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Probable Pitchers

Houston Astros @ Minnesota Twins

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Mike Fiers, RHP
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Fiers will be pitching for the first time since his first career no-hitter, blanking the Dodgers on Aug. 21. He threw a career-high 134 pitches in that game, and the Astros opted to give him a few extra days of rest.

Mike Pelfrey, RHP
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Pelfrey has pitched well in August, posting a 2.83 ERA in five starts, but has just one win over that span. He lasted 4 2/3 innings against the Orioles on Sunday, giving up three runs on nine hits.

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Houston Astros @ Minnesota Twins

, Target Field
Lance McCullers, RHP
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McCullers is making his second start since rejoining the rotation from Double-A Corpus Christi, where he spent three weeks mostly throwing out on the side to rest his arm. He’s struck out 87 in 83 2/3 innings.

Ervin Santana, RHP
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Santana has struggled in August, posting a 9.12 ERA in five starts. He lasted only 2 2/3 innings last time out, allowing five runs in a no-decision against the Rays on Tuesday.

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Chicago White Sox @ Minnesota Twins

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Chris Sale, LHP
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Sale set a personal single-season high with 229 strikeouts thanks to his seven K's against the Red Sox over seven scoreless innings on Wednesday. He is 3-0 with a 1.59 ERA over his last four starts and has made 19 quality starts.

Tyler Duffey, RHP
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After struggling in his big league debut, Duffey has been better over his last three starts, posting a 1.89 ERA. He got the no-decision last time out, allowing two runs over 5 1/3 innings against the Rays.

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Chicago White Sox @ Minnesota Twins

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To Be Announced

Tommy Milone, LHP
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Since coming off the disabled list in mid-August, Milone has yet to reach six innings, posting a 4.32 ERA. He went 5 1/3 innings against the Rays on Thursday, allowing five runs (four earned) in a loss.

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