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Probable Pitchers

Baltimore Orioles @ Toronto Blue Jays

, Rogers Centre
Chris Tillman, RHP
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    Chris Tillman, last 3 starts
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    Chris Tillman, last 5 years vs. TOR
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Rogers Centre has been a tough environment for Tillman, who has posted a 7.94 ERA there in 11 career starts, allowing a 1.019 OPS and 19 home runs. This is his first test there in 2016.

Aaron Sanchez, RHP
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Sanchez has surrendered two earned runs or fewer in seven consecutive starts and nine of 10 dating back to the start of June. He also has won 10 consecutive decisions and leads the American League with 16 quality starts.

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Colorado Rockies @ New York Mets

, Citi Field
Chad Bettis, RHP
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    Chad Bettis, last 5 years vs. NYM
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Bettis will make his second career start against the Mets. The 27-year-old righty has been strong since allowing seven runs on June 26, posting a 3.46 ERA in his past four starts. He’s won four of his past five decisions.

Noah Syndergaard, RHP
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    Noah Syndergaard, last 5 years vs. COL
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Efficiency has been Syndergaard’s bugaboo of late. Due in part to high pitch counts and in part to the Mets’ caution regarding his recently fatigued arm, Syndergaard has lasted into the seventh inning just once in his last six starts.

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Houston Astros @ Detroit Tigers

, Comerica Park
Dallas Keuchel, LHP
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    Dallas Keuchel, last 5 years vs. DET
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Keuchel's ERA entering July was 5.02, but in four starts this month, he's posted a 2.33 ERA. The left-hander's best start of the season came on April 15 against Detroit, when he tossed eight scoreless innings for the win.

Mike Pelfrey, RHP
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The right-hander earned a no-decision his last time out, allowing six hits and five runs over five innings against the Red Sox. Pelfrey is 3-5 with a 4.56 ERA in nine career starts against the Astros.

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New York Yankees @ Tampa Bay Rays

, Tropicana Field
Michael Pineda, RHP
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Pineda is coming off a performance in which he gave up a leadoff home run and not much else as the Yankees won 2-1 over the Astros. The 6-foot-7 right-hander went seven innings and struck out eight against Houston, his second consecutive win.

Blake Snell, LHP
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Snell had a nice road trip, dominating the Rockies and throwing six scoreless. And after struggling in the first inning against Oakland, he was able to have smooth sailing after that. He’s begun to show why he's considered to be a future ace.

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Oakland Athletics @ Cleveland Indians

, Progressive Field
Sonny Gray, RHP
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Gray went six innings in Texas on Tuesday, allowing three runs in the fifth but none in the other five frames, striking out eight. He has lasted exactly six innings in seven of his past eight outings, with five quality starts over that span.

Corey Kluber, RHP
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The ace went seven innings in a no-decision against Baltimore in his last start. He allowed three runs on six hits and recorded eight strikeouts. He has whiffed eight in three consecutive starts. In that span, he allowed just four runs in 22 innings.

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St. Louis Cardinals @ Miami Marlins

, Marlins Park
Carlos Martinez, RHP
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Martinez has won three straight starts and has posted a 3.00 ERA in 24 innings this month. He has made one career start at Marlins park, coming in 2015 when Martinez allowed three runs over seven innings.

Andrew Cashner, RHP
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Cashner takes the mound in a Miami uniform for the first time. His recent success led the Marlins to trade for him, as he was 1-0 with a 2.55 ERA in his last three starts for San Diego.

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Philadelphia Phillies @ Atlanta Braves

, Turner Field
Jerad Eickhoff, RHP
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Eickhoff threw his curveball 28 times in Tuesday’s victory over the Marlins. He had gotten away from the pitch recently, which had puzzled Phillies coaches because it might be one of the better curveballs in baseball.

Joel De La Cruz, RHP
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Chicago White Sox @ Minnesota Twins

, Target Field
Carlos Rodon, LHP
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Robin Ventura made it official on Saturday, as Rodon comes off the DL to finish the series at Target Field. Rodon has been working his way back from a sprained left wrist, leaving him out of action since a start on July 5 against the Yankees.

Ervin Santana, RHP
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Santana tossed a complete game his last time out, needing only 97 pitches against the Braves. But Santana, who has a 2.02 ERA over his last seven starts, gave up two runs and was stuck with a hard-luck loss.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ Milwaukee Brewers

, Miller Park
Francisco Liriano, LHP
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Liriano took a step backward against the Mariners on Tuesday, allowing seven runs over 3 1/3 innings in a 7-4 loss. He struck out 13 with no walks in his last start against Milwaukee, perhaps a sign that he'll rebound Sunday.

Matt Garza, RHP
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Matt Garza: Garza took a step forward with his breaking pitches in his last start, allowing three runs over six innings. It was his first time allowing less than four runs since June 19.

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Kansas City Royals @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Dillon Gee, RHP
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For the second straight week, it'll be Gee who gets the ball as the fifth starter. He's started six games this year, most recently on July 26 against the Angels, when he gave up five runs in five innings.

Lucas Harrell, RHP
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Harrell will be making his first start for the Rangers after being acquired from the Braves on Wednesday. After being called up from Triple-A Gwinnett on July 2, he went 2-2 with a 3.38 ERA in five starts with Atlanta.

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Boston Red Sox @ Los Angeles Angels

, Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Steven Wright, RHP
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Wright's last two outings have been polar opposites. He allowed one run in eight innings vs. the Twins before allowing eight runs in 4 2/3 frames vs. Detroit. Extreme weather conditions can affect the knuckleballer.

Tyler Skaggs, LHP
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Skaggs’ return couldn’t have been any better. The 25-year-old pitched seven scoreless frames in Kansas City on Tuesday, allowing four baserunners and striking out five. Sunday marks the two-year anniversary of his last game before Tommy John surgery.

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Washington Nationals @ San Francisco Giants

, AT&T Park
Gio Gonzalez, LHP
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Gonzalez will be looking to build on a pair of solid outings post All-Star break, as he aims to rebound after a rough first half. In his past two outings, he has allowed four runs on eight hits in 12 1/3 innings with 10 strikeouts and four walks.

Matt Cain, RHP
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Cain earned his second win of the season after allowing four runs in 5 1/3 innings against the Reds on Tuesday. Cain has only pitched four quality starts this year and has yielded five home runs since returning from the disabled list July 20.

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Arizona Diamondbacks @ Los Angeles Dodgers

, Dodger Stadium
Patrick Corbin, LHP
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Corbin struggled in the first inning of his last start against the Brewers giving up three runs. But he settled in and allowed just one more over the next four and said the ball came out of his hand the best it has all year.

Bud Norris, RHP
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After giving up the long ball in his previous start and an emergency relief loss, Norris outdueled Chris Archer with a two-hit shutout for 6 1/3 innings. But he's 1-7 lifetime against Arizona.

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Cincinnati Reds @ San Diego Padres

, Petco Park
Homer Bailey, RHP
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Bailey will be making his first start in the Majors since April 23, 2015, before he needed Tommy John surgery on his right elbow. He made his sixth rehab start on Monday at Triple-A Louisville with 98 pitches over 4 1/3 innings.

Paul Clemens, RHP
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With Colin Rea and Andrew Cashner in Miami, a rotation spot has been freed up for Clemens. The Padres view him the way they viewed Drew Pomeranz - as a starter who could benefit greatly from increased usage of his curveball.

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Seattle Mariners @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Felix Hernandez, RHP
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The ace has allowed nine runs and 19 hits in 12 2/3 innings in two starts since coming off a two-month DL stint, though Seattle won both games. His only game vs. the Cubs came in 2010, when he gave up two runs in nine innings in a 13-inning loss.

Brian Matusz, LHP
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This will be Matusz's first start for the Cubs. He signed as a free agent in June and was pitching at Triple-A Iowa. The Mariners know him. His last outing in the big leagues was May 17, when he gave up four earned runs over 1 2/3 innings vs. Seattle

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