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Probable Pitchers

Kansas City Royals @ New York Yankees

, Yankee Stadium
Jakob Junis, RHP
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Junis takes the mound for the Royals in a makeup game at Yankee Stadium. Junis has never faced the Yankees but over his last six starts has posted a 2.62 ERA.

CC Sabathia, LHP
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Sabathia picked up the victory in his last start, hurling six innings of two-run, six-hit ball to defeat the Twins at Yankee Stadium. He faced Kansas City on May 16, holding the Royals scoreless on five hits over 6 2/3 frames.

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Atlanta Braves @ New York Mets

, Citi Field
Lucas Sims, RHP
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Sims doesn’t have overwhelming stuff, but he has consistently commanded each of his four pitches. He believes spending time in the bullpen earlier this month helped him stop thinking too much between pitches.

Chris Flexen, RHP
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Flexen will make his first start since Sept. 3 in Houston, when he allowed seven earned runs over four innings. The righty found some success in a relief role, giving up just one run over five innings in four appearances.

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Atlanta Braves @ New York Mets

, Citi Field
Max Fried, LHP
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With Mike Foltynewicz still dealing with a lacerated finger, Fried will get his first start since Sept. 9. The rookie southpaw will be on a limited pitch count since he has made just one relief appearance within the past two weeks.

Seth Lugo, RHP
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The Mets are taking things easy down the stretch with Lugo, who is pitching with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. Lugo has averaged 77 pitches in five starts since coming off the disabled list, with a high of 84.

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Washington Nationals @ Philadelphia Phillies

, Citizens Bank Park
A.J. Cole, RHP
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Two of Cole’s best outings this season have come against the Phillies. He threw six innings of one-run ball in Philadelphia on May 6 and tossed a pair of scoreless innings out of the bullpen on Sept. 9 against the Phillies.

Aaron Nola, RHP
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This is expected to be Nola’s penultimate start of 2017. He could pitch again Sunday. He is 2-0 with a 2.33 ERA in his past three starts, pitching seven innings in each of his last two. He is 1-0 with a 3.31 ERA in three starts against the Nats.

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Toronto Blue Jays @ Boston Red Sox

, Fenway Park
Brett Anderson, LHP
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Anderson is coming off his worst start of the season as a Blue Jay. He could not make it out of the second inning vs. Kansas City and allowed eight runs on seven hits and a pair of walks. This is his second-to-last start.

Drew Pomeranz, LHP
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Since late May, no starting pitcher has been more consistent for the Red Sox than Pomeranz. The lefty is 13-2 with a 2.61 ERA in his past 22 starts. At Fenway this season, he is 9-2 with a 3.11 ERA.

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Houston Astros @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Collin McHugh, RHP
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After missing one start with a detached fingernail, McHugh returned in fine form on Tuesday, allowing one run in a win vs. the White Sox. In his 18 Sept./Oct. starts with the Astros since 2014, he is 14-0 with a 2.83 ERA.

Andrew Cashner, RHP
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Cashner will be making his sixth start against the Astros this season, the most by any opponent. He is 4-4 with a 2.71 ERA in 12 home starts. That's the third lowest ERA at home by a Rangers pitcher since 1994.

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Los Angeles Angels @ Chicago White Sox

, Guaranteed Rate Field
Ricky Nolasco, RHP
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Nolasco is making his 32nd start but first this year vs. Chicago. He did not factor in a decision in his last outing on Wednesday vs. Cleveland, giving up two runs and five hits over five innings.

James Shields, RHP
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Shields makes his 21st start this season, 11th at Guaranteed Rate Field and first against the Angels. He has a 6-4 record lifetime against the Halos and has a 3.13 ERA overall in 97 2/3 innings pitched vs. Los Angeles.

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Chicago Cubs @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Jon Lester, LHP
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Lester is coming off what was described as an awkward start as he struggled with his command against the Rays. He says he's fine physically. This will be the lefty's fifth start against the Cardinals this season and so far, he's 1-1 with a 3.28 ERA.

Luke Weaver, RHP
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Weaver is the first Cardinals rookie since 1944 to win seven straight decisions, and he’s posted a 1.49 ERA since an injury to Adam Wainwright opened up a spot for Weaver in the rotation.

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Miami Marlins @ Colorado Rockies

, Coors Field
Odrisamer Despaigne, RHP
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Aside from two home runs, Despaigne was solid against the Mets. He posted a quality start, surrendering three runs over six strong innings. The righty is 2-0 with a 1.65 in 16 1/3 career innings against Colorado.

Tyler Chatwood, RHP
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Has Chatwood shaken his Coors Field blues? He is 3-6, 5.85 ERA at home this season, but in his last two outings there he has given up one run and eight hits in 8 2/3 innings.

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San Francisco Giants @ Arizona Diamondbacks

, Chase Field
Johnny Cueto, RHP
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Unless the Giants stay in their pitching rotation, this could be Cueto's last chance to even his win-loss mark. He posted losing records in two of his previous nine seasons.

Zack Godley, RHP
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Godley is coming off his first loss of September on Tuesday, when he gave up five runs on eight hits over 5 innings vs. the Padres. Even after that outing, he owns a 2.77 ERA for the month.

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Seattle Mariners @ Oakland Athletics

, Oakland Coliseum
Felix Hernandez, RHP
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Hernandez is making his third start since being activated from the disabled list with right shoulder bursitis. Limited to 70-80 pitches, Hernandez threw three perfect frames before allowing six runs in the fourth in his last start.

Daniel Gossett, RHP
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Gossett struggled his last time out, allowing six runs in 4 2/3 innings in Detroit on Sept. 19. He’s allowed at least three runs in all but one of his six starts since being called back up in late August.

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San Diego Padres @ Los Angeles Dodgers

, Dodger Stadium
Travis Wood, LHP
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The veteran left-hander figures to be in the thick of the Padres’ rotation battle next spring. He gets to make one final case in 2017, after tossing six impressive innings of two-run, three-hit ball against Arizona on Tuesday.

Yu Darvish, RHP
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Darvish will make his last start of the regular season looking to carry some momentum into the postseason. Darvish is 1-2 with a 4.58 ERA in four starts in September.

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