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Probable Pitchers

Arizona Diamondbacks @ Washington Nationals

, Nationals Park
Patrick Corbin, LHP
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    Patrick Corbin, last 3 starts
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    Patrick Corbin, regular season
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    Patrick Corbin, last 5 years vs. WSH
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Career stats

Corbin will be making his sixth start after missing all of last year and three months this year due to Tommy John surgery. Over his past two starts, he has allowed just two runs over 13 innings while striking out 16.

Max Scherzer, RHP
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    Max Scherzer, last 3 starts
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    Max Scherzer, regular season
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    Max Scherzer, last 5 years vs. ARI
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Scherzer pitched seven shutout innings to beat the Marlins in his last start. He was drafted and developed by the D-backs and has faced them twice since leaving the organization, going 2-0 with a 1.29 ERA in 14 combined innings.

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Boston Red Sox @ New York Yankees

, Yankee Stadium
Henry Owens, LHP
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Owens, Boston's No. 5 prospect, will make his Major League debut under the bright lights of Yankee Stadium. The lefty features a low-90s fastball, a deceptive changeup and a curveball. He logged a 3.16 ERA with Triple-A Pawtucket this season.

Masahiro Tanaka, RHP
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    Masahiro Tanaka, last 3 starts
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    Masahiro Tanaka, regular season
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    Masahiro Tanaka, last 5 years vs. BOS
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Tanaka's command was erratic, particularly with his trademark splitter, as he permitted four runs and nine hits to the Rangers over six rough innings last time out. He is 2-2 with a 4.70 ERA in four career starts vs. Boston.

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Chicago Cubs @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Jake Arrieta, RHP
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    Jake Arrieta, last 5 years vs. PIT
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Arrieta's next win will be his career-high 12th. In his last start, against the Brewers, he struggled with command yet lasted long enough to post his 17th quality start. He has a 1.53 ERA in his last eight starts, with 58 K's over 58 2/3 innings.

J.A. Happ, LHP
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    J.A. Happ, last 5 years vs. CHC
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The lefty makes his Pittsburgh debut by stepping into the shoes of A.J. Burnett (on the DL with elbow inflammation). Happ slumped his way out of Seattle and will try to regain his early-season form (3.31 ERA across first 11 starts).

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Los Angeles Dodgers @ Philadelphia Phillies

, Citizens Bank Park
Alex Wood, LHP
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Wood will make his first start for Los Angeles on extended rest. The 24-year-old last pitched on July 27 against Baltimore, firing 7 1/3 scoreless innings and striking out seven in his final appearance before being traded in a 13-player, 3-team deal.

Jerome Williams, RHP
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Williams is one of only two veterans in the rotation following Cole Hamels? trade to the Rangers. The Phillies would love to see more consistency from him down the stretch. He has a 5.91 ERA in two starts since returning from the DL.

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Minnesota Twins @ Toronto Blue Jays

, Rogers Centre
Phil Hughes, RHP
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Hughes picked up the win last time out, but gave up five runs in five innings against the Mariners on Thursday. It's a tough matchup vs. Toronto, as he's allowed 25 homers in 21 starts.

Marco Estrada, RHP
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Estrada bounced back from a rough start for a strong outing vs. the Royals his last time out. He allowed two runs or fewer in all but one of his previous eight starts and has a 2.66 ERA over that span. This is his first matchup vs. the Twins in 2015.

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Kansas City Royals @ Detroit Tigers

, Comerica Park
Danny Duffy, LHP
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Duffy (4-5, 4.28 ERA) takes the hill to open a three-game set at Detroit to finish off a 10-game road trip. Duffy struggled in his last start, a 5-2 loss to the Blue Jays on Thursday. He gave up all five runs over six innings, allowing three homers.

Justin Verlander, RHP
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The case can be made that Verlander became the Tigers' ace again with David Price dealt to Toronto. He pitched like one his last start with eight innings of one-run ball and 10 strikeouts Wednesday to beat the Rays and Chris Archer.

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New York Mets @ Miami Marlins

, Marlins Park
Jon Niese, LHP
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After a rough patch early in the season, Niese has recovered well, pitching to a 2.94 ERA in June and July. He's made 17 career starts against the Marlins, holding a 5-5 record and a 4.38 ERA against them.

Brad Hand, LHP
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Making his first start since June 8, Hand is getting the first chance to fill the open rotation spot left by Dan Haren, who was traded on Friday. In three starts this season, the lefty is 1-1, having allowed eight earned runs in 11 2/3 innings.

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San Francisco Giants @ Atlanta Braves

, Turner Field
Jake Peavy, RHP
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Peavy has seemingly gained strength and stamina with each start. This will mark his sixth start since recovering from lower back pain and missing most of the season.

Shelby Miller, RHP
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A lack of run support has left Miller winless while producing a respectable 3.19 ERA over his past 13 starts. The All-Star hurler has also allowed a season-high 11 hits in two of his past four starts.

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St. Louis Cardinals @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
John Lackey, RHP
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John Lackey looks for his 10th consecutive quality start when he faces a Reds team that he dominated his last outing. The veteran righty allowed just two hits in eight innings against Cincinnati on July 29, but picked up the loss in a 1-0 decision.

Anthony DeSclafani, RHP
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DeSclafani had one of the best starts of his career his last time out against the Cardinals on Wednesday. He gave up just three hits across seven scoreless innings to pick up the victory. It was only his second career appearance against the Cards.

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Houston Astros @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Dan Straily, RHP
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After Mike Fiers was pressed into relief duty on Monday, the Astros called up Straily to start against Texas. Straily made two starts for Houston this season, and allowed two runs on three hits in six innings at Cleveland on July 8.

Yovani Gallardo, RHP
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Gallardo has allowed five earned runs in three straight starts. This came after he went four starts without allowing a run. He is 14-4 with a 2.99 ERA lifetime against the Astros.

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San Diego Padres @ Milwaukee Brewers

, Miller Park
Andrew Cashner, RHP
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Cashner took a no-decision in his last start, on July 30 against the Mets, pitching through five 1/3 innings while allowing six hits and seven runs (five earned).

Jimmy Nelson, RHP
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Nelson delivered a third straight quality start with seven scoreless innings against the Cubs but took a no-decision after a rare letdown by the bullpen.

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Tampa Bay Rays @ Chicago White Sox

, U.S. Cellular Field
Chris Archer, RHP
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Archer took a tough-luck loss his last time out against the Tigers, surrendering two unearned runs over seven innings while striking out 11. The loss gave Archer his fourth straight losing decision.

Chris Sale, LHP
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The White Sox seven-game winning streak surprisingly came to an end with their ace on the mound Thursday at Fenway. Sale allowed a career-high 12 hits, leading to seven runs, in five-plus innings. He is 2-3 with a 3.48 ERA lifetime vs. the Rays.

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Seattle Mariners @ Colorado Rockies

, Coors Field
Vidal Nuno, LHP
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Nuno will make his first start for Seattle in place of the traded J.A. Happ. Nuno has a 2.11 ERA in 18 relief appearances since being acquired from Arizona on June 3. He?s 3-13, 4.08 ERA in 31 career starts with the Yankees and D-backs.

Jon Gray, RHP
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The team's top pick in the 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft, Gray will make his Majors debut. He can reach the upper 90s but sits in the 93-95 range, and has developed his slider and changeup at Triple-A Albuquerque.

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Baltimore Orioles @ Oakland Athletics

, O.co Coliseum
Miguel Gonzalez, RHP
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Gonzalez took the loss on Thursday against the Tigers, lasting just 3 1/3 innings and allowing five runs on 10 hits.

Chris Bassitt, RHP
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Though Bassitt boasts a 3.10 ERA, he?s still looking for his first win of the season. He?s allowed three earned runs or fewer in all five of his starts, but the A?s have only scored eight total runs for him.

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Cleveland Indians @ Los Angeles Angels

, Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Carlos Carrasco, RHP
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Carrasco (11-8, 4.03 ERA) beat the A's on Thursday with a complete game, allowing one run on two hits. It was a drastic improvement over his previous outing, in which he gave up six runs on four innings vs. the White Sox.

Matt Shoemaker, RHP
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Shoemaker hasn't allowed a run since the All-Star break -- in two starts, he's allowed just five hits and struck out 17 in 13 innings. And in his last five starts, Shoemaker has a 1.78 ERA.

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