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Probable Pitchers

Houston Astros @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Joe Musgrove, RHP
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    Joe Musgrove, last 3 starts
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    Joe Musgrove, regular season
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    Joe Musgrove, last 5 years vs. PIT
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Rookie is coming off his worst start with the Astros. He was rocked for eight runs and 11 hits in Baltimore on Thursday, but his first two career starts were terrific. He allowed three runs in 14 innings in his first two starts.

Ivan Nova, RHP
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    Ivan Nova, last 3 starts
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    Ivan Nova, regular season
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    Ivan Nova, last 5 years vs. HOU
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Nova was less than stellar in his third start with the Pirates, allowing four runs on six hits over four innings in Wednesday's no-decision against the Giants. Nova has now allowed eight runs through his first 16 2/3 innings with the Bucs.

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Washington Nationals @ Baltimore Orioles

, Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Reynaldo Lopez, RHP
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    Reynaldo Lopez, regular season
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    Reynaldo Lopez, last 5 years vs. BAL
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In his last start, Lopez was electric in an 8-2 victory over the Braves on Thursday night at Turner Field. It started with Lopez's fastball, which was clocked as high as 98 mph. He ended up with 11 strikeouts in seven innings.

Kevin Gausman, RHP
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    Kevin Gausman, last 3 starts
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    Kevin Gausman, regular season
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    Kevin Gausman, last 5 years vs. WSH
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Gausman will look to continue his success at Camden Yards this season, where he is 4-1 with a 2.73 ERA. The righty received plenty of run support his last time out, while he held the Astros to five runs (four earned) over 6 2/3 innings.

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Los Angeles Angels @ Toronto Blue Jays

, Rogers Centre
Tyler Skaggs, LHP
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    Tyler Skaggs, regular season
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    Tyler Skaggs, last 5 years vs. TOR
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Career stats

Skaggs will look to turn things around after allowing 15 earned runs across his last three starts. He went 3 1/3 innings in his last outing against the Mariners. In his only other start in Toronto, Skaggs pitched 8-plus innings of three-run ball.

R.A. Dickey, RHP
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    R.A. Dickey, last 5 years vs. LAA
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Career stats

Dickey has allowed six earned runs over his previous three starts, but he uncharacteristically failed to pitch more than five innings in two of those outings. He is 6-3 with a 4.28 ERA in 26 career outings (10 starts) vs. the Angels.

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Boston Red Sox @ Tampa Bay Rays

, Tropicana Field
Clay Buchholz, RHP
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Buchholz will make at least one more start with Steven Wright recovering from a shoulder injury. He has posted two straight no-decisions while filling in, including six innings of one-run ball his last time out at Detroit.

Chris Archer, RHP
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Archer is coming off his best start of 2016 on Wednesday, when he pitched 7 1/3 scoreless innings. His ERA is down to the lowest it's been since the start of the season.

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Kansas City Royals @ Miami Marlins

, Marlins Park
Yordano Ventura, RHP
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Since allowing four runs in 2 2/3 innings against the Phillies on July 3, Ventura has yet to allow more than three runs in a single outing. The Royals have won in each of his last four starts, during which he's posted a 2.52 ERA.

Andrew Cashner, RHP
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Cashner has something to build on after his no-decision in Cincinnati, but he still seeks his first win since being dealt to Miami. He's 0-2 with a 5.48 ERA in five appearances, four starts, and has gone six innings once.

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Texas Rangers @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
Derek Holland, LHP
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Holland will be coming off the disabled list and making his first start since June 20. He made three starts on rehab assignment, allowing five runs in 10 innings. He is 3-5 with a 4.48 ERA in Interleague Play.

Dan Straily, RHP
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Since the break, he is 5-0 with a 2.25 ERA in seven starts that have all been won by Cincinnati. During a 5-4 win where he pitched six innings vs. the Marlins and allowed two runs, he relied on his slider -- especially to get a DP in the sixth.

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Colorado Rockies @ Milwaukee Brewers

, Miller Park
Jon Gray, RHP
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Gray has been roughed up in his last three outings. After six straight quality starts -- and allowing two runs over the last four -- he has been tagged for 19 runs (18 earned) over his last three starts, which span 12 innings.

Chase Anderson, RHP
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Anderson returns to the rotation after leaving his last start vs. the Cubs on Aug. 16 after 11 pitches because he was hit in the thigh by a 107 mph line drive off the bat of Kris Bryant. Anderson tuned up with a relief stint on Friday in Seattle.

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Detroit Tigers @ Minnesota Twins

, Target Field
Anibal Sanchez, RHP
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Sanchez took a no-hitter into the seventh inning against the Royals on Wednesday before taking a no-decision, walking two and striking out eight. He struck out 10 Twins over six quality innings July 19 at Comerica Park.

Kyle Gibson, RHP
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Gibson is coming off his first career nine-inning complete game against the Braves on Wednesday. He limited Atlanta to three runs on eight hits and three walks, and needed 115 pitches to do it.

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Philadelphia Phillies @ Chicago White Sox

, U.S. Cellular Field
Jake Thompson, RHP
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Thompson makes the fourth start of his career, and he hopes this time he can do something he did not accomplish in his previous three: pitch more than five innings. The No. 67 prospect in baseball, according to MLBPipeline.com, has struggled early.

Carlos Rodon, LHP
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Rodon allowed two runs on eight hits in six innings vs. the Indians, but he didn’t issue a walk while fanning five. He has a 12-8 record with a 2.54 ERA in 31 starts where he works at least six innings. He has made three straight quality starts.

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New York Mets @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Jonathon Niese, LHP
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Despite having Monday off, the Mets will not skip Niese’s spot in the rotation for their series opener with the Cardinals. Niese lasted 4 2/ 3 innings in his last start, allowing four runs, including two home runs.

Jaime Garcia, LHP
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In his last start, for the first time in his career, Garcia allowed three home runs. The wobbly effort followed a pair of strong eight-inning performances. But he will be making this start back at Busch Stadium, where he has a 3.18 ERA.

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Atlanta Braves @ Arizona Diamondbacks

, Chase Field
Rob Whalen, RHP
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After allowing six runs to the Nationals on Aug. 13, Whalen bounced back to give up three runs (one earned) in six innings vs. Washington on Thursday. Left-handed batters are hitting .176 vs. the rookie right-hander.

Archie Bradley, RHP
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Bradley said he didn't feel sharp in his last outing against the Padres and the results backed him up. He allowed five runs (four earned) over 4 2/3 innings. He is winless in his last three starts and has a 9.00 ERA in them.

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Cleveland Indians @ Oakland Athletics

, Oakland Coliseum
Danny Salazar, RHP
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Salazar will be looking to improve after his first start since returning from the disabled list. He struggled in the shortest outing of his career, in which he went one inning and gave up three runs on one hit against the White Sox.

Sean Manaea, LHP
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Manaea has completed at least six innings in five of his last six starts, most recently allowing five runs on nine hits in six innings against the host Rangers on Wednesday. He yielded five runs in his previous two starts combined.

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Chicago Cubs @ San Diego Padres

, Petco Park
Jake Arrieta, RHP
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Arrieta had trouble with his command in his last outing, vs. the Brewers, walking a career-high seven. He got plenty of offensive support to pick up his 15th win. It was the first in his 12 home starts this year in which he gave up more three runs.

Christian Friedrich, LHP
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Tuesday could mark Friedrich’s final start of the season, as the left-hander is approaching 100 big league innings on top of his Minor League workload. He was sharp Wednesday, allowing just two early runs to the Rays over six frames.

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New York Yankees @ Seattle Mariners

, Safeco Field
CC Sabathia, LHP
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August hasn’t been kind to Sabathia as the southpaw holds a 6.94 ERA and hasn’t allowed fewer than three runs in four starts. He allowed three runs in 4 2/3 innings against Seattle in April.

Taijuan Walker, RHP
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The 24-year-old was recalled from Triple-A Tacoma, where he made two starts, including 6 1/3 scoreless innings his last outing. Walker was strong early in the year, but he has made just one MLB start since July 5 after dealing with foot problems.

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San Francisco Giants @ Los Angeles Dodgers

, Dodger Stadium
Madison Bumgarner, LHP
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With 14 career homers, tied for third among pitchers in Giants history, Bumgarner is attracting almost as much attention with his hitting as he is with his pitching. His Dodger Stadium success (8-5, 2.40 ERA) is worth noticing, too.

Kenta Maeda, RHP
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Maeda will pitch on six days' rest for the third time this season. In three previous outings of six or more days' rest, excluding his first start of the season, Maeda has a 4.96 ERA, compared to a 3.75 ERA on normal rest.

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