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Probable Pitchers

St. Louis Cardinals @ New York Mets

, Citi Field
Carlos Martinez, RHP
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    Carlos Martinez, last 3 starts
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    Carlos Martinez, last 5 years vs. NYM
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Martinez leads the Cardinals with nine starts of at least seven innings after going that deep in his last outing, a win over the Padres. He hasn’t allowed more than three runs in a start since May 25.

Noah Syndergaard, RHP
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    Noah Syndergaard, last 3 starts
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    Noah Syndergaard, regular season
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    Noah Syndergaard, last 5 years vs. STL
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Though the Mets will watch Syndergaard carefully for the rest of this year, they are confident the tired arm that knocked him out of a July 8 start is now a tired issue. Still, Syndergaard will have two extra days of rest before facing the Cardinals.

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St. Louis Cardinals @ New York Mets

, Citi Field
Jaime Garcia, LHP
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    Jaime Garcia, regular season
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    Jaime Garcia, last 5 years vs. NYM
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Garcia has won his last three decisions, spanning five starts. He took a tough loss in his only start vs. the Mets last season in May, allowing only two runs over seven innings.

Bartolo Colon, RHP
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    Bartolo Colon, last 5 years vs. STL
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Though the Mets will watch Syndergaard carefully for the rest of this year, they are confident the tired arm that knocked him out of a July 8 start is now a tired issue. Still, Syndergaard will have an extra day of rest before facing the Cardinals.

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Colorado Rockies @ Baltimore Orioles

, Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Chad Bettis, RHP
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    Chad Bettis, last 5 years vs. BAL
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Bettis has thrown three consecutive quality starts, the second time he has had such a streak this season. In his last start, he held the Braves to one run on four hits over 6 2/3 innings with three walks and four strikeouts.

Chris Tillman, RHP
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The Orioles' ace has been great all season, but he has been especially dominant lately. Tillman has gone seven innings while allowing one run in each of his past four starts. He’s looking for his 14th win in his past 15 decisions.

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Seattle Mariners @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Felix Hernandez, RHP
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    Felix Hernandez, last 5 years vs. PIT
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After missing nearly two months with a calf injury, Hernandez allowed five runs on five hits over 6 2/3 innings while striking out two in a no-decision against the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday.

Francisco Liriano, LHP
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Liriano returned to form on Thursday, striking out 13 Brewers without a walk over 6 2/3 innings, one of his best starts of the season. A second-half surge from Liriano would be a huge boost for the inconsistent Pirates rotation.

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San Diego Padres @ Toronto Blue Jays

, Rogers Centre
Andrew Cashner, RHP
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Cashner has delivered two excellent starts in a row, even as he has been the subject of numerous trade rumors. On Thursday he allowed only three hits and one run in 5 2/3 innings against the Cardinals, while striking out eight and walking none.

Marcus Stroman, RHP
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Stroman gets the ball after a strong effort his last time out against the D-backs. Stroman matched a season high by pitching eight innings and allowing just a single run while striking out six in a 10-4 Blue Jays victory.

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Chicago Cubs @ Chicago White Sox

, U.S. Cellular Field
Kyle Hendricks, RHP
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Hendricks can only hope he feels as good pitching on the south side as he does at Wrigley. The righty threw 6 1/3 scoreless innings vs. the Mets in his last outing, and has a 1.36 ERA at home. He's given up three earned runs in his last six starts.

James Shields, RHP
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Shields has looked more like himself lately. Despite taking the loss in his last start, allowing two solo homers vs. the Tigers, he's 2-3 with a 2.09 ERA in his past five outings. Shields is 1-0 with a 3.72 ERA in three career starts vs. the Cubs.

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Detroit Tigers @ Boston Red Sox

, Fenway Park
Mike Pelfrey, RHP
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Pelfrey survived eight hits over 5 1/3 innings to hold the White Sox to one run last Thursday in Chicago. He tossed seven innings of one-run ball in defeat at Fenway Park last year in one of his strongest outings of 2015.

Steven Wright, RHP
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The knuckleballer continues to be one of the best stories of the season for the Red Sox. He leads the rotation in ERA and quality starts. Wright is 7-1 with a 3.20 ERA at Fenway this season.

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Philadelphia Phillies @ Miami Marlins

, Marlins Park
Jerad Eickhoff, RHP
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Eickoff has had a tough July, giving up 17 runs, six walks and 27 hits in four July starts. In his last outing, Eickoff was pulled after surrendering five earned runs on nine hits in five innings to the Marlins.

Tom Koehler, RHP
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After combining to throw just 16 innings in his previous four starts, Koehler worked a season-high eight innings in his last outing, a win at Philadelphia. At Marlins Park, he's 2-3 with a 4.22 ERA in eight starts.

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Washington Nationals @ Cleveland Indians

, Progressive Field
Gio Gonzalez, LHP
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Gonzalez has won three of his last four starts, allowing one run over six innings against the Dodgers on Wednesday his last time out.

Danny Salazar, RHP
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In his last outing, Salazar eased any concerns over the mild elbow issue that kept him out of the All-Star Game. In 6 2/3 innings last Tuesday in Kansas City, the righty struck out seven and allowed two earned runs.

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Oakland Athletics @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Sonny Gray, RHP
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Gray's 1-3 with a 5.71 ERA in his last seven starts. Opponents have hit .283 and his WHIP stands at 1.50, much higher than his career tally (1.20). It's been a trying season for last year's American League Cy Young candidate.

Nick Martinez, RHP
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Martinez will be making his fifth start of the season, and first since since allowing six runs in 4 ⅓ innings against the Red Sox on July 4. In 14 games (13 starts) between Triple-A and Double-A this year, he’s 6-5 with a 3.94 ERA.

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Arizona Diamondbacks @ Milwaukee Brewers

, Miller Park
Patrick Corbin, LHP
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Corbin hasn't found himself in his first full season back from Tommy John surgery and has a 7.50 ERA over his past five starts. His defense hasn't helped him with nine unearned runs over his past four starts.

Matt Garza, RHP
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Garza is 1-4 with a 9.08 ERA in his past five starts. His most recent outing was ruined by one pitch -- a first-inning fastball to Matt Joyce that was turned around for a three-run homer. Garza said he needs to get to his offspeed stuff more often.

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Atlanta Braves @ Minnesota Twins

, Target Field
Lucas Harrell, RHP
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Harrell has been a pleasant surprise and has actually drawn some trade interest since joining Atlanta's rotation as an emergency replacement in June. Shoddy defense cost him four runs in sixth inning of Wednesday's start in Cincinnati.

Ervin Santana, RHP
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Santana has been on a roll, going 2-1 with a 2.03 ERA over his past six starts. He's coming off a strong start against the Tigers on Wednesday, when he gave up one run over seven innings in a no-decision.

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New York Yankees @ Houston Astros

, Minute Maid Park
CC Sabathia, LHP
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Staying away from the long ball has been key to Sabathia’s success this season. In his five wins, the big lefty hasn’t allowed any home runs. In his other 12 starts he’s allowed seven home runs, six of which came in losses.

Doug Fister, RHP
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Fister threw seven scoreless innings in his last start, a 7-0 victory over the A’s. The veteran, who owns the second-lowest ERA among starters on the team, has bounced back from a three-game losing streak to win each of his last two starts.

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Los Angeles Angels @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Tyler Skaggs, LHP
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Skaggs makes his first start since undergoing Tommy John surgery in August 2014, pitching five days before the two-year anniversary of his last game. The 25-year-old threw 12 2/3 scoreless innings with 26 strikeouts in his last two Triple-A starts.

Dillon Gee, RHP
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After left-hander Brian Flynn struggled in his turn as the team's fifth starter, the Royals will give Gee another look. Gee's last start was on July 10, as he gave up five hits and three runs (two earned) in 3 2/3 innings against the Mariners.

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Tampa Bay Rays @ Los Angeles Dodgers

, Dodger Stadium
Chris Archer, RHP
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Archer tossed his first quality start in 32 days in his last outing, holding the Rockies to two runs on four hits over six innings with two walks and 11 strikeouts. He had allowed at least four runs in four of his previous five starts.

Bud Norris, RHP
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Norris took the loss in his last appearance when he went 1 1/3 innings in relief and gave up a walk-off home run to Matt Adams in the 16th inning. He went five innings in his last start, against the Nationals, and gave up six runs on seven hits.

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Cincinnati Reds @ San Francisco Giants

, AT&T Park
Cody Reed, LHP
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Reed picked up his first quality start on Tuesday with six innings vs. the Braves, but he still seeks his first big league win. In his last couple of innings, he slowed his tempo and relaxed more, featuring his hard slider vs. hitters with success.

Matt Cain, RHP
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The Giants, as well as Cain, insist that his woes stem primarily from poor location, not insufficient stuff. Returning to pitcher-friendly AT&T Park might prove good for what's ailing Cain.

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