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Probable Pitchers

Boston Red Sox @ Toronto Blue Jays

, Rogers Centre
Rubby De La Rosa, RHP
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    Rubby De La Rosa, last 3 starts
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    Rubby De La Rosa, regular season
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    Rubby De La Rosa, last 5 years vs. TOR
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De La Rosa has thrived at Fenway, giving up one run or fewer in three of his four home starts. But the hard-throwing righty has a 4.42 ERA in three road outings, despite allowing one run over seven innings at Oakland on June 21.

Marcus Stroman, RHP
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    Marcus Stroman, last 3 starts
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    Marcus Stroman, regular season
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    Marcus Stroman, last 5 years vs. BOS
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The rookie right-hander continued to prove he's the real deal, throwing seven scoreless innings in a win over the Rangers on Saturday. Stroman is 4-2 with a 2.50 ERA over his nine career big league starts.

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San Francisco Giants @ Philadelphia Phillies

, Citizens Bank Park
Tim Hudson, RHP
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    Tim Hudson, last 3 starts
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    Tim Hudson, regular season
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    Tim Hudson, last 5 years vs. PHI
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The All-Star break did Hudson some good. In his last start against the Marlins on Saturday, he threw 7 1/3 innings of one-run ball and walked nary a batter.

Cole Hamels, LHP
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    Cole Hamels, last 3 starts
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    Cole Hamels, regular season
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    Cole Hamels, last 5 years vs. SF
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Unbeaten in three straight starts despite being saddled with low run support all season, Hamels is coming off a magnificent effort in Atlanta and seeks to even his record and win back-to-back starts for the first time in 2014.

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Texas Rangers @ New York Yankees

, Yankee Stadium
Colby Lewis, RHP
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    Colby Lewis, last 3 starts
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    Colby Lewis, regular season
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    Colby Lewis, last 5 years vs. NYY
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Career stats

He took the loss his last time out against Toronto, but bounced back from a career-worst game. Lewis allowed two runs on eight hits over five innings after surrendering a franchise-high 13 runs (11 earned) on 13 hits in his previous start.

Brandon McCarthy, RHP
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    Brandon McCarthy, last 5 years vs. TEX
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Career stats

McCarthy passed his home debut test with flying colors, throwing six innings of one-run ball against the Reds. He allowed just six hits, walked no one and struck out an impressive nine hitters, the most since late April, when he was with Arizona.

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Houston Astros @ Oakland Athletics

, O.co Coliseum
Scott Feldman, RHP
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    Scott Feldman, regular season
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    Scott Feldman, last 5 years vs. OAK
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Career stats

Feldman received a tough loss Friday despite allowing three runs and seven hits in seven innings. Four of his last five starts have been quality, and he hasn't allowed more than three earned runs in nine of his last 11 starts.

Jeff Samardzija, RHP
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    Jeff Samardzija, last 5 years vs. HOU
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Samardzija allowed the Orioles four runs on Friday, but on just two pitches that resulted in homers. He walked only one and struck out four in seven frames, the third straight start he's completed as many innings for his new team.

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Miami Marlins @ Atlanta Braves

, Turner Field
Henderson Alvarez, RHP
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    Henderson Alvarez, last 5 years vs. ATL
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Alvarez avoided serious injury when he was struck on the left shin by a comeback shot in his last start, a loss to the Giants. The All-Star left that game after 2 2/3 innings. Alvarez is 0-2 in five career starts vs. Atlanta.

Aaron Harang, RHP
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Harang dealt with rust from the All-Star break in his last start, but he overcame some shaky command in the early going to pitch six scoreless innings. It was his 15th start allowing two earned runs or fewer.

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San Diego Padres @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Tyson Ross, RHP
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Ross, an All-Star, has been dynamite of late. He has a 1.47 ERA in his last six games and has allowed 30 hits in 43 innings. The slider continues to be a big weapon for him, but his sinker got eight ground-ball outs in hist last start vs. the Mets.

Edwin Jackson, RHP
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Maybe pitching at Wrigley Field will help Jackson. He's 4-3 with a 5.19 ERA in nine starts at home compared to 1-7 with a 5.97 ERA on the road. He's 0-3 in his last five starts. In his last game against the D-Backs, he gave up three runs.

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Chicago White Sox @ Minnesota Twins

, Target Field
Hector Noesi, RHP
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    Hector Noesi, last 5 years vs. MIN
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With his fourth win of the season coming Saturday night against Houston, Noesi matched his combined win total from 2011-13. Three of his last five starts have been quality, after Noesi allowed three runs over six innings.

Phil Hughes, RHP
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    Phil Hughes, last 5 years vs. CWS
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After allowing five earned runs against Tampa Bay on Saturday, Hughes has now allowed at least five earned runs in five of his past six starts. His ERA has risen from 3.09 to 4.06 in that span.

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Cleveland Indians @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Corey Kluber, RHP
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Kluber further improved on what has been a dominant 2014 campaign on Friday, holding the Tigers to two runs over 8 2/3 innings while striking out 10. He's won all three of his July starts while turning in a 2.74 ERA with 25 strikeouts.

Danny Duffy, LHP
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Duffy continues to pitch well without getting many victories. In his last nine starts, he's given up just 13 earned runs, but his record is just 3-5 with one no-decision. He has the lowest run support among KC starters at 2.9 runs a game.

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New York Mets @ Milwaukee Brewers

, Miller Park
Dillon Gee, RHP
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Gee's first start after the All-Star break was also his first in 10 days, and just his second since returning from a two-month stint on the disabled list with a strained right lat. It was not his best; he gave up four runs in five innings.

Matt Garza, RHP
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Garza was blooped and bounced out of Saturday's start in Washington after 42 pitches, five runs and one out. The Brewers could bring him back early, but Garza said he'd rather the other four starters stay on schedule.

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Detroit Tigers @ Los Angeles Angels

, Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Max Scherzer, RHP
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A neck spasm nearly scratched Scherzer from last Saturday's start against the Indians, but it was fine by the time the Tigers hit the road Sunday. Scherzer is 3-1 with a 1.62 ERA lifetime against the Angels, who have hit .162 off him.

Garrett Richards, RHP
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Richards said he doesn't care who the opposing pitcher is, but he'll face another AL ace. In his last start -- vs. Felix Hernandez -- Richards went eight innings, allowing just one run. He hasn't given up more than six hits in a start since May.

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Baltimore Orioles @ Seattle Mariners

, Safeco Field
Wei-Yin Chen, LHP
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The left-hander was pulled after five innings and 86 pitches on Saturday despite giving up just three runs to the A's. He's thrown less than 100 pitches in five straight outings.

Hisashi Iwakuma, RHP
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    Hisashi Iwakuma, last 5 years vs. BAL
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Iwakuma is 3-0 with a 1.57 ERA in four July starts and has greatly solidified Seattle's rotation (8-4, 2.95 ERA, 0.99 WHIP) after missing the first month with a finger injury. He hasn't faced the Orioles since a five-inning no-decision in 2012.

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