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Probable Pitchers

Detroit Tigers @ Toronto Blue Jays

, Rogers Centre
Buck Farmer, RHP
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    Buck Farmer, last 3 starts
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    Buck Farmer, regular season
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    Buck Farmer, last 5 years vs. TOR
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Farmer took a no-hit bid into the fifth inning and a shutout bid into the sixth inning Monday at Cincinnati but ran out of gas in a hurry with two home runs in three batters. Still, it was the best outing in his brief career.

Drew Hutchison, RHP
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    Drew Hutchison, last 3 starts
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    Drew Hutchison, regular season
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    Drew Hutchison, last 5 years vs. DET
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Hutchison will make his return to the rotation following a brief one-stint start in the Minors. Toronto temporarily went with a four-man rotation because of three off-days in the span of eight days, but the plan all along was for Hutchison to return.

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Boston Red Sox @ New York Mets

, Citi Field
Joe Kelly, RHP
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    Joe Kelly, last 3 starts
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    Joe Kelly, regular season
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    Joe Kelly, last 5 years vs. NYM
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Kelly has finally gotten on a roll of late, winning his last five starts. This is Kelly’s first career start at Citi Field. He has a 2.08 ERA in three appearances against the Mets, just one of which was a start.

Jacob deGrom, RHP
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    Jacob deGrom, last 3 starts
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    Jacob deGrom, regular season
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    Jacob deGrom, last 5 years vs. BOS
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Coming off the shortest start of his career in Philadelphia, deGrom will look to rebound against the Red Sox. He is 2-1 with a 3.46 ERA against American League teams (the Yankees, Orioles and Rays) this season.

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St. Louis Cardinals @ San Francisco Giants

, AT&T Park
Lance Lynn, RHP
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    Lance Lynn, last 3 starts
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    Lance Lynn, regular season
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    Lance Lynn, last 5 years vs. SF
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Lynn induced a career-high four double plays in his last start, a winning effort in Arizona. Lynn faced the Giants just 11 days ago and took the loss despite allowing just two earned runs over 6 2/3 innings.

Ryan Vogelsong, RHP
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    Ryan Vogelsong, last 3 starts
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    Ryan Vogelsong, regular season
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    Ryan Vogelsong, last 5 years vs. STL
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Vogelsong was enjoying his return to the Giants’ rotation -- until he met the Pirates in his last start. The right-hander won his two starts prior to facing Pittsburgh, but lasted just 3 1/3 innings in a loss to his former team Sunday.

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Kansas City Royals @ Tampa Bay Rays

, Tropicana Field
Kris Medlen, RHP
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    Kris Medlen, last 3 starts
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    Kris Medlen, regular season
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    Kris Medlen, last 5 years vs. TB
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Medlen will make his second start after his Royals rotation debut on Monday was a resounding success. He stayed under his pitch count of 70 (finishing at 69) and got through six innings. He walked none and struck out six in a win over the Orioles.

Jake Odorizzi, RHP
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    Jake Odorizzi, last 3 starts
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    Jake Odorizzi, regular season
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    Jake Odorizzi, last 5 years vs. KC
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Odorizzi receive a no-decision against the Athletics on Aug. 23 when he allowed two runs on three hits in six innings. He is 3-2 with a 2.20 ERA in nine starts at Tropicana Field this season. In three career appearances against the Royals, he is 0-2.

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Colorado Rockies @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Chris Rusin, LHP
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    Chris Rusin, last 5 years vs. PIT
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Rusin tries to get back on track in his first career start against Pittsburgh. He allowed a season-high 11 runs and 12 hits in two innings to the Mets last Saturday at Coors Field. He’d allowed four runs over 20 innings in his previous three starts.

J.A. Happ, LHP
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Since his shaky Pirates debut on Aug. 4, Happ has allowed only one run in 17 1/3 innings over three starts. Happ has not faced the Rockies since 2011, but he has gone 1-0 with a 1.93 ERA in four career games against them.

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Miami Marlins @ Washington Nationals

, Nationals Park
Tom Koehler, RHP
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    Tom Koehler, last 3 starts
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    Tom Koehler, regular season
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    Tom Koehler, last 5 years vs. WSH
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Koehler is trying to snap a six-game losing streak, as his last win came on July 23 in San Diego. In his last five starts, the righty has allowed three-or-less runs three times, while also logging six and seven-run outings.

Jordan Zimmermann, RHP
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    Jordan Zimmermann, regular season
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    Jordan Zimmermann, last 5 years vs. MIA
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After allowing 13 home runs all of last season, Zimmermann has allowed 17 in 2015, including eight in August. He is 7-4 with a 3.28 ERA in 20 career starts vs. the Marlins.

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San Diego Padres @ Philadelphia Phillies

, Citizens Bank Park
Colin Rea, RHP
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    Colin Rea, regular season
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    Colin Rea, last 5 years vs. PHI
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Rea will be making his fourth career start and his first away from pitcher-friendly Petco Park. He's coming off a start where two errors in the first derailed his outing, as he lasted only four innings, allowing four earned runs.

Adam Morgan, LHP
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    Adam Morgan, last 5 years vs. SD
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Morgan hopes to rebound from a frustrating start. The Phillies scored seven runs against Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom on Monday, but Morgan allowed five runs and four homers in 3 2/3 innings in a 16-7 loss.

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Cincinnati Reds @ Milwaukee Brewers

, Miller Park
Keyvius Sampson, RHP
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    Keyvius Sampson, last 3 starts
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    Keyvius Sampson, regular season
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    Keyvius Sampson, last 5 years vs. MIL
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Sampson needs a strong outing after posting an 8.03 ERA over his last three starts, during which opposing hitters batted .404 against him. He threw 100 pitches over four innings with five runs allowed during a no-decision vs. Detroit on Monday.

Matt Garza, RHP
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Garza authored four straight starts of three or fewer earned runs coming off a stint on the disabled list, but has not allowed five or more earned runs in consecutive outings.

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Houston Astros @ Minnesota Twins

, Target Field
Mike Fiers, RHP
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Fiers will be pitching for the first time since his first career no-hitter, blanking the Dodgers on Aug. 21. He threw a career-high 134 pitches in that game, and the Astros opted to give him a few extra days of rest.

Mike Pelfrey, RHP
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Pelfrey has pitched well in August, posting a 2.83 ERA in five starts, but has just one win over that span. He lasted 4 2/3 innings against the Orioles on Sunday, giving up three runs on nine hits.

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Los Angeles Angels @ Cleveland Indians

, Progressive Field
Garrett Richards, RHP
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Richards gave up nine runs (seven earned) on 10 hits and three walks in five innings against the Blue Jays, taking a loss despite being spotted a four-run lead. Prior to that, Richards had a 3.09 ERA over a 13-start stretch.

Corey Kluber, RHP
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Kluber was knocked around by the Angels in Anaheim early in August, allowing five earned runs on 10 hits in 5 2/3 innings. The reigning Cy Young Award winner has allowed just one earned run in four of his last six starts, though.

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New York Yankees @ Atlanta Braves

, Turner Field
Luis Severino, RHP
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Severino is making his fifth big league start and will look to string back-to-back wins, having defeated the Indians with six innings of one-run, three-hit ball on Aug. 22. His pitch counts have been climbing with each outing, topping at 107.

Matt Wisler, RHP
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Wisler has allowed eight homers in the 22 2/3 innings that have encompassed his five August starts. As the rookie surrendered four homers in just 2 2/3 innings at Wrigley Field on Sunday, he struggled with both fastball and slider command.

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Seattle Mariners @ Chicago White Sox

, U.S. Cellular Field
Hisashi Iwakuma, RHP
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The 34-year-old gave up a career-high-tying seven runs -- all in the fifth inning -- in his shortest start this season in Monday’s loss to the A’s. But he was 3-0 with a 1.71 ERA in his previous four starts, including his no-hitter vs. the Orioles.

Jeff Samardzija, RHP
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    Jeff Samardzija, last 5 years vs. SEA
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The right-hander had his fourth non-quality start in five August trips to the mound, allowing five runs on eight hits over 5 2/3 innings Monday. In August, Samardzija has given up 28 runs in 28 innings on 39 hits, of which seven are home runs.

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Baltimore Orioles @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Ubaldo Jimenez, RHP
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Jimenez has had a disappointing second half and he took the loss on Monday, allowing seven runs -- six in one inning -- against the Royals after cruising through the first five frames.

Martin Perez, LHP
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Perez will be making his eighth start since coming off the DL. He is coming back from Tommy John surgery, so the Rangers skipped his last start to give him extra rest. He is 1-1 with a 2.84 ERA in his last four starts.

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Oakland Athletics @ Arizona Diamondbacks

, Chase Field
Aaron Brooks, RHP
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Brooks was announced Friday night as a replacement for Felix Doubront, who suffered a right foot contusion in his last start.

Jhoulys Chacin, RHP
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    Jhoulys Chacin, last 5 years vs. OAK
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The D-backs hope Chacin can provide quality starts down the stretch and he’s off to a good start. Called up from Triple-A earlier in the day, Chacin held the Cardinals to two runs (one earned) in six innings before being chased in the seventh.

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Chicago Cubs @ Los Angeles Dodgers

, Dodger Stadium
Jon Lester, LHP
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    Jon Lester, last 3 starts
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    Jon Lester, last 5 years vs. LAD
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Rebounding from his shortest outing of the season, Lester nearly had a complete-game shutout in his last start vs. the Indians, but he gave up a run with one out left.

Mat Latos, RHP
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Dropped from the rotation for two weeks, Latos returns but figures to be on a short leash with rosters expanding and Mike Bolsinger in the wings.

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