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Probable Pitchers

Miami Marlins @ Washington Nationals

, Nationals Park
Tom Koehler, RHP
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    Tom Koehler, last 3 starts
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    Tom Koehler, regular season
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    Tom Koehler, last 5 years vs. WSH
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On April 25 at Marlins Park, Koehler threw 7 1/3 scoreless innings in a win over the Nationals. The right-hander struck out four and walked one that night. He comes off a no-decision against the Phillies.

Max Scherzer, RHP
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    Max Scherzer, last 3 starts
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    Max Scherzer, regular season
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    Max Scherzer, last 5 years vs. MIA
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Scherzer proved that his problems with his right thumb are a thing of the past in his last start vs. the Mets. He pitched seven innings, allowed one run and struck out 10. It marked the 26th time in his career that he fanned 10 or more in a game.

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Arizona Diamondbacks @ Colorado Rockies

, Coors Field
Josh Collmenter, RHP
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    Josh Collmenter, last 3 starts
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    Josh Collmenter, regular season
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    Josh Collmenter, last 5 years vs. COL
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In his last start he allowed just one unearned run in eight innings against the Rockies. He has had success this year when he's kept the ball down.

Tyler Matzek, LHP
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    Tyler Matzek, last 3 starts
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    Tyler Matzek, regular season
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    Tyler Matzek, last 5 years vs. ARI
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Matzek won his last start, when he held the D-backs to two runs and five hits in five innings, but he had to leave because of a left hamstring cramp. He's pitching on an extra day's rest.

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Arizona Diamondbacks @ Colorado Rockies

, Coors Field
Robbie Ray, LHP
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    Robbie Ray, regular season
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    Robbie Ray, last 5 years vs. COL
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Ray is taking the place of the injured Archie Bradley in the rotation and will be promoted from Triple-A Reno to make the start. At Reno he was 1-3 with a 4.01 ERA in five starts. He battled for a rotation spot this spring.

Jordan Lyles, RHP
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    Jordan Lyles, last 5 years vs. ARI
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Lyles has a rematch with the D-backs after struggling against them in his last outing, when he gave up seven runs, six earned, in a loss at Chase Field.

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San Diego Padres @ San Francisco Giants

, AT&T Park
Ian Kennedy, RHP
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    Ian Kennedy, last 5 years vs. SF
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After a rough start to 2015 -- a disabled-list stint and allowing eight runs to the Dodgers -- Kennedy was sharp the last time out against the Rockies, allowing two runs on four hits in six innings with six strikeouts. It was an encouraging sign.

Chris Heston, RHP
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Heston has been the biggest surprise for the Giants in 2015. The rookie right-hander has four quality starts in his five outings this year, including Friday, when he tossed 6 1/3 innings of one-run ball against the Angels.

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Cincinnati Reds @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Mike Leake, RHP
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    Mike Leake, regular season
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Leake did it all in his last start on Thursday, throwing eight shutout innings and adding a home run in a 5-1 win over the Braves at Turner Field. He struck out three and walked two in a 97-pitch effort.

Gerrit Cole, RHP
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    Gerrit Cole, last 5 years vs. CIN
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Cole has all sorts of streaks going -- he has won his last eight decisions, reverting to September -- and here is another: He has dropped only one of his last 14 PNC Park starts since August of his rookie 2013 season, going 9-1.

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New York Yankees @ Toronto Blue Jays

, Rogers Centre
CC Sabathia, LHP
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The Yankees continue to see positive signs from Sabathia, but it hasn't translated into wins. He pitched six innings of two-run, seven-hit ball on May 1 at Fenway Park for a no-decision in a game the Yankees won, 3-2.

Mark Buehrle, LHP
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Buehrle (3-2, 6.75 ERA) is looking to bounce back from consecutive tough outings. After going six innings in each of his first three starts, Buehrle has not made it out of the sixth in either of his most recent two.

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Baltimore Orioles @ New York Mets

, Citi Field
Ubaldo Jimenez, RHP
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    Ubaldo Jimenez, last 5 years vs. NYM
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Jimenez continued his strong season, winning after allowing two unearned runs on three hits and one walk with six strikeouts in seven innings against the White Sox on Wednesday.

Jacob deGrom, RHP
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The reigning NL Rookie of the Year suffered an uncharacteristic home loss last time out. He has allowed at least five runs in consecutive starts for the first time in his career. deGrom looks to rebound in his first career start against Baltimore.

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Philadelphia Phillies @ Atlanta Braves

, Turner Field
Jerome Williams, RHP
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Williams has allowed three earned runs or fewer in four of his first five starts this season, which is what the Phillies hoped would happen when they re-signed him. He has pitched more than 6.0 innings just once.

Mike Foltynewicz, RHP
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    Mike Foltynewicz, last 5 years vs. PHI
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Foltynewicz displayed his plus fastball and improved curveball while earning the win in his first career start on Friday. The 23-year-old right-hander is far from a finished product, but he has the stuff to be an elite starter.

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Tampa Bay Rays @ Boston Red Sox

, Fenway Park
Alex Colome, RHP
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Alex Colome is coming off a powerful season debut against the O's last Friday in which he threw five scoreless innings of three-hit ball with six strikeouts in a 2-0 Rays victory. This will be his first career appearance against Boston.

Justin Masterson, RHP
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Outside of an early April meltdown against the Nationals, Masterson has quietly strung together some solid performances. He has allowed three runs or fewer in four of his five starts.

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Cleveland Indians @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Carlos Carrasco, RHP
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Carrasco allowed one hit to the final 11 batters he faced in his last outing on Friday, ending on a high note in a win over Toronto. The right-hander struck out six, walked three and gave up four runs in six innings.

Danny Duffy, LHP
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Duffy makes the start Wednesday for the Royals against the Indians. He pitched seven strong innings in an 8-1 win over Detroit on Thursday. Duffy last faced Cleveland on Sept. 22 and pitched six scoreless innings in a big Royals win.

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Detroit Tigers @ Chicago White Sox

, U.S. Cellular Field
Alfredo Simon, RHP
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Simon's perfect start came crashing down last Thursday with six runs on nine hits over 4 1/3 innings to the Royals for his first loss as a Tiger after four straight wins. He did not face the White Sox in Detroit two weeks ago.

Chris Sale, LHP
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As pitching coach Don Cooper said, the story with Sale is when he has a rare bad start, as he did against the Twins on Thursday, when he allowed a career-high nine runs over three innings, including seven in one inning.

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Los Angeles Dodgers @ Milwaukee Brewers

, Miller Park
Joe Wieland, RHP
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Wieland is promoted from Triple-A for this start, making him the Dodgers' ninth starter this year. Wieland was 3-0 at Triple-A, and says his arm is finally strong after Tommy John surgery.

Wily Peralta, RHP
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Peralta will make his 40th career start at Miller Park, where he's 18-16 with a 4.04 ERA in 39 starts plus one relief appearance. He's 0-2 there so far this year, after going 10-6 last season.

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Oakland Athletics @ Minnesota Twins

, Target Field
Scott Kazmir, LHP
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Kazmir surrendered three runs in six innings in a no-decision against the Rangers on Friday, walking one, striking out six and giving up six hits, including two home runs. The lefty has strung together six straight quality starts to begin the season.

Kyle Gibson, RHP
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Gibson turned in his best outing of the season against the White Sox on Friday. The right-hander tossed eight scoreless innings, giving up just four hits and a walk to get the win.

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Texas Rangers @ Houston Astros

, Minute Maid Park
Colby Lewis, RHP
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Lewis left with a 5-0 lead after 6 stellar innings against the A's on Friday. Oakland rallied for the victory, and the Rangers are winless in his last 4 starts despite his 3.38 ERA. He is 5-1 with a 2.10 ERA in 8 starts vs. the Astros since 2010.

Samuel Deduno, RHP
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Deduno gets a second chance to impress in the rotation after 4 solid innings vs. Seattle on Friday. He's 0-1 with a save and 7.56 ERA in 4 appearances (3 starts) against Texas.

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Chicago Cubs @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Jon Lester, LHP
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Lester is coming off his first win with the Cubs, a 1-0 victory over the Brewers. The lefty was sharp with much better fastball command. He scattered three hits over seven innings, his longest outing this year.

Lance Lynn, RHP
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Lynn is coming off of his best start of the year, even though he got a no-decision in the Cardinals' extra-inning win. Lynn went seven innings and struck out 10 Pirates batters while giving up just one run.

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Seattle Mariners @ Los Angeles Angels

, Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Roenis Elias, LHP
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The 26-year-old has been a solid replacement for the injured Hisashi Iwakuma (0-1, 3.86 ERA in two starts), but he had trouble with the Angels last year as a rookie when he was 0-2 with a 5.65 ERA in three outings vs. the Halos.

C.J. Wilson, LHP
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    C.J. Wilson, last 5 years vs. SEA
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Wilson had fluid drained from his left elbow heading into his Friday start against the Giants and clearly felt much better, giving up just two runs (one earned) on four hits and one walk in seven innings. He needed just 70 pitches to get through six.

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