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Probable Pitchers

Minnesota Twins @ Toronto Blue Jays

, Rogers Centre
Ervin Santana, RHP
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    Ervin Santana, last 5 years vs. TOR
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Santana saw his streak of 15 2/3 straight scoreless innings snapped with a rough outing against the Pirates on Wednesday. The right-hander allowed eight runs (six earned) over 5 2/3 innings.

David Price, LHP
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    David Price, last 3 starts
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    David Price, regular season
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    David Price, last 5 years vs. MIN
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Price will make his Blue Jays debut in a matinee for Simcoe Day. He was a candidate to start Sunday, but the club will give him an extra day of rest, which also allows him to face a Twins team that Toronto is chasing for an AL Wild Card spot.

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Arizona Diamondbacks @ Washington Nationals

, Nationals Park
Zack Godley, RHP
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Godley was acquired by the D-backs this winter in the Miguel Montero deal. The right-hander has been impressive in his first two big league starts, lasting six innings in both while allowing three total runs.

Doug Fister, RHP
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    Doug Fister, last 5 years vs. ARI
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Fister earned his first win since June in his last outing, allowing two runs over six innings against Miami. He's pitched much better at home this year, with a 3.80 ERA in seven starts compared to a 5.06 ERA on the road, also in seven starts.

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Chicago Cubs @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Jon Lester, LHP
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    Jon Lester, last 3 starts
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Lester had what he called his best outing of the season his last time out, striking out a season-high 14 Rockies. He's thrown at least seven innings in each of his starts in July, including another season-high eight innings in his last start.

Francisco Liriano, LHP
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Liriano comes off allowing a season-high 10 hits in only 5 2/3 innings against the Twins, but he's also started six consecutive wins (going 3-0 across that stretch). He's had homer troubles at home (8 in 66 2/3 innings).

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New York Mets @ Miami Marlins

, Marlins Park
Bartolo Colon, RHP
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Colon has alternated good starts with rough ones in recent weeks. He allowed six runs in just 2 1/3 innings in his last start against the Padres on Wednesday. In August, Colon has a 3.92 career ERA in 68 starts.

Tom Koehler, RHP
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Koehler has faced the Mets twice this season -- both times at Citi Field -- and went just 3 1/3 innings in each outing while giving up a combined 12 runs. However, he gets them at home this time, where he owns a 2.32 ERA in 54 1/3 innings.

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San Francisco Giants @ Atlanta Braves

, Turner Field
Matt Cain, RHP
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Cain has alternated subpar outings with decent ones. If that pattern holds, he'll be due for a strong performance at Atlanta.

Mike Foltynewicz, RHP
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The Braves know Foltynewicz has the stuff to project as a reliever. But they want to give him a chance to prove to be a starter. His start on Wednesday against the Orioles provided some hope he's moving in the right direction.

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Houston Astros @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Lance McCullers, RHP
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Pitching on 10 days' rest in his first start after the All-Star break, McCullers was effective through seven innings of one-run ball in a 6-3 win against the Angels on July 29, notching his fifth win.

Colby Lewis, RHP
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Lewis has won three straight starts since the All-Star break after beating the Yankees, 5-2, on Wednesday. He is 4-1 with a 4.76 ERA in 10 starts at home. He is 2-0 with a 2.78 ERA in three starts against the Astros this season.

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San Diego Padres @ Milwaukee Brewers

, Miller Park
Tyson Ross, RHP
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Ross gave up a homer in his last start after not allowing one in 16 straight starts, a franchise record. Despite that, he picked up a win over the Mets, pitching through five innings allowing two hits and one run.

Wily Peralta, RHP
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Peralta showed little rust in his return from a two-month stint on the disabled list, pitching at 96 mph during six-plus innings at San Francisco. It was his first Major League outing since May 22.

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Tampa Bay Rays @ Chicago White Sox

, U.S. Cellular Field
Nathan Karns, RHP
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Karns posted a quality start in his last outing, when he allowed one run on three hits in six-plus innings against the Tigers. Karns has made 15 starts in which he has allowed two runs or fewer this season.

Jose Quintana, LHP
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Quintana was not at his sharpest against the Red Sox on Wednesday, but with a rare offensive outburst behind him, he easily survived 6 1/3 innings. Quintana has issued two walks over his last seven starts and is 1-1 lifetime against the Rays.

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Seattle Mariners @ Colorado Rockies

, Coors Field
Felix Hernandez, RHP
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The six-time All-Star is having another outstanding season, but he?s coming off a rough start against the D-backs when he gave up seven runs and a season-high 12 hits in 6 2/3 innings. This will be his first time facing the Rockies.

Eddie Butler, RHP
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Butler lost his last outing to the Cubs on July 29 on a two-run homer by Anthony Rizzo. He has been solid in two games since returning from Triple-A.

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Baltimore Orioles @ Oakland Athletics

, O.co Coliseum
Tyler Wilson, RHP
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Wilson is getting the call up from Triple-A for a spot start in place of Chris Tillman, who is recovering from a left ankle sprain. Wilson has appeared in five games for Baltimore this season, making a start on May 28.

Jesse Chavez, RHP
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Chavez yielded three earned runs in five innings in a no-decision in the A's 10-7 loss to the Dodgers on Wednesday. He'll look to pick up just his second win in his last seven starts when the A's host the Orioles.

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Cleveland Indians @ Los Angeles Angels

, Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Corey Kluber, RHP
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Kluber (6-11, 3.44 ERA) logged a complete game on Wednesday, holding the Royals to one run with six strikeouts and a win. He posted a 2.91 ERA in July and has a 2.80 ERA with 126 strikeouts in his last 15 starts (112 1/3 innings).

Garrett Richards, RHP
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Richards took responsibility for the Angels' 6-3 loss to Astros on Wednesday, after allowing four runs in 6 1/3 innings. He'll try to bounce back in the series opener against Cleveland and 2014 AL Cy Young winner Corey Kluber.

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