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Probable Pitchers

Arizona Diamondbacks @ Washington Nationals

, Nationals Park
Robbie Ray, LHP
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    Robbie Ray, last 3 starts
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    Robbie Ray, regular season
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    Robbie Ray, last 5 years vs. WSH
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Ray has had a rough September, posting a 7.66 ERA in five starts this month. He allowed five runs in 3 2/3 innings to the Orioles on Saturday. The left-hander ends his season against the Nationals, who drafted him in 2010.

Joe Ross, RHP
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    Joe Ross, last 3 starts
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    Joe Ross, regular season
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    Joe Ross, last 5 years vs. ARI
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The Nationals are hoping to increase Ross' stamina to prepare him for a start during the postseason. In his two starts this month since returning from the DL, he has yet to throw a pitch in the fourth inning.

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Cleveland Indians @ Detroit Tigers

, Comerica Park
Ryan Merritt, LHP
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    Ryan Merritt, last 3 starts
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    Ryan Merritt, regular season
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    Ryan Merritt, last 5 years vs. DET
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Merritt has been working out of the bullpen with the Indians, but he started all season in Triple-A. In 24 starts with Columbus, the left-hander went 11-8 with 3.70 ERA.

Daniel Norris, LHP
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    Daniel Norris, regular season
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    Daniel Norris, last 5 years vs. CLE
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Norris tossed 5 2/3 innings of two-run ball on Saturday and was in line for the win before the Royals rallied late. He overcame three unearned runs to beat the Indians Sept. 18 with six strikeouts over five innings.

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Boston Red Sox @ New York Yankees

, Yankee Stadium
Henry Owens, LHP
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    Henry Owens, regular season
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    Henry Owens, last 5 years vs. NYY
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The lefty replaces Drew Pomeranz, who has been dealing with forearm soreness. Owens was added to the roster in September as an insurance policy. This is his first start for Boston since Aug. 21. In 24 Triple-A starts, Owens was 10-7 with a 3.53 ERA.

CC Sabathia, LHP
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Sabathia makes his final start of the season. He pitched a gem last time out, against the Blue Jays, yielding just four hits in seven innings, but was left with his fourth straight no-decision.

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Chicago Cubs @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Rob Zastryzny, LHP
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    Rob Zastryzny, last 5 years vs. PIT
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Career stats

Zastryzny will start in the series finale, although the rest of the bullpen will be on call. The lefty was a combined 10-5 with a 4.31 ERA in 24 games (23 starts) at Triple-A and Double-A this season. He has pitched only in relief in Chicago.

Ivan Nova, RHP
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Nova’s defense did him no favors after a poor first inning in a shaky four-frame start against the Nats on Saturday. After an incredible eight-start run, Nova has allowed seven earned runs in seven innings his past two times out.

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Baltimore Orioles @ Toronto Blue Jays

, Rogers Centre
Ubaldo Jimenez, RHP
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The righty has been a beacon of consistency over the past month for the Orioles and will get the nod in the series finale against Toronto. Jimenez's 5.71 ERA on the year doesn't speak to his recent sting of quality starts.

Marcus Stroman, RHP
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Stroman has been on fire this month but still does not have a win to show for it because of a lack of run support. In five starts, he's winless but has a 3.00 ERA with 23 strikeouts.

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Philadelphia Phillies @ Atlanta Braves

, Turner Field
Jeremy Hellickson, RHP
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Hellickson makes his final start of the season, and it could be his last with the Phillies, who acquired him in the offseason from Arizona. Hellickson is set to be a free agent and it's likely he signs a multi-year contract with another club.

Josh Collmenter, RHP
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Collmenter has provided the Braves with exactly what they wanted when they acquired him from the Cubs to fill a void in their injury-depleted rotation. He has won both of his starts. The veteran spent most of this season in Arizona’s 'pen.

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Cincinnati Reds @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Dan Straily, RHP
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Straily will be making his final start of 2016, hoping to put an exclamation point on a strong season. With his deception and ability to change speeds, despite topping out at 91 mph, he can frustrate hitters.

Alex Reyes, RHP
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Reyes labored through five innings in his last start, but he earned the win by making key pitches with runners in scoring position. The Cardinals have won both of Reyes’ starts since moving the rookie back into the starting rotation.

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Minnesota Twins @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Kyle Gibson, RHP
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Gibson allowed two runs in five innings against the Mariners on Friday, but was hurt by a high pitch count. Gibson has pitched well against the Royals with a 3.38 career ERA in 10 starts.

Danny Duffy, LHP
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Duffy will pitch the final game of the series against the Twins. Duffy had one of his worst outings of the season Friday against the Tigers - seven hits and six runs over 3 2/3 innings. He walked four and struck out four.

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Tampa Bay Rays @ Chicago White Sox

, U.S. Cellular Field
Chris Archer, RHP
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Archer has been a season-long enigma as his stuff doesn’t fit the Major League’s first 19-game loser since Kansas City’s Darrell May in 2004. He has a 7.03 ERA in the first inning this season, compared to 3.43 after that.

Jose Quintana, LHP
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Quintana’s single-season win total grew to 13 with a victory Saturday over the Indians. He needs 4 2/3 innings pitched to set a career high in that category at 206 2/3, and five strikeouts to give him 179 and a new single-season mark.

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Los Angeles Dodgers @ San Diego Padres

, Petco Park
Julio Urias, LHP
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The kid gloves come off 20-year-old Urias for his first start since Sept. 13 and a possible springboard into the rotation for the National League Division Series as the fourth starter.

Christian Friedrich, LHP
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Friedrich took the hard-luck loss in his last outing after limiting the Giants to two runs over seven innings. The 29-year-old lefty has posted a 3.86 ERA through his four September starts with 25 strikeouts and nine walks.

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Oakland Athletics @ Seattle Mariners

, Safeco Field
Kendall Graveman, RHP
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Graveman took a perfect game into the seventh inning against the Rangers last week, only to be saddled with a loss after allowing three runs on four hits in the seventh inning. The right-hander is the lone A’s pitcher to make all of his starts this s

Ariel Miranda, LHP
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The 27-year-old is 4-2 with a 3.62 ERA in nine starts since being acquired from the O's, but is coming off his first loss in five September outings when he allowed 3 hits -- including 2 HRs -- and three runs in four innings in a loss to the Twins.

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Colorado Rockies @ San Francisco Giants

, AT&T Park
Jon Gray, RHP
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Gray has struck out 26 in his last two starts. But two starts ago he fanned 16 in nine innings; in his last start, he struggled with command and lasted just four innings and gave up four runs -- two on solo homers -- in a loss.

Johnny Cueto, RHP
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Cueto will make his first start since sustaining a left groin strain on Sept. 20. The right-hander is 2-0 with a 0.77 ERA in three outings against the Rockies this year, allowing two earned runs in 23 1/ 3 innings.

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