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Probable Pitchers

Miami Marlins vs. Philadelphia Phillies

, Citizens Bank Park
Nathan Eovaldi, RHP
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    Nathan Eovaldi, last 3 starts
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    Nathan Eovaldi, regular season
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    Nathan Eovaldi, last 5 years vs. PHI
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In his last two starts, Eovaldi has been pretty effective, giving up five runs in 12 innings. He threw well in a setback to the Brewers, giving up a two-run homer in five innings. He has walked two in those two starts.

Roy Halladay, RHP
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    Roy Halladay, last 3 starts
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    Roy Halladay, regular season
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Three wins away from 200 in his career, Halladay aims to notch his eighth consecutive year with double-digit wins. His last time out, Doc bounced back from a rough outing in Atlanta by beating the first-place Reds with 7 1/3 innings of one-run ball.

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Tampa Bay Rays vs. Baltimore Orioles

, Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Matt Moore, LHP
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    Matt Moore, last 3 starts
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    Matt Moore, regular season
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    Matt Moore, last 5 years vs. BAL
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The southpaw dropped his second straight start, giving up four earned and two unearned runs against the Yankees on eight hits and a walk with nine strikeouts on Wednesday at Tropicana Field.

Jason Hammel, RHP
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    Jason Hammel, regular season
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    Jason Hammel, last 5 years vs. TB
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Hammel pitched well on Thursday against the Yankees in his first start following knee surgery. He gave up just one run on six hits in five-plus innings and kept New York quiet before the Orioles blew a five-run lead.

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Seattle Mariners vs. Toronto Blue Jays

, Rogers Centre
Erasmo Ramirez, RHP
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    Erasmo Ramirez, last 5 years vs. TOR
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The 22-year-old will make his first start in the Majors since he left a June 30 outing with an elbow injury. The right-hander had his best start on June 25, striking out 10 in eight innings.

Brandon Morrow, RHP
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Morrow allowed two runs on three hits while striking out six during his last start against Baltimore. He has now surrendered two runs or less in each of his past three starts since returning from a two-month absence following a right oblique injury.

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New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox

, Fenway Park
Hiroki Kuroda, RHP
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    Hiroki Kuroda, last 5 years vs. BOS
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Kuroda gave back a pair of leads in his last outing vs. the Rays on Sept. 5, including a homer to Luke Scott, but manager Joe Girardi said he thought the veteran was "pretty good."

Jon Lester, LHP
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    Jon Lester, last 5 years vs. NYY
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The power lefty earned the win in his last start, giving up nine hits and three runs over six innings against the Mariners. Lester is 1-1 with a 4.67 ERA in three starts against the Yankees this season.

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Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
Kevin Correia, RHP
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    Kevin Correia, last 5 years vs. CIN
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Correia makes a second straight start on regular rest for the first time in a month. Including intermittent relief work, he has allowed four earned runs in his last 18 2/3 innings. He has also won nine of his last 12 decisions.

Mike Leake, RHP
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Leake had his second shortest outing of the season Wednesday, exiting after 2 1/3 innings as Philly roughed him up for six runs on six hits, including two homers. His two-game winning streak ended, but he hasn't lost in consecutive outings since May.

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Washington Nationals vs. New York Mets

, Citi Field
Jordan Zimmermann, RHP
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In his last start, Zimmermann allowed a run in each of the first two frames before retiring 14 of the next 16 hitters. He lasted seven innings, allowing two runs on five hits, striking out nine and walking one.

R.A. Dickey, RHP
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Dickey gave up two runs in 6 2/3 innings of a 6-2 win at St. Louis on Wednesday. Dickey is the first Mets pitcher to record 18 wins since Frank Viola won 20 and Dwight Gooden 19, both in 1990.

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Chicago Cubs vs. Houston Astros

, Minute Maid Park
Justin Germano, RHP
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The Nationals roughed up Germano in his last outing, scoring seven runs over four innings. He has lost four straight starts, and teams are batting .296 against him. He did beat the Astros on Aug. 15.

Jordan Lyles, RHP
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Lyles failed to last past the sixth for the fourth consecutive start Tuesday, leaving after just 4 2/3 innings with his pitch count at 92. He surrendered five runs (four earned) on seven hits and will be searching for his second win in eight starts.

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Cleveland Indians vs. Texas Rangers

, Rangers Ballpark in Arlington
Ubaldo Jimenez, RHP
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Jimenez pitched well against the Tigers on Sept. 5, holding Detroit to four runs on six hits in 7 1/3 innings. The 7 1/3 frames were his most since July 2, but it still wasn't enough to snap a personal three-game losing streak.

Matt Harrison, LHP
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Harrison is 0-2 with a 9.00 ERA in his last two starts. One of those was against the Rays on Aug. 29, when he allowed six runs in the first two innings in an 8-4 loss. He allowed five runs in 4 2/3 innings in a 6-3 loss to the Royals on Tuesday.

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Atlanta Braves vs. Milwaukee Brewers

, Miller Park
Tim Hudson, RHP
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Hudson, who has lost just once in his last 12 starts, threw seven shutout innings against the Rockies on Thursday. Over those 12 starts, the veteran right-hander is 8-1 with a 3.28 ERA.

Marco Estrada, RHP
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Good thing the game time is the standard 7:10 p.m. CT. Estrada said he mistimed his warm-up and had to rush to get ready for Thursday's unusual 12:40 p.m. ET start in Miami, and he surrendered three runs in the first inning.

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Detroit Tigers vs. Chicago White Sox

, U.S. Cellular Field
Doug Fister, RHP
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The White Sox worked four walks out of Fister in his return from injury Aug. 31 at Comerica Park, but he settled down to his usual form with seven innings of one-run ball last Wednesday against Cleveland. He hasn't pitched in Chicago as a Tiger.

Jake Peavy, RHP
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Peavy's solid six-inning, 107-pitch effort ended a personal five-start streak without a victory, dating back to a winning decision over the Twins on Aug. 1 at Target Field. His last three wins have been against Minnesota.

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Kansas City Royals vs. Minnesota Twins

, Target Field
Will Smith, LHP
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Smith is well rested following more than a week off. His last start came in Game 1 of a doubleheader against the Twins on Sept. 1. In that contest, he allowed three runs over six innings and took his seventh loss of the year.

Scott Diamond, LHP
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Diamond didn't have his best stuff, but was handed a big lead against the White Sox on Tuesday. The rookie left-hander went the required five innings for a win, but gave up four runs on seven hits.

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San Francisco Giants vs. Colorado Rockies

, Coors Field
Madison Bumgarner, LHP
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Bumgarner has allowed four earned runs or more in his last three starts after eight straight outings of three earned runs or less. After allowing four runs in 6 1/3 innings against the D-backs, he is 0-3 with a 6.48 ERA in his last three starts.

Jhoulys Chacin, RHP
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Chacin is 2-2 in his four starts since returning from the DL. He has not pitched against the Giants since April 9, when he threw four innings, allowing four runs on four hits.

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Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Arizona Diamondbacks

, Chase Field
Clayton Kershaw, LHP
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The Dodgers' ace was scratched on Sunday due to a sore hip that required a cortisone shot, but L.A. is hopeful that Kershaw will be able to take the mound on Tuesday.

Ian Kennedy, RHP
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Kennedy has struggled to find consistency this year after winning 21 games in 2011. He allowed five runs on seven hits over 5 2/3 innings in his last start against the Giants. In his last start vs. the Dodgers, he allowed no runs in 6 1/3 innings.

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Oakland Athletics vs. Los Angeles Angels

, Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Dan Straily, RHP
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Recalled on Friday for the second time this year -- and in his career -- Straily will make his fourth-career start. The Minor League leader in strikeouts is 1-0 with a 3.18 ERA in three starts at the big league level.

Jerome Williams, RHP
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Williams has been been a long reliever since late July, but gets the nod vs. the A's after Jered Weaver's tendinitis scrambled the Angels' pitching schedule. Williams, with a 4.60 ERA in 14 starts this year, believes he can throw 100-plus pitches.

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St. Louis Cardinals vs. San Diego Padres

, Petco Park
Adam Wainwright, RHP
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Wainwright has allowed 17 hits and 11 earned runs in his past two starts (7 2/3 innings). The Cardinals have not cited workload as an issue, though maybe it is catching up with Wainwright, who missed all of 2011 recovering from elbow surgery.

Edinson Volquez, RHP
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Volquez was supposed to pitch Saturday, but a troublesome blister on his right thumb caused the team to push him back. He's struggled of late, as he hasn't completed five innings in four of his last six starts.

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