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Probable Pitchers

Chicago Cubs vs. Oakland Athletics

, O.co Coliseum
Chris Rusin, LHP
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    Chris Rusin, last 3 starts
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    Chris Rusin, last 5 years vs. OAK
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Career stats

Rusin was 2-3 with a 6.37 ERA in seven starts with the big league team last season. At Iowa, he was 7-7 with a 3.27 ERA in 17 games (16 starts), including a complete game shutout on June 17 against Omaha.

A.J. Griffin, RHP
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    A.J. Griffin, last 3 starts
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    A.J. Griffin, last 5 years vs. CHC
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Career stats

Griffin tossed the first shutout of his career to snap a career-high three-game losing streak, striking out seven and walking two. The right-hander carried a no-hit bid into the fifth before allowing the first of only two hits on the day.

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Chicago Cubs vs. Oakland Athletics

, O.co Coliseum
Matt Garza, RHP
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    Matt Garza, last 3 starts
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Career stats

Garza is in a good groove right now. The right-hander has given up two earned runs in his last three starts, and in his last outing, struck out 10 over seven innings. There were plenty of scouts in attendance with the Trade Deadline approaching.

Bartolo Colon, RHP
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    Bartolo Colon, last 5 years vs. CHC
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Career stats

Colon is on a career-high eight-game winning streak, during which he's posted a 1.37 ERA. He allowed one run in eight innings against the Cardinals Friday to become the second A's pitcher since 1991 to record 11 wins before the end of June.

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Chicago Cubs vs. Oakland Athletics

, O.co Coliseum
Travis Wood, LHP
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    Travis Wood, last 3 starts
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    Travis Wood, last 5 years vs. OAK
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Career stats

Wood has posted quality starts in 15 of 16 outings, yet doesn't have the wins to show for it. He's winless in his last five starts after a solid effort against the Mariners in which he gave up two runs on three hits in 6 1/3 innings.

Dan Straily, RHP
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Career stats

Straily is scheduled to be recalled from Triple-A Sacramento on Thursday to make his 13th start of the season. He currently has a career-high three-game winning streak despite allowing eight runs in eight innings over his last two starts.

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Oakland Athletics vs. Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Tommy Milone, LHP
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    Tommy Milone, last 5 years vs. KC
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Career stats

Milone is 1-2 with a 5.96 ERA over his past four starts. The left-hander allowed a career-high-tying three home runs in his last start against the Cardinals and has allowed at least one home run in each of his past eight starts.

Wade Davis, RHP
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    Wade Davis, last 3 starts
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    Wade Davis, regular season
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    Wade Davis, last 5 years vs. OAK
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Career stats

After a nightmare outing at Minnesota last Saturday, Davis is eager to get another chance. He threw 69 pitches and got just three outs in one-plus innings, giving up six runs to match the total runs allowed in his previous three starts.

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