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Probable Pitchers

Chicago White Sox @ Detroit Tigers

, Comerica Park
Carlos Rodon, LHP
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    Carlos Rodon, last 5 years vs. DET
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Since the start of July, Rodon’s 1.27 ERA is the best in all of baseball. He has allowed six runs on 22 hits over his past 42 2/3 innings while striking out 36 and walking 19. Rodon threw 38 sliders among his 106 pitches during Friday’s start.

Jordan Zimmermann, RHP
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    Jordan Zimmermann, last 5 years vs. CWS
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A pair of unearned runs was all the scoring yielded by Zimmermann over 6 1/3 innings last Friday against the Twins, whose hitters appeared flummoxed by a split changeup Zimmermann unveiled after tinkering with it in side sessions.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ Minnesota Twins

, Target Field
Chris Archer, RHP
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    Chris Archer, last 5 years vs. MIN
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Archer, seeking his first quality start for the Pirates, is 4-0 with a 1.48 ERA and 0.92 WHIP in five career starts at Target Field. He allowed two runs (one earned) and struck out seven over 4 1/3 innings on the road against the Twins on July 14.

Jose Berrios, RHP
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Berrios is coming off one of his shortest outings of the season when he lasted just four innings vs. the Indians, allowing four runs on four hits. The long ball has been an issue for Berrios, but he's only allowed one home run in his past six starts.

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Milwaukee Brewers @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Junior Guerra, RHP
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    Junior Guerra, last 5 years vs. CHC
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Guerra looks to continue his good work vs. the Cubs this season. In two starts, Guerra has fired 12 innings with a 1.50 ERA and 10 strikeouts. For his career, Guerra has a 1.89 ERA in 19 innings vs. the Cubs with 22 strikeouts and a .194 BAA.

Kyle Hendricks, RHP
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Hendricks did not get a decision in his last start against the Nationals, but he did record his team-leading 11th quality start. He has not walked a batter in three straight starts for the first time in his career.

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Seattle Mariners @ Oakland Athletics

, Oakland Coliseum
Mike Leake, RHP
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The veteran right-hander hasn’t won a game since June 23, but he hasn’t got a lot of help either as he’s 0-3, 4.11 ERA over his past eight starts. Leake has two no-decisions vs. Oakland this season with a 2.84 ERA.

Brett Anderson, LHP
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Anderson went five innings in Anaheim on Friday, allowing two runs on four hits and throwing 63 pitches. He has given the A’s at least five innings in five of six starts since returning from the disabled list.

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Boston Red Sox @ Philadelphia Phillies

, Citizens Bank Park
Nathan Eovaldi, RHP
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Eovaldi will seek a bounceback start after going only 2 2/3 innings and allowing eight runs (four earned) his last time out against the Orioles. In his two previous starts, the righty didn't allow a run in 15 innings.

Vince Velasquez, RHP
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Velasquez struggled in his last start against the D-backs, as he lacked life on his four-seam fastball. But he otherwise has been a bright spot in the Phillies’ rotation, posting a 3.18 ERA in 15 starts since the end of April.

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New York Mets @ Baltimore Orioles

, Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Zack Wheeler, RHP
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Over the last seven weeks, Wheeler is one of only a handful of starters with at least 50 innings, a sub-3.00 ERA and more than a strikeout per inning. He blanked the Orioles over seven innings when he last saw them June 6, taking a no-decision.

Dylan Bundy, RHP
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Bundy will look to remedy his home run woes in his start against the Mets. The righty has given up 11 long balls in his past six games and leads the Majors in homers allowed.

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Tampa Bay Rays @ New York Yankees

, Yankee Stadium
Jake Faria, RHP
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Faria will be making his 11th start of the season after missing a chunk of the season with an oblique problem. He is 1-2 with a 7.24 ERA in six road appearances this season. On Friday he pitched three scoreless innings in a 7-0 Rays win at Toronto.

Luis Cessa, RHP
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The Yankees plan to promote Cessa for his fourth start of the season, this time in place of the injured CC Sabathia. The 26-year-old is 1-2 with a 3.14 ERA in three starts this season, and 1-2 with a 4.50 ERA in eight appearances overall.

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Cleveland Indians @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
Shane Bieber, RHP
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Bieber threw one of his best games of the season in Chicago in his last start, holding the White Sox scoreless through 6 2/3 and allowing a career-low three hits. The rookie has been up and down most of the year, but lowered his ERA half a run.

Robert Stephenson, RHP
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Stephenson’s first start of 2018 lasted just four innings and 76 pitches. He allowed three hits and three earned runs, and he also walked five -- including a four-pitch, bases-loaded free pass to fellow pitcher Jacob deGrom.

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Miami Marlins @ Atlanta Braves

, SunTrust Park
Jose Urena, RHP
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Urena has struggled in two August starts, posting an 8.71 ERA in 10 1/3 innings. Overall, on the road, the right-hander is 2-3 with a 5.28 ERA in eight starts. Since the All-Star break, he has a 6.64 ERA. He seeks his first win since July 29.

Kevin Gausman, RHP
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Gausman had great success with his splitter and changeup as he quieted the Brewers' offense over eight innings on Friday. The right-hander has quickly found comfort since being acquired from the Orioles on July 31.

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Colorado Rockies @ Houston Astros

, Minute Maid Park
Tyler Anderson, LHP
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After delivery struggles in his last two starts, Anderson held the Dodgers to one run and four hits in six innings last time out. He held the Astros to two runs (one earned) and three hits in 7 1/3 innings at Coors on July 24.

Gerrit Cole, RHP
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Cole rolled through 7 1/3 innings Friday vs. Seattle, but picked up the loss. The righty tied Chris Sale for the American League lead in strikeouts at 207, setting a new career high for a single season.

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Toronto Blue Jays @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Marco Estrada, RHP
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Estrada has been a bit inconsistent since returning from the DL at the end of July. He carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning of a start in Seattle, but in his last outing, he matched a season high with five runs allowed over 5 1/3 innings.

Jorge Lopez, RHP
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Lopez, acquired at the non-waiver Trade Deadline from Milwaukee for Mike Moustakas, had a strong outing last Tuesday at Triple-A Omaha, throwing 5 2/3 scoreless innings while giving up three hits to go with seven strikeouts.

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Washington Nationals @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Jeremy Hellickson, RHP
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Hellickson carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning before he ran out of stamina in his most recent start against the Cubs. Although he has rarely pitched deep into games, he has been one of the most consistent starters in the rotation.

Austin Gomber, LHP
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Gomber wasn’t at his most efficient in his last start, but he did give the Cards five scoreless innings to pick up his second win. As the only lefty in the Cards’ rotation, Gomber benefits from offering opponents a different look.

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Los Angeles Angels @ San Diego Padres

, Petco Park
Felix Pena, RHP
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Pena didn’t factor into the decision in his last start on Friday after giving up three runs over 5 2/3 innings against the A’s. He last faced the Padres on Aug. 23, 2016, as a reliever for the Cubs and gave up three runs over one-third of an inning.

Robbie Erlin, LHP
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Erlin has made two starts since joining the Padres’ rotation from the bullpen. He’s been solid in both, allowing three earned runs in 10 innings. The left-hander has been good out of the ‘pen and is still looking to solidify his rotation place.

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San Francisco Giants @ Los Angeles Dodgers

, Dodger Stadium
Derek Holland, LHP
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The Giants have won Holland's last three starts. The left-hander was a beneficiary of bountiful run support on Friday, collecting his sixth win of the season despite allowing five runs (four earned).

Hyun-Jin Ryu, LHP
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Ryu will make his first appearance since May 2 after spending most of the season on the disabled list with a left groin strain. In two rehab games, he allowed seven hits in nine innings.

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