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Probable Pitchers

Seattle Mariners @ Houston Astros

, Minute Maid Park
James Paxton, LHP
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    James Paxton, last 3 starts
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    James Paxton, regular season
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    James Paxton, last 5 years vs. HOU
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Paxton allowed just one run on five hits with nine strikeouts in a strong seven-inning win at Minnesota on Friday. He faces an Astros team that beat him 2-1 his previous start. He’s 0-2 with a 4.74 ERA in three career starts vs. Houston.

Doug Fister, RHP
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    Doug Fister, last 3 starts
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    Doug Fister, regular season
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    Doug Fister, last 5 years vs. SEA
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Fister righted the ship by allowing two runs and five hits in five innings on Friday against the Angels, but he’s had rough second half. In last nine starts, he’s 2-5 with a 7.36 ERA. Astros have lost each of last six starts.

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Arizona Diamondbacks @ Washington Nationals

, Nationals Park
Shelby Miller, RHP
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    Shelby Miller, last 3 starts
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    Shelby Miller, regular season
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    Shelby Miller, last 5 years vs. WSH
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Miller threw six scoreless innings against the Orioles on Friday, one of his best starts of the year. The right-hander looks to end a rough season on a strong note against the Nationals, who he owns a 2.85 ERA against in seven career starts.

Gio Gonzalez, LHP
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    Gio Gonzalez, last 5 years vs. ARI
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This will be Gonzalez's final start during an uneven 2016 in which he at times he has looked brilliant but too often labored through outings. He is averaging just five innings per start in his last nine outings and has posted a 5.60 ERA during that s

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Boston Red Sox @ New York Yankees

, Yankee Stadium
Clay Buchholz, RHP
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    Clay Buchholz, last 3 starts
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    Clay Buchholz, regular season
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    Clay Buchholz, last 5 years vs. NYY
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Buchholz is coming off his best start of the year in Baltimore on Sept. 21, when he gave up just one run in seven innings of work. The Red Sox have won the past four games that he's pitched, and seven of the past eight.

Bryan Mitchell, RHP
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    Bryan Mitchell, last 5 years vs. BOS
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Mitchell will make his fifth start of the season. The right-hander had the best start of his young career on Friday vs. the Blue Jays, allowing three runs (one earned) in six innings, but still took the loss.

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Chicago Cubs @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Jake Arrieta, RHP
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    Jake Arrieta, regular season
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    Jake Arrieta, last 5 years vs. PIT
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Arrieta won his 18th game in his past start vs. the Cardinals, throwing seven scoreless. He posted his 12th double-digit strikeout game. He was matched up with Miguel Montero, and it will be interesting to see if the Cubs stay with that battery.

Jameson Taillon, RHP
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    Jameson Taillon, last 5 years vs. CHC
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Taillon made his second straight five-inning, three-run start Friday against the Nationals, striking out seven without a walk. He may be tiring toward the end of the season, but the Bucs have won his last three starts.

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Baltimore Orioles @ Toronto Blue Jays

, Rogers Centre
Chris Tillman, RHP
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The righty is coming off his worst start of the season, lasting just five outs again Boston in a four-game sweep. Tillman said after the game he's fine physically and will look to rebound in Toronto.

Francisco Liriano, LHP
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Liriano returned to the Blue Jays' rotation on Sept. 12 and has been rolling ever since. He has picked up three consecutive quality starts, with 14 earned runs and 16 strikeouts over that span.

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Cleveland Indians @ Detroit Tigers

, Comerica Park
Zach McAllister, RHP
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The right-hander has worked out of the bullpen for most of the season, but he will make his second start of the season and pitch a few innings. He tossed two-thirds of an inning on Sunday against the White Sox.

Michael Fulmer, RHP
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Barring a tiebreaker game, Fulmer will pitch his regular-season finale against a Cleveland team that roughed him up for six runs in five innings two weeks ago. He rebounded with seven innings of one-run ball against the Royals.

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New York Mets @ Miami Marlins

, Marlins Park
Seth Lugo, RHP
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Lugo will make his final regular-season start against the Marlins, whom he first faced in relief on July 23. Miami tagged Lugo for the first run of his career, but he hasn’t allowed many more since, going 4-0 with a 2.31 ERA his last 6 starts.

Jose Urena, RHP
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Since tossing 8 2/3 shutout innings on Sept. 11 in a win over the Dodgers, the right-hander has struggled in each of his last two starts, giving up 12 earned runs in five innings. In September, he's 2-3 with a 6.20 ERA.

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Philadelphia Phillies @ Atlanta Braves

, Turner Field
Adam Morgan, LHP
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Morgan is 1-2 with a 2.89 ERA in his past five starts, but he has gone just 4 1/3 and five innings, respectively, in his past two. The Phillies want to see Morgan pitch deeper into games going forward.

Mike Foltynewicz, RHP
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Foltynewicz will make his first start since sustaining a badly bruised left calf on a comebacker in his Sept. 12 outing. He struggled shortly after the All-Star break, but he has allowed three runs or fewer in five of his past eight starts.

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Minnesota Twins @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Ervin Santana, RHP
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Santana was given the option to make one more start, and told the coaching staff he wanted it. Santana has been one of the best pitchers in baseball since mid-June, posting a 2.35 ERA over his last 17 starts.

Jason Vargas, LHP
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Vargas will pitch Game 2 against the Twins in his third start back from rehab for 2015 Tommy John surgery. Vargas pitched Thursday in Cleveland, and after giving up two runs in the first inning retired 10 straight before departing.

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Milwaukee Brewers @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Chase Anderson, RHP
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Working with a more effective curveball, Anderson has a 2.30 ERA over his last 11 starts and has surrendered more than two earned runs only once in those games.

Cole Hamels, LHP
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Hamels helped the Rangers clinch the AL West with seven scoreless inning against the A’s on Friday. It was just the second time in his last five starts that he allowed six-or-fewer runs. He has a 3.62 ERA in 13 career starts against Milwaukee.

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Tampa Bay Rays @ Chicago White Sox

, U.S. Cellular Field
Blake Snell, LHP
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Facing the Yankees on Thursday, Snell lasted five innings for just the second time in his last six starts. It was his second scoreless start of the season. Snell has struggled with command and with high pitch counts for most of the second half.

Miguel Gonzalez, RHP
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Gonzalez’s stretch of three straight quality starts in September came to an end when the Indians got to him for four earned runs on eight hits over 4 1/3 innings. Gonzalez will be making his final start of the 2016 season in his 24th appearance.

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Cincinnati Reds @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Anthony DeSclafani, RHP
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After rolling along nicely vs. the Brewers on Friday, DeSclafani lost his command in the seventh inning -- and loaded the bases with no outs on a double and two walks. It wound up costing him as all three runs would be charged to him in a 5-4 loss.

Mike Leake, RHP
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Leake remains winless in four starts since coming off the DL. He is coming off his shortest start since June, too, after lasting just 3 1/3 innings against the Cubs on Friday. The Cardinals are 0-3 in Leake’s starts vs. the Reds this year.

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Oakland Athletics @ Los Angeles Angels

, Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Sonny Gray, RHP
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Gray hasn’t pitched since Aug. 6 because of a forearm injury and will be limited to one or two innings, per A’s manager Bob Melvin. He has a 3.65 ERA in 12 1/3 innings against the Angels this season.

Alex Meyer, RHP
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Meyer didn’t have his best outing Friday, surrendering four runs in 5 1/3 innings against Houston. The Angels took him off the hook, storming back to win, 10-6. The Angels have won Meyer’s last two starts after dropping his first three.

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Los Angeles Dodgers @ San Diego Padres

, Petco Park
Jose De Leon, RHP
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De Leon had an encouraging first two starts, allowing five earned runs in 11 innings while striking out 12, but his most recent outing was rocky. He allowed six runs (four earned) in 3 2/3 innings while striking out two.

Luis Perdomo, RHP
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The right-hander is set for his final outing of a remarkable rookie campaign. After a woeful start, Perdomo has been arguably the team’s best starter in the second half with a 3.99 ERA and a 59-percent ground-ball rate since the break.

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Colorado Rockies @ San Francisco Giants

, AT&T Park
Tyler Chatwood, RHP
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After giving up two runs in six innings of a solid no-decision against the Dodgers in his last start, Chatwood has outstanding road numbers -- a 1.88 ERA and a .195 batting average against.

Jeff Samardzija, RHP
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Samardzija is averaging 9.1 strikeouts per nine innings in his five September starts, compared with his season average of 7.1. He’s 5-5 in 13 starts at AT&T Park this year.

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