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Probable Pitchers

Tampa Bay Rays @ Boston Red Sox

, Fenway Park
Diego Castillo, RHP
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His last four appearances, and six of his last seven, have been scoreless after allowing multiple runs in four of his previous five appearances from July 15-29. This will be his first Major League start.

Hector Velazquez, RHP
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With Chris Sale back on the disabled list with mild left shoulder inflammation, righty Velazquez will get the call as a starter for the fifth time this season. He is 2-0 with a 3.31 ERA in the previous four. It will be an abbreviated start.

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Toronto Blue Jays @ New York Yankees

, Yankee Stadium
Ryan Borucki, LHP
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Borucki battled a foot blister and didn't have his sharp command last Tuesday against the Royals. After allowing six hits and four runs through four innings, Borucki wound up taking a no-decision. Borucki will be making his 10th start.

J.A. Happ, LHP
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Happ tossed seven scoreless innings of one-hit ball against the Rays on Tuesday. He has earned a win and turned in a quality start in each of his three starts since being acquired by the Yankees at the non-waiver Trade Deadline.

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Baltimore Orioles @ Cleveland Indians

, Progressive Field
Yefry Ramirez, RHP
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Ramirez allowed two runs in five innings in his most recent start against the Red Sox last Saturday. He'll remain in the rotation for now and try to show the O's what he can do in the series finale against the first-place Indians.

Mike Clevinger, RHP
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Clevinger picked up a win on Monday after holding the Reds to two runs on five hits in five innings. The righty walked six and threw 54 of 101 pitches for strikes, so Cleveland offered him an extra day of rest before his start vs. Baltimore.

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San Francisco Giants @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
Andrew Suarez, LHP
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In his last start, the 25-year-old rookie allowed two hits in six scoreless innings against the Dodgers. That interrupted a five-game stretch in which he went 1-3 with a 7.43 ERA.

Luis Castillo, RHP
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The long ball hurt Castillo in his last outing against the D-backs. All five runs he gave up came on a pair of homers. Castillo has given up 22 home runs this season, tied for second most in the National League.

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Chicago Cubs @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Jose Quintana, LHP
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It's been a rough stretch for Quintana, who has allowed 17 runs in 20 1/3 innings over his past four starts. The three home runs he gave up in his last outing were the most he's surrendered in a game since Aug. 3, 2017.

Jameson Taillon, RHP
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Taillon struggled through one rough inning but put together a quality start in Tuesday’s 5-2 loss to the Twins at Target Field. He is 7-5 with a 3.15 ERA over his past 14 starts, but just 3-3 with a 4.86 ERA in six career starts vs. the Cubs.

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Colorado Rockies @ Atlanta Braves

, SunTrust Park
German Marquez, RHP
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Marquez held the Astros hitless through four innings Tuesday at Houston. Marquez tossed seven strong innings and allowed one run on three hits in a 5-1 win vs. the Astros.

Anibal Sanchez, RHP
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Sanchez surrendered J.T. Realmuto's 2-run homer and hurt himself with a throwing error on a sacrifice-bunt attempt that led to three more runs in Tuesday’s start against Miami. But he has been Atlanta's most consistent starter throughout the season.

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Miami Marlins @ Washington Nationals

, Nationals Park
Jose Urena, RHP
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Jose Urena will start while appealing his six-game suspension for intentionally hitting Ronald Acuna Jr. with his only pitch Wednesday. The right-hander is 1-0 with a 3.00 ERA and 12 strikeouts over two starts against Washington this season.

Gio Gonzalez, LHP
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Gonzalez will try to snap out of one of the worst stretches of his career. In his last 13 starts, he is 1-7 with a 6.12 ERA, rarely pitching deep into games or keeping the Nats in the game.

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Detroit Tigers @ Minnesota Twins

, Target Field
Jacob Turner, RHP
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Jake Odorizzi, RHP
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Odorizzi was solid against the Pirates on Monday, allowing two runs over 5 2/3 innings in a win. He struck out nine and said his splitter command was as good as it's been all year.

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Kansas City Royals @ Chicago White Sox

, Guaranteed Rate Field
Heath Fillmyer, RHP
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Fillmyer gets the start in the series finale against the White Sox. Fillmyer went five innings Tuesday against Toronto and gave up five hits and four runs. He also walked five and hit a batter in a 6-5 loss.

Reynaldo Lopez, RHP
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Lopez said he felt good mentally and physically before his start on Monday night in Detroit, where he lacked command of his offspeed pitches. The right-hander battled through five innings, allowing four runs on seven hits.

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Milwaukee Brewers @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Jhoulys Chacin, RHP
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In pitching Chacin instead of Chase Anderson, the Brewers are betting that Chacin’s recent performance (one or fewer runs in four of his last six starts) will trump his career struggles against the Cards (0-7, 6.90 ERA in nine games, eight starts).

John Gant, RHP
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The stoic right-hander is coming off one of his more impactful games of the season, going 5 1/3 one-run innings while crushing a two-run homer on Tuesday against the Nationals.

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Los Angeles Angels @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Jaime Barria, RHP
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Barria is 2-0 with a 0.82 ERA in two starts against the Rangers this season. He last faced Texas on June 1, when he struck out six over six scoreless innings.

Bartolo Colon, RHP
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Colon won his last two starts after losing five straight and is seeking his 248th win. He is 4-4 with a 5.64 ERA in 11 starts and two relief appearances at home in '18. He is 12-9 with a 3.88 ERA in 26 starts and one relief appearance vs. the Halos.

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Houston Astros @ Oakland Athletics

, Oakland Coliseum
Justin Verlander, RHP
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Verlander will make another try for career win No. 200 after coming up short Tuesday against the Rockies. He’s 2-6 with a 3.94 ERA in his last 11 starts after going 9-2 with a 1.61 ERA in his first 15 starts of the season.

Sean Manaea, LHP
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Manaea rebounded from his shortest outing of the season with a strong performance against the Mariners on Monday, giving up two runs in 7 2/3 innings to notch the win. Manaea has not allowed more than three runs in a start since May.

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Arizona Diamondbacks @ San Diego Padres

, Petco Park
Zack Greinke, RHP
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Greinke allowed four runs on six hits over 6 1/3 innings last time out against the Rangers in Texas. Prior to that, he had gone 10 starts without allowing more than two earned runs. Despite that, he has lost his last three starts.

Brett Kennedy, RHP
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The rookie right-hander has struggled through his first two big league outings, having allowed 11 earned runs on 20 hits in nine innings. He’s picked up two losses after posting a 10-0 mark for Triple-A El Paso this season.

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Los Angeles Dodgers @ Seattle Mariners

, Safeco Field
Clayton Kershaw, LHP
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The ace is coming off his best outing of the year when he went a season-high eight innings against the rival Giants on Monday, giving up one run. Kershaw has a 3.46 ERA in two career starts against the Mariners.

Roenis Elias, LHP
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Elias will come off the disabled list to make Sunday's start. The lefty last made a spot start on July 24, lasting 3 2/3 innings pitched while allowing two earns runs on 75 pitches. He has never pitched against the Dodgers.

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New York Mets @ Philadelphia Phillies

, BB&T Ballpark
Jason Vargas, LHP
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Vargas pitched into the sixth inning for the first time this season in his last start, offering a glimpse of the lefty's potential. The team hopes to give Vargas as many innings as possible down the stretch.

Nick Pivetta, RHP
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The 25-year-old Pivetta held baseball’s best offense to one run over six innings last time out, though he got a no-decision against the Red Sox. He’ll look to build off three strong August starts after struggling for much of June and July.

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