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Probable Pitchers

Minnesota Twins @ Chicago White Sox

, Guaranteed Rate Field
Tim Melville, RHP
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Melville will be making his first big league appearance since April 21, 2016. The righty has a 4-3 record with a 2.70 ERA in 11 outings (10 starts) for Triple-A Rochester this season.

Carlos Rodon, LHP
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The southpaw has looked like a top-of-the-rotation starter since going four innings in a loss to the Cubs on July 25 at Wrigley Field. Rodon has a 2.12 ERA over his last four starts, striking out 28 and walking six in 28 2/3 innings in that stretch.

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Minnesota Twins @ Chicago White Sox

, Guaranteed Rate Field
Dillon Gee, RHP
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Gee, a reliever, will start for the first time as a Twin. The former Ranger has served as a long reliever with Minnesota, posting a 2.13 ERA in four outings since joining the bullpen.

Carson Fulmer, RHP
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After 54 career Minor League starts and eight relief appearances with the White Sox in 2016, Fulmer takes the mound for his first big league start. The right-hander had a 3.52 ERA in April for Triple-A, but has not been below 4.96 in any month since.

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Los Angeles Dodgers @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Alex Wood, LHP
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Wood, who has won his last three starts to move to 14-1 on the season, threw five shutout innings while fanning 11 vs. the Pirates on May 8 in Los Angeles.

Gerrit Cole, RHP
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Cole was again hurt by the long ball as he allowed four runs on five hits, including three homers, in six innings on Wednesday in Milwaukee. Cole has allowed 26 homers this season, more than double his previous career high.

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Oakland Athletics @ Baltimore Orioles

, Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Chris Smith, RHP
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Smith hasn’t allowed fewer than three runs in any of his past five starts. The righty surrendered five runs in six innings to the Orioles on Aug. 10, his second losing decision this season.

Wade Miley, LHP
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The O’s six-man rotation slots Miley back against Oakland in Monday’s series opener. After a strong start to the season, the lefty has struggled to go deep into games. He’s 6-10 with a 5.21 ERA on the season.

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Arizona Diamondbacks @ New York Mets

, Citi Field
Taijuan Walker, RHP
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Walker was the victim of some bad luck in his last start against the Astros when he allowed five runs (three earned) over five innings. Houston had numerous ground-ball singles in the game. He has not won since June 21.

Robert Gsellman, RHP
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Though Gsellman’s ERA still sits at 5.98, he was encouraged last time out -- 5 1/3 innings, three runs -- in his first start back from the disabled list. For as long as Seth Lugo is sidelined with a shoulder injury, Gsellman should keep starting.

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Boston Red Sox @ Cleveland Indians

, Progressive Field
Eduardo Rodriguez, LHP
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The lefty had one bad inning last time out, giving up four runs in the second. He settled down and struck out six over 5 1/3 innings and took a no-decision. Rodriguez’s only previous career appearance vs. the Indians was Aug. 18, 2015, which he won.

Mike Clevinger, RHP
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Clevinger pitched 2 2/3 innings of relief in the second game of a doubleheader vs. the Twins on Thursday, but took the loss after allowing two runs. In his last start (Aug.12), he went seven scoreless frames with nine strikeouts vs. the Rays.

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Seattle Mariners @ Atlanta Braves

, SunTrust Park
Andrew Albers, LHP
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Albers made his 2017 debut against the Orioles in place of the injured James Paxton. He held Baltimore to one run over five innings, good enough to earn his first win since 2013.

Mike Foltynewicz, RHP
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Seven of the nine hits Foltynewicz allowed at Coors Field on Wednesday were recorded with two strikes. His inability to consistently command his slider and curveball has been the difference as he’s struggled in three of his past four starts.

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Texas Rangers @ Los Angeles Angels

, Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Cole Hamels, LHP
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Hamels allowed 13 baserunners against the Tigers on Wednesday, the second time in his career he has allowed that many. The Rangers gave him plenty of support once again, though, scoring 12 runs to give Hamels his third straight win.

Tyler Skaggs, LHP
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Skaggs will be removed from the bereavement list to start the series opener. He is 0-0 with a 5.40 ERA in two starts against Texas this season. He received a loss Tuesday at Washington after allowing two earned runs on seven hits over five innings.

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Milwaukee Brewers @ San Francisco Giants

, AT&T Park
Zach Davies, RHP
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Davies has been much better on the road (2.52 ERA) than at home (5.97), and he offered an interesting explanation. He likes the extra time to collect himself on the road while the Brewers bat in the top of the first inning.

Chris Stratton, RHP
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On the heels of his first Major League win, Stratton will make his fourth start of 2017. Against the Nationals, Stratton spun 6 2/3 innings of scoreless ball, striking out 10. It was the fifth time a Giants pitcher had more than 10 K's in a start.

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