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Probable Pitchers

Baltimore Orioles @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Kevin Gausman, RHP
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Kevin Gausman, who is 2-1 with a 1.71 ERA over his last five starts gets his second career start against the Pirates. Gausman, who allowed four runs on eight hits in 6 2/3 innings in Baltimore on June 6, has never pitched at PNC Park.

Trevor Williams, RHP
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Coming off 11 days’ rest, Williams made another solid, unrewarded outing last Tuesday vs. the Crew, allowing 1 run (a homer) and striking out 6 over 5 innings on 87 pitches. He has a 2.12 ERA over his last 5 starts, but the Bucs have won only twice.

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Tampa Bay Rays @ New York Yankees

, Yankee Stadium
Blake Snell, LHP
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Snell matched his career high by tossing seven scoreless innings in Wednesday's win over the Cubs. Snell has thrown at least seven innings in three of his past six starts, compared to just once in the first 35 starts of his career.

Jordan Montgomery, LHP
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If the Yanks are going to use a left-handed starter in the playoffs, it’ll be either Montgomery or Jaime Garcia, but not both, so this is an audition of sorts for the rookie, who went 6 scoreless frames in his last start on Sept. 16 vs. the O's.

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Washington Nationals @ Philadelphia Phillies

, Citizens Bank Park
Gio Gonzalez, LHP
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Gonzalez got back on the right track in his latest outing, tossing seven innings of two-run ball with eight strikeouts. He has made 12 career starts at Citizens Bank Park and never allowed more than three earned runs.

Jake Thompson, RHP
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Thompson has a 0.87 ERA in his past two starts, but he did not pitch more than 5 1/3 innings in either of outing. He has allowed nine hits, seven walks and struck out nine in 10 1/3 innings.

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Atlanta Braves @ New York Mets

, Citi Field
R.A. Dickey, RHP
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This could be the knuckleballer’s final career start. After struggling through the early portion of this month, he regained a feel for his knuckleball during Thursday’s eight-inning outing -- and win -- over the Nationals.

Rafael Montero, RHP
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Montero’s brief run of success has come to an abrupt end in September. Over his past 15 innings, spanning four starts, Montero owns a 7.80 ERA with 18 hits, nine walks and 13 strikeouts. He is unlikely to be part of the Mets’ 2018 rotation.

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Minnesota Twins @ Cleveland Indians

, Progressive Field
Bartolo Colon, RHP
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Colon has struggled in September, going 0-4 with a 9.17 ERA in four starts. He was hit hard by the Yankees on Wednesday, allowing six runs over 3 1/3 innings.

Josh Tomlin, RHP
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Tomlin allowed two runs on seven hits while striking out five in a no-decision vs. the Angels on Wednesday. He has gone 5-0 with a 2.74 ERA and 36 strikeouts in 46 innings over his past eight starts.

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Toronto Blue Jays @ Boston Red Sox

, Fenway Park
J.A. Happ, LHP
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Happ is finishing the season on a roll. He has allowed one earned run or fewer in four of his last five starts, and he's pitched into the seventh during each of his last two. He's 6-3 over his last 10 starts.

Chris Sale, LHP
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The ace is 13 strikeouts from tying Pedro Martinez for the club record of 313 in 1999. Sale was dominant in his last start, firing eight scoreless innings while allowing four hits and striking out 13. The lefty is 7-2 with a 2.81 ERA at Fenway.

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Cincinnati Reds @ Milwaukee Brewers

, Miller Park
Deck McGuire, RHP
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At 28, this will be McGuire’s first big league start after he made four relief appearances since his first September callup from Double-A. He’s recorded 5 2/3 scoreless innings, and the club wants to see where he might fit for 2018.

Zach Davies, RHP
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Davies leads off a second straight series for the Brewers after delivering seven quality innings in a no-decision against the Cubs on Thursday. He’s still seeking win No. 18, which would be most for a Brewer since Chris Capuano in 2005.

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Houston Astros @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Dallas Keuchel, LHP
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Poor run support led to Keuchel’s loss in his last start after he allowed two runs in six innings. With nine walks in his last three starts, including a bases-loaded walk, command has been an issue. The lefty is 2-1 with a 3.38 ERA vs. Texas in 2017.

Cole Hamels, LHP
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Hamels is 7-0 with a 3.50 ERA in 10 starts at home. That's tied for the most wins at home by a Rangers pitcher without a loss in one season in club history. Hamels threw seven scoreless innings in win over the Astros on Aug. 11.

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Los Angeles Angels @ Chicago White Sox

, Guaranteed Rate Field
Parker Bridwell, RHP
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The rookie has easily been the club’s top pitcher this year in the rotation despite losing two of his last three decisions. In his previous start on Thursday, a 4-1 defeat to Cleveland, Bridwell gave up four runs and five hits over 5 1/3 innings.

Chris Volstad, RHP
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Volstad makes his first start with the White Sox (fifth appearance), getting a spot start in place of Carson Fulmer (blister). After relieving Fulmer last Thursday, Volstad allowed one run over 4 1/3 innings in a win over Houston.

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Chicago Cubs @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Jake Arrieta, RHP
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Arrieta was encouraged by his last outing against the Brewers, which was his first start since Sept. 4. He'd been bothered by a right hamstring strain, and was limited to 75-80 pitches against Milwaukee. He was pulled after throwing 71.

Carlos Martinez, RHP
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Martinez has allowed 11 runs over his past two starts, including seven in a losing effort to the Cubs on Sept. 15. That followed an eight-start stretch in which Martinez had posted a 2.85 ERA.

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Detroit Tigers @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Anibal Sanchez, RHP
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Sanchez has been dominant over his last two starts thanks to a change of speeds and fastball command, inducing swings-and-misses for 19 fastballs over 12 innings of one-run ball. He hasn’t beaten the Royals since May 3, 2015.

Jason Vargas, LHP
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In his 31st start, Vargas seeks win No. 18, which would be the most for a Royal since Kevin Appier won 18 in '93. Vargas has won each of his past three starts, and he allowed just two hits in 6 1/3 scoreless innings on Sept. 21 in Toronto.

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Miami Marlins @ Colorado Rockies

, Coors Field
Jose Urena, RHP
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Urena has emerged as the ace of Miami’s staff, and his last start was another indication why. The right-hander held the Mets to just two runs over eight innings to pick up his 14th win. He’s 9-1 with a 4.09 ERA on the road this year.

Tyler Anderson, LHP
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In three games (two starts) since his return from knee surgery, Anderson is 2-1 with a 1.72 ERA, with 13 strikeouts and three walks in 15 2/3 innings.

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San Francisco Giants @ Arizona Diamondbacks

, Chase Field
Matt Moore, LHP
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Moore owns a 6.51 ERA on the road, compared with 4.21 at home. But he has allowed 13 homers both at home and away.

Robbie Ray, LHP
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Ray's otherwise stellar September hit a speed bump on Wednesday, when the Padres posted five runs in 4 1/3 innings and handed him a loss. Ray is among the National League leaders with 212 strikeouts.

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Seattle Mariners @ Oakland Athletics

, Oakland Coliseum
James Paxton, LHP
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Paxton is making his third start since being activated from the disabled list with a left pectoral muscle strain. He wasn't sharp in his first start, but he was much better in his last against the Rangers, allowing two runs over 3 2/3 innings.

Daniel Mengden, RHP
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Mengden followed up his shutout in Philadelphia by throwing seven scoreless innings in Detroit his last time out. His command has been sharp, as he’s struck out 11 while not issuing a walk.

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San Diego Padres @ Los Angeles Dodgers

, Dodger Stadium
Dinelson Lamet, RHP
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Lamet will be looking for a strong finish to his impressive rookie campaign after a rare poor outing. He allowed six runs to the D-backs on Wednesday after a stretch of 10 straight starts in which he had allowed three runs or fewer.

Alex Wood, LHP
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The southpaw has battled velocity issues toward the end of the season, but pitched a solid outing for the Dodgers vs. the Phillies in his last outing. Wood surrendered four runs on seven hits when he last faced the Padres.

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