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Probable Pitchers

Chicago White Sox @ Cleveland Indians

, Progressive Field
John Danks, LHP
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    John Danks, last 5 years vs. CLE
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Danks finishes off a strong first half on the mound with this start at Progressive Field. He has made 13 quality starts, including working at least six innings and allowing two runs or fewer in seven of his past nine.

Trevor Bauer, RHP
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    Trevor Bauer, last 5 years vs. CWS
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Bauer has been nothing if not consistent, as he has held his opposition to three or four runs in his last seven starts. On Tuesday, he surrendered three (two earned) to the Yanks over seven innings and retired 13 of the last 14 batters he faced.

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Miami Marlins @ New York Mets

, Citi Field
Brad Hand, LHP
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    Brad Hand, last 5 years vs. NYM
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Hand hasn't picked up a Major League win since Sept. 18, 2013, but it hasn't been entirely his fault. In two starts since coming off the DL, Hand has given up only three earned runs -- all in a loss to the Phillies on July 3 -- in 11 1/3 innings.

Jacob deGrom, RHP
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    Jacob deGrom, last 5 years vs. MIA
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deGrom will put a bow on the first half after turning in his best start Tuesday, seven scoreless innings with 11 strikeouts against Atlanta. He shut out Miami for seven innings June 21, one of seven quality starts in 11 tries.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
Francisco Liriano, LHP
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    Francisco Liriano, last 5 years vs. CIN
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Liriano makes his return after a month-long absence with a strained left oblique. He has one win in his last 17 regular-season starts. He lasted longer than five innings in only one of his last nine starts before landing on the DL.

Johnny Cueto, RHP
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Cueto went 6 1/3 innings in a win over the Cubs on Tuesday, allowing two runs on six hits, walking one and striking out four. The All-Star is 15-4 with a 2.18 ERA in 24 career starts against the Pirates, including four complete games.

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Washington Nationals @ Philadelphia Phillies

, Citizens Bank Park
Tanner Roark, RHP
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Roark started for Washington on July 4 and lasted seven innings, but he allowed four runs on nine hits. In his last two starts, both against the Cubs, Roark allowed eight runs over 13 innings.

Kyle Kendrick, RHP
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The first inning has been Kendrick's nemesis this year. He has a 10.50 ERA (21 earned runs in 18 innings) in the first inning and a 3.34 ERA (36 earned runs in 97 innings) in every other inning he has pitched.

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Toronto Blue Jays @ Tampa Bay Rays

, Tropicana Field
R.A. Dickey, RHP
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Dickey starts Toronto's final game before the All-Star Break in place of J.A. Happ. With the Blue Jays' off-day Thursday, Dickey will be on normal rest. The knuckleballer beat the Angels in his last start, tossing seven scoreless innings.

David Price, LHP
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Price was scratched from Saturday's planned start and pushed back to the series finale due to an illness. The Rays ace nearly went the distance in his last outing, allowing three runs over 8 2/3 innings in Detroit.

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Boston Red Sox @ Houston Astros

, Minute Maid Park
Clay Buchholz, RHP
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Buchholz said after his last start he felt as close to his 2013 self as he has all year. That's a good sign, because he's posted a 6.11 ERA and 1.65 WHIP in 13 starts this season.

Brad Peacock, RHP
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Peacock is 3-4 with a 3.89 ERA in 13 starts this year, allowing 63 strikeouts and 70 hits in 74 innings. He beat the Rangers last time out, allowing six hits and two runs Tuesday in Texas for his first win in more than a month.

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Detroit Tigers @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Justin Verlander, RHP
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Verlander gave up five runs within seven batters in his start on Tuesday vs. the Dodgers, then retired 13 in a row to give his team a chance to come back. He hasn't lost since the Royals roughed him up for seven runs June 16.

Bruce Chen, LHP
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Chen returns to the rotation to replace Jason Vargas, out after an appendectomy. Chen began '14 as a starter but a bulging disc in his back put him on the DL for two months, and he returned as a reliever. In four starts, he was 1-2 with a 7.45 ERA.

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St. Louis Cardinals @ Milwaukee Brewers

, Miller Park
Carlos Martinez, RHP
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Martinez, in his fifth start since joining the rotation on June 16, tossed a season-high six innings on Tuesday. He allowed four runs on eight hits, two of which were two-run homers. He has thrown 85 and 88 pitches his last two starts.

Wily Peralta, RHP
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Peralta had his worst start of the season Tuesday against the Phillies, lasting only 4 1/3 innings and allowing nine earned runs on eight hits. Part of it was bad luck: The Phillies had four infield hits off the righty.

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Atlanta Braves @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Julio Teheran, RHP
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Teheran was humbled as he surrendered a career-high 11 hits and matched a career-short start of 3 1/3 innings against the Mets on Tuesday. The All-Star hurler had allowed three earned runs or fewer in 16 of his previous 18 starts.

Travis Wood, LHP
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Wood is hoping to finish the first half strong, and was encouraged after his last start, even though it was a loss. He hasn't gotten past the sixth in his last three starts. This will be his second career meeting against the Braves.

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Los Angeles Angels @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Tyler Skaggs, LHP
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In his second start back from the DL, Skaggs threw 6 2/3 innings Tuesday, scattering a season-high 11 hits and allowing three runs against Toronto. Skaggs was able to escape jams, but a seventh-inning Jose Reyes homer put the Angels in a 3-0 hole.

Scott Baker, RHP
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Baker is 0-2 with a 5.94 ERA in three starts and has a 5.79 ERA in 11 relief appearances. He's stepping back into the rotation for Phil Irwin, who was optioned back to Triple-A. He last pitched Wednesday, pitching a scoreless frame vs. Houston.

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Arizona Diamondbacks @ San Francisco Giants

, AT&T Park
Vidal Nuno, LHP
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Nuno was acquired July 6 by the D-backs from the Yankees for Brandon McCarthy and cash. He was impressive in his debut, tossing seven shutout innings against the Marlins. He is starting in place of Chase Anderson.

Madison Bumgarner, LHP
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Oddly, Bumgarner has struggled at pitcher-friendly AT&T Park this year, where he's 3-5 with a 5.16 ERA. Lifetime, he owns more sensible statistics at home, where he's 26-21 with a 3.18 ERA.

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Minnesota Twins @ Colorado Rockies

, Coors Field
Phil Hughes, RHP
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Hughes bounced back against the Mariners on Tuesday after giving up at least five earned runs in three straight starts. The right-hander scattered eight hits without a walk, while striking out eight to pick up his first win since June 22.

Brett Anderson, LHP
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Sunday will be Anderson's first start since breaking his left index finger on April 12. After compiling a 0.96 ERA and eight strikeouts to just two walks over his first two rehab starts, the Rockies decided he didn't need a third.

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Oakland Athletics @ Seattle Mariners

, Safeco Field
Sonny Gray, RHP
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Gray has been sharp in back-to-back outings after a bit of a rough patch. He struck out eight and walked one on Tuesday in seven innings of one-run ball against the Giants, improving to 9-3.

Chris Young, RHP
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Finally healthy after years of shoulder issues, Young is having a big comeback season and at 8-5, 3.08 ERA, has a chance to win nine games for the first time since 2007 with the Padres. He's 5-2, 2.24 ERA in nine Safeco starts this season.

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San Diego Padres @ Los Angeles Dodgers

, Dodger Stadium
Tyson Ross, RHP
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Ross got a tough-luck loss his last time out against Colorado as he allowed two runs in six innings. He struck out six and ran his consecutive innings streak without a walk to 18. The Padres have scored one run or fewer for him eight times in 2014.

Hyun-Jin Ryu, LHP
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Ryu is coming off the seven-run downer in Detroit. The last time he was KO'd in less than three innings, he followed it with back-to-back starts of seven scoreless frames.

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New York Yankees @ Baltimore Orioles

, Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Chase Whitley, RHP
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Whitley follows up his first relief appearance of the season with a start that will close the season's first half. In his last start, Whitley was chased after allowing the Twins four runs on eight hits (including two homers) in three innings.

Kevin Gausman, RHP
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Gausman's yo-yo season brings him back to Baltimore to start against the Yankees on Sunday in the last game before the All-Star break. His latest stint in the Minors, though, didn't see him pitch an outing.

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