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Probable Pitchers

Minnesota Twins @ New York Yankees

, Yankee Stadium
Tyler Duffey, RHP
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    Tyler Duffey, last 3 starts
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    Tyler Duffey, regular season
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    Tyler Duffey, last 5 years vs. NYY
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Career stats

Despite allowing six earned runs in a season-low three innings against the Phillies on Tuesday, his seventh consecutive start in which he allowed at least four earned runs, manager Paul Molitor elected to stick with Duffey vs. the Yankees.

Nathan Eovaldi, RHP
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    Nathan Eovaldi, last 3 starts
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    Nathan Eovaldi, regular season
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    Nathan Eovaldi, last 5 years vs. MIN
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Career stats

June hasn't been Eovaldi's month. His splitter is missing in action and he has pitched to a 9.00 ERA in four starts, permitting 20 runs and 32 hits in 20 innings, including a loss to the Twins in his last outing.

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Chicago Cubs @ Miami Marlins

, Marlins Park
Jason Hammel, RHP
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    Jason Hammel, last 3 starts
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    Jason Hammel, regular season
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    Jason Hammel, last 5 years vs. MIA
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Career stats

Hammel had trouble against the Cardinals on Tuesday, giving up a season-high four runs over 5 2/3 innings. He is 2-4 with a 4.09 ERA in 10 career games against the Marlins. Expect him to be paired with rookie catcher Willson Contreras.

Jose Fernandez, RHP
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    Jose Fernandez, last 3 starts
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    Jose Fernandez, regular season
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    Jose Fernandez, last 5 years vs. CHC
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Career stats

After winning nine straight starts, Fernandez has encountered some tough luck. In his last two starts, he has given up four runs in 12 2/3 innings. His record at Marlins Park is 23-1 with a 1.48 ERA. He has never faced the Cubs.

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Cleveland Indians @ Detroit Tigers

, Comerica Park
Josh Tomlin, RHP
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    Josh Tomlin, last 3 starts
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    Josh Tomlin, regular season
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    Josh Tomlin, last 5 years vs. DET
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Career stats

Tomlin has quality starts in all four of his outings this June, a four-start span in which he has a 2.36 ERA. Tomlin has beaten the Tigers twice already this season, with a 6 2/3-inning, one-run game in April and a six-inning, two-run game in May.

Justin Verlander, RHP
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    Justin Verlander, last 5 years vs. CLE
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Career stats

The Indians roughed up Verlander for seven runs over five innings May 3 when Verlander predicted he’d dominate again. He has gone 6-2 with a 2.34 ERA in nine starts since then, including wins in three of his past four outings.

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San Diego Padres @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
Luis Perdomo, RHP
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    Luis Perdomo, last 3 starts
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    Luis Perdomo, regular season
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    Luis Perdomo, last 5 years vs. CIN
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Career stats

Perdomo’s sinker/slider combo has given the Rule 5 right-hander a pair of legitimate big league out pitches. He’s still struggling with the long ball, but has looked much sharper lately, and the Padres have won his last three outings.

Anthony DeSclafani, RHP
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    Anthony DeSclafani, last 3 starts
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    Anthony DeSclafani, regular season
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    Anthony DeSclafani, last 5 years vs. SD
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Career stats

After allowing a two-run homer in the second inning, DeSclafani got stronger as he went deeper into an 8-2 victory over the Rangers. He worked seven innings and retired 17 of his last 20 batters as he mixed his fastball on both sides of the plate.

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New York Mets @ Atlanta Braves

, Turner Field
Bartolo Colon, RHP
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    Bartolo Colon, last 3 starts
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    Bartolo Colon, last 5 years vs. ATL
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There was initially some concern regarding Colon’s ability to make this start, after a comebacker off his right thumb knocked him out of Tuesday’s game in the first inning. But the swelling quickly subsided, allowing Colon to start at Turner Field.

Bud Norris, RHP
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    Bud Norris, last 5 years vs. NYM
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Career stats

Norris kept the Braves in striking distance last time out against the Marlins. The right-hander surrendered two runs on seven hits and struck out six over 5 1/3 innings. He’s 1-1 with a 2.82 over his last four starts.

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Tampa Bay Rays @ Baltimore Orioles

, Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Drew Smyly, LHP
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    Drew Smyly, last 5 years vs. BAL
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Career stats

After pitching to a 2.60 ERA in five April starts, Smyly struggled in May, producing a 7.18 ERA in six starts. He's been better in June (4.82), but he has not won since May 16 and he's allowed nine home runs in his last six starts.

Tyler Wilson, RHP
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    Tyler Wilson, last 5 years vs. TB
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Career stats

Wilson didn’t have his best stuff his last time out, but he still managed to record a quality start. The 26-year-old allowed three runs in six innings, despite surrendering nine hits and a walk, plus hitting two batters.

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Toronto Blue Jays @ Chicago White Sox

, U.S. Cellular Field
Marcus Stroman, RHP
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    Marcus Stroman, last 5 years vs. CWS
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Career stats

Stroman will look to get back on track after allowing seven runs in a season-low 3 2/3 innings his last time out vs. Baltimore. Stroman is 1-2 with a 7.89 ERA in June. He has allowed six or more runs in four of his last seven starts.

Chris Sale, LHP
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    Chris Sale, last 5 years vs. TOR
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The lefty is coming off one of his strongest starts of the season, allowing just 4 hits and 1 run through 7 innings against the Red Sox. The southpaw has made 1 start against the Blue Jays in 2016, earning a win with a 1.13 ERA against them.

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Washington Nationals @ Milwaukee Brewers

, Miller Park
Tanner Roark, RHP
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Jimmy Nelson, RHP
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Nelson has done his best work this season at Miller Park, where he owns a 2.62 ERA, a .238 opponents' average and a ratio of 2.44 strikeouts per walk.

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Houston Astros @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Doug Fister, RHP
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Fister has won a career-high seven consecutive decisions, posting a 2.38 ERA since May 1. Astros have won 10 consecutive games started by Fister, which ties the single-season team record and is one shy of the overall club record.

Ian Kennedy, RHP
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Kennedy allowed two runs over four innings against the Mets on Tuesday before getting pulled for a pinch-hitter. In five starts at home this season, he is 2-1 with a 2.30 ERA, compared to his 3-4 record and 5.44 ERA on the road.

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Boston Red Sox @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Clay Buchholz, RHP
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After giving up a homer and a double in his first two pitches of his first start back in the rotation against the White Sox, Buchholz settled in and gave up three runs over five innings.

Martin Perez, LHP
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Perez gave up four runs on eight hits in 5 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Cardinals last Sunday. The no-decision snapped his five-game winning streak in as many outings. He has a 6.19 career ERA vs. the Red Sox.

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Oakland Athletics @ Los Angeles Angels

, Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Sonny Gray, RHP
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Gray is 0-1 with a 3.28 ERA since coming off the DL with a trapezius strain. He hasn't won since April 22, but both Gray and manager Bob Melvin believe he's pitching as well as he has all season, and he struck out seven Tuesday against Milwaukee.

Hector Santiago, LHP
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Career stats

Santiago has pitched better of late, holding the Twins and Astros to two runs on five hits and four walks in 12 1/3 innings, striking out nine. Prior to that, the 28-year-old left-hander held a 12.18 ERA over a five-start stretch.

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Philadelphia Phillies @ San Francisco Giants

, AT&T Park
Aaron Nola, RHP
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The Phillies hope Nola can get things figured out against the Giants. He has a 15.83 ERA in his last three starts, and was unable to pitch four or more innings in any of them.

Johnny Cueto, RHP
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The Phillies have been rough on Cueto in their nine career meetings. His record against the Phillies is 1-4, to go with a 5.05 ERA.

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Arizona Diamondbacks @ Colorado Rockies

, Coors Field
Patrick Corbin, LHP
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Career stats

Corbin tossed 6 1/3 innings his last time out in a 4-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. The left-hander has now pitched at least 6 1/3 innings in four consecutive games. The 26-year-old is 4-1 in his eight road starts with a 2.68 ERA.

Chad Bettis, RHP
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Bettis pitched consecutive six-inning starts against the Yankees in his last two starts, allowing two earned runs in each. He has only walked two total batters in his last four starts, lowering his walk rate to a pristine 5.4 percent.

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St. Louis Cardinals @ Seattle Mariners

, Safeco Field
Jaime Garcia, LHP
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Career stats

Garcia, coming off a win on Monday against the Cubs, will face the Mariners for the second time in his career. He is 0-1 with a 2.57 ERA against Seattle after allowing two runs against the Mariners in 2010.

James Paxton, LHP
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    James Paxton, last 5 years vs. STL
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Career stats

Paxton lost a run of three straight quality starts his last time out, allowing four runs on 11 hits in 7 2/3 innings. He makes his sixth start of the year against the Cardinals, who he shut out for six innings his only time facing them in his career.

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Los Angeles Dodgers @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Clayton Kershaw, LHP
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    Clayton Kershaw, last 5 years vs. PIT
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Career stats

Kershaw leads the Majors in ERA, innings pitched, strikeouts, WHIP, strikeout-to-walk ratio and shutouts. He hasn’t lost a start since April and he struck out eight Nationals in seven innings of one-run ball on Monday.

Chad Kuhl, RHP
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Kuhl is set to make his Major League debut, though it's unclear whether this will just be a spot start. In 14 Triple-A starts this season, Kuhl went 6-2 with a 2.58 ERA and 1.19 WHIP.

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