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Probable Pitchers

Cleveland Indians @ Houston Astros

, Minute Maid Park
Carlos Carrasco, RHP
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Coming off a 14-strikeout gem, Carrasco allowed three runs on six hits in 6 2/3 with four punchouts Monday in Detroit. The righty is 2-0 with 22 strikeouts, two walks and no runs allowed in 15 1/3 career innings (two starts) in Houston.

Lance McCullers Jr., RHP
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McCullers will toe the rubber in the series finale against the Indians. He last pitched on Monday against the Angels, when he gave up two runs on four hits with six strikeouts over six innings in a losing effort.

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San Francisco Giants @ Houston Astros

, Minute Maid Park
Andrew Suarez, LHP
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Suarez’s record and slightly inflated ERA don’t preoccupy the Giants much. They like Suarez’s command, as demonstrated by his 28 strikeouts and five walks in 27 2/3 innings. Suarez owns a 4.82 ERA on the road and a 4.91 figure at home.

Gerrit Cole, RHP
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Cole will make the start in the opener of a two-game Interleague series against the Giants. Cole is coming off a shaky outing against the Angels, when he threw a season-low five innings, giving up three runs on five hits, including two homers.

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San Francisco Giants @ Houston Astros

, Minute Maid Park
Jeff Samardzija, RHP
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Samardzija’s track record against the Astros is a successful one. In 22 appearances against them he has a 6-3 record with a 3.51 ERA. However, only seven of those outings have been starts.

Justin Verlander, RHP
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Verlander, whose 1.05 ERA leads the AL, will make his second career regular-season start against the Giants, his first since 2008. On May 16 against the Angels, Verlander completed his first shutout since August 2015.

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Houston Astros @ Cleveland Indians

, Progressive Field
To Be Announced

Mike Clevinger, RHP
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Clevinger will be making back-to-back starts against the Astros, though he will be pitching on an extra day of rest after throwing 106 pitches in a losing effort in Houston on Friday. He yielded three runs on eight hits over 6 1/3 innings.

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