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Probable Pitchers

Atlanta Braves @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Alex Wood, LHP
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    Alex Wood, last 3 starts
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    Alex Wood, regular season
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    Alex Wood, last 5 years vs. CHC
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Career stats

Wood has allowed two earned runs or fewer while completing at least seven innings in six of his 10 starts. The southpaw has produced three strong starts since experiencing a month-long stint in the bullpen to limit his innings.

Jake Arrieta, RHP
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    Jake Arrieta, last 3 starts
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    Jake Arrieta, regular season
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    Jake Arrieta, last 5 years vs. ATL
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Arrieta did not get a decision in his last start against the Nationals, and also did not have as much drama as his two previous starts when he flirted with no-hitters both times.

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Chicago White Sox @ Cleveland Indians

, Progressive Field
Hector Noesi, RHP
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    Hector Noesi, last 3 starts
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    Hector Noesi, regular season
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    Hector Noesi, last 5 years vs. CLE
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Career stats

Noesi hurled 6 2/3 scoreless innings against his former Seattle team, after allowing 17 earned runs in his previous 28 1/3 innings. Noesi has posted a 4.13 ERA over 14 games and 13 starts with the White Sox.

Corey Kluber, RHP
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    Corey Kluber, last 3 starts
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    Corey Kluber, regular season
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    Corey Kluber, last 5 years vs. CWS
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Career stats

Kluber continued his impressive season last Sunday, holding the Royals to one run in 8 1/3 innings while striking out 10. The American League Final Vote candidate has a 1.24 ERA over his past four outings.

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New York Yankees @ Baltimore Orioles

, Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Hiroki Kuroda, RHP
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    Hiroki Kuroda, last 3 starts
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    Hiroki Kuroda, regular season
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    Hiroki Kuroda, last 5 years vs. BAL
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Career stats

Kuroda has pitched well against the Orioles twice this session, defeating them on April 7 in New York and taking a June 20 no-decision in which he allowed two runs over six innings.

Miguel Gonzalez, RHP
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    Miguel Gonzalez, regular season
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    Miguel Gonzalez, last 5 years vs. NYY
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Career stats

Potentially pitching for his spot in the rotation, Gonzalez impressed again his last start. He allowed just two runs -- one earned -- and gave the Orioles a season-high eight innings. With the performance, he lowered his ERA to 4.22.

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Washington Nationals @ Philadelphia Phillies

, Citizens Bank Park
Jordan Zimmermann, RHP
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    Jordan Zimmermann, last 3 starts
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    Jordan Zimmermann, regular season
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    Jordan Zimmermann, last 5 years vs. PHI
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Career stats

Zimmermann continued his All-Star first half on July 6, throwing six scoreless innings with five strikeouts against the Cubs. Since May 28, the right-hander's ERA has dropped from 4.07 to 2.79.

A.J. Burnett, RHP
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    A.J. Burnett, last 5 years vs. WSH
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Career stats

Burnett allowed five hits, three runs and two walks with seven strikeouts in seven innings against the Pirates on Sunday. He is somebody to watch this month as he could be dealt before the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline.

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Miami Marlins @ New York Mets

, Citi Field
Henderson Alvarez, RHP
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    Henderson Alvarez, last 5 years vs. NYM
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The Marlins have won 10 straight games in which Alvarez has started, establishing a team record. The string reached 10 on Sunday at St. Louis. Alvarez has now allowed more than two earned runs in nine straight starts.

Zack Wheeler, RHP
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Wheeler was effective against the Rangers on Sunday, scattering six hits and two walks during 6 1/3 innings of one-run ball. He has dominated Miami in four starts (0.96 ERA, 0.86 WHIP), and that was especially true during his shutout on June 19.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
Jeff Locke, LHP
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    Jeff Locke, regular season
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    Jeff Locke, last 5 years vs. CIN
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Career stats

After never before going past the seventh inning, Locke has pitched into the eighth in four of his last five starts. He's averaging less than a walk per start (six in seven) after leading the NL last season with 84 walks in his 30 starts.

Mat Latos, RHP
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    Mat Latos, regular season
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Career stats

Latos tossed eight innings, allowing two runs on four hits to earn the win over the Brewers on Sunday. He has posted a 1.64 ERA over his last three starts. In 11 career starts against the Pirates, he is 5-1 with a 2.96 ERA.

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Toronto Blue Jays @ Tampa Bay Rays

, Tropicana Field
Mark Buehrle, LHP
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    Mark Buehrle, last 5 years vs. TB
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Buehrle has lost his last five decisions but has a 3.60 ERA over that span. He hasn't won since June 1 thanks in large part to a lack of run support. When the Blue Jays score two or more, he's 10-1; when they score one or none, he's 0-5.

Chris Archer, RHP
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    Chris Archer, regular season
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    Chris Archer, last 5 years vs. TOR
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Archer allowed two runs on six hits while striking out four over 8 1/3 innings against the Tigers on Saturday to earn his fifth win. Archer has thrown seven or more innings in three straight starts for the first time since August.

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Los Angeles Angels @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Garrett Richards, RHP
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    Garrett Richards, last 5 years vs. TEX
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Career stats

The Final Vote candidate makes his last start before the All-Star break after striking out a career-high 11 Astros in his start Sunday. Richards is 6-0 with a 1.45 ERA in his last seven starts, holding opponents to a .158 average over that span.

Nick Tepesch, RHP
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Tepesch allowed six runs in six innings in his last start, vs. the Mets, and is 1-4 with a 5.06 ERA in his last six starts. He is 2-1 with a 3.32 ERA in three starts at home this season. This will be just his second career start against the Angels.

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Boston Red Sox @ Houston Astros

, Minute Maid Park
John Lackey, RHP
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Career stats

Lackey's ERA has risen from 2.96 to 3.84 over his last three starts. During those outings, he's allowed 16 earned runs and 23 hits, including five homers, in 14 innings.

Scott Feldman, RHP
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Since allowing nine runs and 11 hits in 5 1/3 innings on June 1 vs. Baltimore, Feldman has gone 1-2 with a 3.19 ERA in six starts. Red Sox roughed him up in his final start of '13 when he gave up eight runs in 2 1/3 innings.

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Detroit Tigers @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Anibal Sanchez, RHP
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After giving up seven runs to the Rays last weekend, Sanchez will try to finish his first half strong against the Royals, whom he beat with seven innings of one-run ball earlier this season. He has a 1.04 career ERA against K.C.

Danny Duffy, LHP
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By allowing four runs in Sunday's loss at Cleveland, Duffy gave up as many runs as he had in his previous four starts covering 25 2/3 innings. He also gave up two homers but no walks in his six innings.

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St. Louis Cardinals @ Milwaukee Brewers

, Miller Park
Joe Kelly, RHP
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Kelly last pitched in the Majors on April 16, when he strained his left hamstring in Milwaukee. He'll return to the Majors after three rehab starts at Triple-A. In his last outing there on July 6, he allowed one run in 4 1/3 innings on 72 pitches.

Yovani Gallardo, RHP
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After a rough start against Colorado on June 29, Gallardo bounced back with a stellar seven-inning, two-run outing in Cincinnati, in a tough-luck loss. Gallardo has quality starts in five of his last six outings.

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Minnesota Twins @ Colorado Rockies

, Coors Field
Kris Johnson, LHP
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Johnson will make his second big league start this season, taking injured right-hander Ricky Nolasco's spot in the rotation. The lefty has a 2.75 ERA in 16 starts at Triple-A Rochester, and he threw 4 1/3 scoreless innings in lone start with Twins.

Jorge De La Rosa, LHP
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De La Rosa had started the Rockies' only two wins over their past 18 games entering his last start. He didn't fail them Saturday either, limiting the Dodgers to two runs over six innings. He's won three straight.

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Oakland Athletics @ Seattle Mariners

, Safeco Field
Jeff Samardzija, RHP
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Samardzija was as good as advertised in his A's debut. He held the Blue Jays to one run on four hits over seven innings, and he only got stronger as the game went on, striking out the side to finish his day.

Felix Hernandez, RHP
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The Mariners will give Hernandez an extra day's rest and pitch him against the division-rival A's, who he's already beaten twice this season and has a 17-7 record and 2.64 ERA against in 32 career starts. Felix has a 1.40 ERA over his last 10 starts.

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San Diego Padres @ Los Angeles Dodgers

, Dodger Stadium
Jesse Hahn, RHP
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Hahn gave up three runs in the first three frames vs. San Francisco in his latest outing, as the Giants sat on his big 12-6 curve. The rookie right-hander adjusted though, at one point retiring 11 in a row while lasting seven frames.

Dan Haren, RHP
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Don Mattingly said he's been happy with Haren's ability to "keep us in the game." The right-hander allowed eight runs and two homers in his last start, but it came at Coors Field.

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Arizona Diamondbacks @ San Francisco Giants

, AT&T Park
Mike Bolsinger, RHP
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    Mike Bolsinger, last 5 years vs. SF
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Bolsinger got the run support in his most recent start that he lacked in his previous two, but he surrendered seven runs (five earned) against the Braves. He has pitched at least six innings in three of his past five starts.

Tim Lincecum, RHP
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Lincecum has shaved nearly a run off his ERA while allowing one earned run in 23 1/3 innings spanning his last three starts. If Lincecum can win, he'd equal his highest victory total by the All-Star break since he was 9-4 in 2010.

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