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Probable Pitchers

Kansas City Royals @ Toronto Blue Jays

, Rogers Centre
Edinson Volquez, RHP
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    Edinson Volquez, last 3 starts
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    Edinson Volquez, last 5 years vs. TOR
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Volquez takes the mound for the Royals in the series finale in Toronto. Volquez says he has been reminded lately that the man he replaced, James Shields, had 13 wins last year. ?I want to get more ... 15 or 16.?

R.A. Dickey, RHP
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    R.A. Dickey, regular season
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Dickey has recorded four straight quality starts and has allowed three earned runs or fewer in 10 of his last 11 outings. He hasn't surrendered a homer in three straight starts, which is the first time he has accomplished that since 2013.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
Charlie Morton, RHP
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    Charlie Morton, last 3 starts
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    Charlie Morton, regular season
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Morton is winless in his past five starts. Solving his first-inning troubles would help snap that streak: In his 12 starts, he has allowed 16 runs (15 earned) in the first. Undefeated in past six GABP starts (3-0, 2.70 ERA).

Keyvius Sampson, RHP
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    Keyvius Sampson, regular season
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Sampson will make his first career start after making his Major League debut on Thursday with one scoreless inning of relief work. He gave up only five hits across eight scoreless frames in his last start with Triple-A Louisville on July 24.

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San Diego Padres @ Miami Marlins

, Marlins Park
James Shields, RHP
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    James Shields, last 3 starts
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    James Shields, regular season
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The Major League leader in games started lowered his ERA half a run over six July starts, yet won just once. He was the only Padres starter to miss Miami during the Marlins' four-game series at Petco Park last weekend.

Jose Fernandez, RHP
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Fernandez is looking to work his way into the record books as he's one win shy of tying Johnny Allen (1932-33) and LaMarr Hoyt (1980-82) for most consecutive decisions won at home to start a career. The ace is 15-0 with a 1.19 ERA in 23 home starts.

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Atlanta Braves @ Philadelphia Phillies

, Citizens Bank Park
Julio Teheran, RHP
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Teheran will have yet another opportunity to halt the struggles he has encountered while producing a 7.24 ERA in 11 road starts. His fastball has had more life since the All-Star break, but he?s allowed two homers in both of his past two starts.

Adam Morgan, LHP
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Morgan makes his seventh start of the season. He has allowed three runs or fewer in six of those starts, but he has pitched six or more innings just three times. The Phillies would like to see Morgan get a little deeper into games going forward.

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Detroit Tigers @ Baltimore Orioles

, Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Daniel Norris, LHP
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Norris will make his Tigers debut three days after joining the team as the centerpiece of the David Price trade with Toronto. It will be his first big league outing since April 30, part of an up-and-down month in the Blue Jays' rotation.

Ubaldo Jimenez, RHP
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After giving up two runs on four hits in a 25-pitch first inning, Jimenez responded by throwing six scoreless innings while walking three batters for his ninth quality start of the season vs. Atlanta on July 28.

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Tampa Bay Rays @ Boston Red Sox

, Fenway Park
Jake Odorizzi, RHP
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Odorizzi will look to build on his last start vs. the Tigers, when he went six innings for the first time since returning from the DL on July 11, allowing one run while striking out eight en route to the win.

Wade Miley, LHP
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Miley's up-and-down season continued on Tuesday, as he gave up seven runs over 5 2/3 innings against the White Sox. He has not won a start since July 2.

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Arizona Diamondbacks @ Houston Astros

, Minute Maid Park
Robbie Ray, LHP
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Ray struck out a season-high-tying eight Mariners in a seven-inning, two-run outing on Monday night in Seattle, but got a no-decision. The 23-year-old lefty is went 2-3 with a 3.56 ERA in five July starts.

Collin McHugh, RHP
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McHugh called his last outing the "ugliest pitcher's win" a fan would ever see, scattering seven hits and five runs in just five innings. The offense compensated, though, besting the Angels, 10-5.

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Chicago Cubs @ Milwaukee Brewers

, Miller Park
Clayton Richard, LHP
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The Cubs traded for Dan Haren on Friday, but he just started for the Marlins, so Richard will be added to the roster for the series finale. It'll be Richard's fourth start with the Cubs and his first since July 20 against the Reds.

Kyle Lohse, RHP
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Lohse pitched into the seventh inning of his last start for only the third time since May 15. But he also was burned again by the long ball, making it 18 times in 21 starts that he has surrendered at least one home run.

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New York Yankees @ Chicago White Sox

, U.S. Cellular Field
Ivan Nova, RHP
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Nova asked out of his most recent start after just five innings and 75 pitches due to what the Yankees called "arm fatigue." He believes it is a normal part of the recovery process from Tommy John surgery.

Jeff Samardzija, RHP
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Assuming the right-hander is not moved before Friday?s non-waiver Trade Deadline, he will pitch in the series finale against the Yankees. Samardzija has a 4-1 mark, 2.78 ERA and 0.97 WHIP over his last nine starts.

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Seattle Mariners @ Minnesota Twins

, Target Field
Hisashi Iwakuma, RHP
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Iwakuma has dominated the Twins (5-0, 0.00 ERA in 5 games), with just 2 unearned runs, 20 hits and 34 strikeouts in 33 2/3 innings. After three strong starts coming off the DL, he gave up 6 runs in 5 2/3 innings in a loss to the D-backs on Tuesday.

Mike Pelfrey, RHP
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After posting a 7.59 ERA over his last six starts heading into the All-Star break, Pelfrey has been better in his two starts in the second half. He's posted a 3.18 ERA, but still hasn't won since June 7.

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Colorado Rockies @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Yohan Flande, LHP
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Flande picked up the first win of his career on Tuesday after going 0-7 before then. Though he normally works out of the bullpen, he made the second-longest outing this season in his first start since September 2014.

Jaime Garcia, LHP
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In his first start since June 24, Garcia threw six innings, holding the Reds hitless until the fourth and scoreless until the sixth, when he gave up a three-run home run. It was only the fourth homer he?s allowed in 54 innings.

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San Francisco Giants @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Mike Leake, RHP
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This will be Leake's first start for the Giants since they acquired him less than 24 hours before last Friday's Trade Deadline. Leake's career 4.89 ERA in August is his worst for any month.

Martin Perez, LHP
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Perez is making his fourth start since coming back from Tommy John surgery. He allowed eight runs in one-plus innings against the Yankees on Tuesday. He pitched a scoreless first, but then allowed eight straight batters to reach.

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Cleveland Indians @ Oakland Athletics

, O.co Coliseum
Trevor Bauer, RHP
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Bauer is coming off the first complete game of his career, but it came in a loss after allowing a solo home run in the ninth inning to break a 1-1 tie.

Sonny Gray, RHP
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Gray was dominant in his last start, tossing a three-hit shutout in a win over the Dodgers on Tuesday. He struck out nine and only walked one, throwing his second shutout of the season. His first was against the Indians in July.

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Los Angeles Angels @ Los Angeles Dodgers

, Dodger Stadium
Cory Rasmus, RHP
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Rasmus will start what could be a bullpen day for the Angels, who need to fill C.J. Wilson's rotation slot. Wilson could be out for the year because of bone spurs in his left elbow, and Rasmus headed several staff days down the stretch in 2014.

Mat Latos, RHP
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Latos will make his Dodgers debut in the series finale. Since returning from a stint on the disabled list on June 13 because of left knee inflammation, Latos has a 2.96 ERA in seven starts, compared to a 6.12 ERA in his first nine outings.

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Washington Nationals @ New York Mets

, Citi Field
Jordan Zimmermann, RHP
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This will be Zimmerman's third start vs. the Mets this year. Both outings came in D.C., and he went 1-0 while allowing four earned runs in 13 innings. He recently took a no-decision vs. the Mets on July 22, allowing three runs in seven frames.

Noah Syndergaard, RHP
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Fresh off the best start -- eight scoreless innings with nine strikeouts -- of his career, Syndergaard will face the Nationals for the second time in 12 days. He held them to one run in five innings in their first meeting, taking a no-decision.

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