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Probable Pitchers

Cincinnati Reds @ Washington Nationals

, Nationals Park
Luis Castillo, RHP
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Castillo is coming up from Double-A Pensacola to make his big league debut. He was summoned because he throws strikes. Besides having a 2.58 ERA in 14 starts, he’s allowed 13 walks compared to 81 strikeouts in 80 1/3 innings.

Stephen Strasburg, RHP
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    Stephen Strasburg, last 5 years vs. CIN
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Strasburg faces the Reds for the first time this season. The right-hander is 7-2 with a 3.40 ERA over his last nine starts, but he’s struggled at home. He owns a 4.15 ERA at Nationals Park in six starts this year.

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Texas Rangers @ New York Yankees

, Yankee Stadium
Yu Darvish, RHP
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    Yu Darvish, last 3 starts
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    Yu Darvish, regular season
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Darvish is 1-3 with a 4.45 ERA in his past five starts. He is 3-1 with a 2.01 ERA in five career starts against the Yankees, but all the wins have been in Arlington. He is 0-1 with a 4.66 ERA in two starts at Yankee Stadium.

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. TEX
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Tanaka will face countryman Yu Darvish for the first time in his career, trying to bounce back from a loss at Oakland in which he allowed five runs, including three homers, in four innings but fanned 10. Tanaka has a 5.97 ERA in his last five starts.

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Baltimore Orioles @ Tampa Bay Rays

, Tropicana Field
Ubaldo Jimenez, RHP
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Jimenez spun a seven-inning gem in an 8-5 win over the Cardinals on Sunday in his first start since May 22. His four outings prior to Sunday came in relief.

Chris Archer, RHP
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In a 3-2 victory over the Tigers, Archer picked up his first win since May 26, striking out eight over six innings while allowing two runs. In delivering 104 times, Archer further extended his franchise-record streak of 100-pitch games to 24.

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Chicago Cubs @ Miami Marlins

, Marlins Park
John Lackey, RHP
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Lackey is coming off a solid outing in which he held the Pirates to two hits over six innings. One of those hits was a home run, and Lackey now has served up 20 this season. He gave up 23 in 2016. He's 4-3 on the road so far.

Jose Urena, RHP
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Urena has won four straight decisions in his last six starts. His last three outings, he's 2-0 (2.65 ERA). His line is a bit uneven over the six starts. He's worked five innings in five of his last six starts.

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Los Angeles Angels @ Boston Red Sox

, Fenway Park
Alex Meyer, RHP
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Meyer fired six scoreless innings and matched his career high with nine strikeouts in his last start, against the Royals on Saturday. The 27-year-old rookie has logged a 1.91 ERA over his last six outings.

Rick Porcello, RHP
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The sinkerballer will again try to get on track in what's been a tough season. Porcello has allowed a .358 average over his past eight starts, including .385 on fastballs, the highest mark among pitchers with 400-plus fastballs thrown since May 12.

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Minnesota Twins @ Cleveland Indians

, Progressive Field
Adalberto Mejia, LHP
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Last time out, Mejia allowed a pair of solo homers across 4 2/3 frames in a loss to the Indians. He is 0-2 with a 6.52 ERA in four starts this month, tossing a total of 19 1/3 innings.

Trevor Bauer, RHP
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Bauer is coming off one of his strongest starts of the season, where he went seven innings and allowed two runs on four hits with eight strikeouts against the Twins on Sunday. He is 3-0 with a 3.26 ERA in three starts against Minnesota this season.

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Milwaukee Brewers @ Atlanta Braves

, SunTrust Park
Jimmy Nelson, RHP
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Nelson threw his first career complete-game win over the Padres on Sunday. It was the Brewers' first since 2015. Of this Braves' roster, Brandon Phillips has given Nelson the most trouble in the past, going 9-for-24 with two homers against him.

Mike Foltynewicz, RHP
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Foltynewicz has steadily legitimized his bid to become a frontline starter. His ability to harness his emotions and command his fastball more consistently has enhanced the value of his four-pitch arsenal.

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Oakland Athletics @ Chicago White Sox

, Guaranteed Rate Field
Jharel Cotton, RHP
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Cotton picked up his fourth win of the season against the Yankees last time out, giving up three runs in 6 1/3 innings. He allowed six hits and one walk, while striking out six. Cotton has lost his last three road starts.

Mike Pelfrey, RHP
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Pelfrey is coming off his best start of the season -- holding the Blue Jays to one run on four hits over six innings in a 5-2 victory on Saturday. He’s given up two or fewer earned runs in each of his last six starts.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Jameson Taillon, RHP
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Taillon is coming off a rough loss to the Cubs when he allowed four runs on eight hits in five innings. He allowed two runs over five innings in his only career start against the Cardinals, which came last season.

Adam Wainwright, RHP
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Wainwright is coming off a career-short 1 2/3-inning start in which he tied a career high for runs (nine) and homers (three) allowed. He’s given up nine runs in two of his past three starts following a four-start stretch in which he gave up one run.

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Toronto Blue Jays @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
J.A. Happ, LHP
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Happ initially struggled after returning from the DL but he turned things around over his last two starts. He has allowed three runs with 17 strikeouts and just one walk over his last 12 2/3 innings.

Jake Junis, RHP
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Junis, who will make his fifth straight start since an early June callup, has given up 12 runs in 16 innings over his past three starts. He's surrendered at least one home run in each outing and took his first loss on Saturday.

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Philadelphia Phillies @ Arizona Diamondbacks

, Chase Field
To Be Announced

The Phillies have yet to announce Friday's starter, but a likely candidate is Mark Leiter. He has a 4.74 ERA in 12 relief appearances with the Phillies this season, and he has made three starts for Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Patrick Corbin, LHP
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Corbin's normal day would have been Thursday, but he flipped spots with Zack Godley. This will be his second straight time facing the Phils. Corbin allowed two earned runs over six innings and got the win last time out.

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Colorado Rockies @ Los Angeles Dodgers

, Dodger Stadium
Kyle Freeland, LHP
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The rookie is making his third start against the Dodgers this season and first since April 18. In those outings, the Dodgers have scored just two runs in Freeland’s 10 innings, and the Rockies won both.

Alex Wood, LHP
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The pitcher of the month for May is shooting for a repeat in June after firing eight innings of three-hit ball against the Reds. Wood is the first Dodger to go undefeated his first 10 starts of the season since Orel Hershiser in 1985.

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Detroit Tigers @ San Diego Padres

, Petco Park
Michael Fulmer, RHP
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Fulmer put his shoulder bursitis issues behind him with 6 2/3 quality innings in a defeat to the Rays on Saturday at Comerica Park, topping out at 98 mph. He’s 5-for-5 in quality starts for his career on the West Coast.

Luis Perdomo, RHP
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After a rough start to the season, four of Perdomo’s last five outings have been quality. He’s coming off six innings of two-run ball against Milwaukee, and he’s induced grounders at a 64 percent clip.

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Houston Astros @ Seattle Mariners

, Safeco Field
Joe Musgrove, RHP
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Musgrove will look to snap a personal two-game losing streak Friday. He gave up five runs on six hits against the Red Sox on Sunday, taking his sixth loss of the year. He’s only started three games away from Minute Maid Park this year.

Felix Hernandez, RHP
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The veteran right-hander returns to the rotation after two months on the disabled list with bursitis in his right shoulder. Hernandez is 0-4 with an 11.15 ERA in four starts vs. Houston dating back to 2015, including an Opening Day loss this year.

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New York Mets @ San Francisco Giants

, AT&T Park
Seth Lugo, RHP
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Like Steven Matz, Lugo has pitched well since returning from the disabled list with an elbow injury, contributing 13 2/3 innings with a 2.63 ERA over two starts. Lugo will be making his second career start against the Giants, and first at AT&T Park.

Ty Blach, LHP
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Despite giving up seven runs in his last home start, Blach has been solid at AT&T Park. He owns a 3.02 ERA in nine home games (six starts). Also, he has held opponents to a .224 batting average at home and one home run over 41 2/3 innings.

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