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Probable Pitchers

New York Mets @ Washington Nationals

, Nationals Park
Steven Matz, LHP
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    Steven Matz, last 3 starts
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    Steven Matz, regular season
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    Steven Matz, last 5 years vs. WSH
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In his first start since receiving a cortisone shot in his elbow, Matz held the Brewers to two runs in seven innings last time out. He’ll face a stiffer test in his first career start against the Nationals, among the game’s best at hitting lefties.

Tanner Roark, RHP
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    Tanner Roark, last 3 starts
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    Tanner Roark, regular season
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    Tanner Roark, last 5 years vs. NYM
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Roark defeated his longtime nemesis the Marlins in his last outing with seven strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings of one-run ball. He is 5-0 with a 3.05 ERA in 11 career appearances (six starts) against the Mets.

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Kansas City Royals @ Minnesota Twins

, Target Field
Dillon Gee, RHP
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    Dillon Gee, last 3 starts
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    Dillon Gee, regular season
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    Dillon Gee, last 5 years vs. MIN
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Gee logged five solid innings in his last outing against the White Sox to earn his first win as a starter since September 2014. This will be the right-hander's third start for the Royals.

Tyler Duffey, RHP
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    Tyler Duffey, regular season
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    Tyler Duffey, last 5 years vs. KC
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Duffey is coming off his worst start of the year, as he gave up six runs over 5 2/3 innings against Toronto on Friday. He ran into trouble in the sixth, and couldn't get out of the inning.

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Philadelphia Phillies @ Detroit Tigers

, Comerica Park
Aaron Nola, RHP
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    Aaron Nola, last 3 starts
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    Aaron Nola, regular season
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    Aaron Nola, last 5 years vs. DET
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Nola allowed a home run for the first time in more than a month his last start against Atlanta -- a pair of them, actually. Despite that, he still lasted seven innings for the seventh time in nine starts.

Anibal Sanchez, RHP
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    Anibal Sanchez, last 5 years vs. PHI
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The third trip through a batting order haunted Sanchez for a third straight outing on Friday against Tampa Bay, though a three-run, 30-pitch opening inning didn’t help. He’s 4-8 with a 4.94 ERA for his career against the Phillies.

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Chicago Cubs @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Jake Arrieta, RHP
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    Jake Arrieta, last 5 years vs. STL
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Arrieta just keeps going and going, whether he can locate or not. His stuff is good enough that he can get away with a mistake here or there. He's won 19 straight.

Carlos Martinez, RHP
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    Carlos Martinez, last 5 years vs. CHC
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Martinez has dropped his last four and hasn’t pitched past the fifth in any of the three more recent ones. But one of his best starts of the season came against the Cubs, whom he limited to one run in seven innings on April 20.

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Los Angeles Angels @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Hector Santiago, LHP
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Santiago’s outing was cut short in the third inning Friday, as home plate umpire John Tumpane ejected him for arguing balls and strikes. This came just one start after throwing eight scoreless, two-hit innings against the Mariners.

Colby Lewis, RHP
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Lewis pitched seven scoreless innings vs. the Astros Friday, allowing four singles. He did not walk a batter and struck out six. He allowed two runs in seven innings in a 4-2 win over the Angels April 29 and has gone 7 innings in 5 straight starts.

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Cleveland Indians @ Chicago White Sox

, U.S. Cellular Field
Corey Kluber, RHP
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    Corey Kluber, last 5 years vs. CWS
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Kluber has gone at least six innings and struck out at least six batters in all but two starts this season. In his last start, he held Boston to two runs on five hits and fanned six over seven innings.

Jose Quintana, LHP
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    Jose Quintana, regular season
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Quintana had his season-opening streak of starts allowing two earned runs or fewer snapped at eight in a loss to K.C. Friday. That streak was tied for fifth longest in club history. Quintana has allowed two earned runs or fewer 77 times since '12.

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San Diego Padres @ San Francisco Giants

, AT&T Park
James Shields, RHP
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    James Shields, last 5 years vs. SF
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Shields has been one of the Padres' most reliable pitchers, having tossed at least six innings in all nine of his starts. Despite a 3.07 ERA, the Padres are 2-7 in those outings, because of a severe lack of run support for the right-hander.

Jake Peavy, RHP
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Peavy might not need a strong outing to preserve his spot in the starting rotation. But with only two quality starts in nine appearances, he needs to get momentum on his side.

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Arizona Diamondbacks @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Rubby De La Rosa, RHP
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De La Rosa was skipped last time through the rotation because the team had a pair of off-days during a five-day stretch. Over his last five starts, De La Rosa has a 1.93 ERA and a 3-1 record.

Jeff Locke, LHP
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Locke is coming off a solid seven-inning performance in a win over the Braves on Thursday. This was a rebound performance for Locke, after a 5 1/3-inning loss to the Cubs the week prior in which he gave up six earned runs.

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Toronto Blue Jays @ New York Yankees

, Yankee Stadium
Marco Estrada, RHP
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Estrada got back on track his last time out, allowing one earned run on three hits and a walk while K'ing nine in eight innings. Despite the strong outing and strong '16 in general, Estrada didn’t figure in the decision and hasn't won since April 10.

Ivan Nova, RHP
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Nova was incredibly efficient his last time out, holding the A’s to a run on four hits over six innings and needing just 62 pitches to do it. This will be Nova’s fourth start of the year, and he is 2-0 with a 1.65 ERA in that role.

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Colorado Rockies @ Boston Red Sox

, Fenway Park
Chad Bettis, RHP
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On Sunday, Bettis threw eight pitches in a no-stress first inning before rain caused the game to be postponed. Bettis held the Cardinals to one run and five hits in six innings while winning his last official start.

Steven Wright, RHP
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The trusty knuckleballer, holding down a 2.52 ERA, returns to the mound after two consecutive losses. His last time out, Wright suffered a 3-2 loss against the Royals, allowing five hits, three runs and one walk with six strikeouts in eight innings.

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Miami Marlins @ Tampa Bay Rays

, Tropicana Field
Justin Nicolino, LHP
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Nicolino had given up one home run in his first 25 innings before allowing two in the second in a loss to the Nationals. The lefty is throwing more changeups this season, 19.5 percent, compared to 17.8 percent in 2015.

Matt Andriese, RHP
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Andriese has infused some life into the starting rotation, winning three times in three starts since being recalled from Triple-A Durham. The right-hander has good stuff, which becomes better and more deceptive due to his across-the-body delivery.

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Milwaukee Brewers @ Atlanta Braves

, Turner Field
Junior Guerra, RHP
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Guerra became the first Brewer to log double-digit strikeouts when he whiffed 11 Cubs over seven innings of a 5-3 win at Miller Park on Thursday. The Brewers have won all four of his starts since Guerra’s promotion from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Mike Foltynewicz, RHP
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Foltynewicz has looked dominant in two of his three starts, but he showed his youth by overthrowing when he encountered trouble during Thursday's start in Pittsburgh. Consistent command remains his primary issue.

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Baltimore Orioles @ Houston Astros

, Minute Maid Park
Tyler Wilson, RHP
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After a successful start to the year, Wilson struggled in his last start, allowing five runs in six innings to the Mariners. Facing Houston for the first time, he'll try to regain the form that produced quality starts in his previous two outings.

Collin McHugh, RHP
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    Collin McHugh, last 5 years vs. BAL
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McHugh was a hard-luck loser his last time out, allowing two runs in seven innings. He’s stabilized after a slow start to 2016 but has still allowed at least 10 hits or four earned runs in five of his nine starts.

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Cincinnati Reds @ Los Angeles Dodgers

, Dodger Stadium
Dan Straily, RHP
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Straily labored through his first two innings on Friday against the Mariners, but escaped them unscathed and went on to pitch six innings of one-run baseball on 109 pitches. That brings Straily down to a 2.45 ERA over his last five starts.

Scott Kazmir, LHP
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Kazmir allowed seven walks and two homers in San Diego, compared to a six-inning one-hitter the last time he pitched there. And he allowed a two-run single to opposing pitcher Christian Friedrich.

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Oakland Athletics @ Seattle Mariners

, Safeco Field
Zach Neal, RHP
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Neal made his Major League debut in a spot relief situation on May 11, pitchhing three innings against the Red Sox. He has gone 5-1 with a 2.53 ERA at Triple-A Nashville this season.

Hisashi Iwakuma, RHP
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    Hisashi Iwakuma, last 5 years vs. OAK
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Iwakuma picked up his second win of the season Friday in Cincinnati, allowing three runs in six innings. His other win came against the A’s on May 3 (one run and four hits in seven innings) and he’s 6-5, 3.38 ERA in 12 career games vs. Oakland.

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