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Probable Pitchers

Atlanta Braves @ Boston Red Sox

, Fenway Park
Sean Newcomb, LHP
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    Sean Newcomb, last 3 starts
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    Sean Newcomb, last 5 years vs. BOS
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Newcomb will be pitching on six days’ rest after the Braves pushed him back a spot in the rotation after an off-day. The Braves have won each of his last five starts.

Drew Pomeranz, LHP
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Pomeranz will have seven days of rest heading into this start, as the Red Sox gave him extra time to work on mechanical glitches. Pomeranz has been inconsistent this season, but he started in similar fashion last year before going on to win 17 games.

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Arizona Diamondbacks @ Oakland Athletics

, Oakland Coliseum
Clay Buchholz, RHP
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Called up Sunday from Triple-A Reno, Buchholz allowed one run on two hits in five innings in his 2018 debut, leaving with a 1-0 lead in an eventual 4-1 loss to the Mets. The one-time Red Sox All-Star missed most of 2017 with forearm surgery.

Daniel Mengden, RHP
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Mengden had his best outing of the season at Toronto on Sunday, allowing no runs and two hits in seven innings in a win. He has a 1.46 ERA over four May starts.

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Kansas City Royals @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Ian Kennedy, RHP
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Kennedy allowed five runs in 5 2/3 innings against the Cardinals on Monday, his third straight start in which he gave up at least five runs.

Bartolo Colon, RHP
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Colon is 2-2 with a 4.54 ERA in his last six outings after allowing four homers in a 10-5 loss to the Yanks on Monday. He is 0-2 with a 5.46 ERA in four starts and two relief appearances at home this year. In 30 career starts vs. K.C., he's 15-11.

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St. Louis Cardinals @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Jack Flaherty, RHP
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Flaherty, who is coming off his first win of the season, will pitch the middle game against the Pirates. The right-hander went 7 2/3 innings against the Phillies on Sunday, logging 13 strikeouts and allowing one run.

Trevor Williams, RHP
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Williams gave up four runs in six innings while striking out five against his hometown Padres on Sunday. After recording five quality starts in April, Williams has logged just one in his four May outings. He has a 2.97 ERA at home this season.

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Toronto Blue Jays @ Philadelphia Phillies

, Citizens Bank Park
Jaime Garcia, LHP
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Garcia will come off the 10-day DL in time to make this start. He received clearance after throwing a bullpen session on Thursday. In the end, the inflammation in his left shoulder forced him to miss just one start.

Aaron Nola, RHP
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Nola looks like a lock to be a National League All-Star as he has emerged as the Phillies’ ace and one of the best pitchers in baseball. He took that step as his changeup has been almost as devastating as his curveball.

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Baltimore Orioles @ Tampa Bay Rays

, Tropicana Field
Andrew Cashner, RHP
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Cashner is coming off his first win since April 5 after he allowed two runs on eight hits in a five-inning effort against the White Sox. Cashner got some assistance from the O's defense, as he struck out four and walked three.

Ryne Stanek, RHP
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Stanek has allowed two home runs in six appearances spanning five innings pitched, including a grand slam to Manny Machado. Stanek's splitter is much improved, which nicely offsets his four-seamer.

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Chicago White Sox @ Detroit Tigers

, Comerica Park
Hector Santiago, LHP
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Santiago is settling into the White Sox rotation following the demotion of Carson Fulmer. Over his last two starts, Santiago has given up five runs in 11 innings. He pitched well last time out but allowed three solo home runs to the Orioles.

Francisco Liriano, LHP
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Liriano rebounded from his May struggles to take a no-hitter into the seventh last Sunday at Seattle. He didn’t get a win after eight scoreless innings thanks to the Mariners' comeback off Detroit’s bullpen, but he showed he can shorten slumps.

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New York Mets @ Milwaukee Brewers

, Miller Park
Jason Vargas, LHP
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After skipping a start to work on his craft, Vargas delivered five shutout innings in his return to the rotation against the Marlins, lowering his ERA from 13.86 to 9.87. The Brewers’ superior offense should pose a stiffer test at Miller Park.

Chase Anderson, RHP
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Anderson returned Monday night after a stint on the DL due to an illness. He pitched six innings of two-run ball against the D-backs on Monday, asserting himself back into the top of the Brewers' rotation.

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Washington Nationals @ Miami Marlins

, Marlins Park
Tanner Roark, RHP
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Roark has allowed two earned runs or fewer in five of his last six starts against the Marlins. In three starts this month, he owns a 3.10 ERA with 21 strikeouts in 20 1/3 innings.

Wei-Yin Chen, LHP
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Chen comes off his best start since his first outing. At Atlanta, Chen gave up two runs and fanned five batters in 5 1/3 innings, which matched his season high. The lefty also threw 5 1/3 innings against the Rockies on April 28, his first start.

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Houston Astros @ Cleveland Indians

, Progressive Field
Lance McCullers Jr., RHP
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McCullers (6-2, 3.20 ERA) tossed seven scoreless innings Sunday vs. the Indians. McCullers allowed one hit in the sixth, ending his perfect-game bid. McCullers has pitched seven-plus innings and yielded one hit or fewer in two starts this season.

Carlos Carrasco, RHP
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Carrasco picked up a loss in Houston on Sunday after giving up three runs on eight hits in 7 2/3 innings. The righty has a 2.83 ERA with 47 strikeouts against seven walks in 41 1/3 career innings (seven games) against the Astros.

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Los Angeles Angels @ New York Yankees

, Yankee Stadium
Jaime Barria, RHP
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Barria will be recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake and make his sixth start of the season on Saturday. Barria last pitched for the Angels on May 15, when he gave up one run over seven innings against the Astros.

Sonny Gray, RHP
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Gray is coming off his best start of the season, allowing one run on four hits over eight innings in a win at Kansas City. Three of his last four outings have been quality, and he owns a 3.60 ERA and .221 opponent batting average over that span.

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San Francisco Giants @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Chris Stratton, RHP
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Manager Bruce Bochy wants his starters to go deeper in games and that includes Stratton, who has not gone more than five innings in each of his past three starts, though the past two were wins.

Jose Quintana, LHP
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Quintana is coming off a stellar outing vs. the Reds in which he gave up one hit over seven scoreless innings. This will be his third career start vs. the Giants. He's 0-2 with a 4.97 ERA so far, with both games at AT&T Park.

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Cincinnati Reds @ Colorado Rockies

, Coors Field
Tyler Mahle, RHP
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The long ball hurt Mahle in his last start as the Cubs belted a trio of home runs off him, a career high, in a 6-1 loss. He allowed four earned runs on seven hits and two walks, with six strikeouts. Mahle is 1-3 in his last four appearances.

Tyler Anderson, LHP
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Anderson possibly deserved a better fate than in his last start, when a wind-blown homer at San Francisco was a key reason he gave up five runs in 5 1/3 innings.

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Minnesota Twins @ Seattle Mariners

, Safeco Field
Jake Odorizzi, RHP
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Odorizzi delivered 5 2/3 strong innings against Milwaukee on May 20. He held the Brewers to one run on five hits and struck out a season-high 10 batters.

Wade LeBlanc, LHP
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LeBlanc will make his fifth start since being elevated from the bullpen to the rotation. The lefty has done well in his previous four outings, allowing three earned runs over 20 1/3 innings.

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San Diego Padres @ Los Angeles Dodgers

, Dodger Stadium
Jordan Lyles, RHP
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Lyles gave up a pair of late home runs to mar a solid effort and earn a no-decision in his last outing, but he has posted a 2.50 ERA in three starts. He faced the Dodgers in a relief appearance on April 17, allowing one hit in two innings.

Alex Wood, LHP
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Wood has pitched much better than his record, but has lacked run support, with career bests in WHIP (1.108) and strikeout-to-walk ratio (5.67).

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