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Probable Pitchers

Baltimore Orioles @ Boston Red Sox

, Fenway Park
David Hess, RHP
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    David Hess, last 3 starts
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    David Hess, regular season
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    David Hess, last 5 years vs. BOS
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Hess, who allowed three runs on five hits against the Rays on May 12, will be recalled from Triple-A Norfolk to start against the Red Sox. After giving up three runs in the first inning, Hess pitched five scoreless frames and allowed just two hits.

Eduardo Rodriguez, LHP
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    Eduardo Rodriguez, last 3 starts
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    Eduardo Rodriguez, regular season
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    Eduardo Rodriguez, last 5 years vs. BAL
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The lefty continues to be an enigma, capable of holding the Yankees to one hit over five shutout innings and then laboring against the Athletics for five innings the next time out. Rodriguez hopes to get back in form against the Orioles.

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Oakland Athletics @ Toronto Blue Jays

, Rogers Centre
Daniel Mengden, RHP
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    Daniel Mengden, last 3 starts
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    Daniel Mengden, regular season
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    Daniel Mengden, last 5 years vs. TOR
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Mengden held the Red Sox to two runs (one earned) in six innings on Tuesday, allowing eight hits. He didn’t walk a batter and struck out three. Mengden has allowed two runs or fewer in five of his last six starts.

Joe Biagini, RHP
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    Joe Biagini, last 3 starts
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    Joe Biagini, regular season
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    Joe Biagini, last 5 years vs. OAK
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Biagini will receive at least one more start, but he will need a good outing to keep his spot in the rotation. Biagini is 2-14 with a 6.05 ERA in his career as a starter vs. a 3.44 ERA over 99 1/3 innings as a reliever.

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Arizona Diamondbacks @ New York Mets

, Citi Field
Clay Buchholz, RHP
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    Clay Buchholz, last 3 starts
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    Clay Buchholz, regular season
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    Clay Buchholz, last 5 years vs. NYM
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Buchholz will be called up from Triple-A Reno to start. He opened the year with the Royals' Triple-A affiliate in Omaha, but he exercised an opt out in his contract and signed a Minor League deal with the D-backs.

Noah Syndergaard, RHP
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    Noah Syndergaard, last 3 starts
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    Noah Syndergaard, regular season
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    Noah Syndergaard, last 5 years vs. ARI
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More than a quarter of the way through the season, Syndergaard still has not showcased his Cy Young-caliber best. He's gone longer than six innings just once in nine starts, though he hasn't allowed more than three runs in a game since Opening Day.

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Chicago Cubs @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
Yu Darvish, RHP
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    Yu Darvish, last 3 starts
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    Yu Darvish, regular season
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    Yu Darvish, last 5 years vs. CIN
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Darvish exited after the fourth inning of his most recent start, in Atlanta on May 15, with cramping in his right calf after giving up one run on three hits, with five strikeouts and two walks.

Tyler Mahle, RHP
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    Tyler Mahle, regular season
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    Tyler Mahle, last 5 years vs. CHC
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Mahle threw 86 pitches in a career-low 3 1/3 innings in a loss to the Giants. A four-run fourth did him in, but Mahle struggled to locate his fastball most of the start. He reached three-ball counts to five hitters in the first three innings.

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Los Angeles Dodgers @ Washington Nationals

, Nationals Park
Alex Wood, LHP
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Still looking for his first win of the season, Wood (0-4) boasts a 3.35 ERA over nine starts, a 1.06 WHIP and 47 strikeouts vs. 8 walks over 51 innings. He earned a no-decision during his last outing after limiting the Nationals to 2 ER over 6 IP.

Stephen Strasburg, RHP
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    Stephen Strasburg, last 5 years vs. LAD
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Perhaps Strasburg is starting to hit his stride after winning three straight starts, with a 2.61 ERA over that span. He tossed seven innings of two-run ball with 10 strikeouts in a loss to the Dodgers on April 21.

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Miami Marlins @ Atlanta Braves

, SunTrust Park
Wei-Yin Chen, LHP
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Chen will be making his fifth start. The lefty still is having a tough time working deep into games. Only in his season debut, on April 28 vs. the Rockies, did he make it into the sixth inning. In his last three starts, he's combined for 11 innings.

Julio Teheran, RHP
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Teheran will face the Marlins lineup for the first time this season. The right-hander has posted a 1.89 ERA over his past three starts and limited opponents to two earned runs or less in six of his last eight starts.

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San Diego Padres @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Jordan Lyles, RHP
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Lyles flirted with perfection, retiring the first 22 Rockies he faced on Tuesday. His hard curveball has developed into the put-away pitch his repertoire had been lacking. Lyles has allowed one earned run in two starts since his move to the rotation.

Trevor Williams, RHP
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Williams is coming off his best start of the year, as he fired seven scoreless innings while striking out six White Sox on Tuesday. Six of his nine outings have been quality starts. This will be the San Diego native’s first appearance vs. the Padres.

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Milwaukee Brewers @ Minnesota Twins

, Target Field
Junior Guerra, RHP
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Guerra didn’t have control of his splitter on Monday against the D-backs, so he pitched predominantly with his fastball and delivered six quality innings to snap a three-star losing streak.

Jake Odorizzi, RHP
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Odorizzi took a tough no-decision his last time out against the Mariners on May 14. He held Seattle scoreless over six innings before the Mariners tallied a late run against the Minnesota bullpen to win 1-0.

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Texas Rangers @ Chicago White Sox

, Guaranteed Rate Field
Mike Minor, LHP
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Minor is coming off his shortest outing of the season, allowing six runs in 3 1/3 innings against the Mariners on Tuesday. He is starting against the White Sox for the first time since 2013. He made five relief appearances against them last year.

Reynaldo Lopez, RHP
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Lopez hit his first major roadblock of the year in his last outing, giving up 6 runs in 2 innings. He hadn’t pitched fewer than 5 frames before. Despite this, Lopez still owns the rotation’s best ERA with the team’s only mark under 5.

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New York Yankees @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Sonny Gray, RHP
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Gray stumbled vs. his former team last time out, allowing five runs on nine hits over five innings in a loss to the A's. That outing followed a pair of quality starts, offering encouragement that he may have found the solution to his early struggles.

Eric Skoglund, LHP
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Skoglund will pitch the finale of the series against the Yankees. Skoglund pitched a career-high 7 2/3 innings Monday against Tampa Bay and gave up seven hits and two runs, while walking none and striking out four.

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Philadelphia Phillies @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Aaron Nola, RHP
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Nola is establishing himself as one of the best pitchers in baseball. He always had excellent fastball command and a fantastic curveball, but Nola’s changeup is generating swings and misses and is taking him to the next level.

Jack Flaherty, RHP
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Leaning heavily on his revamped two-seam fastball, Flaherty battled through 5 2/3 innings in his return to the rotation on Tuesday in Minnesota. The rookie is still searching for his first MLB win. He’s 0-1 with a 2.87 ERA across 3 starts this year.

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Colorado Rockies @ San Francisco Giants

, AT&T Park
Tyler Anderson, LHP
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Anderson worked 5 2/3 innings in his last time out to gain his third win, as he allowed seven hits and four runs (three earned) against the Padres on Monday. Anderson has won two of his past three starts.

Ty Blach, LHP
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The southpaw hasn't made it past the fifth inning in each of his past two starts. Blach enters the contest with MLB's lowest strikeout rate at 4.39 per nine innings.

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Tampa Bay Rays @ Los Angeles Angels

, Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Sergio Romo, RHP
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Romo makes it two starts in as many games as he's scheduled to work the first two innings on Sunday before likely handing the ball over to LHP Anthony Banda. Romo worked a clean inning in Saturday's starting debut, striking out the side.

Shohei Ohtani, RHP
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Ohtani struck out 11 and allowed one run over 6 1/3 innings in his last start on Sunday against the Twins. The 23-year-old right-hander leads American League rookie pitchers with 43 strikeouts this season.

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Detroit Tigers @ Seattle Mariners

, Safeco Field
Francisco Liriano, LHP
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    Francisco Liriano, last 5 years vs. SEA
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Liriano has given up eight runs on 11 hits over 8 1/3 innings in his past two outings, walking seven batters and striking out six. He was 3-1 with a 2.97 ERA in his first six starts this season prior to that, thanks in part to better command.

Wade LeBlanc, LHP
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    Wade LeBlanc, last 5 years vs. DET
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The 33-year-old lefty has been outstanding since moving into the rotation in place of an injured Erasmo Ramirez, allowing just one run on 10 hits in 15 innings in three starts. He built up to six scoreless innings on three hits Monday in Minnesota.

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Cleveland Indians @ Houston Astros

, Minute Maid Park
Carlos Carrasco, RHP
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    Carlos Carrasco, last 5 years vs. HOU
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Coming off a 14-strikeout gem, Carrasco allowed three runs on six hits in 6 2/3 with four punchouts Monday in Detroit. The righty is 2-0 with 22 strikeouts, two walks and no runs allowed in 15 1/3 career innings (two starts) in Houston.

Lance McCullers Jr., RHP
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    Lance McCullers Jr., last 5 years vs. CLE
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McCullers will toe the rubber in the series finale against the Indians. He last pitched on Monday against the Angels, when he gave up two runs on four hits with six strikeouts over six innings in a losing effort.

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