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Probable Pitchers

Atlanta Braves @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
Sean Newcomb, LHP
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Newcomb has provided a glimpse of his potential since struggling in his season debut. Improved fastball command has enhanced the value of his curveball and changeup in each of his past 3 outings, including a quality start on Friday vs. the Mets.

Homer Bailey, RHP
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Bailey fell an out shy of a quality start his last time up vs. the Cardinals, giving up three runs in 5 2/3 innings. He made two mistakes, giving up a two-run homer to Paul DeJong in the second and a solo homer to Dexter Fowler to lead off the sixth.

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Detroit Tigers @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Michael Fulmer, RHP
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After struggling with fastball command in his previous outing, Fulmer was more precise Friday against the Royals, tossing seven innings of two-run ball with four strikeouts in a no-decision. He created nine swing-and-misses over 96 pitches.

Ivan Nova, RHP
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Nova looks to get back on track after he had a two-game win streak snapped in a quality start at Philadelphia on April 20, throwing six innings, allowing just one earned run in a no-decision.

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Arizona Diamondbacks @ Philadelphia Phillies

, Citizens Bank Park
Matt Koch, RHP
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Koch was called up from Triple-A Reno to start last Friday in place of Taijuan Walker. The right-hander earned another start by allowing just one run over six innings against the Padres. The one run came on a Franchy Cordero homer.

Ben Lively, RHP
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Lively is coming off his best game of the young season: a six-inning, one-run performance in a no-decision during the Phillies' 2-1 win over the Pirates on Friday night. Lively has allowed three or fewer earned runs in his four starts.

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Minnesota Twins @ New York Yankees

, Yankee Stadium
Kyle Gibson, RHP
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Gibson (1-1, 4.29 ERA) is coming off a loss against the Rays, but called it his best performance of the season. He trailed 2-1 going into the seventh inning and was lifted after another run before the bullpen blew up in a 10-1 defeat.

Jordan Montgomery, LHP
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Montgomery has won two straight starts, having limited the Tigers and Blue Jays to a combined four runs and nine hits over 12 innings. He faced the Twins last July 19 at Target Field, taking the loss after being rocked for six runs and seven hits.

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New York Mets @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Noah Syndergaard, RHP
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Syndergaard has 39 K's in 27 1/3 innings, but his inefficiency has left him “disappointed and frustrated with how I’ve been throwing.” He is 1-2 with a 3.79 ERA in his career vs. St. Louis.

Carlos Martinez, RHP
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Perhaps no pitcher in baseball is on more of a roll than Martinez, who has held opponents to one run over his last 27 1/3 innings. He has thrown 18 consecutive scoreless innings.

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Seattle Mariners @ Cleveland Indians

, Progressive Field
James Paxton, LHP
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Paxton was knocked around his last time out, allowing five runs in four innings against the Rangers. But he had a 2.65 ERA and 24 strikeouts in 17 innings over his three starts before that, and he'll hope to find that form again facing the Tribe.

Mike Clevinger, RHP
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Clevinger enjoyed arguably his best career start on Saturday, when he spun a shutout on the road against the Orioles. The right-hander had three strikeouts and two walks and allowed only two hits in the win.

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Tampa Bay Rays @ Baltimore Orioles

, Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Chris Archer, RHP
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Archer had his best outing of the season Friday, holding the Twins to two runs while striking out five in 6 2/3 innings. But he came away with a no-decision. He is 1-5 with a 6.69 ERA in seven career appearances (six starts) at Camden Yards.

Dylan Bundy, RHP
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Bundy finally got a much-deserved first win on Friday against the Indians, when he struck out nine. The O’s ace has 40 strikeouts this season and just nine walks to go with a 1.42 ERA.

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Boston Red Sox @ Toronto Blue Jays

, Rogers Centre
Chris Sale, LHP
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Boston moved Sale up in the rotation a day to give Drew Pomeranz an extra days' rest after his first start off the disabled list. Sale struck out a season-high 10 vs. the A’s on Saturday, but his outing was overshadowed by Sean Manaea's no-hitter.

Marco Estrada, RHP
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Estrada has experienced some issues with the long ball so far this season. He has allowed six home runs in four starts, and he is coming off a year in which he surrendered a career-high 31 homers over 33 starts.

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Milwaukee Brewers @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Chase Anderson, RHP
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Two mistakes cost Anderson against the Marlins, as former Brewers prospect Lewis Brinson hit a pair of long home runs. They accounted for Miami’s only runs, though, as Anderson worked into the sixth.

Kyle Hendricks, RHP
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Hendricks is coming off his first win of the season, in which he went five innings vs. the Rockies, giving up three earned runs. He did not get a decision against the Brewers on April 6, when he gave up four runs on nine hits over five innings.

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Chicago White Sox @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Lucas Giolito, RHP
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Giolito couldn’t find the strike zone last outing, throwing 2 innings and allowing 9 runs while walking 7. In his 20 innings, the righty leads MLB with 19 walks. He fared well in a March 29 start vs. the Royals, though (6 IP, 3 ER).

Jakob Junis, RHP
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Junis will take the mound as the Royals open a five-game series with the White Sox. Junis went eight innings on Friday in a win over the Tigers, giving up four hits and two runs, while walking one and striking out four.

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