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Probable Pitchers

Texas Rangers @ Oakland Athletics

, O.co Coliseum
Nick Martinez, RHP
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    Nick Martinez, last 3 starts
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    Nick Martinez, regular season
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    Nick Martinez, last 5 years vs. OAK
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Career stats

Martinez is 2-5 with a 4.72 ERA in his last 10 starts after a 7-3 loss to the Angels. He is 3-5 with a 4.15 ERA in 16 games, including 13 starts, on the road this season. He has a 1.80 ERA in two games against the Angels.

Sonny Gray, RHP
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    Sonny Gray, last 3 starts
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    Sonny Gray, regular season
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    Sonny Gray, last 5 years vs. TEX
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Career stats

Gray was superb in Seattle on Saturday, allowing two runs on just five hits, including a home run, and two walks with seven strikeouts in eight innings. He's allowed just four earned runs total in his last two starts spanning 15 innings.

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Boston Red Sox @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Brandon Workman, RHP
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    Brandon Workman, last 3 starts
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    Brandon Workman, regular season
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    Brandon Workman, last 5 years vs. PIT
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Career stats

Workman struggled last Wednesday in the Red Sox's 10-6 loss to the Orioles. He fell to 1-9 on the season and allowed six runs (five earned) in just three innings. Workman has a 10.95 ERA in his last three starts.

Gerrit Cole, RHP
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    Gerrit Cole, last 3 starts
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    Gerrit Cole, regular season
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    Gerrit Cole, last 5 years vs. BOS
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Career stats

Of Cole's 19 career wins, six have come in seven September decisions. His September ERA (3.04) is also his second lowest monthly mark (2.97 in July). He has a 3-1 Interleague record and has allowed three HRs in last nine starts and 52 1/3 innings.

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Toronto Blue Jays @ New York Yankees

, Yankee Stadium
R.A. Dickey, RHP
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    R.A. Dickey, last 3 starts
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    R.A. Dickey, regular season
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    R.A. Dickey, last 5 years vs. NYY
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Career stats

Dickey tossed his 20th quality start of the season in a win over the Rays on Saturday. The knuckleballer is closing in on his fourth 200-inning season in a row.

Shane Greene, RHP
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    Shane Greene, last 3 starts
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    Shane Greene, regular season
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    Shane Greene, last 5 years vs. TOR
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Career stats

Greene struck out nine Orioles over 5 1/3 innings of two-run ball in his last outing, logging his fifth big league victory. The rookie has been one of the Yanks' best success stories of the season.

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Washington Nationals @ Miami Marlins

, Marlins Park
Gio Gonzalez, LHP
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    Gio Gonzalez, last 3 starts
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    Gio Gonzalez, regular season
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    Gio Gonzalez, last 5 years vs. MIA
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Career stats

Left-hander Gio Gonzalez is looking to be on the winning end as he faces the Marlins. In his last start, Gonzalez ended up pitching 6 2/3 innings, allowing four runs (three earned) on six hits and striking out seven Mets.

Brad Hand, LHP
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    Brad Hand, regular season
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    Brad Hand, last 5 years vs. WSH
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Career stats

Hand is coming off his second straight quality start, giving up two runs in six innings at Philadelphia. He has thrown six innings in each of those outings. His command has been solid. He didn't walk a batter in either game.

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Los Angeles Dodgers @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Zack Greinke, RHP
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    Zack Greinke, last 5 years vs. CHC
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Career stats

Greinke did it all in his last outing, twirling six scoreless innings and chipping in a two-run homer in the Dodgers' 17-0 rout of the Giants. Thursday will mark his first start against the Cubs this year.

Tsuyoshi Wada, LHP
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    Tsuyoshi Wada, last 3 starts
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    Tsuyoshi Wada, regular season
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    Tsuyoshi Wada, last 5 years vs. LAD
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Career stats

The Bucs found holes against Wada in his last start, and he gave up four runs over 4 1/3 innings. It was only the second time in 11 starts that he served up more than four runs. He lost to the Dodgers on Aug. 2, giving up two runs over 5 2/3 innings.

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Cleveland Indians @ Houston Astros

, Minute Maid Park
Danny Salazar, RHP
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    Danny Salazar, last 5 years vs. HOU
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Career stats

Salazar earned a no-decision on Saturday after giving up three runs with seven strikeouts and one walk in 5 2/3 innings in Detroit. The right-hander is 3-4 with a 4.91 ERA on the road this year.

Scott Feldman, RHP
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    Scott Feldman, last 5 years vs. CLE
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Career stats

Feldman gave up two earned runs (both Mike Trout homers) in six innings Saturday against the Angels. Twelve of his past 15 outings have been quality starts. He has not allowed more than three earned runs in 17 of his past 21 starts.

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Milwaukee Brewers @ St. Louis Cardinals

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

Lohse appears to have recovered from an ankle injury that cost him one start in mid-August and limited his effectiveness in a couple others. In his last start last Friday against Cincinnati, he allowed two runs on five hits in 6 2/3 innings.

Shelby Miller, RHP
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    Shelby Miller, regular season
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    Shelby Miller, last 5 years vs. MIL
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Career stats

Miller picked up his 10th win on Saturday, going six innings and giving up one run. Miller has given up just three runs in his last 27 innings, a streak that coincides with his ability to mix in his secondary pitches with his fastball.

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Arizona Diamondbacks @ Colorado Rockies

, Coors Field
Vidal Nuno, LHP
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    Vidal Nuno, last 3 starts
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    Vidal Nuno, last 5 years vs. COL
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Career stats

Nuno has been a hard-luck loser in several of his outings with the D-backs, but his last start was one of his worst since joining the team in July. The southpaw surrendered six runs to the Padres in only five innings of work Friday.

Yohan Flande, LHP
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    Yohan Flande, last 5 years vs. ARI
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Career stats

Flande has a 5.73 ERA in his eight starts and has made six scoreless relief appearances. But he replaces Franklin Morales for this start, and the Rockies haven't given up on counting on him for rotation depth in 2015.

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Philadelphia Phillies @ San Diego Padres

, Petco Park
Kyle Kendrick, RHP
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    Kyle Kendrick, last 5 years vs. SD
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Career stats

In what may have been his final home start as a Phillie, Kendrick threw 6 1/3 innings of one-run ball for the win. Kendrick, whose contract expires at the end of the year, has a 9.00 ERA in the first inning this season, but went 1-2-3 vs. Miami.

Robbie Erlin, LHP
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    Robbie Erlin, last 5 years vs. PHI
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Career stats

Erlin will get a spot start in place of Tyson Ross, who has some soreness after his last start in Arizona. This will be Erlin's first start since May 17. He has a 2.50 ERA in 57 2/3 career innings at Petco Park, which could serve him well.

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Seattle Mariners @ Los Angeles Angels

, Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Felix Hernandez, RHP
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    Felix Hernandez, last 3 starts
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    Felix Hernandez, last 5 years vs. LAA
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Career stats

Hernandez is having the best season of his 10-year career and now takes on the Angels for a fourth time, having gone 2-0 with a 1.25 ERA in the first three meetings. He's gone 7 or more innings with 2 or fewer runs in 21 of 31 starts this year.

Jered Weaver, RHP
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    Jered Weaver, last 5 years vs. SEA
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Career stats

Weaver notched a season-high 12 strikeouts on Saturday and picked up his American League-leading 17th win of the season by throwing seven innings of one-run ball. Weaver is now 4-1 with a 2.48 ERA in his last five starts.

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