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Probable Pitchers

Houston Astros @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Bud Norris, RHP
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    Bud Norris, last 3 starts
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    Bud Norris, regular season
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    Bud Norris, last 5 years vs. CHC
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Norris returns from the disabled list to start the series opener against the Cubs. He injured his hip flexor May 31 against the Rockies and was 0-3 with a 13.09 ERA in three starts while dealing with that and a sprained knee.

Paul Maholm, LHP
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    Paul Maholm, last 3 starts
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    Paul Maholm, last 5 years vs. HOU
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Maholm needs a win. His last one was May 9 against the Braves. He was roughed up in his last start against the Diamondbacks, giving up six runs on nine hits over 3 1/3 innings. The bright spot? He hit his second career home run.

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Chicago White Sox @ New York Yankees

, Yankee Stadium
Jose Quintana, LHP
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    Jose Quintana, last 3 starts
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    Jose Quintana, regular season
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    Jose Quintana, last 5 years vs. NYY
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The scoreless innings streak for the rookie left-hander reached 16 as he threw eight against the Brewers in Sunday's no-decision. Quintana also has gone 97 consecutive batters without issuing a walk, the longest active streak in the Majors.

Adam Warren, RHP
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    Adam Warren, last 3 starts
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    Adam Warren, regular season
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    Adam Warren, last 5 years vs. CWS
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Warren makes his Major League debut five days removed from throwing five scoreless innings for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The Yanks intended to ease him in through the bullpen, but with Andy Pettitte and CC Sabathia on the DL, he gets the start.

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Cleveland Indians @ Baltimore Orioles

, Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Derek Lowe, RHP
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    Derek Lowe, last 3 starts
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    Derek Lowe, last 5 years vs. BAL
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Lowe has dropped five of his last six decisions after beginning the season 6-1, and he hasn't won since June 1. But he pitched better in his last start, against Houston, allowing only three runs in 6 2/3 innings.

Jake Arrieta, RHP
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    Jake Arrieta, last 5 years vs. CLE
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In his three starts since returning from a brief demotion to the bullpen, Arrieta has posted a 2.70 ERA and lasted at least six innings in each. Sunday against Washington, he gave up one run on five hits in six frames.

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Los Angeles Angels @ Toronto Blue Jays

, Rogers Centre
Ervin Santana, RHP
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    Ervin Santana, regular season
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    Ervin Santana, last 5 years vs. TOR
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Santana didn't get much help from his defense, but pitched very well against the Dodgers on Saturday, giving up three runs (two earned) while walking none and striking out 10 in eight innings. He's given up two earned runs in his last 17 frames.

Carlos Villanueva, RHP
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    Carlos Villanueva, regular season
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    Carlos Villanueva, last 5 years vs. LAA
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Villanueva is set to make his first start of the season after spending all of the year pitching out of the bullpen. Villanueva made 13 starts for the Blue Jays last season and is expected to be on a strict pitch limit in this outing.

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Detroit Tigers @ Tampa Bay Rays

, Tropicana Field
Justin Verlander, RHP
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    Justin Verlander, last 5 years vs. TB
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Don't look now, but after a four-game winless streak, Verlander has regained form, winning his last three starts and allowing just 15 hits over 24 innings. He tossed a five-hitter in Pittsburgh last Sunday, striking out seven.

David Price, LHP
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Price chalked up his 10th win of the season Sunday in Philadelphia, when he held the Phillies to one run on four hits and three walks while striking out eight. Price is 25-16 with a 2.79 ERA in 53 career appearances at Tropicana Field.

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Philadelphia Phillies @ Miami Marlins

, Marlins Park
Cliff Lee, LHP
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Lee has a 5.10 ERA in his last seven starts. He has blown four leads in that span: two three-run leads, one two-run lead and one one-run lead. He has allowed five earned runs in each of his last two starts. The Phillies hope for better Friday.

Josh Johnson, RHP
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Despite not earning a decision, Johnson was brilliant against Toronto, giving up just one run and two hits, both singles, over seven innings. He held the Blue Jays hitless through four, struck out seven and retired the final nine batters he faced.

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Washington Nationals @ Atlanta Braves

, Turner Field
Ross Detwiler, LHP
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Replacing Chien-Ming Wang in the rotation, Detwiler pitched five innings of scoreless ball Sunday against Baltimore but was stuck with the no-decision after the O's scored twice in the eighth. Detwiler has a 6.23 ERA against the Braves this year.

Randall Delgado, RHP
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Six days after limiting the Orioles to three hits over eight innings, Delgado returned to mound on Saturday and allowed six hits in a career-short 1 1/3 innings. The rookie has been hurt by an inconsistent curveball.

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Oakland Athletics @ Texas Rangers

, Rangers Ballpark in Arlington
A.J. Griffin, RHP
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Griffin was solid in his Major League debut in his last outing, allowing a two-run home run in the first inning but no more runs in his six-plus frames. The rookie, who was told the night before that he'd be making the start, received a no-decision.

Matt Harrison, LHP
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Harrison picked up his AL-leading 10th win Sunday, throwing five shutout frames but leaving with back tightness. He'll make his next start vs. the A's, against whom he's 4-1 with a 4.22 ERA. Harrison is 6-0 with a 1.29 ERA in his last seven starts.

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Arizona Diamondbacks @ Milwaukee Brewers

, Miller Park
Ian Kennedy, RHP
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Kennedy will look to bounce back from a rough start last time out, when he let up five runs on 10 hits in just 4 1/3 frames vs. the Cubs. He's had a disappointing season thus far, after leading the NL in wins in 2011.

Randy Wolf, LHP
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The bullpen owes Wolf some lockdown outings. He has been the victim of a blown save in four straight starts and six of his last nine. Wolf is 0-3 with a 4.65 ERA in his last 10 starts, winless since April 30 in San Diego.

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Kansas City Royals @ Minnesota Twins

, Target Field
Luis Mendoza, RHP
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Mendoza lasted just 4 1/3 innings last time out against the Cardinals. He allowed four runs on seven hits and two walks, taking the loss, his fourth of the season. Mendoza often runs into trouble the third time around a batting order.

Brian Duensing, LHP
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Duensing made his first start of the season against the Reds on Saturday, and allowed four runs over just three innings. But he'll get a chance to stick in the rotation and should have a higher pitch count his next time out.

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San Diego Padres @ Colorado Rockies

, Coors Field
Jason Marquis, RHP
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Marquis has allowed 11 runs (six earned) in 26 1/3 innings with the Padres since the Twins released him in May. In his last start, he gave up five runs (two earned) in seven innings against the Mariners.

Jeff Francis, LHP
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In his last two starts, Francis has held opponents to three runs in 10 1/3 innings with eight strikeouts and no walks, and has been held back only by the four-man rotation and 75-pitch limit the Rockies are working with in an experimental fashion.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Kevin Correia, RHP
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Save a first-inning, two-run home run from the Tigers' Quintin Berry, Correia had a very good outing. The right-hander allowed just those two runs on six hits over six innings. He also struck out four and walked just one.

Adam Wainwright, RHP
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After early-season ups and downs, Wainwright appears to have found his footing. He has a 3.02 ERA over his last eight starts and has allowed two or fewer earned runs in seven of his last 10 outings. He's made three consecutive seven-inning starts.

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Boston Red Sox @ Seattle Mariners

, Safeco Field
Aaron Cook, RHP
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Cook will make his second straight start in place of the injured Clay Buchholz. In his last outing, the right-hander went five innings and allowed three runs to win his fist game with the Red Sox. Cook has not faced Seattle in his career.

Hector Noesi, RHP
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Noesi will try to snap a string of nine straight starts without a win as he's 0-6 with a 5.08 ERA since beating the Twins on May 6. The first-year starter has been better at Safeco than on the road, going 2-4 with a 3.20 ERA in six outings.

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New York Mets @ Los Angeles Dodgers

, Dodger Stadium
R.A. Dickey, RHP
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Dickey allowed five runs in six innings against the Yankees, snapping his streak of five consecutive starts without allowing an earned run. He hadn't allowed an earned run since May 22, a span of 44 2/3 innings.

Aaron Harang, RHP
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Harang gave the Dodgers another quality start and really made only one big mistake that the Angels' Peter Bourjos slugged for a two-run homer. It was a solid rebound effort after he issued a career-high eight walks in 3 2/3 innings against the A's.

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Cincinnati Reds @ San Francisco Giants

, AT&T Park
Mike Leake, RHP
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Leake pitched well enough to win in Sunday's rubber match with the Twins, allowing just two runs on five hits in eight innings. It marked the fourth consecutive no-decision for Leake.

Matt Cain, RHP
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A walk-off home run by the A's cost Cain what would have been his ninth straight win in his last outing, a seven-inning, one-run gem. He'll look to finish a month of June in which he has gone 4-0 with a 1.25 ERA, including his June 13 perfect game.

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