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Probable Pitchers

Tampa Bay Rays @ Minnesota Twins

, Target Field
Wade Davis, RHP
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    Wade Davis, last 3 starts
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The right-hander turned in seven innings and allowed two runs on six hits in his last start. But it wasn't good enough as Davis lost his first game in four starts. Still, he has been impressive lately, posting a 1.80 ERA in his past three starts.

Francisco Liriano, LHP
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After waiting out a two-hour rain delay, Liriano held the Brewers to just two runs on four hits with seven strikeouts for the win in his last start. He has a 2.91 ERA over his past nine starts after putting up a 9.13 mark over his first five outings.

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Arizona Diamondbacks @ Milwaukee Brewers

, Miller Park
Josh Collmenter, RHP
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    Josh Collmenter, last 3 starts
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    Josh Collmenter, last 5 years vs. MIL
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Collmenter is trying to get back on track. In his first six starts, he compiled a 1.05 ERA. However in four starts since he is 0-4 with a 7.54 ERA. Manager Kirk Gibson said Collmenter needs to mix his breaking ball in with his fastball and changeup.

Yovani Gallardo, RHP
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    Yovani Gallardo, last 5 years vs. ARI
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Gallardo lost for the third time in four decisions Friday, when Jim Thome's first-inning, three-run home run put the Brewers in a hole. It was the fifth homer this season with two or more men on base.

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Kansas City Royals @ Chicago White Sox

, U.S. Cellular Field
Bruce Chen, LHP
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In his second start since being activated from the DL, Chen pitched a strong six innings Wednesday against the Padres. He gave up four runs but all were unearned because of a missed popup. The Padres thought Chen was especially deceptive.

Edwin Jackson, RHP
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The righty pitched well enough to win against the Cubs on Friday at Wrigley, and a four-run seventh from the White Sox off Randy Wells actually made Jackson a winner. Jackson struck out five and walked one, throwing 95 pitches over six innings.

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Detroit Tigers @ Los Angeles Angels

, Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Brad Penny, RHP
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Penny took a no-decision last time out despite seven innings of one-run ball against the Giants, extending his winless streak to five starts. He'll be pitching at home in California for the second time in his past four starts.

Tyler Chatwood, RHP
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Chatwood gave up four runs on a season-high 12 hits in his last outing after giving up one run in his previous 14 innings. The 12 was also the most by an Angels starter this season, though it was also the sixth time he received zero runs of support.

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Seattle Mariners @ Oakland Athletics

, Oakland Coliseum
Jason Vargas, LHP
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The 28-year-old lefty threw his third shutout in his past six starts with a six-hitter against the Padres on Friday, continuing a strong run in which he's 3-2 with a 2.28 ERA since the start of June.

Guillermo Moscoso, RHP
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Even with the return of Brandon McCarthy, A's manager Bob Melvin said Moscoso has pitched well enough to earn at least one more start in the rotation. Against the Marlins, he tossed six innings and gave up one earned run on four hits, two homers.

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Chicago Cubs @ Washington Nationals

, Nationals Park
Randy Wells, RHP
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Wells was cruising through six innings in his last start, including a three-pitch sixth, but then served up four runs in the seventh and took the loss against the White Sox. He's 0-for-3 in seven starts since coming off the DL.

Tom Gorzelanny, LHP
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Gorzelanny lasted seven innings on Friday, allowing one unearned run on six hits. Pittsburgh scored its lone run in the third, thanks to some shoddy defense from the Nats. It was smooth sailing after that for Gorzelanny.

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Houston Astros @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Bud Norris, RHP
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Norris had a one-hitter through the first six innings in his last outing before a Red Sox explosion. The Astros led, 5-1, before Boston scored six runs in the seventh inning, three of which were charged to Norris.

Charlie Morton, RHP
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Morton had a 10-day layoff before his most recent start and the rest made a difference. He showed a fluid delivery and sharper sinker. He threw 88 pitches but should be clear to go past the 100-pitch mark.

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New York Yankees @ Cleveland Indians

, Progressive Field
Phil Hughes, RHP
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Hughes will be making his first start since April 14. He went on the DL with right shoulder inflammation on April 19 and made three Minor League rehab starts. He threw 88 pitches over 6 1/3 innings Wednesday at Double-A Trenton, striking out eight.

Justin Masterson, RHP
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Masterson earned his first win since April 26 on Friday in his last start, when he gave up just one run and four hits in eight innings against the Reds. In his six wins, Masterson has posted a 1.98 ERA.

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Colorado Rockies @ Atlanta Braves

, Turner Field
Aaron Cook, RHP
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Cook held the White Sox to one run and five hits in six innings, after escaping a rough second inning, in his last start. The bullpen, however, blew his lead. It was Cook's longest outing in his five starts.

Jair Jurrjens, RHP
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Jurrjens picked up his first career shutout in his last start against the Orioles. He leads all National League starters in ERA and is tied with Roy Halladay with 11 wins. He's 4-1 in seven starts lifetime against Colorado.

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Philadelphia Phillies @ Florida Marlins

, Sun Life Stadium
Kyle Kendrick, RHP
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Kendrick allowed eight hits, six runs, one walk and two home runs and hit two batters in seven innings Friday against the Toronto Blue Jays at Roger Centre, but he was in line for the win before allowing a two-run homer to Jose Bautista.

Anibal Sanchez, RHP
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Sanchez lost for the second time this season and for the first time since April 10 in a 15-5 loss to the Rangers. He allowed seven earned runs in 3 2/3 innings. The loss snapped a career high six-game winning streak.

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Toronto Blue Jays @ Boston Red Sox

, Fenway Park
Ricky Romero, LHP
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Romero went 6 1/3 innings against the Phillies his last time out, allowing three earned runs on seven hits and four walks. He has lasted into at least the seventh inning in 10 consecutive starts and has thrown five quality starts in a row.

Tim Wakefield, RHP
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The knuckleballer is coming off a shaky start, in which he gave up 11 hits and five runs over 5 1/3 innings vs. Houston. Wakefield took a no-decision and is three wins away from 200. Wakefield is second among active hurlers to Javier Vazquez in K's.

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Baltimore Orioles @ Texas Rangers

, Rangers Ballpark in Arlington
Jeremy Guthrie, RHP
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Guthrie's tough luck continued last time out, as he was saddled with a loss in a quality start for the fifth time this year, falling to 3-10, despite a 3.93 ERA. One of those losses came to Texas in his second start of the season, a 3-0 O's loss.

Alexi Ogando, RHP
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Ogando snapped a three-game losing streak with a 15-5 win over the Marlins on Friday. He allowed two runs in 6.2 innings. He is now 6-1 with a 2.38 ERA at the Ballpark in Arlington. Righties are batting .158 off him while lefties are hitting .247.

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Cincinnati Reds @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Bronson Arroyo, RHP
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Arroyo has been plagued by the long ball all season, and his start against the Indians on Friday was no different. He surrendered three homers and lasted just 4 2/3 innings, and has given up an NL-high 24 home runs this year.

Jake Westbrook, RHP
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Westbrook hopes he found something in his most recent start, when he pitched seven shutout innings in St. Petersburg. Westbrook is the rare Cardinals pitcher who has actually been less effective at home than on the road.

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New York Mets @ Los Angeles Dodgers

, Dodger Stadium
Jon Niese, LHP
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Niese gave up three runs in the first inning against the Yankees on Friday, but rebounded with five scoreless innings afterward. He struck out seven hitters and worked out of a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the sixth to keep the Mets in the game.

Hiroki Kuroda, RHP
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Hiroki Kuroda posted a 2.12 ERA in June, but because of a lack of run support, didn't get a win. He kicked off July pitching just as well, and finally broke through for his first win since mid-May with seven shutout innings in Anaheim.

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San Diego Padres @ San Francisco Giants

, AT&T Park
Dustin Moseley, RHP
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Moseley allowed five runs (two earned) on seven hits in 4 2/3 innings in his last start, vs. Seattle. Three of his four walks came in a three-run third, one with the bases loaded that forced in a run. It was his second straight start with four walks.

Madison Bumgarner, LHP
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Here's how Bumgarner gained effectiveness as his last outing at Detroit progressed: He struck out two batters the first time through the Tigers' order, three batters the second time around and four batters the third time.

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