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Probable Pitchers

Arizona Diamondbacks @ Colorado Rockies

, Coors Field
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. COL
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Corbin is making his 11th start after missing all of the 2014 season and the first three months of 2015 while recovering from Tommy John surgery. The team is being cautious with him, limiting him to about 95 pitches.

Yohan Flande, LHP
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    Yohan Flande, last 3 starts
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    Yohan Flande, regular season
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    Yohan Flande, last 5 years vs. ARI
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Flande battled without his best stuff Wednesday, giving up three runs in five innings at Atlanta his last time out. He held the Nationals to two runs and three hits in seven innings in his last home start.

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Arizona Diamondbacks @ Colorado Rockies

, Coors Field
Rubby De La Rosa, RHP
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    Rubby De La Rosa, last 5 years vs. COL
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De La Rosa has had stretches where he has looked like a top-of-the-rotation pitcher, but he also tosses out occasional clunkers. Last time out he allowed five runs in five innings to the Cardinals.

Kyle Kendrick, RHP
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    Kyle Kendrick, last 5 years vs. ARI
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Career stats

Kendrick has been bothered by poor location for much of the season, which has led to 26 home runs allowed in 21 starts. He hopes to be better after missing a month on the disabled list with right shoulder inflammation.

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Tampa Bay Rays @ Baltimore Orioles

, Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Drew Smyly, LHP
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    Drew Smyly, last 5 years vs. BAL
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Smyly made his third start since returning from the 60-day DL (torn labrum) on Thursday and allowed three earned runs on eight hits in 4 1/3 innings. Though not out of sorts, Smyly continues to look for the necessary feel for his offspeed pitches.

Chris Tillman, RHP
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Tillman suffered his second straight loss after allowing four runs on nine hits in six innings against the Royals. Prior to those setbacks, he was riding a seven-game winning streak.

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Cleveland Indians @ Toronto Blue Jays

, Rogers Centre
Cody Anderson, RHP
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Anderson will be making his second start since being activated from the disabled list. He threw 75 pitches in his first start back, and he will have an increased pitch count this time out. He has never faced the Blue Jays.

Marco Estrada, RHP
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    Marco Estrada, last 5 years vs. CLE
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Estrada has allowed more than three earned runs in just one of his last 13 starts and has a 2.42 ERA over that same span. The 32-year-old has been around for eight seasons, but this will mark his first career appearance against the Indians.

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Miami Marlins @ Atlanta Braves

, Turner Field
Justin Nicolino, LHP
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Nicolino has logged three straight impressive outings, allowing a combined six earned runs in 20 1/3 against the Brewers, Phillies and Pirates. In his last outing vs. Pittsburgh, the rookie allowed two runs in six innings.

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New York Yankees @ Boston Red Sox

, Fenway Park
Michael Pineda, RHP
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Pineda has lost three straight starts, a span in which he has permitted 14 runs and 20 hits (7.88 ERA) to the Mariners, Twins and Astros. Pineda's last win came in Boston on July 10, limiting them to a run over 6 2/3 innings.

Rick Porcello, RHP
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Backed by re-establishing his sinker, Porcello was dominant in his first start back from the disabled list, firing seven shutout innings in a win over the White Sox. This will be Porcello’s first start against the Yankees this season.

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Philadelphia Phillies @ New York Mets

, Citi Field
Aaron Harang, RHP
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Harang’s struggles continued Thursday against the Mets, when he allowed five runs in six innings. Harang has posted a 7.71 ERA in 12 starts since the end of May, allowing 58 earned runs in just 67 2/3 innings.

Jon Niese, LHP
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Niese struggled in his last three starts of August, posting a 7.79 ERA with nearly as many walks (nine) as strikeouts (13). As the Mets spend the next five weeks mapping out their playoff rotation, it would behoove Niese to improve in September.

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Cincinnati Reds @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Anthony DeSclafani, RHP
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DeSclafani was a 1-0 loser to Zack Greinke on Thursday despite seven strong innings. He has six quality starts in his past seven outings and a team-high 15 in '15. He challenged hitters and also helped himself by inducing four double-play grounders.

Dan Haren, RHP
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Haren posted his longest outing for the Cubs in his last start, throwing 105 pitches over 6 1/3 innings against the Giants. Said manager Joe Maddon: "I think it's something for him to build off of going into the next outing."

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Chicago White Sox @ Minnesota Twins

, Target Field
Chris Sale, LHP
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Sale set a personal single-season high with 229 strikeouts thanks to his seven K's against the Red Sox over seven scoreless innings on Wednesday. He is 3-0 with a 1.59 ERA over his last four starts and has made 19 quality starts.

Tyler Duffey, RHP
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After struggling in his big league debut, Duffey has been better over his last three starts, posting a 1.89 ERA. He got the no-decision last time out, allowing two runs over 5 1/3 innings against the Rays.

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Detroit Tigers @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Justin Verlander, RHP
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Vintage Verlander or not, the former AL MVP has dominated again, allowing eight runs on 33 hits over 52 innings in his last seven starts for a 1.38 ERA. He took a no-hit bid into the ninth inning last week against the Angels.

Johnny Cueto, RHP
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After delivering a quality start in each of his first four outings as a Royal, Cueto has struggled in his last two trips to the hill, allowing 12 earned runs and 21 hits in a combined 11 innings. He is 1-1 with a 1.13 ERA vs. the Tigers this year.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ Milwaukee Brewers

, Miller Park
Gerrit Cole, RHP
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Cole notched his 15th win after limiting the Marlins to one run in 7 1/3 innings Thursday. Cole had been stuck at 14 wins since July 26, though that was due to a lack of run support as much as any problems he encountered on the mound.

Jimmy Nelson, RHP
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After a 14-start stretch in which he posted a 2.98 ERA, Nelson walked a career high eight batters and allowed five runs in 3 1/3 innings in Cleveland on Aug. 26. Nelson is 3-1 with a 1.85 ERA in four starts against the Pirates this season.

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Seattle Mariners @ Houston Astros

, Minute Maid Park
Roenis Elias, LHP
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Elias wasn't at his best in his first start since July 2, but he was effective enough in his last outing. The left-hander said he was pleased with his fastball command, but he hopes to refine his curveball in his next start.

Scott Feldman, RHP
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Feldman is coming off his longest start of the season, tossing eight shutout innings and giving up just six hits against the Yankees. In his only start against the Mariners this season, he gave up just two runs in seven innings.

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Washington Nationals @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Joe Ross, RHP
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With an undisclosed innings limit looming, Ross will start against the Cardinals for the first time. Ross has walked zero or one batter in nine of his 11 starts, and he's struck out at least six in seven of them.

Marco Gonzales, LHP
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Gonzales will make his 2015 season debut in place of Carlos Martinez, who has a stiff back. The 23-year-old left-hander is ranked No. 4 among Cardinals prospects, per MLB.com. He went 4-2 with a 4.15 ERA in 10 Major League appearances in 2014.

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Los Angeles Angels @ Oakland Athletics

, O.co Coliseum
Matt Shoemaker, RHP
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Shoemaker was called back up after one Triple-A start and shined in a return to his home state of Michigan on Thursday, holding the Tigers to one hit and one walk in 7 1/3 innings, striking out five. Prior to that, he gave up 13 runs in two starts.

Chris Bassitt, RHP
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Bassitt had his worst start of the season Wednesday, allowing four runs on seven hits with five walks in 4 1/3 innings vs. Seattle. He had held opponents to no more than three runs in each of his previous nine starts with a 2.31 ERA in that span.

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San Francisco Giants @ Los Angeles Dodgers

, Dodger Stadium
Madison Bumgarner, LHP
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Bumgarner's coming off a dominant August in which he went 5-0 with a 1.43 ERA in five starts. He recorded his 25th career double-digit strikeout game and his sixth this year in his last outing against the Cubs.

Zack Greinke, RHP
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Greinke has lasted at least six innings in all 26 of his starts this season and has a 8-1 record in his last 10 starts. His 1.61 ERA leads the Majors, as does his 0.848 WHIP.

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Texas Rangers @ San Diego Padres

, Petco Park
Yovani Gallardo, RHP
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Gallardo has won three straight starts and is 4-0 with a 1.98 ERA in five starts. He has not allowed a run in 14 1/3 scoreless innings. Gallardo is 4-4 with a 3.84 ERA in 11 career starts against the Padres.

Andrew Cashner, RHP
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Cashner lost for the 13th time this season the last time out against the Nationals. He's been a tough one to read this season. He's hand one truly bad month (6.55 ERA in June) and has been unlucky (22 unearned runs) at times this season.

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