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Probable Pitchers

Pittsburgh Pirates @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Ross Ohlendorf, RHP
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    Ross Ohlendorf, last 5 years vs. CHC
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Ohlendorf was solid over five innings Monday, allowing just two runs on five hits and a walk while striking out six in a 7-4 loss to the Astros. Manager Clint Hurdle removed Ohlendorf after the big right-hander had thrown just 73 pitches.

Casey Coleman, RHP
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Coleman went a season-high seven innings vs. the Brewers in his last start and gave up three runs on six hits over seven innings. He's looking for his first win with big league team since May 19. Only appearance vs. Pirates this season was in relief

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Toronto Blue Jays @ New York Yankees

, Yankee Stadium
Ricky Romero, LHP
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Romero allowed three runs in six innings in his previous start against the Rays. He is 6-0 with a 2.11 ERA in his past eight starts. Toronto's No. 1 starter has recorded a quality start in 21 of his 27 outings this season.

Bartolo Colon, RHP
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    Bartolo Colon, last 5 years vs. TOR
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Colon offered the Yankees some promise that he has some energy left in the tank, limiting the Orioles to two runs over 7 2/3 innings in a 2-0 loss in Baltimore. Colon hasn't won since July 30 and is 0-3 with a 4.85 ERA over that span.

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Seattle Mariners @ Oakland Athletics

, Oakland Coliseum
Michael Pineda, RHP
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Seattle is giving plenty of rest to its prize rookie, who gets six days between starts this turn after holding the White Sox to two runs in six innings. Pineda pitched well his last two starts but has just one win since July 4.

Brandon McCarthy, RHP
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McCarthy is fresh off one of his best starts of the season, a 10-strikeout performance against the Indians that spanned eight innings and resulted in just two runs. The righty has upped his strikeouts of late, recording 19 in his last 21 2/3 innings.

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Chicago White Sox @ Detroit Tigers

, Comerica Park
Gavin Floyd, RHP
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In a game remembered far more for Dayan Viciedo's 2011 debut, Floyd allowed just two runs on five hits over 7 1/3 in helping the White Sox complete a three-game sweep of the Mariners on Sunday.

Brad Penny, RHP
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In his worst outing of August, Penny gave up seven runs on eight hits, including a pair of home runs Sunday in the Tigers' 11-4 loss to the Twins. Penny dropped to 9-10 on the season and his ERA rose to 5.07, the highest it's been since early May.

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Cincinnati Reds @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Homer Bailey, RHP
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Bailey threw eight innings with no walks and a season-high nine strikeouts vs. the Phillies on Monday. But one bad pitch beat him in the 3-2 defeat -- a first-pitch curveball in the eighth that Shane Victorino smoked for a two-run homer.

Jaime Garcia, LHP
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Garcia returns to the rotation after a little layoff to try and get sorted out. He's been slumping, but insists he's physically fine. He's trying to eliminate some bad habits and mechanical issues.

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Texas Rangers @ Boston Red Sox

, Fenway Park
Colby Lewis, RHP
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Lewis has allowed 12 runs in 12 innings over his last two starts, both at home. This one is on the road, where he is 7-4 with a 2.71 ERA in 13 starts this season. He is 2-2 with a 5.34 ERA in five starts against the Red Sox over the past two seasons.

Erik Bedard, LHP
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The lefty is still looking for his first win with the Red Sox. Bedard might well have gotten it in his last outing, but his night ended after four innings (two hits, no runs) due to a rain delay.

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Baltimore Orioles @ Tampa Bay Rays

, Tropicana Field
Alfredo Simon, RHP
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Simon has allowed four runs, seven hits and struck out 14 batters over his last two starts, working a combined 15 innings against the Twins and Yankees. The converted reliever has 57 strikeouts in 82 1/3 innings this season.

Wade Davis, RHP
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Davis had good stuff, but no fastball command in his loss to Toronto on Monday. He allowed six runs and nine hits in 4 1/3 innings. It was his worst start since he allowed seven runs in 2 2/3 innings against Texas on May 30.

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Milwaukee Brewers @ Houston Astros

, Minute Maid Park
Chris Narveson, LHP
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Narveson will have gone 11 days between starts, giving his left hand time to heal. He was on the DL with a cut on his thumb, then left a start against the Pirates when the nail on his middle finger began to pull up.

Bud Norris, RHP
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In his last four starts, Norris is 1-0 with a 3.38 ERA, allowing 17 hits in 24 innings and striking out 29 batters over that span (10.9 per nine innings). He held the Giants to three hits and two runs on Sunday in San Francisco.

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New York Mets @ Washington Nationals

, Nationals Park
Dillon Gee, RHP
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Gee bounced back from his worst start of the season with one of his best. He allowed one run, a solo homer to Greg Dobbs, in six innings against the Marlins on Monday. His six strikeouts were his highest total since notching seven on July 2.

Tommy Milone, LHP
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With right-hander Jordan Zimmermann done for the season because of innings limitations, Milone will make his Major League debut Saturday night against the Mets at Nationals Park. Milone was a 10th-round pick in the 2008 First-Year Player Draft.

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Cleveland Indians @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
David Huff, LHP
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Huff blanked the Athletics for six innings, earning the win in Monday's 2-1 triumph. The left-hander hasn't allowed an earned run in three of his five starts this season.

Luke Hochevar, RHP
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Hochevar worked seven-plus innings Monday in Detroit to beat the division leaders. He gave up five runs, but got big run support and was able to cruise most of the way. He hasn't faced the Tribe since losing back-to-back starts against it in April.

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Los Angeles Dodgers @ Atlanta Braves

, Turner Field
Nathan Eovaldi, RHP
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Eovaldi will be making his last start of the season before the rookie righty moves to the bullpen because of an innings limit. After four solid outings to begin his big league career, Eovaldi struggled against Colorado his last time out.

Mike Minor, LHP
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Minor has benefited from an improved changeup and won each of his past three starts. Each of the seven runs he has surrendered in his past 16 2/3 innings (three starts) have been scored in the sixth inning. This will be his first start in 10 days.

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Philadelphia Phillies @ Florida Marlins

, Sun Life Stadium
Cole Hamels, LHP
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Hamels looked good Monday against Cincinnati, allowing two hits, one run and striking out seven in six innings. It was his first start since Aug. 12 because of inflammation in his left shoulder. He didn't miss a beat, which is good news for Philly.

Ricky Nolasco, RHP
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Although he lost his last outing, Nolasco pitched better than the result. He had some tough luck, giving up nine hits -- several of them well-placed soft shots -- in 6 2/3 innings. Nolasco lost to the Phils on July 4, despite seven sharp frames.

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Colorado Rockies @ San Diego Padres

, PETCO Park
Alex White, RHP
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White has struggled with command issues but has been able to fight through those in his two starts since joining the Rockies. He also is rounding into form after a long absence due to a finger injury.

Cory Luebke, LHP
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Luebke wasn't sharp in his last start against the D-backs, as he allowed two home runs, three earned runs and three walks in 5 1/3 innings. He's allowed five home runs in two starts against Arizona this season.

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Arizona Diamondbacks @ San Francisco Giants

, AT&T Park
Ian Kennedy, RHP
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Kennedy picked up his National League-leading 17th victory on Sunday, pitching seven innings, allowing one run on six hits, striking out seven and walking none. He has pitched seven innings or more in seven of his last nine starts.

Tim Lincecum, RHP
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Lincecum gave up a career-high three home runs Monday against the Cubs, taking the loss after yielding five runs (four earned) in six innings. He is 0-1 with a 1.20 ERA, 0.80 WHIP and .140 opponent's average in two starts against Arizona this year.

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Minnesota Twins @ Los Angeles Angels

, Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Brian Duensing, LHP
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Duensing, who entered having lost his past five starts, picked up his first win in more than a month by turning in a quality start against the Tigers on Sunday. He lasted six innings, allowing four runs (three earned) on seven hits and three walks.

Jered Weaver, RHP
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Weaver was set to open the series against the Twins Friday but had his start bumped back a day so he could attend his grandfather's funeral in Oregon Friday.

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