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Probable Pitchers

Cleveland Indians @ Minnesota Twins

, Target Field
Trevor Bauer, RHP
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    Trevor Bauer, last 3 starts
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    Trevor Bauer, regular season
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    Trevor Bauer, last 5 years vs. MIN
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Bauer turned in his third consecutive quality start on Friday after working six innings of three-run baseball against the Tigers. The young righty has posted a 2.29 ERA and racked up 21 strikeouts against six walks over his last three starts.

Kyle Gibson, RHP
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    Kyle Gibson, last 3 starts
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    Kyle Gibson, regular season
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    Kyle Gibson, last 5 years vs. CLE
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Gibson ran into early trouble against Tampa Bay on Friday. The Rays managed six runs in 6 1/3 innings against the righty, marking the second time in three starts that Gibson has given up at least five earned runs.

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Cincinnati Reds @ Milwaukee Brewers

, Miller Park
Mike Leake, RHP
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    Mike Leake, last 3 starts
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    Mike Leake, regular season
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    Mike Leake, last 5 years vs. MIL
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Leake started his second half with a series-opening loss to the Yanks. He struggled early but remained effective deep through the game, allowing four runs in seven innings. He's thrown over 100 pitches in three straight starts.

Kyle Lohse, RHP
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    Kyle Lohse, last 3 starts
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    Kyle Lohse, regular season
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    Kyle Lohse, last 5 years vs. CIN
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Despite allowing 10 hits to the Nationals in the second-half opener, Lohse was efficient in seven innings of one-run ball. He became the second pitcher this year to allow one run or less on 10+ hits, joining Cliff Lee.

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Kansas City Royals @ Chicago White Sox

, U.S. Cellular Field
James Shields, RHP
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    James Shields, last 3 starts
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    James Shields, regular season
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    James Shields, last 5 years vs. CWS
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Shields came out of the break giving up four runs (three earned) in 5 2/3 innings at Boston. He surrendered eight hits, including the first homer in his last four games. The righty has split two starts against the White Sox, winning at Chicago.

Jose Quintana, LHP
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Quintana recorded his 35th no-decision since 2012 Friday night in a game the White Sox eventually won. Quintana fought his delivery on this night, but has allowed only five earned runs over his last 27 2/3 innings.

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Washington Nationals @ Colorado Rockies

, Coors Field
Stephen Strasburg, RHP
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    Stephen Strasburg, last 5 years vs. COL
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Strasburg struggled in his first start after the All-Star Break, surrendering four earned runs on seven hits, including two homers, in a loss to the Brewers. The righty still compiled nine strikeouts and only walked one batter over seven innings.

Jorge De La Rosa, LHP
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After winning his previous four starts, De La Rosa had another solid start -- six innings, one run, at Pittsburgh -- but the bullpen couldn't hold a narrow lead. De La Rosa survived four hits and three walks.

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Detroit Tigers @ Arizona Diamondbacks

, Chase Field
Anibal Sanchez, RHP
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Sanchez rolled though six scoreless innings on three hits Friday night, then allowed four consecutive Cleveland batters to reach base to begin the seventh, seemingly running out of gas en route to his second loss in three starts.

Trevor Cahill, RHP
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Cahill's first start since being recalled from Triple-A Reno was a mixed bag. He went five innings before being lifted for a pinch-hitter, giving up three runs -- all in one inning -- and striking out three while walking two batters.

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New York Mets @ Seattle Mariners

, Safeco Field
Bartolo Colon, RHP
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Battling a stomach ailment throughout his last start, Colon gutted his way through five innings but allowed four runs in the process. The Mets expect him to be fully recovered in time for the outing against the Mariners.

Taijuan Walker, RHP
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Los Angeles Dodgers @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Dan Haren, RHP
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For the second straight start, Haren couldn't get out of the fifth inning Friday, surrendering three runs in 4 2/3 innings. The right-hander hasn't pitch six innings in six of his last nine outings and has a 9.64 ERA in three July starts.

Francisco Liriano, LHP
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Liriano settled down after a first two innings full of baserunners in his first start after the break. The lefty didn't allow a hit in his final three frames and gave up one run in his second start since a month-long DL stint (strained left oblique).

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San Francisco Giants @ Philadelphia Phillies

, Citizens Bank Park
Madison Bumgarner, LHP
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Bumgarner didn't get a ton of rest during the break, but it didn't seem like it in his start in Miami on Friday. In six innings, he allowed just four hits and one run on a homer. He upped his season strikeout count to 135 with seven K's.

A.J. Burnett, RHP
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With one win in his last five starts, Burnett is coming off his shortest outing since mid-May (five innings at Atlanta). He's 6-3 with a 2.30 career ERA against San Francisco.

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Texas Rangers @ New York Yankees

, Yankee Stadium
Yu Darvish, RHP
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Texas' ace punched out a season-high-tying 12 Blue Jays over 6 2/3 innings in his last start. It was a strong way for Darvish to begin the second half, after he stumbled into the All-Star break with a 5.40 ERA over his last five first-half outings.

David Phelps, RHP
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helps started his second half strong against the Reds, spinning 6 1/3 innings over 98 pitches to hold Cincinnati bats to three runs over six hits. He tied a season high with seven strikeouts and hasn't pitched fewer than six innings in July.

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Boston Red Sox @ Toronto Blue Jays

, Rogers Centre
Clay Buchholz, RHP
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Buchholz is still trying to regain his 2013 form, but he's been better in five starts since missing a month with a hyperextended left knee. He's posted a 3.28 ERA and has walked just one batter in 35 2/3 innings since June 25.

R.A. Dickey, RHP
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Dickey has lost in six of his last seven starts. The 39-year-old knuckleballer gave up two homers against the Rangers on Friday. His 18 home runs allowed are tied for second most in the American League.

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Miami Marlins @ Atlanta Braves

, Turner Field
Nathan Eovaldi, RHP
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Eovaldi comes off his roughest start of the season, giving up eight runs (two homers) in four-plus innings in a loss to the Giants. He's faced Atlanta three times this year, giving up four runs in 21 innings.

Ervin Santana, RHP
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Santana is slowly overcoming a six-start stretch during which he compiled a 6.44 ERA, posting a 3.92 mark in his past six. He struggled with command early his last time out, but recovered to notch his 12th quality start.

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Tampa Bay Rays @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Alex Cobb, RHP
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Cobb pitched 5 2/3 innings against the Twins Friday, allowing two runs on five hits with two walks and two strikeouts. He is now 5-2 in seven road starts this season compared to 0-4 in seven starts at Tropicana Field. He has never faced the Cards.

Lance Lynn, RHP
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Lynn has had trouble out of the All-Star break before, but hopes that is not the case in this second half. Lynn pitched into the seventh and struck out nine for the first time since April on Friday against the Dodgers.

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San Diego Padres @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Ian Kennedy, RHP
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Kennedy struggled with control in his last outing, against the Mets. He needed 105 pitches just to get through five innings, with four runs allowed and three walks. He still has a 2.08 ERA in four July starts spanning 26 innings.

Tsuyoshi Wada, LHP
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This will be Wada's second big league start. In his first on July 8 against the Reds, he gave up one unearned run on five hits over five innings and struck out three. The lefty was leading the Pacific Coast League in strikeouts.

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Baltimore Orioles @ Los Angeles Angels

, Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Chris Tillman, RHP
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Over his last eight starts, Tillman boasts a 2.50 ERA and has allowed three runs or fewer every outing in that period. His ERA has shrunk from 5.20 to 4.03 during that span.

Jered Weaver, RHP
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Weaver opened the second half with a strong outing Friday night against Seattle. The ace took a shutout into the seventh when he gave up two hits and was charged with two runs, getting a no-decision. Weaver's fastball is back in the 88-90 range.

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Houston Astros @ Oakland Athletics

, O.co Coliseum
Brad Peacock, RHP
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Peacock will be looking to erase memory of previous start, when he lasted just one-third of an inning in a loss to the Red Sox on July 13. Before that, he had pitched pretty well, posting a 3.89 ERA in his first 13 starts.

Jesse Chavez, RHP
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Chavez battled through 5 2/3 innings and had trouble with his mechanics in his last outing, giving up three runs in a 6-2 loss to the Mariners.

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