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Probable Pitchers

Toronto Blue Jays @ Washington Nationals

, Nationals Park
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. WSH
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Homers continue to haunt Dickey, who has allowed a homer in each of his last four starts and has surrendered at least one in seven of his 10 starts this year. In his last outing vs. the White Sox, Dickey gave up five runs over five innings.

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. TOR
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Zimmermann and R.A. Dickey have squared off twice when Dickey was a member of the New York Mets (April 8, 2011 and September 11, 2012). Washington won both contests.

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Toronto Blue Jays @ Washington Nationals

, Nationals Park
Marco Estrada, RHP
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    Marco Estrada, last 3 starts
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    Marco Estrada, regular season
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    Marco Estrada, last 5 years vs. WSH
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Estrada has tossed seven innings in back-to-back starts for the first time since September 2013, but he has yet to pick up a win since joining the rotation on May 5, mostly because of a lack of run support.

Max Scherzer, RHP
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    Max Scherzer, last 3 starts
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    Max Scherzer, regular season
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    Max Scherzer, last 5 years vs. TOR
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The ace of the Nationals' pitching staff is 4-0 with a 1.68 ERA (9 earned runs in 48.1/3 innings pitched) in seven career starts vs. Toronto.

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Los Angeles Dodgers @ Colorado Rockies

, Coors Field
Juan Nicasio, RHP
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    Juan Nicasio, last 3 starts
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    Juan Nicasio, regular season
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    Juan Nicasio, last 5 years vs. COL
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The Dodgers finally settled on giving Nicasio his first start of the season in the opener a doubleheader against his former club. The right-hander's longest outing this year is three innings.

Jorge De La Rosa, LHP
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    Jorge De La Rosa, regular season
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    Jorge De La Rosa, last 5 years vs. LAD
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De La Rosa has not started since May 21 because of a cut on his left middle finger. But the last time he faced the Dodgers, he went 7 1/3 scoreless innings.

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Los Angeles Dodgers @ Colorado Rockies

, Coors Field
Zack Greinke, RHP
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    Zack Greinke, last 5 years vs. COL
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Greinke has held opponents to a .149 batting average in three starts on the road this year. In six career appearances at Coors Field, he owns a 2-0 record and has allowed just two home runs.

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Cincinnati Reds @ Philadelphia Phillies

, Citizens Bank Park
Johnny Cueto, RHP
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    Johnny Cueto, regular season
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    Johnny Cueto, last 5 years vs. PHI
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Cueto will make his first start since May 19 after missing one start with right elbow stiffness. Cueto said "every single pitch was good" during a bullpen session on Sunday and that he will be ready to go on Tuesday.

Sean O'Sullivan, RHP
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    Sean O'Sullivan, last 5 years vs. CIN
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O'Sullivan is coming off his worst start of the year when he allowed seven runs in 5 2/3 innings. His issue has been length, as he's yet to last more than six innings this year and hasn't recorded an out in the seventh since 2013.

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Oakland Athletics @ Detroit Tigers

, Comerica Park
Kendall Graveman, RHP
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    Kendall Graveman, last 3 starts
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    Kendall Graveman, last 5 years vs. DET
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Graveman left the A's on Sunday because of a family issue, but manager Bob Melvin said the right-hander should be ready for his start Tuesday. Graveman was recalled from Triple-A Nashville on May 23, and is 1-0 with a 2.31 ERA since returning.

Alfredo Simon, RHP
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Simon is expected to return from the bereavement list following the passing of his father. He was scheduled to face the A's last Wednesday before his dad fell gravely ill, prompting him to return home Tuesday night.

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Chicago Cubs @ Miami Marlins

, Marlins Park
Kyle Hendricks, RHP
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    Kyle Hendricks, last 5 years vs. MIA
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In his last two starts, Hendricks has given up one run on nine hits over 16 innings for a 0.56 ERA. What's the difference? Better execution of his pitches. Instead of balls finding holes, they're finding his defenders.

Brad Hand, LHP
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    Brad Hand, last 5 years vs. CHC
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Due to injuries, Hand has moved from bullpen into the rotation. He threw five shutout innings at Pittsburgh in his first start. The lefty has logged 28 total innings, and he continues to build up his pitch count.

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Minnesota Twins @ Boston Red Sox

, Fenway Park
Mike Pelfrey, RHP
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    Mike Pelfrey, last 5 years vs. BOS
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Since giving up four earned runs in his first start, Mike Pelfrey has compiled a 2.29 ERA over his past eight starts. The righty will face the Red Sox for the second straight game; he limited them to one run in seven innings in a victory Tuesday.

Clay Buchholz, RHP
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    Clay Buchholz, last 5 years vs. MIN
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Despite allowing only five combined earned runs in his past three starts, Buchholz did not get a win in any of those outings. He has seven quality starts this season and is 3-2 with a 4.02 ERA against the Twins in his career.

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Chicago White Sox @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Jeff Samardzija, RHP
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Samardzija appears back on track after a rough stretch, allowing just 2 earned runs in his last 15 innings over 2 starts. He should keep Chicago's bullpen well rested, as he's lasted at least 7 frames in 6 of his 10 outings.

Colby Lewis, RHP
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Lewis had a streak of three straight winning decisions snapped by the Tribe on Wednesday. He allowed 10 runs in 2 2/3 innings. He is 1-0 with a 3.55 ERA in four starts at home. He is 4-0 with a 0.92 ERA in his last four starts against the White Sox.

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Baltimore Orioles @ Houston Astros

, Minute Maid Park
Mike Wright, RHP
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Wright won after allowing three runs on six hits -- including two home runs -- and no walks with two strikeouts in five innings against the White Sox in the second game of Thursday's doubleheader.

Collin McHugh, RHP
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McHugh, along with Dallas Keuchel, has been an anchor in Houston's starting rotation. McHugh got a no-decision in his last outing, allowing nine hits and four runs in six innings at Baltimore.

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Cleveland Indians @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Carlos Carrasco, RHP
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Carrasco has gone 2-0 with a 1.93 ERA, 15 strikeouts and three walks in his past two outings (14 innings). On Wednesday, the righty gave up one run with eight strikeouts in eight innings in a win over the Rangers.

Jeremy Guthrie, RHP
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Games like Guthrie's last -- allowing four home runs and 11 runs in one inning pitched -- can't be expected as the norm for the Royals starter, but he has given up six or more hits and two or more runs in five appearances on the road this season.

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Milwaukee Brewers @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Tyler Cravy, RHP
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Cravy will make his Major League debut. He's not overpowering, but owns a 3.71 ERA in seven Minor League seasons and a strikeout-to-walk ratio of nearly three to one. He went eight innings in his most recent Triple-A start.

Lance Lynn, RHP
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This will be Lynn's third start of the season against Milwaukee. He lasted only five innings in the previous two, allowing a combined seven earned runs on 16 hits. Lynn has finished seven innings just twice in 10 starts this year.

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Atlanta Braves @ Arizona Diamondbacks

, Chase Field
Shelby Miller, RHP
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Miller has allowed two earned runs or fewer in each of his first 10 starts. He limited opponents to a .155 batting average in May. Solo homers have accounted for three of the six runs he's allowed in his past 39 innings.

Josh Collmenter, RHP
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Collmenter has allowed four runs over 10 innings in his last two starts after a rough three-start stretch that saw him allow 18 earned runs in 14 1/3 innings. In his last home start, he allowed nine runs in just 1 1/3 innings.

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Tampa Bay Rays @ Los Angeles Angels

, Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Chris Archer, RHP
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Archer will look to piggyback off his magnificent outing in his last start in which he went toe-to-toe with Felix Hernandez, tossing a two-hitter through eight scoreless innings while striking out 12.

C.J. Wilson, LHP
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The last time he faced the Rays, in August of 2014, Wilson was returning from an injury that had kept him out several weeks. Things did not go well for him at Tropicana Field, where he was knocked out after 1 1/3 innings after allowing six runs.

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New York Mets @ San Diego Padres

, Petco Park
Noah Syndergaard, RHP
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The biggest question is where manager Terry Collins should hit Syndergaard in the lineup. The rookie blasted a monster home run in his last start while also throwing seven shutout innings. He's been as good as advertised, and then some.

Ian Kennedy, RHP
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Kennedy was roughed up the last time out, allowing seven runs in 3 2/3 innings against the Pirates. It was the third time this season he's allowed six or more runs in a start. He allowed three home runs and has allowed 12 this season.

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New York Yankees @ Seattle Mariners

, Safeco Field
CC Sabathia, LHP
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Sabathia arrives in Seattle having lost his last two starts, permitting a total of 11 runs and 15 hits in 8 1/3 innings to the Rangers and Athletics. He surrendered two homers in his last start, a May 28 outing at Oakland.

Mike Montgomery, LHP
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The Mariners will promote the 25-year-old lefty to start in place of injured southpaw James Paxton. Montgomery, acquired from the Rays for Erasmo Ramirez in March, will be making his MLB debut. He was 4-3, 3.74 ERA in nine starts for Tacoma.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ San Francisco Giants

, AT&T Park
A.J. Burnett, RHP
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Burnett was 5-0 in his six May starts with a 1.84 ERA and 39 strikeouts with only 13 walks. It's the second time in his career he's had a 5-0 month. The other was July 2012 in his first tour with Pittsburgh.

Chris Heston, RHP
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    Chris Heston, last 5 years vs. PIT
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Heston continues to prove himself. In his last start, he shut out the Braves for 7 1/3 innings to outpitch Shelby Miller and lower his ERA to 3.82. Heston has a 2.16 home ERA compared to 5.79 on the road.

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