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Probable Pitchers

New York Mets @ New York Yankees

, Yankee Stadium
Jon Niese, LHP
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    Jon Niese, last 3 starts
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    Jon Niese, last 5 years vs. NYY
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Niese fanned a career-high 10 batters in last Sunday's win against St. Louis. Niese did not allow a run over six innings and will look to follow up that stellar effort in the series finale against the Yankees.

Andy Pettitte, LHP
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    Andy Pettitte, last 3 starts
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    Andy Pettitte, regular season
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    Andy Pettitte, last 5 years vs. NYM
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Pettitte was stellar in a 7 1/3 inning outing against the Rays on June 5, limiting Tampa Bay to just two hits while striking out 10. Pettitte has won three of his four Yankee Stadium starts this year and is 8-5 with a 3.69 ERA against the Mets.

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Tampa Bay Rays @ Miami Marlins

, Marlins Park
James Shields, RHP
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    James Shields, last 3 starts
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    James Shields, regular season
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    James Shields, last 5 years vs. MIA
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Shields took his fourth loss in his last start, vs. the Yanks, allowing five earned runs in five innings. He pitched two shutouts in two 2011 starts vs. the Marlins, allowing seven hits and a walk in 18 innings.

Anibal Sanchez, RHP
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    Anibal Sanchez, regular season
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    Anibal Sanchez, last 5 years vs. TB
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The roughest outing of Sanchez's season bumped his ERA up from 2.57 to 3.19. Sanchez gave up a season-high seven runs in a loss to the Braves. He was coming off a win over Washington in which he tossed seven scoreless innings.

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Kansas City Royals @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Bruce Chen, LHP
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    Bruce Chen, regular season
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    Bruce Chen, last 5 years vs. PIT
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In his first six starts, Chen was 0-4; in his last six starts, he's 5-1. He was superb at changing speeds in his last start, a 1-0 win over the Twins. This will be his fourth career start at PNC Park; he lost the other three.

A.J. Burnett, RHP
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    A.J. Burnett, last 5 years vs. KC
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Career stats

Burnett allowed just five hits on Tuesday, but an elevated pitch-count forced him to exit after five innings. Burnett gave up three earned runs, walked four and struck out eight. He threw 100 pitches, 57 strikes.

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Philadelphia Phillies @ Baltimore Orioles

, Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Cliff Lee, LHP
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    Cliff Lee, last 5 years vs. BAL
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Since the National League started to track earned runs in 1912, no Phillies pitcher has been winless with a 3.00 ERA or better after his first nine starts in a season until Lee this season. He hopes that streak ends in Baltimore.

Jason Hammel, RHP
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    Jason Hammel, last 5 years vs. PHI
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Hammel tied his season-low with five innings, although the defense behind him didn't help much. The 29-year-old allowed two runs (one earned) to Boston on Tuesday night.

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Toronto Blue Jays @ Atlanta Braves

, Turner Field
Ricky Romero, LHP
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Romero allowed five runs during his last outing against the White Sox, but pitched much better than his line would indicate. He walked just one batter for the second consecutive start after walking at least four in his previous four appearances.

Julio Teheran, RHP
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Teheran will make a spot start in place of Tim Hudson, who is nursing a sore ankle. Regarded as one of the game's top prospects, he has allowed one run or less in five of his past seven starts with Triple-A Gwinnett.

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Washington Nationals @ Boston Red Sox

, Fenway Park
Jordan Zimmermann, RHP
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Though he received a no-decision, Zimmermann was solid in Tuesday's start against the Mets. In six innings, Zimmermann allowed two solo home runs and five hits while striking out five.

Jon Lester, LHP
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Lester is winless in his last three starts and has given up at least four runs in five of his last six outings. The southpaw is 2-0 with a 3.00 ERA in two career starts against the Nationals with 16 strikeouts in 12 innings.

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Chicago Cubs @ Minnesota Twins

, Target Field
Ryan Dempster, RHP
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Dempster ended a string of 18 winless starts with a victory in his last outing against the Brewers. He threw five perfect innings and gave up three hits over seven scoreless innings. He's faced the Twins twice, most recently June 25, 2006.

Francisco Liriano, LHP
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Liriano turned in his second straight quality start since he was demoted to the bullpen, as he allowed just one run on four hits over six strong innings. He also struck out eight batters, including four in the fourth frame.

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Houston Astros @ Chicago White Sox

, U.S. Cellular Field
Lucas Harrell, RHP
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Selected in the fourth round by the White Sox in the 2004 Draft, Harrell will face his former team for the first time. Claimed off waivers last year by the Astros, he's coming off a win over St. Louis on Tuesday.

Philip Humber, RHP
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After putting together three quality starts in his past four trips to the mound, Humber struggled against the Blue Jays on Tuesday. He threw 37 pitches in the first inning and gave up five runs in five innings pitched.

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San Diego Padres @ Milwaukee Brewers

, Miller Park
Anthony Bass, RHP
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After a strong April (2.30 ERA), Bass has struggled, allowing 15 earned runs over his last three starts, including four in a no-decision against the Giants on Tuesday. Opponents are hitting .249 against him this season.

Yovani Gallardo, RHP
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Gallardo insisted his stuff was good Tuesday, when he allowed five Cubs runs on six hits, including a pair of homers. He hadn't surrendered multiple home runs since Opening Day, when he served up four to the Cardinals.

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Cleveland Indians @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Ubaldo Jimenez, RHP
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Jimenez rebounded from a rough outing at Chicago by allowing only one run on five hits in 6 2/3 innings on Tuesday against the Tigers. Jimenez struck out four and walked only one in earning the win.

Joe Kelly, RHP
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Kelly will be making his Major League debut. He posted a 2-5 mark with 2.86 ERA in 12 starts for Triple-A Memphis, working seven more innings in each of his last three outings. His ERA ranked second in the Pacific Coast League.

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Los Angeles Angels @ Colorado Rockies

, Coors Field
Ervin Santana, RHP
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Santana's struggles reached a new level against the Mariners on Monday, when he gave up seven runs on eight hits and six walks in 4 2/3 innings. He has given up 16 runs and walked 14 batters over his last three starts, which span 14 2/3 innings.

Christian Friedrich, LHP
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Friedrich dominated the D-backs in Monday's win, allowing just four hits and two walks with four punchouts across seven scoreless innings.

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Texas Rangers @ San Francisco Giants

, AT&T Park
Alexi Ogando, RHP
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With Derek Holland going on the DL, Ogando will make his first start of the season on Sunday. Ogando is 13-8 with a 3.56 ERA in 29 career starts.

Tim Lincecum, RHP
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Lincecum has lost his last four decisions, one short of the career high he endured in August 2010. Lincecum last faced Texas in Game 5 of the 2010 World Series, when he worked eight innings in San Francisco's 3-1 clinching victory.

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Los Angeles Dodgers @ Seattle Mariners

, Safeco Field
Chad Billingsley, RHP
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Billingsley came up big to beat Cliff Lee in Philly with the kind of stingy effort the Dodgers have been waiting for. After allowing a first-inning run, he was lights-out the next six innings and kept his club close enough to eek out a late win.

Blake Beavan, RHP
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Beavan will look to keep the ball in the yard after giving up three home runs last time out. The long ball has been a problem for the right-hander, who has given up 11 homers in 11 starts this year.

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Oakland Athletics @ Arizona Diamondbacks

, Chase Field
Travis Blackley, LHP
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Blackley fared much worse in his second start since joining the A's rotation than in his first outing. He lasted just 4 2/3 innings against the Rangers and allowed five runs on seven hits, taking his first loss of the season.

Joe Saunders, LHP
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Saunders lost to the Rockies on Monday, giving up four runs (three earned) on 11 hits and a walk with three strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings.

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Detroit Tigers @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
Drew Smyly, LHP
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A year and a half into his Major League career, the 22-year-old left-hander will start under the bright lights of Sunday Night Baseball, hoping for his first quality start since May 9. He has allowed four runs in each of his last five outings.

Homer Bailey, RHP
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Homer Bailey had been 6-0 against Pittsburgh with two career complete games until his last start when he lasted just three innings, giving up six runs on eight hits to the Pirates. Was just his third non-quality start in 11 tries this season.

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