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Probable Pitchers

New York Mets @ Philadelphia Phillies

, Citizens Bank Park
Bartolo Colon, RHP
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    Bartolo Colon, last 3 starts
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    Bartolo Colon, regular season
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    Bartolo Colon, last 5 years vs. PHI
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Career stats

Colon has not eclipsed 100 pitches in a start since August, so he should be plenty strong heading into his final start of the regular season. He beat the Phillies the last time he saw them, allowing four runs in seven innings on Aug. 26.

Phil Klein, RHP
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    Phil Klein, last 3 starts
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    Phil Klein, regular season
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    Phil Klein, last 5 years vs. NYM
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Klein makes the penultimate start of the season for the Phillies because the team shut down rookie right-hander Jake Thompson following last weekend’s start in New York. This will be a bullpen game, with Adam Morgan available if needed.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Chad Kuhl, RHP
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    Chad Kuhl, last 3 starts
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    Chad Kuhl, regular season
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    Chad Kuhl, last 5 years vs. STL
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Career stats

Kuhl has likely pitched his way into the Pirates’ 2017 rotation, but he would like to bounce back from a three-inning, five-run outing vs. the Cubs on Monday and a 5.82 September ERA. This will be his first start at Busch Stadium.

Michael Wacha, RHP
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    Michael Wacha, last 3 starts
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    Michael Wacha, regular season
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    Michael Wacha, last 5 years vs. PIT
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Career stats

Wacha will make his first start since Aug. 8, when he went on the disabled list the next day. He has made three relief appearances since his return with a 15.88 ERA over 5 2/3 innings.

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Baltimore Orioles @ New York Yankees

, Yankee Stadium
Wade Miley, LHP
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    Wade Miley, last 3 starts
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    Wade Miley, regular season
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    Wade Miley, last 5 years vs. NYY
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Career stats

Miley, fresh off the birth of his first child, returned to the team on Friday and will get Saturday's start in New York. The lefty is coming off his best start as an Oriole, falling one out shy of a complete game and striking out 11 against Arizona.

Luis Severino, RHP
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    Luis Severino, last 3 starts
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    Luis Severino, regular season
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    Luis Severino, last 5 years vs. BAL
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Career stats

Severino was ejected in the second inning of his most recent start Monday, having hit the Jays' Josh Donaldson and Justin Smoak. Severino is 0-8 with an 8.59 ERA in 10 starts this year, and opponents have batted .339 off him in those games.

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Los Angeles Dodgers @ San Francisco Giants

, AT&T Park
Clayton Kershaw, LHP
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    Clayton Kershaw, last 3 starts
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    Clayton Kershaw, regular season
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    Clayton Kershaw, last 5 years vs. SF
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Kershaw, the announced NLDS Game 1 starter, gets his final regular-season tuneup on Saturday at AT&T Park, where he’s 10-3 with a 1.30 ERA in his career. The ace lefty is 2-0 against the Giants this season.

Ty Blach, LHP
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    Ty Blach, regular season
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    Ty Blach, last 5 years vs. LAD
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Career stats

The rookie left-hander made his first Major League start last Sunday, allowing two runs on four hits and three walks in three innings vs. the Padres.

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Miami Marlins @ Washington Nationals

, Nationals Park
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. WSH
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Career stats

Chen has given up five runs over 8 1/3 innings in two starts since returning from the DL after missing nearly two months with a left elbow sprain. Last offseason's key acquisition is 5-4 with a 5.02 ERA in 21 starts.

Tanner Roark, RHP
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    Tanner Roark, regular season
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    Tanner Roark, last 5 years vs. MIA
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Career stats

Roark goes for a career-high 16th win of the season. It will be his sixth start of the season vs. the Marlins, the most against any opponent.

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Chicago Cubs @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
Jon Lester, LHP
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    Jon Lester, last 3 starts
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    Jon Lester, regular season
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    Jon Lester, last 5 years vs. CIN
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Lester will be vying for his career-high 20th win in his final regular-season start. He's 10-0 with a 1.34 ERA in 13 starts since the All-Star break. Against the Reds, the lefty is 2-0 with a 1.95 ERA in four starts.

Tim Adleman, RHP
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    Tim Adleman, last 3 starts
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    Tim Adleman, regular season
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    Tim Adleman, last 5 years vs. CHC
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Adleman has thrown a career high in innings in each of his past two starts, including seven well-pitched innings in Monday’s win over the Cards. He held down St. Louis by retiring the first 10 batters in a row and wasn’t afraid to throw strikes.

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Cleveland Indians @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Trevor Bauer, RHP
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    Trevor Bauer, regular season
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    Trevor Bauer, last 5 years vs. KC
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Bauer has posted a 6.75 ERA in five starts in September. Bauer has a 3.61 road ERA this year.

Edinson Volquez, RHP
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    Edinson Volquez, regular season
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    Edinson Volquez, last 5 years vs. CLE
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Volquez will make the start in Game 2 of the series vs. the Tribe in what may be his final start as a Royal -- he is a potential free agent after the season. Volquez got roughed up Sunday in Detroit, giving up six hits and four runs in 2 2/3 frames.

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Detroit Tigers @ Atlanta Braves

, Turner Field
Jordan Zimmermann, RHP
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    Jordan Zimmermann, last 3 starts
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    Jordan Zimmermann, regular season
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    Jordan Zimmermann, last 5 years vs. ATL
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Career stats

After neck problems and pitching issues, Zimmermann returns for his first start since Sept. 10 and his third since June 30. He recorded eight outs over his last two starts combined, which prompted repeated simulated games.

Aaron Blair, RHP
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    Aaron Blair, last 5 years vs. DET
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After securing his first career win vs. the Mets on Sept. 19, Blair allowed five runs in 3 1/3 innings against the Marlins on Saturday, when his command issues resurfaced and he walked three batters.

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Minnesota Twins @ Chicago White Sox

, U.S. Cellular Field
Hector Santiago, LHP
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    Hector Santiago, last 5 years vs. CWS
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Santiago will face his former team in his last start of the season. Santiago was hurt by three homers his last time out, allowing four runs on 5 2/3 innings in a loss against the Mariners in the Target Field finale on Sunday.

James Shields, RHP
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Shields will not lose 20 games this season, combining his efforts with the Padres and White Sox, after defeating his former Rays team on Monday. Shields has made three quality starts during September but has a 6.79 ERA with Chicago.

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Toronto Blue Jays @ Boston Red Sox

, Fenway Park
J.A. Happ, LHP
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Happ has surrendered three earned runs or fewer in each of his past six starts. He has faced Boston twice this season, and is a perfect 2-0 with a 2.08 ERA over those 13 innings.

Eduardo Rodriguez, LHP
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Don’t let his record fool you. Rodriguez has pitched well in the second half of the season, notching a 3.10 ERA in 13 starts since his recall from Pawtucket. In his ninth Fenway Park start of the season, Rodriguez is seeking his first win.

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Tampa Bay Rays @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Jake Odorizzi, RHP
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Odorizzi lasted just three innings Sunday against the Red Sox, his shortest outing since Sept. 24, 2014. He has yielded two earned runs or fewer in 21 starts and came away with no-decisions in 13 of those starts.

Colby Lewis, RHP
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    Colby Lewis, last 5 years vs. TB
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Colby Lewis gave up a season-high seven runs in just 1 1/3 innings against the A’s on Friday. Since returning from the 60-day DL, he’s 0-3 with a 9.75 ERA. He’s walked eight batters in 12 innings over that span.

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Milwaukee Brewers @ Colorado Rockies

, Coors Field
Wily Peralta, RHP
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The Brewers’ Opening Day starter will try to author one more quality in his final outing of a trying 2016 season. Peralta spent much of the year in the Minors after being demoted in early June, but he has a 3.23 ERA in nine starts since coming back.

Jeff Hoffman, RHP
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    Jeff Hoffman, last 5 years vs. MIL
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The Rockies scratched Tyler Anderson and will go with Hoffman instead. Hoffman has given up 27 runs in 22 1/3 innings during five starts but has limited opponents to one run in four innings since being moved to the bullpen.

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San Diego Padres @ Arizona Diamondbacks

, Chase Field
Clayton Richard, LHP
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    Clayton Richard, last 5 years vs. ARI
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Career stats

The veteran left-hander is looking to put a cap on a fantastic stint in San Diego this season, after he was designated by the Cubs in late July. In 10 appearances for San Diego, Richard owns a 2.01 ERA and a 63 percent ground-ball rate.

Archie Bradley, RHP
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    Archie Bradley, last 5 years vs. SD
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Bradley is coming off a disappointing outing against the Nationals where he allowed four runs and lasted just 3 2/3 innings. He faced the Padres before that and did well, giving up two runs over five innings.

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Houston Astros @ Los Angeles Angels

, Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Collin McHugh, RHP
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    Collin McHugh, regular season
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    Collin McHugh, last 5 years vs. LAA
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The Astros have won seven of the last eight games started McHugh. He’s 5-0 with a 2.93 ERA in his last eight starts since Aug. 24. He’s set career highs in strikeouts (172) and runs 92) and is four shy of career high in hits.

Tyler Skaggs, LHP
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    Tyler Skaggs, last 5 years vs. HOU
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Skaggs, in his first year back from Tommy John surgery, has been cleared to start after missing three weeks with a strained left forearm. He struck out eight over six shutout innings against the Rangers in his last start Sept. 9.

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Oakland Athletics @ Seattle Mariners

, Safeco Field
Jharel Cotton, RHP
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    Jharel Cotton, regular season
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    Jharel Cotton, last 5 years vs. SEA
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Cotton has been excellent in each of his first four big league starts, allowing only one earned run in each of them. On Sunday, he held the Rangers to one run on three hits across seven innings for his second win.

Hisashi Iwakuma, RHP
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    Hisashi Iwakuma, regular season
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    Hisashi Iwakuma, last 5 years vs. OAK
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The 35-year-old has already won the most games of his career by going 16-12 with a 3.96 ERA. A quarter of those victories have come against the A’s (4-0, 3.12 ERA in four starts) and he’s 9-5 with a 3.82 ERA in his career against Oakland.

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