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Probable Pitchers

Kansas City Royals @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Edinson Volquez, RHP
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    Edinson Volquez, last 3 starts
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    Edinson Volquez, regular season
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    Edinson Volquez, last 5 years vs. CHC
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Career stats

Volquez has won his last two starts, but he has lost two of his three road games this season, allowing five or more hits in each game. His luck could turn around against the Cubs, against whom Volquez is 7-0 and with a 2.90 ERA in 11 career games.

Jake Arrieta, RHP
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    Jake Arrieta, last 3 starts
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    Jake Arrieta, regular season
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    Jake Arrieta, last 5 years vs. KC
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Arrieta has posted quality starts in his last three outings, but wasn't happy with his last start vs. the D-backs when he gave up three earned runs over six innings. Maybe being back at Wrigley will help. He has a 2.41 ERA in five home starts.

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Colorado Rockies @ Philadelphia Phillies

, Citizens Bank Park
Chad Bettis, RHP
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    Chad Bettis, last 3 starts
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    Chad Bettis, regular season
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    Chad Bettis, last 5 years vs. PHI
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Career stats

Bettis displayed dramatic difference between his fastball and offspeed pitches, baffling the Giants for 8 1/3 innings in his last start.

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. COL
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The Phillies' front office must love what they are seeing from Hamels, who remains a top trade candidate. He dominated the Nationals on Saturday and is 5-1 with a 2.23 ERA in his last seven starts.

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Tampa Bay Rays @ Baltimore Orioles

, Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Nate Karns, RHP
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    Nate Karns, last 3 starts
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    Nate Karns, regular season
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    Nate Karns, last 5 years vs. BAL
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Career stats

After 10 days of rest, Karns made his ninth start Saturday and took the loss after allowing two earned runs in 5 2/3 innings. Steve Pearce owns a .333 average against Karns with a homer and two RBIs. Karns is 1-0 with a 1.54 ERA in two road starts.

Miguel Gonzalez, RHP
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    Miguel Gonzalez, last 3 starts
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    Miguel Gonzalez, regular season
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    Miguel Gonzalez, last 5 years vs. TB
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Gonzalez lost after he allowed five runs on 10 hits and three walks with two strikeouts in just four innings Sunday vs. the Marlins.

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Miami Marlins @ New York Mets

, Citi Field
Dan Haren, RHP
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    Dan Haren, last 3 starts
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    Dan Haren, regular season
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    Dan Haren, last 5 years vs. NYM
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Career stats

Haren continues to be Miami's most reliable starter. The 34-year-old has allowed two runs over his last 14 innings (1.29 ERA). He had a streak of four straight starts without a walk snapped in his last outing, a no-decision.

Matt Harvey, RHP
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    Matt Harvey, regular season
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    Matt Harvey, last 5 years vs. MIA
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Coming off the worst start of his career, Harvey looks to rebound against a Marlins team he has already beaten once this season. It should help that he owns Giancarlo Stanton to date, holding him to a single in nine at-bats.

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Washington Nationals @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
Stephen Strasburg, RHP
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    Stephen Strasburg, last 3 starts
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    Stephen Strasburg, last 5 years vs. CIN
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Stephen Strasburg's latest rough start drops him to or near the bottom of the league in many categories. His 6.50 ERA is second-highest in the NL for 2014 and his 1.69 WHIP is the highest.

Anthony DeSclafani, RHP
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    Anthony DeSclafani, regular season
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    Anthony DeSclafani, last 5 years vs. WSH
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Career stats

DeSclafani has recorded a loss in four of his last six starts, but he could be getting back on track. The righty went seven innings, giving up one run on three hits in his last start vs. Cleveland on Saturday.

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Boston Red Sox @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Steven Wright, RHP
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    Steven Wright, regular season
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    Steven Wright, last 5 years vs. TEX
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Career stats

The knuckleballer is making his fifth career start, and third this season in place of Justin Masterson, who is on the disabled list. This is the righty's first career appearance against the Rangers. Opponents are hitting .247 against Wright.

Yovani Gallardo, RHP
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    Yovani Gallardo, regular season
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    Yovani Gallardo, last 5 years vs. BOS
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Career stats

Gallardo pitched against the Red Sox on May 19 and allowed four runs over five innings in a 4-3 loss at Fenway Park. He is 1-2 with a 5.52 ERA in three starts against them in his career. He is 2-2 with a 3.55 ERA in four home starts this season.

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Arizona Diamondbacks @ Milwaukee Brewers

, Miller Park
Rubby De La Rosa, RHP
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    Rubby De La Rosa, regular season
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    Rubby De La Rosa, last 5 years vs. MIL
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Career stats

De La Rosa has altered between outstanding and so-so starts in his last six games. It seems one inning, or stretch of hitters, often trips him up. Last time out against the Cubs, all four of his runs allowed were in the fifth.

Jimmy Nelson, RHP
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    Jimmy Nelson, last 5 years vs. ARI
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The 6-6, 245-pound right-hander continues to come up big for Milwaukee. He's allowed three runs across his last two outings (for a 1.97 ERA in 13 2/3 innings), and has lasted into the sixth in his past five starts and seven of nine on the year.

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Chicago White Sox @ Houston Astros

, Minute Maid Park
Carlos Rodon, LHP
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    Carlos Rodon, last 5 years vs. HOU
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The rookie left-hander will make the start after getting extra rest thanks to a spot start from Hector Noesi. Rodon made his last start on May 20, giving him nine days since he last pitched.

Lance McCullers, RHP
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    Lance McCullers, last 5 years vs. CWS
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This will be the third career start and second at home for McCullers, who was called up from Double-A earlier this month. With Brett Oberholtzer finishing a rehab, McCullers could be the odd man out of the rotation.

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Toronto Blue Jays @ Minnesota Twins

, Target Field
Mark Buehrle, LHP
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After a pair of rocky starts, the veteran left-hander has come around of late, throwing into the eighth inning in his last two outings. Buehrle leads the Blue Jays with five quality starts.

Trevor May, RHP
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May has set a career high for innings each of the last two times out, including a seven-inning performance against the White Sox on Saturday. He struck out a season-high nine batters and didn't walk any.

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Los Angeles Dodgers @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Mike Bolsinger, RHP
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Bolsinger is coming off the best start of his career, where he retired 23 batters in a row and allowed just one hit. Bolsinger won't overpower hitters with velocity, but his biting curveball has kept hitters off balance this season.

John Lackey, RHP
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Lackey should be well-rested for this game, as he throws on five days' rest after consecutive starts of fewer than 80 pitches. He is 5-3 against the Dodgers in his career.

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Detroit Tigers @ Los Angeles Angels

, Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Anibal Sanchez, RHP
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Sanchez produced an odd line in his last outing, allowing seven runs in 5 2/3 innings while striking out 11. He retired 12 of 13 at one point, but two big innings was his undoing.

Hector Santiago, LHP
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Santiago has notched four consecutive quality starts but took a loss against the Red Sox in his latest outing after allowing three runs in 6 2/3 innings. The left-hander is 3-3 with a 2.47 ERA on the season.

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New York Yankees @ Oakland Athletics

, O.co Coliseum
Chris Capuano, LHP
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Capuano hasn't made it through five innings in either of his two starts since replacing the injured Chase Whitley in the rotation. He gave up three runs (two earned) in 4 1/3 innings on Sunday against the Rangers.

Sonny Gray, RHP
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Gray will make his first start since being hit by a ball on his right ankle Sunday in Tampa Bay. Before exiting the game with a bruise, Gray threw five scoreless innings. He threw a bullpen session Tuesday with no setbacks.

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Cleveland Indians @ Seattle Mariners

, Safeco Field
Trevor Bauer, RHP
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Bauer will look to pitch into the eighth inning for the third consecutive start. In his last outing, Bauer didn't walk any batters, making it the deepest he's ever pitched into a game without allowing a walk.

Taijuan Walker, RHP
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    Taijuan Walker, last 5 years vs. CLE
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The 22-year-old has struggled to a 1-5 start with a 7.33 ERA, but he has been better at Safeco Field. He's 0-1 with a 3.31 ERA in three home games compared to 1-4, 9.79 in six road outings. This will be his first time facing the Indians.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ San Diego Padres

, Petco Park
Francisco Liriano, LHP
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    Francisco Liriano, last 5 years vs. SD
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Liriano clamped down on the Mets on Sunday, going six innings and allowing one earned run while striking out 12. It was the sixth time in nine starts that Liriano recorded seven or more strikeouts.

James Shields, RHP
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Shields is the first Padres starter to begin a season with a 6-0 record since Andy Hawkins did so in 1985. He leads the NL in strikeouts (82) and has induced the most swing-and-misses (157) in the league this season, second in the big leagues.

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Atlanta Braves @ San Francisco Giants

, AT&T Park
Mike Foltynewicz, RHP
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    Mike Foltynewicz, last 5 years vs. SF
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While shying away from his changeup recently, Foltynewicz has produced better whiff rates with his curveball and slider. The rookie's command proven to be much better than expected when he joined Atlanta's rotation earlier this month.

Tim Hudson, RHP
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    Tim Hudson, last 5 years vs. ATL
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Hudson has yielded five earned runs or more in three of his nine starts. His ratios of strikeouts to walks (1.73) and home runs per nine innings (1.3) are personal worsts. His ERA would set another unwanted precedent if it remains above 4.86.

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