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Probable Pitchers

Los Angeles Angels @ Houston Astros

, Minute Maid Park
Nick Tropeano, RHP
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    Nick Tropeano, last 3 starts
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    Nick Tropeano, last 5 years vs. HOU
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Tropeano gave up five earned runs over 5.1 innings against the Red Sox in his last start. He is 0-0 with a 3.86 ERA in two career starts against the Astros, who drafted him in 2011.

Justin Verlander, RHP
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Verlander is 10-0 with a 1.23 ERA in his last 13 regular-season starts, including 8-0 with a 1.08 ERA in 10 starts with the Astros. He threw six scoreless innings, allowing two hits, on Friday against the White Sox.

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Seattle Mariners @ Chicago White Sox

, Guaranteed Rate Field
Felix Hernandez, RHP
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    Felix Hernandez, last 3 starts
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    Felix Hernandez, regular season
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    Felix Hernandez, last 5 years vs. CWS
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Hernandez pitched adequately in a no-decision against the Rangers on Friday, going 5 1/3 innings. After a somewhat rocky start to the season, the 13-year veteran has been solid in his past three outings -- 15 strikeouts and a 3.63 ERA.

James Shields, RHP
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    James Shields, last 5 years vs. SEA
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The Astros didn’t hit Shields that hard during his last start but kept the line moving enough to put up 7 runs against him. Shields gave the White Sox some length though, completing 5 1/3 innings to give the bullpen some much-needed rest.

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San Diego Padres @ Colorado Rockies

, Coors Field
Tyson Ross, RHP
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Ross will look for a follow-up performance to his 7 2/3 no-hit innings against the D-backs in his last time out. Ross used his slider to near-perfection Friday night, and he appears to have regained his form from prior to his 2016 shoulder injury.

Jon Gray, RHP
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Gray struggled in his last start, giving up seven runs (five earned) against the Cubs. While he is usually good for a high-strikeout count, his struggles with his slider and lack of fastball command were reasons he managed just one K against Chicago.

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Washington Nationals @ San Francisco Giants

, AT&T Park
Max Scherzer, RHP
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Scherzer is off to another spectacular start in 2018. He finished his last start leading the league in strikeouts with 47 in 33 innings. He has performed well against the Giants in his two most recent starts with 21 strikeouts and just one walk.

Jeff Samardzija, RHP
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The right-hander hit as high as 94 mph on the radar gun Friday at Anaheim as he returned from the DL because of a pectoral strain. Even more encouraging was his ability to hold a tough Angels offense to no runs on just two hits over five innings.

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Detroit Tigers @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Jordan Zimmermann, RHP
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Zimmermann gave up four runs on six hits over six innings against the Pirates on Opening Day, but he struck out eight. While his 22 hits allowed over 16 1/3 innings are concerning, he has also amassed 18 strikeouts this season.

Jameson Taillon, RHP
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Taillon looks to rebound after a loss at Philly on April 19 when he allowed 5 earned runs. He hadn't allowed an earned run his previous 2 starts, a complete-game one-hitter vs. the Reds on April 9 and a no-decision at Miami on April 14.

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Detroit Tigers @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Matthew Boyd, LHP
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Boyd is the first Tigers lefty to throw six or more innings of one-run ball or better in each of his first three starts in a season. He’s also the first Major Leaguer since Pedro Martinez in 1994 to go winless in three such starts to open a season.

Chad Kuhl, RHP
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Kuhl, a product of the University of Delaware, aims for his third win after getting a win while pitching six innings on April 18 in the Pirates’ 10-2 victory over Colorado at PNC Park. Kuhl recorded his first 2018 victory at Detroit April 1.

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Minnesota Twins @ New York Yankees

, Yankee Stadium
Lance Lynn, RHP
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Lynn (0-1, 6.00 ERA) is seeking his first win as a Twin. He gave up five earned runs in six innings (along with five walks) in his last start, an 8-7, 10-inning defeat against the Rays. Lynn has never pitched in Yankee Stadium.

Sonny Gray, RHP
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Gray will try to bounce back after pitching just 6 1/3 innings over his past two starts. He walked four and allowed five runs April 20 against the Blue Jays. Gray has made five career starts against the Twins, all when he was with the A's.

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Atlanta Braves @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
Matt Wisler, RHP
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Wisler earned a chance to stay in the rotation with the impressive 7-inning effort he made in place of Anibal Sanchez on Thursday vs. the Mets. He attacked the strike zone with his fastball and found a good feel for his slider in the latter innings.

Brandon Finnegan, LHP
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Finnegan once again struggled with his control, walking four while lasting just three innings in a 4-2 loss to St. Louis on Friday. He has walked eight in his two starts (7 1/3 innings) since returning from a left biceps strain.

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Arizona Diamondbacks @ Philadelphia Phillies

, Citizens Bank Park
Zack Greinke, RHP
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Greinke was outstanding in his last start, as he held the Giants to one run on three hits over seven innings. The lone run came on a homer by Brandon Belt. Greinke has won his last two starts, also beating the Dodgers on April 13 at Dodger Stadium.

Jake Arrieta, RHP
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Arrieta looked like the 2015 National League Cy Young winner in his last start Thursday against the Pirates. He allowed one hit and two walks in seven scoreless innings. He struck out 10. Clint Hurdle said it was Arrieta's best fastball since 2015.

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Tampa Bay Rays @ Baltimore Orioles

, Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Jake Faria, RHP
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On April 18 against Texas, Faria recorded his first win since July 25, 2017, against the Orioles, going 0-4 with a 5.80 ERA in 10 appearances (eight starts) in between. He is 1-0 with a 4.09 ERA in four appearances in his career against the Orioles.

Alex Cobb, RHP
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Cobb took the loss after allowing seven runs (five earned) on 10 hits in 3 1/3 innings Thursday against Detroit. Cobb's Orioles tenure is off to a rocky start, as he's allowed 15 runs (12 earned) through just seven innings in his first two starts.

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Boston Red Sox @ Toronto Blue Jays

, Rogers Centre
Eduardo Rodriguez, LHP
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Boston is 3-0 when Rodriguez has toed the rubber this season. He has given the Sox two straight quality starts after a short outing to start the year. In his last start, he allowed two earned runs in six innings against the Angels, striking out five.

Aaron Sanchez, RHP
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Sanchez has experienced a dip in velocity. In 2016, he averaged 95.4 mph on his two-seam fastball, but in a recent outing against the Yankees that dropped to an average of 92.8. Sanchez has three quality starts in four outings this year.

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Chicago Cubs @ Cleveland Indians

, Progressive Field
Jon Lester, LHP
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Lester will be back in Cleveland for the first time since Game 7 of the 2016 World Series, when he pitched three innings in relief. The lefty, who's coming off a win over the Cards, is 4-0 with a 3.72 ERA in 8 regular-season starts in Cleveland.

Trevor Bauer, RHP
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Bauer will be tasked with outdueling Cubs lefty Jon Lester. Bauer has completed at least seven innings and allowed three or fewer earned runs in each of his last three starts.

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Miami Marlins @ Los Angeles Dodgers

, Dodger Stadium
Trevor Richards, RHP
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Walks hurt Richards in his last outing, a loss at Milwaukee. The 24-year-old had allowed five free passes in his first three starts but six at Miller Park. He worked just 3 2/3 innings, his shortest stint, and his 104 pitches were a high.

Clayton Kershaw, LHP
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Kershaw was good against Nationals ace Max Scherzer in his last start, just not good enough. Against the Marlins, he is 5-4 with a 2.57 ERA in 10 career starts.

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Oakland Athletics @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Kendall Graveman, RHP
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Graveman has allowed at least four runs in each of five starts in '18, unable to complete six in any of them. He’s yielded seven home runs in 22 1/3 innings -- one in five-plus innings vs. the Red Sox on Friday. He allowed six runs on seven hits.

Doug Fister, RHP
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Fister is expected to be activated off the DL. His last start was on April 9. He started against the A's on April 4 and allowed five runs (two earned) in 3 2/3 innings in a 6-2 loss. He is 8-9 with a 3.33 ERA in 19 career starts against Oakland.

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Milwaukee Brewers @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Jhoulys Chacin, RHP
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Chacin takes the mound for the finale of this two-game Interleague set. He worked six scoreless innings against the Marlins on Friday, allowing four hits while striking out five and walking three.

Jason Hammel, RHP
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Hammel will get the start on Wednesday against the Brewers. Hammel pitched his longest game since 2012 when he went nine innings against Detroit on Friday and gave up two runs in a 10-inning loss.

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New York Mets @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Steven Matz, LHP
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With the Mets seeking offense, manager Mickey Callaway lifted Matz for a pinch-hitter after four innings and 74 pitches in his last start. That, along with a team off-day, should leave Matz plenty rested to face the Cardinals, who beat him April 1.

Michael Wacha, RHP
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Last time out, Wacha controlled the baseball the way he wanted for the first time this season, after walks plagued his first three starts. Wacha is 3-1 with a 4.22 ERA, but he has won three straight starts.

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