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Probable Pitchers

Oakland Athletics @ Chicago White Sox

, Guaranteed Rate Field
Paul Blackburn, RHP
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    Paul Blackburn, last 3 starts
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    Paul Blackburn, last 5 years vs. CWS
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Blackburn labored through his first two innings in San Diego on Tuesday, allowing two runs in 43 pitches in that span. He settled down to retire 11 of his final 12 batters, getting through five innings with four hits allowed in his third 2018 start.

Carlos Rodon, LHP
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After facing the Red Sox and the Tribe twice during his first three starts, Rodon moves to the AL West with a start vs. the A’s. Rodon worked 6 1/3 frames during a Tuesday loss to Cleveland, his longest start of 2018, which includes rehab outings.

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Oakland Athletics @ Detroit Tigers

, Comerica Park
To Be Announced

Jordan Zimmermann, RHP
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Zimmermann returned from the DL with five innings against the White Sox on June 16, allowing three earned runs on four hits with four strikeouts. He pounded the strike zone, but survived with flyouts, which he should get at Comerica Park.

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Oakland Athletics @ Detroit Tigers

, Comerica Park
To Be Announced

Blaine Hardy, LHP
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The lefty reliever turned fill-in starter will rejoin the rotation for a turn after tossing 5 1/3 innings to beat the White Sox last Sunday in Chicago. He’s now the Tigers’ sixth starter with Francisco Liriano back, though he won’t start every turn.

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Oakland Athletics @ Detroit Tigers

, Comerica Park
To Be Announced

Mike Fiers, RHP
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Fiers is winless in three starts since June 4, but has given up two runs or less in each of his last three outings at less homer-prone Comerica Park, including seven innings of one-run ball June 9 against the Indians, recording 12 flyouts.

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Oakland Athletics @ Detroit Tigers

, Comerica Park
To Be Announced

Michael Fulmer, RHP
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    Michael Fulmer, last 3 starts
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    Michael Fulmer, regular season
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    Michael Fulmer, last 5 years vs. OAK
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Fulmer gets seven days of rest between starts after back-to-back home runs doomed him in Cincinnati and spoiled five shutout innings with nine strikeouts. He tossed seven innings of one-run ball in each of his past two starts at Comerica Park.

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