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Probable Pitchers

Minnesota Twins @ Detroit Tigers

, Comerica Park
Jose Berrios, RHP
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    Jose Berrios, last 3 starts
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Berrios scuffled against the Yankees on Tuesday, allowing five runs over 3 1/3 innings. He was hurt by a lack of command with four walks.

Buck Farmer, RHP
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Farmer starts the Tigers’ home finale after shoulder issues hampered him in his last start, when he allowed four earned runs over 2 2/3 innings against Oakland. He’s 1-3 with an 8.59 ERA over four starts in September.

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New York Yankees @ Toronto Blue Jays

, Rogers Centre
Jaime Garcia, LHP
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Garcia is coming off his finest outing since joining the Yankees, having spun 5 2/3 innings of one-run (none earned) ball against the Twins. Garcia scattered four hits while striking out nine of the first 13 men he faced.

Marcus Stroman, RHP
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Stroman is closing in on reaching the 200-innings plateau for the second consecutive year. He's 8 2/3 innings shy with two starts to go, and with a 3.01 ERA, he also has a chance at posting under 3.

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Boston Red Sox @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
Doug Fister, RHP
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    Doug Fister, last 5 years vs. CIN
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The sinkerballer was on a roll until struggling mightily in his last two starts, giving up 11 runs over six innings. Fister has thrived against the Reds in his career, going 2-0 with a 1.35 ERA in three starts.

Jackson Stephens, RHP
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Stephens retired his first 10 batters in a row vs. the Cardinals before it all went wrong in a five-run fourth inning that included two homers and his exit. He struggled to locate his fastball and paid for it.

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Washington Nationals @ New York Mets

, Citi Field
Max Scherzer, RHP
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Scherzer became the fourth pitcher in Major League history to record 4 straight seasons of 250 strikeouts on Tuesday vs. the Braves. Scherzer, who threw 112 pitches over 7 innings, hopes to stretch deeper into games prior to the postseason.

Jacob deGrom, RHP
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In his last outing, deGrom surpassed his career high in innings. In his next, he can eclipse 200, which he considers a significant benchmark. deGrom, who has already set a career high in strikeouts, needs just 4 2/3 more innings to reach his goal.

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Philadelphia Phillies @ Atlanta Braves

, SunTrust Park
Nick Pivetta, RHP
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Pivetta allowed two homers in the first five pitches he threw Monday against the Dodgers, but settled in after that and allowed just those two runs in six innings. The Phillies love his arm, but he needs to be much more consistent.

Luiz Gohara, LHP
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Already touted as the most impressive prospect the Braves have brought to the Majors within their rebuild, this CC Sabathia clone can baffle hitters with his slider and a fastball that sits in the upper 90s.

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St. Louis Cardinals @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
John Gant, RHP
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Gant will be making his first Major League start for the Cardinals. He did start seven games for Atlanta in 2016 (1-3, 4.80). Gant has pitched four times in relief for St. Louis in September, allowing two runs over six innings.

Jameson Taillon, RHP
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Taillon gave up two runs on six hits and a walk while striking out four Monday vs. Milwaukee on 11 days' rest. He has struggled at home this season, posting a 5.25 ERA in 14 starts at PNC Park. Last year, he had a 2.86 ERA in Pittsburgh.

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Tampa Bay Rays @ Baltimore Orioles

, Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Chris Archer, RHP
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Archer went six innings Tuesday against the Cubs, his longest start since Aug. 27 at St. Louis, snapping a streak of three straight starts of four innings pitched or fewer. He has lost four straight decisions for the third time in his career.

Chris Tillman, RHP
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Orioles starter Dylan Bundy was a late scratch from Sunday’s home finale, with righty Chris Tillman getting the ball instead.

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Chicago Cubs @ Milwaukee Brewers

, Miller Park
Jose Quintana, LHP
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Quintana did not get a decision in his last outing, against the Cardinals, giving up three runs over 5 2/3 innings. He's faced the Brewers once this year, on July 28, and took the loss, giving up two runs over six innings.

Chase Anderson, RHP
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Anderson is 5-0 with a 2.34 ERA in 10 home starts. He will look to replicate his last start against the Cubs, when he surrendered only one hit in five scoreless innings and exited at 67 pitches because the Brewers were leading, 14-0.

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Kansas City Royals @ Chicago White Sox

, Guaranteed Rate Field
Ian Kennedy, RHP
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Kennedy gets the start in the series finale against the White Sox. After missing a start in the rotation, Kennedy was back on Tuesday against Toronto and delivered five innings, giving up three hits and two runs in a 5-2 loss.

Lucas Giolito, RHP
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Giolito is slated to make his seventh start of the year. In his last start, he gave up two earned runs on seven hits over 6 2/3 innings in a loss to Houston on Sept. 19. The righty went 6 1/3 innings in a no-decision against K.C. on Sept. 13.

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Texas Rangers @ Oakland Athletics

, Oakland Coliseum
Martin Perez, LHP
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Perez is 7-1 with a 3.14 ERA in his last nine starts. He has made two starts against the A's this season, going 1-1 with a 4.00 ERA. He is 6-6 with a 5.03 ERA against them in his career. He is 4-4 with a 3.88 ERA in 12 road starts this year.

Jharel Cotton, RHP
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Cotton was scratched from his scheduled start Sept. 18 with a groin strain shortly before first pitch, but he threw a full bullpen session Friday and is good to go. He’s 3-0 in his last five starts and hasn’t lost since Aug. 14.

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Cleveland Indians @ Seattle Mariners

, Safeco Field
Corey Kluber, RHP
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Kluber went seven scoreless innings, allowing three hits and striking out nine to pick up the win over the Royals on Sunday. He enters his start vs. the Mariners riding a 22-innings scoreless streak, which dates back to Sept. 7 vs. the White Sox.

Mike Leake, RHP
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Leake will make his fifth start since being shipped to the Mariners on Aug. 30 in a trade with the Cardinals. He's been terrific since joining the Mariners, owning a 2.13 ERA and an 11/1 K/9 ratio in four starts after posting an 8.88 ERA in August.

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Miami Marlins @ Arizona Diamondbacks

, Chase Field
Dan Straily, RHP
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One run was all the Mets could squeeze out of Straily in his last start. He yielded three hits, walked four and struck out eight over five innings. It was an encouraging rebound outing after he surrendered eight runs on 13 hits to the Phillies.

Patrick Corbin, LHP
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Two mistake pitches that turned into homers spelled trouble for Corbin in his last start against the Padres. Hunter Renfroe hit a three-run homer in the first and Austin Hedges added a solo shot one inning later in a 4-2 loss.

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San Francisco Giants @ Los Angeles Dodgers

, Dodger Stadium
Chris Stratton, RHP
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This will be Stratton’s Dodger Stadium debut. He has thrived when paired with catcher Nick Hundley, who has guided him to a 2.61 ERA in eight games. Stratton’s ERA with Buster Posey is 9.75.

Clayton Kershaw, LHP
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Kershaw makes a start more significant than one would expect considering the team’s situation, because of the grand slam he allowed in Philadelphia and the need to show he’s playoff ready.

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Colorado Rockies @ San Diego Padres

, Petco Park
German Marquez, RHP
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The righty benefited from one of his best curveballs in his last start vs. the Giants. He spun six innings of three-run ball. He last won a start on Aug. 18 vs. the Brewers.

Luis Perdomo, RHP
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Perdomo’s streak of 10 consecutive starts of at least six innings came to an end his last time out, a 5 1/3-innings win against the D-backs. He tied his career high with six walks in that outing.

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Los Angeles Angels @ Houston Astros

, Minute Maid Park
Tyler Skaggs, LHP
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Since he was tagged for six runs in two-plus innings against the Rangers on Sept. 1, Skaggs has settled in to post a 2.45 ERA over his past three starts. He’s yielded just five runs through 18 1/3 innings in that span.

Lance McCullers Jr., RHP
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McCullers returns to the rotation to make just his second start since July. After missing a month with a back injury, the All-Star started in Seattle on Sept. 6 before again missing time due to arm fatigue.

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