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Probable Pitchers

Chicago White Sox @ Detroit Tigers

, Comerica Park
Chris Sale, LHP
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    Chris Sale, last 3 starts
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    Chris Sale, regular season
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    Chris Sale, last 5 years vs. DET
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Career stats

Sale has thrown 240 pitches (120 each) and 17 innings over his last two starts, allowing three runs in total while striking out 22 and walking three. Sale posted his MLB-best fifth complete game in Friday’s loss to the Mariners.

Justin Verlander, RHP
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    Justin Verlander, last 3 starts
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    Justin Verlander, regular season
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    Justin Verlander, last 5 years vs. CWS
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Career stats

Verlander retired 19 of 20 Angels hitters in winning his last start on Friday, including five consecutive strikeouts with large help from a nasty slider and renewed fastball. He’s 6-1 with a 1.98 ERA in his last nine starts.

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Tampa Bay Rays @ Boston Red Sox

, Fenway Park
Drew Smyly, LHP
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    Drew Smyly, last 3 starts
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    Drew Smyly, regular season
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    Drew Smyly, last 5 years vs. BOS
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Career stats

Smyly allowed his career-high 27th homer on Friday against the Astros. Since 2015, he has allowed 38 home runs in 216 innings and has surrendered multiple home runs in eight of his 25 starts this season.

Steven Wright, RHP
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    Steven Wright, last 3 starts
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    Steven Wright, regular season
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    Steven Wright, last 5 years vs. TB
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Career stats

The knuckleballer was rusty in the first inning of his first start back from the disabled list, giving up a five-spot to the Royals. He wasn't scored on over his final five innings.

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Seattle Mariners @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Felix Hernandez, RHP
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    Felix Hernandez, last 3 starts
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    Felix Hernandez, regular season
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    Felix Hernandez, last 5 years vs. TEX
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Career stats

Hernandez hasn’t lost in eight starts since coming off a two-month DL stint with a strained calf and is 3-0 with a 1.86 ERA over his last four. He’s 7-10 with a 4.01 ERA in 22 games in Arlington, including a 3-2 Opening Day loss this year.

Martin Perez, LHP
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    Martin Perez, last 3 starts
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    Martin Perez, regular season
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    Martin Perez, last 5 years vs. SEA
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Career stats

Perez gave up six runs on 10 hits to the Indians on Friday. He has a 6.30 ERA over his last 10 starts, allowing five or more runs in six of those outings. He had allowed five or more runs through just one of his first 17 starts this season.

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Oakland Athletics @ Houston Astros

, Minute Maid Park
Ross Detwiler, LHP
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    Ross Detwiler, last 3 starts
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    Ross Detwiler, regular season
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    Ross Detwiler, last 5 years vs. HOU
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Career stats

Detwiler took the loss in St. Louis on Friday after allowing three runs on six hits, one of them a homer, and one walk with six strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings. He has just one quality start in four outings as a member of the A’s.

Mike Fiers, RHP
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    Mike Fiers, last 3 starts
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    Mike Fiers, regular season
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    Mike Fiers, last 5 years vs. OAK
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Hoping to capitalize on a pair of quality starts in his last two outings, right-hander Mike Fiers faces a team that has troubled him lately. In two games against the A’s this season, Fiers has a 6.75 ERA and an 0-1 record.

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Los Angeles Dodgers @ Colorado Rockies

, Coors Field
Ross Stripling, RHP
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    Ross Stripling, regular season
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    Ross Stripling, last 5 years vs. COL
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Career stats

Stripling, who has never pitched in Coors Field or faced the Rockies, is coming off a 4-0 loss to the Giants. Joe Panik’s three-run homer was the fourth Stripling allowed in the last 17 innings after allowing three homers in the previous 59 1/3.

Tyler Anderson, LHP
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    Tyler Anderson, last 5 years vs. LAD
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Career stats

Anderson fanned 10 and gave up two runs in five innings in his last start, a hard-luck loss to Milwaukee, and he has 77 strikeouts this season. After missing much of last year with elbow and shoulder issues, he has shown durability in the Majors.

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Los Angeles Dodgers @ Colorado Rockies

, Coors Field
Bud Norris, RHP
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    Bud Norris, last 3 starts
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    Bud Norris, regular season
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    Bud Norris, last 5 years vs. COL
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Rich Hill was scratched from his scheduled start in the second game of Wednesday night’s double-header against the Rockies and replaced by Norris.

Jeff Hoffman, RHP
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    Jeff Hoffman, regular season
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    Jeff Hoffman, last 5 years vs. LAD
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Hoffman tossed a quality start in his second career outing but has allowed 11 runs (nine earned) in his two starts over 10 innings. He will look to get on track against the Dodgers, who have scored 10 runs in six games entering Wednesday.

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Arizona Diamondbacks @ San Francisco Giants

, AT&T Park
Shelby Miller, RHP
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    Shelby Miller, regular season
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    Shelby Miller, last 5 years vs. SF
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Career stats

The D-backs will promote Miller from Triple-A Reno to start Wednesday's finale against the Giants. In eight starts with the Aces, he went 5-1 with a 3.91 ERA and 55 strikeouts in 50 2/3 innings.

Matt Moore, LHP
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    Matt Moore, regular season
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    Matt Moore, last 5 years vs. ARI
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Moore pitched perhaps the greatest game of his career in his last start, falling one out short of a no-hitter. The left-hander has struggled at AT&T Park, though. He’s 0-2 with a 6.55 ERA in two starts there as a Giant.

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Cincinnati Reds @ Los Angeles Angels

, Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Brandon Finnegan, LHP
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    Brandon Finnegan, regular season
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    Brandon Finnegan, last 5 years vs. LAA
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Career stats

Finnegan struck out a career-high 12 batters over six innings vs. the D-backs on Friday and has been tough to hit in his last two starts. Opponents are 4-for-43 (.093) over those 13 innings.

Ricky Nolasco, RHP
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    Ricky Nolasco, last 5 years vs. CIN
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Career stats

Nolasco has lost four straight starts and is still in search of his first win with the Angels. He has a 5.70 ERA in August, his worst for a month since May. He allowed four runs and nine hits in 6 1/3 innings at Detroit last time out.

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Toronto Blue Jays @ Baltimore Orioles

, Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Aaron Sanchez, RHP
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Sanchez will be making his return after being optioned to the Minors in an effort to preserve his innings. The electric right-hander is 1-1 with a 5.29 ERA in three August starts.

Yovani Gallardo, RHP
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    Yovani Gallardo, last 5 years vs. TOR
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The righty is coming off the shortest start of his career, a four-out outing in Friday's blowout loss to the Yankees. Gallardo will try to rebound in Wednesday's finale.

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Washington Nationals @ Philadelphia Phillies

, Citizens Bank Park
Gio Gonzalez, LHP
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Gonzalez has bounced back from a midseason slide to be a dependable starter for the Nationals over the past six weeks. Since July 10, the lefty has a 3.20 ERA in nine starts, while holding opponents to a .219 batting average.

Adam Morgan, LHP
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Morgan has mostly struggled this season, unable to get on a roll. After he allowed one run in six innings Aug. 19 against the Cardinals, he allowed six runs in five innings Friday against the Mets at Citi Field.

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Miami Marlins @ New York Mets

, Citi Field
Jake Esch, RHP
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Esch is a late replacement for David Phelps, who had go on the disabled list with an oblique strain. This will be the 26-year-old Esch's Major League debut. He was 2-1 with a 5.70 ERA in four Triple-A starts after starting 22 games in Double-A.

Bartolo Colon, RHP
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    Bartolo Colon, last 5 years vs. MIA
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Colon allowed four runs on six hits over seven innings in a winning effort against the Phillies on Friday. In 12 starts against the Marlins, the right-hander is 7-4 with a 2.85 ERA.

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Minnesota Twins @ Cleveland Indians

, Progressive Field
Pat Dean, LHP
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    Pat Dean, last 5 years vs. CLE
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Dean will look to bounce back from his shaky outing against the Blue Jays last week that saw him last just three innings, allowing six earned runs on eight hits. The 27-year-old is 1-4 with a 6.24 ERA over 12 appearances this season.

Corey Kluber, RHP
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    Corey Kluber, last 5 years vs. MIN
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Kluber is back in the AL Cy Young discussion. The righty has gone 4-0 with a 2.20 ERA in August and is 6-0 with a 1.75 ERA in his past nine turns. He gave up one run over six innings in a win over Texas on Friday.

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San Diego Padres @ Atlanta Braves

, Turner Field
Paul Clemens, RHP
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Clemens is coming off his longest stint of the season, 5 1/3 innings, on Wednesday against the Cubs. He gave up five runs (four earned) on seven hits. Clemens also struck out a season-high six batters.

Matt Wisler, RHP
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    Matt Wisler, last 5 years vs. SD
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While making his first big league start in nearly a month last week in Arizona, Wisler showed some the aggression the Braves were seeking when they demoted him to Triple-A in early August.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Ryan Vogelsong, RHP
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    Ryan Vogelsong, last 5 years vs. CHC
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Career stats

Vogelsong has performed well since returning after missing over two months due to facial fractures, posting a 2.48 ERA in five starts. The veteran limited the Brewers to two runs over 5 1/3 innings his last time out.

Jason Hammel, RHP
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    Jason Hammel, last 5 years vs. PIT
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Hammel wasn't happy after his last outing, when he was pulled after throwing 39 pitches over 2 1/3 innings vs. the Dodgers. He met with manager Joe Maddon after the game. It will be good to be back at Wrigley, where Hammel is 8-1 with a 1.79 ERA.

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St. Louis Cardinals @ Milwaukee Brewers

, Miller Park
Luke Weaver, RHP
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    Luke Weaver, last 5 years vs. MIL
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Weaver earned his first Major League win in his last start, which was also the longest (six innings) of any of his three outings so far. He has struck out 16 over his first 15 big-league innings but has also allowed three home runs and walked five.

Matt Garza, RHP
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The veteran deserved a better fate Friday, when a pair of Jonathan Villar errors led to five unearned runs off Garza in the sixth inning of a loss to the Pirates. The miscues extended the frame long enough for Jordy Mercer to hit a grand slam.

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New York Yankees @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Luis Cessa, RHP
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    Luis Cessa, last 5 years vs. KC
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Cessa has won both of his first two Major League starts, working quality efforts against the Angels and Orioles. His last time out, Cessa served up two Manny Machado homers but held Baltimore to just three other hits over six innings.

Ian Kennedy, RHP
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    Ian Kennedy, last 5 years vs. NYY
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Kennedy gave up two runs in 5 1/3 innings in his last outing, snapping a stretch of five straight quality starts. But even with that outing, Kennedy has posted a dominant 1.14 ERA in his past six starts.

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