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Probable Pitchers

New York Mets @ New York Yankees

, Yankee Stadium
Steven Matz, LHP
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    Steven Matz, last 3 starts
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One of baseball’s best pitchers since the beginning of May, Matz posted a 2.91 ERA over his final 13 first-half starts. He’ll look to keep rolling at Yankee Stadium, where he allowed six runs in six innings in his only prior career outing.

Sonny Gray, RHP
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    Sonny Gray, last 3 starts
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    Sonny Gray, regular season
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Gray is coming off six scoreless innings of three-hit ball, striking out eight to defeat the Orioles in Baltimore. Prior to that, Gray had been hammered for 11 runs over 4 1/3 innings in his previous two starts.

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St. Louis Cardinals @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Luke Weaver, RHP
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    Luke Weaver, last 3 starts
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    Luke Weaver, regular season
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    Luke Weaver, last 5 years vs. CHC
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Weaver was solid in his last two starts, but the Cardinals only took one of those games. The White Sox shut out the Cardinals in Weaver’s most recent start, in which he twirled six innings allowing a single run and fanning seven.

Tyler Chatwood, RHP
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    Tyler Chatwood, last 5 years vs. STL
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Chatwood finished the first half as the Major League leader in walks (73 over 84 innings), and the Cubs are hoping the right-hander has better command in the second half. So far against the Cardinals, he's 0-1 in two starts.

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St. Louis Cardinals @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
John Gant, RHP
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Gant put together a fine start against the Giants on July 6, allowing five hits and two runs in six innings. The Cardinals couldn't support Gant, though, and fell 3-2.

Mike Montgomery, LHP
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Montgomery most likely didn't expect to have nine starts in the first half -- he began the season in the bullpen then stepped into the rotation when Yu Darvish was hurt. So far, Montgomery is 3-2 with a 3.20 ERA as a starter.

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Baltimore Orioles @ Toronto Blue Jays

, Rogers Centre
Alex Cobb, RHP
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Cobb struggled in the first half, pitching to a 6.41 ERA in 17 starts, but he pitched well in his last time out before the All Star break, allowing two runs in 6 1/3 innings against the Rangers.

Marcus Stroman, RHP
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Stroman has allowed 11 runs in his last 16 2/3 innings. He will be making this start on one extra day of rest after he allowed four runs over five innings during his last start against the Red Sox.

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Boston Red Sox @ Detroit Tigers

, Comerica Park
Brian Johnson, LHP
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Johnson makes his fourth start on Saturday, coming off strong showing against the Blue Jays during which he held Toronto to two runs over 4 1/3 innings.

Mike Fiers, RHP
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Fiers allowed three runs in six innings Friday against the Astros. His 3.70 ERA is the lowest among all Tigers starters, and this will be his fourth career start against the Red Sox.

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Miami Marlins @ Tampa Bay Rays

, Tropicana Field
Pablo Lopez, RHP
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The 22-year-old rookie will start for the first time in 11 days. Lopez has made three starts since getting called up from Triple-A. In his first road start, he allowed five runs in five innings at Washington, in a game Miami lost a nine-run lead.

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Atlanta Braves @ Washington Nationals

, Nationals Park
Sean Newcomb, LHP
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Newcomb was an All-Star candidate before his command strayed, and he gave up too many homers after June arrived. The value of the young lefty’s changeup and curveball has been diminished by his inability to consistently get ahead early in counts.

Gio Gonzalez, LHP
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Gonzalez carries a 6.51 ERA and .304 opposing BA since the start of June, a stretch in which he’s gone winless in eight starts. His sinker may be the culprit: He's going to it more than any other pitch, and hitters are clipping it at .325.

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San Diego Padres @ Philadelphia Phillies

, Citizens Bank Park
Luis Perdomo, RHP
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The rookie right-hander had a rocky first half, struggling in April before being demoted to Triple-A. Perdomo’s been slightly better since being recalled in July, but control issues are still masking his impressive stuff.

Vince Velasquez, RHP
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After allowing 10 runs in 3 2/3 innings against Milwaukee on June 8, Velasquez is 1-1 with a 3.00 ERA in his last five starts. That span includes a stint on the 10-day DL with a bruised right forearm.

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Los Angeles Dodgers @ Milwaukee Brewers

, Miller Park
Clayton Kershaw, LHP
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Kershaw opens the second half with a losing record for the first time since his rookie year after two stints on the DL. Even with the inevitabilities of age and diminished velocity, the key for him is to stay healthy. He’s 4-0 at Miller Park.

Chase Anderson, RHP
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Anderson entered the All-Star break on a roll, sporting a 1.65 ERA over his past five starts. Though, with only 3.4 runs of support per game, he’s 1-1 with three no-decisions in that span.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
Nick Kingham, RHP
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Kingham put together two quality starts in a row to finish the first half. The right-hander held the Brewers to three runs over 6 1/3 innings while striking out nine on July 13. This will be the rookie’s first career start against the Reds.

Anthony DeSclafani, RHP
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With a season-high six earned runs allowed in only 3 1/3 innings during a 6-4 loss to the Cardinals on Sunday, DeSclafani went into the All-Star break on a low note. It was his first loss since his season debut on June 5.

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Houston Astros @ Los Angeles Angels

, Angel Stadium
Justin Verlander, RHP
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Verlander went 0-3 with a 4.10 ERA in his final six starts before the break. He struck out 12 batters in his last start July 15, pushing him past Bob Feller and Warren Spahn into 26th place on baseball’s all-time strikeout list with 2,588.

Nick Tropeano, RHP
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Tropeano will make his first start since going on the disabled list with right shoulder inflammation on June 15. Tropeano made two Minors starts, in which he threw a combined nine innings, allowing nine hits and a walk while striking out nine.

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Minnesota Twins @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Lance Lynn, RHP
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Lynn had a rough start to the season, but posted a 4.12 ERA over his last 13 starts dating back to May 1. He's coming off a rough start against the Royals, surrendering four runs over five innings.

Jakob Junis, RHP
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Junis returns from a short stint on the disabled list after dealing with back inflammation since July 5. He pitched well in his only start vs. the Twins this year, giving up three runs in six innings on May 28.

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Cleveland Indians @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Carlos Carrasco, RHP
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Carrasco appeared out of the bullpen and threw one shutout inning against the Yankees on Sunday. In his most recent start, Carrasco gave up a run and five hits in five innings against the Reds on July 11.

Bartolo Colon, RHP
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Colon will look to get back on track in the second half after dealing with some recent struggles. He’s pitched to a 6.23 ERA and 3-5 record over eight starts since the beginning of June. He has yet to win in three July starts.

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Colorado Rockies @ Arizona Diamondbacks

, Chase Field
Kyle Freeland, LHP
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Freeland has done better at Coors Field this season; he is 3-4 in away games this season with a 3.38 ERA. In his last outing -- the Rockies’ 5-1 win on July 12 at home -- Freeland put together 5 1/3 innings of work while giving up six hits.

Zack Godley, RHP
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Godley surged into the break, settling his command issues and holding hitters to a .255 OBP over his final three starts. He won his lone start against Colorado this year on June 10.

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San Francisco Giants @ Oakland Athletics

, Oakland Coliseum
Madison Bumgarner, LHP
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Bumgarner's second-half winning percentage (.576) is virtually identical to his first-half figure (.574). His career-high average of 3.1 walks per nine innings suggests that he hasn't quite regained his top form.

Trevor Cahill, RHP
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Cahill made his return from the disabled list prior to the All-Star break after missing more than a month of action with an Achilles’ tendon injury. He lasted 3 2/3 innings and allowed three runs on three hits to the Astros on July 12.

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Chicago White Sox @ Seattle Mariners

, Safeco Field
Dylan Covey, RHP
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Covey featured a 2.29 ERA over his first six starts, even getting a 1-0 win over Boston and Chris Sale on June 8. But since June 18, the righty has allowed 26 earned runs in 20 innings. He has fanned 10, walked 15 and yielded six homers and 30 hits.

Felix Hernandez, RHP
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The Mariners are expected to activate Hernandez off the 10-day disabled list after skipping his last start before the All-Star break to rest a sore back. He allowed three runs on seven hits in six innings in a 4-3 win over the White Sox in April.

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