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Probable Pitchers

Los Angeles Dodgers @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Scott Kazmir, LHP
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    Scott Kazmir, last 3 starts
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Kazmir got his first quality start since May on Tuesday, holding Washington to two runs in six innings despite allowing six extra-base hits. He’s had a rough time at PNC Park, allowing 12 earned runs in two starts there.

Francisco Liriano, LHP
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    Francisco Liriano, last 3 starts
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In his last start, Liriano gave up four runs and six hits in a no-decision vs. the Giants. He previously had been handed four straight losses and walked 16 batters in that span. The Pirates have not won a game with Liriano as a starter since May 24.

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New York Mets @ Washington Nationals

, Nationals Park
Noah Syndergaard, RHP
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    Noah Syndergaard, last 3 starts
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    Noah Syndergaard, last 5 years vs. WSH
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The Mets had a scare when Syndergaard complained of elbow soreness following his last start against the Royals. But an MRI was clean and Syndergaard began taking anti-inflammatories. He will look to move to 2-0 against the Nationals this year.

To Be Announced

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Texas Rangers @ New York Yankees

, Yankee Stadium
Chi Chi Gonzalez, RHP
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    Chi Chi Gonzalez, last 3 starts
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    Chi Chi Gonzalez, last 5 years vs. NYY
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Gonzalez will be recalled from Triple-A to make his first start of the season. He had a 3.90 ERA through 10 starts and 14 appearances as a rookie last season, not including the postseason. This will be his first career appearance vs. the Yankees.

Ivan Nova, RHP
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    Ivan Nova, last 3 starts
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    Ivan Nova, regular season
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Nova has compiled a 6.88 ERA and permitted a .932 OPS over his last six starts. While he is not in danger of losing his rotation spot, command has been the key issue. Last time out, he allowed six runs (five earned) in a loss to the Rockies.

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Boston Red Sox @ Tampa Bay Rays

, Tropicana Field
Eduardo Rodriguez, LHP
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The southpaw allowed three runs in six innings for a no-decision against the White Sox on Wednesday after a stretch of three straight outings with four earned runs or more. Rodriguez has surrendered seven homers in 26 2/3 innings this season.

Blake Snell, LHP
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Snell pitched well in his third Major League start. Despite throwing just 57 strikes, the rookie southpaw managed to navigate his 6 2/3 innings like a seasoned hurler, allowing two earned runs on seven hits and three walks.

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Chicago Cubs @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
Jake Arrieta, RHP
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    Jake Arrieta, last 5 years vs. CIN
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Arrieta is coming off his second loss this season, but only his second in his past 28 starts. The problem? Fastball command. Plus, Arrieta said he needs to be more aggressive. He's noticed batters waiting for him to make mistakes.

Dan Straily, RHP
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Straily had one bad inning during a loss to the Rangers Wednesday. He gave up four runs in the fourth on two hits with two walks and a hit batter. Before and after that, he faced the minimum number of batters in what was an otherwise strong start.

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Cleveland Indians @ Atlanta Braves

, Turner Field
Trevor Bauer, RHP
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Bauer is 2-0 with a 1.86 ERA in five June starts. He allowed one run in a complete game in his last outing, the second CG of his career (July 28, 2015, vs. KC). He struck out 10 batters and retired the last six Rays he faced.

John Gant, RHP
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After posting a 6.17 ERA in seven relief appearances, Gant has registered a 3.24 ERA in his first three career starts. He retired 12 straight batters on Wednesday against the Marlins after surrendering three runs in the second.

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St. Louis Cardinals @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Adam Wainwright, RHP
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Each of Wainwright’s last seven starts have been at least six innings in length, and he’s allowed three or fewer runs in all but one of them. Wainwright has a 2.36 ERA in June.

Danny Duffy, LHP
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Duffy enters this game off back-to-back outings of allowing at least three earned runs and one home run. Despite the recent struggles, he's been solid in June, with an ERA of 3.54.

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Toronto Blue Jays @ Colorado Rockies

, Coors Field
Marco Estrada, RHP
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Estrada made MLB history his last time out. He went six innings and allowed two hits and three runs in a loss to the D-backs, becoming the first pitcher to make 11 straight starts of six-plus innings with fewer than five hits in each outing.

Jon Gray, RHP
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Gray exited his last start after four innings with right arm fatigue, breaking his streak of five straight quality starts. He allowed four runs in 5 1/3 innings against the D-backs last season in his sixth career start, striking out just one batter.

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Philadelphia Phillies @ Arizona Diamondbacks

, Chase Field
Vince Velasquez, RHP
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Velasquez rejoins the rotation after spending most of June on the DL with a strained right biceps. The Phillies never considered the injury serious, but they plan to be careful with one of their prized young starters.

Robbie Ray, LHP
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Ray is coming off a rough outing in which he allowed four earned runs on four hits in 5 1/3 innings. The lefty had given up just two earned runs over his previous 13 2/3 innings in a pair of wins.

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Houston Astros @ Los Angeles Angels

, Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Collin McHugh, RHP
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McHugh won once in his last eight starts, going 1-2 with a 4.14 ERA. Houston has won five of his last six starts, including the previous two in which he gave up 3 runs in 13 2/3 innings. He held the Angels to 2 runs in 7 frames last Tuesday.

Matt Shoemaker, RHP
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Shoemaker continued his marvelous seven-start run in his last start, also against the Astros, going 7 1/3 innings and giving up three runs. He’s lowered his ERA from 8.49 to 4.43 during this stretch, but has only picked up one win.

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Oakland Athletics @ San Francisco Giants

, AT&T Park
Daniel Mengden, RHP
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Mengden is winless in three starts since being promoted from Triple-A on June 11. He went six innings in his last start against the Brewers, striking out nine against one walk while allowing three runs on seven hits.

Jeff Samardzija, RHP
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Samardzija has made 10 starts on the road and five at home. That has given him enough time to capitalize on AT&T Park's pitcher-friendly tendencies. His home ERA is 3.06, compared to 3.86 on the road.

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