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Probable Pitchers

Seattle Mariners @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Hisashi Iwakuma, RHP
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    Hisashi Iwakuma, last 3 starts
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    Hisashi Iwakuma, regular season
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    Hisashi Iwakuma, last 5 years vs. CHC
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The 35-year-old has gone 10-2 with a 3.69 ERA over his last 12 starts, helping hold the rotation together during injuries to Felix Hernandez and Taijuan Walker. He’s faced the Cubs once, taking a no-decision with four runs in eight innings in 2013.

Jon Lester, LHP
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    Jon Lester, last 3 starts
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    Jon Lester, regular season
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    Jon Lester, last 5 years vs. SEA
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Lester, who is 1-1 in his last six starts, returns to Wrigley Field, where he's 5-2 with a 2.18 ERA in nine outings. Against the Mariners, he's 5-4 with a 3.52 ERA in 12 career starts, and has not faced them since 2014.

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Baltimore Orioles @ Toronto Blue Jays

, Rogers Centre
Kevin Gausman, RHP
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    Kevin Gausman, last 3 starts
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    Kevin Gausman, regular season
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    Kevin Gausman, last 5 years vs. TOR
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Career stats

Gausman has tossed a quality start in four of his last five outings, posting a 2.51 ERA with a 33-to-5 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 32 1/3 innings. That includes seven scoreless frames against Cleveland his last time out.

Marco Estrada, RHP
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    Marco Estrada, last 3 starts
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    Marco Estrada, last 5 years vs. BAL
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Estrada was the tough-luck loser his last time out against the Mariners. The finesse right-hander made his first start since returning from the DL, taking the loss despite limiting Seattle to two runs on seven hits over six innings.

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Colorado Rockies @ New York Mets

, Citi Field
Tyler Chatwood, RHP
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    Tyler Chatwood, last 3 starts
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    Tyler Chatwood, regular season
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    Tyler Chatwood, last 5 years vs. NYM
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Career stats

Chatwood has struggled in his four starts since coming off the 15-day DL with a mid-back strain. He has given up 13 runs in 18 innings, although he threw five shutout innings in his last start with one hit and eight walks allowed.

Steven Matz, LHP
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    Steven Matz, regular season
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    Steven Matz, last 5 years vs. COL
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Matz tossed one of his best outings of the season Sunday against the Marlins, picking up his first win since May 25. He yielded just four hits over six shutout innings and struck out six.

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Houston Astros @ Detroit Tigers

, Comerica Park
Collin McHugh, RHP
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    Collin McHugh, regular season
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    Collin McHugh, last 5 years vs. DET
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Career stats

After struggling through the first three months of the season, McHugh has pitched well in July, posting a 2.66 ERA in four starts. In three career starts against Detroit, he's 0-2 with a 3.72 ERA.

Matt Boyd, LHP
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    Matt Boyd, last 5 years vs. HOU
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Boyd went 4 1/3 innings Saturday against the White Sox, allowing five hits and three runs (one earned) with four strikeouts in a no-decision. Boyd also had a no-decision in only start against Houston, allowing six hits and five runs in five innings.

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New York Yankees @ Tampa Bay Rays

, Tropicana Field
Ivan Nova, RHP
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    Ivan Nova, last 5 years vs. TB
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Nova returns to the mound after pitching well in his last start. While the Yankees fell 2-1 to the Giants, the right-hander pitched seven innings of one-run baseball, allowing only six hits and striking out seven. He’s won his two starts before that.

Jake Odorizzi, RHP
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    Jake Odorizzi, last 5 years vs. NYY
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Odorizzi did everything he could by not allowing a run in the eight innings he pitched Friday night at Oakland. Still, he came away with his Major League-leading 12th no-decision. He only had 10 in 2015.

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Oakland Athletics @ Cleveland Indians

, Progressive Field
Kendall Graveman, RHP
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    Kendall Graveman, last 5 years vs. CLE
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Career stats

Graveman recorded all 27 outs on only 102 pitches for his first career nine-inning complete game Saturday. Pitching against the Rays, the right-hander allowed three runs on nine hits. He’s tossed four consecutive quality starts.

Trevor Bauer, RHP
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    Trevor Bauer, last 5 years vs. OAK
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Bauer is coming off a loss to the O's. He allowed five earned runs on five hits -- including two home runs -- in four innings. Bauer will make his second career start against Oakland. Last August, he allowed one run on four hits in 6 2/3 innings.

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St. Louis Cardinals @ Miami Marlins

, Marlins Park
Mike Leake, RHP
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    Mike Leake, last 5 years vs. MIA
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Leake is eyeing a bounceback performance after allowing a career-high 12 hits and season-most seven runs his last time out. He hasn’t walked a batter in his last four starts (25 innings) and has the second lowest walk rate in the NL this season.

Jose Urena, RHP
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Urena is making his third start since being recalled from Triple-A New Orleans. He went 5 2/3 and 6 innings in his first two starts back, allowing four hits and one run in both outings after 13 appearances.

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Philadelphia Phillies @ Atlanta Braves

, Turner Field
Vince Velasquez, RHP
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Interestingly, Velasquez’s name has popped up in trade rumors as Monday's non-waiver Trade Deadline approaches, but it is safe to say the Phillies would need to be overwhelmed to trade one of their best young pitchers.

Tyrell Jenkins, RHP
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Jenkins fared decently in his first two career starts and then had trouble commanding his fastball during Sunday’s game at Coors Field. His inability to get a consistent feel for his slider has led some to project him as a reliever.

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Kansas City Royals @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Edinson Volquez, RHP
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Volquez gave up seven hits and three walks in his last start but worked his way out of trouble on several occasions, giving up one total run. He's posted quality starts in his last three outings and has an ERA of 2.84 in his last five starts.

A.J. Griffin, RHP
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Griffin will make his second straight start against Oakland. He allowed one run on four hits, two walks and three strikeouts in a no-decision on Sunday. He is 0-1 with a 5.40 ERA in six starts since coming back from the disabled list.

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Chicago White Sox @ Minnesota Twins

, Target Field
Jose Quintana, LHP
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Three solo home runs allowed by David Robertson in the ninth Sunday vs. Detroit cost Quintana a chance for his ninth victory in a quest for his first season with double-digit wins. Quintana has made three quality starts during his four July outings.

Ricky Nolasco, RHP
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Nolasco is coming off his worst start of the year, as he lasted a season-low two innings against the Red Sox on Saturday. The right-hander gave up six runs on six hits and three walks.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ Milwaukee Brewers

, Miller Park
Steven Brault, LHP
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Brault will rejoin the Pirates in Milwaukee for his second Major League start. Limited by a pitch count in his debut, Brault struck out 16 and allowed three hits in 12 scoreless innings over his past two Triple-A starts.

Junior Guerra, RHP
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Guerra continues to dazzle in his rookie season as a 31-year-old. Last time out, he held the Cubs to one unearned run over 6 1/3 innings despite only striking out two batters.

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Boston Red Sox @ Los Angeles Angels

, Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Rick Porcello, RHP
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The righty has won five straight starts and hasn't lost since May 17, while Boston has won each of the last seven times he's taken the ball. Control has been key for Porcello, who has walked only three batters in four July starts.

Tim Lincecum, RHP
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Lincecum suffered the worst start of his career against the Astros on Sunday, getting shelled for eight runs and recording only four outs. Lincecum gave up three home runs in that span. He’ll need to turn it around in order to remain in the rotation.

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Arizona Diamondbacks @ Los Angeles Dodgers

, Dodger Stadium
Zack Godley, RHP
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Godley, who is making his sixth start, has ridden the shuttle between Triple-A Reno and Arizona this year. He picked up the win in his last start despite allowing five runs on 10 hits over 5 2/3 innings against the Reds.

Kenta Maeda, RHP
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    Kenta Maeda, last 5 years vs. ARI
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Maeda improved to 9-7 after he allowed two runs on five hits in 5 2/3 innings against the Cardinals in his last appearance. He went 4 1/3 innings and gave up five runs on seven hits in his last start against the D-backs July 17.

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Washington Nationals @ San Francisco Giants

, AT&T Park
Max Scherzer, RHP
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Scherzer recorded his eighth double-digit strikeout game of the season last time out, tied for second in the Majors. He has struggled in his career against the Giants, posting a 6.85 ERA and 1.52 WHIP in five starts.

Jeff Samardzija, RHP
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    Jeff Samardzija, last 5 years vs. WSH
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Samardzija has yet to record a quality outing since the All-Star break. He's allowed 13 hits, including four home runs, and nine earned runs in his last two appearances.

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Cincinnati Reds @ San Diego Padres

, Petco Park
Brandon Finnegan, LHP
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    Brandon Finnegan, last 5 years vs. SD
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Length has been an issue for Finnegan recently. He now has four games in a row when he hasn’t gotten an out in the sixth inning. He allowed six runs and seven hits, including three homers, in five innings vs. Arizona on Sunday.

Edwin Jackson, RHP
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The veteran righty is off to a nice start with his new organization. Jackson has allowed four earned runs over 12 1/3 frames in two starts with San Diego. He is set to return to Petco after tossing 6 1/3 one-hit frames there on July 17.

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