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Probable Pitchers

Pittsburgh Pirates @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Francisco Liriano, LHP
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    Francisco Liriano, last 5 years vs. TEX
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In his last outing, Liriano limited the D-backs to one run and two hits in 5 2/3 innings. In May, Liriano has only given up more than three runs once -- he surrendered nine hits and eight runs in a loss to the Cubs on May 13.

Martin Perez, LHP
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    Martin Perez, last 5 years vs. PIT
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Perez pitched six scoreless innings in a 4-1 win over the Angels on Tuesday and is 1-2 with a 2.08 ERA in five starts in May. He is also 2-1 with a 2.08 ERA in five starts at home. His only career start against the Pirates came back in 2013.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ Miami Marlins

, Marlins Park
Jeff Locke, LHP
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    Jeff Locke, last 5 years vs. MIA
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Locke has registered back-to-back wins in his last two outings after one loss and two no-decisions at the beginning of May. Locke is 1-2 with a 6.15 ERA on the road so far this season.

Justin Nicolino, LHP
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    Justin Nicolino, last 5 years vs. PIT
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Nicolino struck out a career-high six in his last start. The lefty's K's per nine innings is 3.09. He's throwing more changeups this year, 19.7 percent to 17.3 last year. He's struggled more at home, 5.19 ERA to 3.57 away.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ Miami Marlins

, Marlins Park
Gerrit Cole, RHP
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Jose Fernandez, RHP
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Fernandez is on a roll, posting a 6-0 record with a 1.89 ERA in his past six starts -- 58 strikeouts, 14 walks. At Marlins Park, he is 4-1 (3.03) this year and 21-1 (1.64) in his career. He is 1-0 (2.77) in two games vs. the Pirates.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ Miami Marlins

, Marlins Park
Jonathon Niese, LHP
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Adam Conley, LHP
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Since no-hitting the Brewers for 7 2/3 innings on April 29, Conley has a 4.68 ERA over 25 innings with 20 strikeouts and 12 walks. He has also hit five batters, struggling to command in the inner half of the plate.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ Miami Marlins

, Marlins Park
Juan Nicasio, RHP
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Wei-Yin Chen, LHP
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    Wei-Yin Chen, last 5 years vs. PIT
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Chen has thrown well, but has labored in his starts. In three of his last six outings, he hasn't gone six innings. At home, his numbers have been inflated, 1-1 with a 5.35 ERA. His WHIP during May (1.46) was higher than usual (1.25 career mark).

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