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Probable Pitchers

Pittsburgh Pirates @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
Ivan Nova, RHP
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    Ivan Nova, last 3 starts
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Nova believes he is moving in the right direction after holding the Padres to three runs (two earned) over six innings on Friday, his first quality start since April 26. The veteran right-hander is 1-4 with a 5.08 ERA in five starts at GABP.

Luis Castillo, RHP
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Castillo made it five innings in his last start against Chicago, scattering one run on six hits, but did not factor in the decision. He'd won each of his previous two outings before that and reached the sixth inning in both of those starts.

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Los Angeles Angels @ Toronto Blue Jays

, Rogers Centre
Nick Tropeano, RHP
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Tropeano struggled in his last start Friday against the Rays, yielding four runs over 2 2/3 innings in his shortest outing of the season. He is set to make his first career appearance against Toronto.

Marco Estrada, RHP
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Estrada has displayed better control of late with just one walk over his last 12 2/3 innings. Home runs continue to be a problem with at least one homer in all but two of his nine starts.

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Baltimore Orioles @ Chicago White Sox

, Guaranteed Rate Field
Dylan Bundy, RHP
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Bundy gave up three homers to the Red Sox on Saturday, and he'll try and rebound against the White Sox. On May 8, Bundy allowed four homers and seven runs to the Royals without retiring a batter, and rebounded May 13 to pitch seven shutout innings.

Lucas Giolito, RHP
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After allowing 20 earned runs in his first four starts, Giolito has allowed 14 in his past five. He delivered a quality start vs. the Rangers on Saturday over six innings, but needs to limit his walks and HBP's, which rank among the MLB leaders.

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Seattle Mariners @ Oakland Athletics

, Oakland Coliseum
Felix Hernandez, RHP
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Hernandez is 3-1 over his last five starts thanks to some nice run support, as he’s posted a 5.97 ERA with 15 walks in 28 2/3 innings. He’s faced the A’s twice already this year at Safeco Field, going 1-1 with a 3.65 ERA.

Josh Lucas, RHP
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Lucas will be called upon for a spot start, but he will be kept on a pitch count. He last pitched against the Blue Jays last Friday, allowing one run in 3 2/3 innings of relief after Brett Anderson left the game with an injury.

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Houston Astros @ Cleveland Indians

, Progressive Field
Charlie Morton, RHP
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Morton will begin the Astros' series vs. Cleveland for the second straight week. He's completed seven innings in consecutive starts and gave up one run and four hits in each. Morton (6-0, 1.94 ERA) is Houston's lone starter without a loss.

Mike Clevinger, RHP
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Clevinger will be making back-to-back starts against the Astros, though he will be pitching on an extra day of rest after throwing 106 pitches in a losing effort in Houston on Friday. He yielded three runs on eight hits over 6 1/3 innings.

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Boston Red Sox @ Tampa Bay Rays

, Tropicana Field
Rick Porcello, RHP
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The sinkerballer was solid last time out, striking out nine and allowing three runs over six innings against the Rays. This will be Porcello's fourth start already this season against Tampa Bay. He is 2-0 with a 3.10 ERA in the first three.

Blake Snell, LHP
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Another Rays pitcher who loves home cooking, Snell has a 1.07 ERA in four outings at Tropicana Field. Has given up two earned runs or fewer in seven of his past eight starts, including one vs. Boston on April 27 (two earned runs in 7 1/3 innings).

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Kansas City Royals @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Danny Duffy, LHP
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Duffy will look to get on track in the series opener against the Rangers. He allowed five runs in just four innings on Saturday against the Yankees as his ERA jumped to 6.88.

Austin Bibens-Dirkx, RHP
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Bibens-Dirkx will come up from Triple-A Round Rock to make his season debut. He made eight starts at Triple-A, going 2-3 with a 3.72 ERA and a 1.34 WHIP. In 38 2/3 innings, he walked eight and struck out 32.

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New York Mets @ Milwaukee Brewers

, Miller Park
Steven Matz, LHP
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Inconsistency has plagued Matz all season. He’s delivered a quality start just once in eight tries, mostly because he has recorded four outs after the fifth inning in all his starts combined. Matz’s lone win came against the Brewers on April 13.

Zach Davies, RHP
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Davies was placed on the 10-day DL on May 3 for a rotator cuff injury and sent on a Class A rehab assignment last week. An impactful pitcher in the Brewers' rotation before the injury, Davies has a 2-3 record with a 4.24 ERA in 2018.

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