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Probable Pitchers

Baltimore Orioles @ Tampa Bay Rays

, Tropicana Field
Ubaldo Jimenez, RHP
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    Ubaldo Jimenez, last 3 starts
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    Ubaldo Jimenez, regular season
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    Ubaldo Jimenez, last 5 years vs. TB
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Career stats

Jimenez has battled inconsistency all season, but he especially struggled in his past two starts, giving up a combined 12 runs over nine innings. In 2017, the right-hander is 0-1 with a 19.06 ERA in two starts against Tampa Bay.

Alex Cobb, RHP
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    Alex Cobb, last 3 starts
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    Alex Cobb, regular season
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    Alex Cobb, last 5 years vs. BAL
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Cobb was three outs away from throwing a complete game against the Rangers in his last outing. He has recorded eight straight starts of at least six innings pitched. He is 4-1 with a 2.35 ERA during that stretch.

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Cincinnati Reds @ New York Yankees

, Yankee Stadium
Homer Bailey, RHP
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    Homer Bailey, last 3 starts
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    Homer Bailey, regular season
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    Homer Bailey, last 5 years vs. NYY
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Career stats

Bailey gave up 2 first-inning runs, including 1 on a WP, but he pitched well over 6 innings Friday vs. the Marlins and escaped 3 of the first 4 frames with DPs. His FB had life and averaged 94.9 mph, topping out at 97.7 mph, according to Statcast.

Luis Severino, RHP
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The hard-throwing right-hander is fresh off a stellar start against the Mariners, scattering eight hits in seven scoreless frames. He also threw the fastest pitch by a starter in 2017 at 101.2 mph.

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Atlanta Braves @ Arizona Diamondbacks

, Chase Field
Aaron Blair, RHP
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    Aaron Blair, last 5 years vs. ARI
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Blair will be making his season debut against the D-backs, who traded him to the Braves after the 2015 season. The right-hander has posted a 4.86 ERA in 18 starts for Triple-A Gwinnett this year.

Patrick Corbin, LHP
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Career stats

Corbin is 1-2 in July with a 3.13 ERA and 29 strikeouts over 23 innings. In nine starts since June 2, he has dropped his ERA from 5.43 to 4.43.

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Boston Red Sox @ Seattle Mariners

, Safeco Field
Chris Sale, LHP
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Career stats

The ace continues to dominate just about every time he takes the mound. In his last outing in Anaheim, Sale joined Nolan Ryan, Randy Johnson and Pedro Martinez as the only pitchers in history to reach 200 strikeouts in 20 starts or fewer.

Andrew Moore, RHP
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Seattle’s No. 3-ranked prospect, per MLBPipeline.com, will make his sixth career start as he looks to shake off back-to-back rough outings as he’s allowed 10 runs over nine innings. Moore has surrendered nine homers in 30 innings on the year.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ San Francisco Giants

, AT&T Park
Trevor Williams, RHP
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Williams faced the Giants earlier this month, giving up two runs in six innings on July 2. The Pirates ended up losing that game and Williams was saddled with a no-decision, but may find similar luck in spacious AT&T Park.

Jeff Samardzija, RHP
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Samardzija picked up his fourth win of '17 earlier this month against the Pirates. He spun six innings of two-run ball while striking out five batters. Over his career, Pirates batters have hit .233 vs. the righty.

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Houston Astros @ Philadelphia Phillies

, Citizens Bank Park
Mike Fiers, RHP
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Fiers has gotten off to a hot start in the second half of the season with back-to-back seven-inning outings. The righty is 2-0 with a 1.93 ERA and 20 strikeouts in those two starts.

Aaron Nola, RHP
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Nola has been excellent for weeks, looking like the guy the Phillies selected in the first round of the 2014 Draft. He has a 1.70 ERA in his last six starts. He has struck out 50 batters and walked 13 in 42 1/3 innings.

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Milwaukee Brewers @ Washington Nationals

, Nationals Park
Jimmy Nelson, RHP
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In his last start against the Pirates, Nelson suffered a loss for the first time since June 23, allowing four earned runs in five innings. He threw five shutout innings the last time he faced the Nationals on June 26, 2016.

Gio Gonzalez, LHP
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Gio's most recent outing was his worst in two months, as he gave up four runs in 5 2/3 innings against the Angels. Still, Gonzalez enters this start with his lowest career ERA through 20 starts since 2011, when he had a 2.67 ERA for the A’s.

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Oakland Athletics @ Toronto Blue Jays

, Rogers Centre
Paul Blackburn, RHP
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Blackburn suffered the first loss of his career Friday, surrendering four runs on six hits, including a home run, in 5 1/3 innings against the Mets. He had completed at least six innings in each of his previous three starts.

Marco Estrada, RHP
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Estrada is 0-5 with a 9.52 ERA since the start of June and he's walked 26 batters over his last 28 innings. One red flag? Estrada complained of fatigue in his last outing despite entering the fifth with 57 pitches.

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Kansas City Royals @ Detroit Tigers

, Comerica Park
Ian Kennedy, RHP
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Kennedy snapped a run of four straight quality starts when he gave up six runs -- five earned -- over four innings in his last outing. He went seven innings with five strikeouts in a win over the Tigers on June 28.

Anibal Sanchez, RHP
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In his previous start, Sanchez lasted 5 2/3 innings and allowed three runs on six hits to earn the win over Minnesota. It marked the first time since June 19 that Sanchez was unable to complete at least six frames.

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Los Angeles Angels @ Cleveland Indians

, Progressive Field
Ricky Nolasco, RHP
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Nolasco was charged with the loss on Friday after allowing six runs over four innings against the Red Sox. The 34-year-old veteran is 0-2 with a 5.54 ERA in seven career appearances against the Indians.

Carlos Carrasco, RHP
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Carrasco has had some trouble at home, where he sports a 4.69 ERA compared to a 2.87 mark on the road. However, he has been excellent in his last four starts, with 10 runs given up over 26 1/3 innings and 34 strikeouts to six walks.

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Miami Marlins @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Jose Urena, RHP
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Urena had a nice bounce-back start Friday against the Reds, tossing six innings of one-run ball. It was the first time since June 29 he hadn't surrendered a homer in a game.

Yu Darvish, RHP
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Darvish allowed three runs in eight innings against the Rays on Friday and had a no decision in Texas' win. He is 1-6 with a 4.00 ERA in his last 11 starts. His 6-0 victory over the Marlins in 2014 is his only career shutout in the Major Leagues.

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Chicago Cubs @ Chicago White Sox

, Guaranteed Rate Field
Jake Arrieta, RHP
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In two starts since the All-Star break, Arrieta is 1-0 with a 2.13 ERA while holding opponents to a .191 batting average against. In his last outing against the Cardinals, he gave up two runs on five hits over six innings.

James Shields, RHP
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After three starts this season, Shields featured a 1.62 ERA over 16 2/3 innings. Since that point, the right-hander has an 8.10 ERA over 30 innings and six starts, and he has allowed nine home runs and 15 walks. Shields is 2-0 vs. the Cubs.

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Colorado Rockies @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Jeff Hoffman, RHP
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Hoffman struggled in his last start, lasting just three innings and giving up nine hits and seven runs in a loss to the Pirates. But he also was hurt by not getting the call on a number of close pitches.

Carlos Martinez, RHP
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Martinez has come out of the All-Star break strong, allowing four earned runs over 13 innings. He leads the Cardinals with 14 quality starts, which would be more apparent in his record if run support was more consistent behind him.

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Minnesota Twins @ Los Angeles Dodgers

, Dodger Stadium
Ervin Santana, RHP
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For as good as Santana has been, he's been inconsistent at times and struggled against the Tigers on Friday. He gave up five runs over a season-low 3 1/3 innings.

Brock Stewart, RHP
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Brock Stewart will make a spot start Wednesday against the Twins. Stewart, who was ill over the weekend, has made six scoreless relief appearances this year after missing Spring Training with shoulder tendinitis.

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New York Mets @ San Diego Padres

, Petco Park
Steven Matz, LHP
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Matz has had a rough go of it lately, and his 13.06 ERA over his last three starts is evidence of that. The good news for Matz is that he pitched 7 1/3 scoreless innings against the Padres in his only start against the team, which came in 2016.

Jhoulys Chacin, RHP
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Over the past two months, Chacin has found a groove. He’s posted a 2.72 ERA in nine starts since the beginning of June. He’s been brilliant at Petco Park all year with a 1.94 ERA and just 43 hits allowed in 65 innings.

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