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Probable Pitchers

Seattle Mariners @ Houston Astros

, Minute Maid Park
Taijuan Walker, RHP
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    Taijuan Walker, last 5 years vs. HOU
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Had it not been for a hip cramp in the seventh inning, Walker was on his way to one of his best outings his last time out in Chicago. Walker has had a quality start in six of his last seven outings, which he credits to a more aggressive approach.

Scott Kazmir, LHP
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    Scott Kazmir, last 3 starts
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Kazmir battled with his control for an inning on Friday, but was otherwise sharp in seven innings. The lefty currently sports a 2.45 ERA, which is ninth in Major League Baseball and fourth in the American League.

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Minnesota Twins @ Houston Astros

, Minute Maid Park
Mike Pelfrey, RHP
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Pelfrey went 1-1 with a 3.62 ERA in August, but hasn't reached the six-inning mark in any of his last three starts. He'll be facing the Astros for a second straight time, as he went 3 2/3 innings, allowing four runs in a loss on Saturday.

Collin McHugh, RHP
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McHugh, who has gotten some extra rest, will pitch for the first time since Aug. 26 when he gave up two runs in 6 1/3 innings against the Yankees. He's 14-7 on the year with a 3.92 ERA in a career-high 26 starts.

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Minnesota Twins @ Houston Astros

, Minute Maid Park
Ervin Santana, RHP
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After posting a 9.12 ERA through his first five starts in August, Santana finished the month on a high note. The right-hander tossed seven scoreless innings with 10 strikeouts in a win against the Astros.

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Minnesota Twins @ Houston Astros

, Minute Maid Park
Tyler Duffey, RHP
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    Tyler Duffey, last 5 years vs. HOU
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Duffey will get a start in his hometown Sunday in the fifth start of his career. In his last start, Duffey lasted 4 2/3, giving up three runs and struggling to find the strike zone near the end of his outing, walking three straight White Sox batters.

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