strong innings against Detroit. He made three rehab starts.

Aaron Sanchez, RHP
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Sanchez will return from the DL for his start. He has been limited to five outings this year because of a blister on his right middle finger that wouldn't go away. He's expected to be limited to 90 pitches for this start.

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Boston Red Sox @ Tampa Bay Rays

, Tropicana Field
Drew Pomeranz, LHP
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Pomeranz held the Blue Jays to one run in six innings during his last start. After that outing and his previous start against Minnesota, Pomeranz has his season ERA at the lowest point it's been since his second start of the year in April.

Jake Odorizzi, RHP
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Odorizzi has remained competitive while battling a mechanical problem. He picked up the win Saturday on a sweltering afternoon in Baltimore, where he allowed three runs in five innings. He is 3-2 with a 3.60 ERA at Tropicana Field in 2017.

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Detroit Tigers @ Cleveland Indians

, Progressive Field
Jordan Zimmermann, RHP
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Zimmermann will get his second crack at the Indians within the week, after they dealt him a loss in his last start. All four runs he allowed Saturday came in the sixth inning. He’d held Cleveland to three baserunners before that.

Carlos Carrasco, RHP
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Carrasco is coming off a strong outing against the Tigers on Saturday, where he went seven innings and allowed one run on four hits with seven strikeouts. In three starts vs. Detroit this season, Carrasco is 2-1 with a 2.29 ERA and 17 punchouts.

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Los Angeles Angels @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Ricky Nolasco, RHP
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Nolasco tossed the Angels' first shutout of the season his last time out. He allowed three hits and permitted no walks, striking out seven batters. Nolasco has allowed 23 homers in 99 2/3 innings this year.

Cole Hamels, LHP
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Hamels allowed two runs in 6 2/3 innings in an 10-4 win over the White Sox on Saturday, He retired the last 19 batters he faced. He has one win over the Angels this season and is 2-1 with a 6.35 ERA in six career starts against them.

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Baltimore Orioles @ Minnesota Twins

, Target Field
Kevin Gausman, RHP
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Gausman has pitched two consecutive scoreless outings. During that span, he has allowed just six hits in 12 1/3 innings. Last time out, he held the Rays to a pair of hits over seven frames while striking out nine.

Felix Jorge, RHP
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With Hector Santiago on the disabled list, Jorge will be called up from Double-A to start. He made his debut against the Royals on Saturday, allowing three runs over five innings in a win.

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New York Mets @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Jacob deGrom, RHP
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deGrom is arguably the hottest pitcher in baseball right now, going 4-0 with an 0.84 ERA, 31 strikeouts and eight walks over his last four starts. He got two extra days of rest after Wednesday's finale in D.C. was rained out.

Carlos Martinez, RHP
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Martinez allowed as many runs in his last start (five) as he had in his previous five combined. The five-inning outing was his shortest since April, and Martinez matched a season-high with seven hits and five runs allowed.

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Chicago White Sox @ Colorado Rockies

, Coors Field
Derek Holland, LHP
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Holland took the loss in his first start against his former team his last time out, giving up five runs in 5 1/3 innings against the Rangers on July 1. The left-hander has gone 1-4 since the beginning of June.

German Marquez, RHP
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Marquez will make his first career Interleague start vs. the White Sox. After giving up one run in three consecutive starts, Marquez’s past two outings were not as good, with his ERA rising from 3.92 to 4.41.

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Cincinnati Reds @ Arizona Diamondbacks

, Chase Field
Tim Adleman, RHP
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Adleman has taken a loss in three of his last four starts, and each of the last three have been finished after five innings. In his last start, a 6-2 loss against the Cubs, he was burned twice for home runs by Ian Happ.

Zack Greinke, RHP
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Greinke won his second straight start last time out against the Rockies. He allowed two runs on three hits over seven innings with no walks and eight strikeouts. Greinke was named last week to the 2017 NL All-Star team.

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Kansas City Royals @ Los Angeles Dodgers

, Dodger Stadium
Jason Hammel, RHP
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After four straight quality starts, Hammel has not lasted six innings in either of his last two starts. He allowed six earned runs on nine hits, including a home run, over 5 1/3 innings in his last outing, a loss to the Twins.

Kenta Maeda, RHP
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Maeda will make his second straight, after injuries to Brandon McCarthy and Hyun-Jin Ryu moved Maeda from the bullpen and back to the rotation. The righty gave up eight hits across 3 ⅔ innings against the Padres in his last start.

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Oakland Athletics @ Seattle Mariners

, Safeco Field
Sean Manaea, LHP
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Manaea pitched into the eighth inning for the first time this season Sunday, going 7 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Braves. Manaea allowed two runs on six hits, including a home run, and struck out six with two walks.

James Paxton, LHP
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Paxton put together a solid outing in his last start against the Angels, allowing one run on two hits over 6 1/3 innings. The solid start came even with Paxton posting his lowest K/9 ratio (4.26) in any start in 2017.

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Miami Marlins @ San Francisco Giants

, AT&T Park
Dan Straily, RHP
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Miami's most consistent starter in the first half, Straily has 95 innings pitched and 94 strikeouts. Opponents are hitting .215 off him, and his WHIP is just 1.09. Of his 441 sliders, he's induced 84 swinging strikes.

Matt Moore, LHP
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Moore has a 7.50 ERA in his past six starts. He’s 1-4 in road starts this year, but won his most recent road decision on June 20. Moore is winless in two starts against the Tigers, with a 8.31 ERA, but he hasn’t seen them since 2013.

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