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Probable Pitchers

Chicago Cubs @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Jason Hammel, RHP
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    Jason Hammel, last 3 starts
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Hammel is on a roll. He threw six shutout innings in his last start against the Reds, and now boasts a 0.75 ERA for the season, giving up two earned runs over 24 innings. Hammel has more RBIs himself (3), and is proud of his three-game hit streak.

Gerrit Cole, RHP
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    Gerrit Cole, last 3 starts
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    Gerrit Cole, regular season
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    Gerrit Cole, last 5 years vs. CHC
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Cole was extremely effective with his fastball Tuesday, throwing it over 70 times in 103 pitches. He had great command, and was able to use the entire zone to keep the Rockies off balance. He yielded two earned runs in six innings.

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Texas Rangers @ Toronto Blue Jays

, Rogers Centre
A.J. Griffin, RHP
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    A.J. Griffin, last 3 starts
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    A.J. Griffin, regular season
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    A.J. Griffin, last 5 years vs. TOR
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Griffin held the Yankees to one run in eight innings in his last start. Opponents are hitting .189 off him, including .162 by right-handed hitters. He is 2-0 with a 2.66 ERA in four career starts against the Blue Jays.

R.A. Dickey, RHP
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    R.A. Dickey, regular season
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    R.A. Dickey, last 5 years vs. TEX
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Dickey finished with a 6.75 ERA in April, the highest mark of his career for that month. He has allowed at least 3 runs in every game but will try to turn things around against his former team. He is 2-2 with a 3.77 ERA in 7 career outings vs. Texas.

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Atlanta Braves @ New York Mets

, Citi Field
Mike Foltynewicz, RHP
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    Mike Foltynewicz, last 3 starts
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    Mike Foltynewicz, regular season
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    Mike Foltynewicz, last 5 years vs. NYM
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Foltynewicz is returning to the Majors for the first time since being shut down by a blood clot in September. The hard-throwing hurler has battled some command issues while toying with his changeup over the past month.

Bartolo Colon, RHP
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Colon will take his third crack at career win No. 220 against the Braves, against whom he went 4-0 in five starts last season. A win would move Colon into sole possession of second place on the all-time wins list among Dominican-born pitchers.

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San Francisco Giants @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
Johnny Cueto, RHP
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This could be an emotional start for Cueto, who spent most of his previous eight Major League seasons with the Reds before they traded him to Kansas City. Cueto, coming off his 100th career win, went 92-63 with Cincinnati.

Brandon Finnegan, LHP
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Finnegan got a no-decision after he took a shutout into the 7th vs. the Mets Tuesday. But he was smarting when a fastball to Yoenis Cespedes tailed out over the plate and was crushed for a game-tying homer. Until then, it was another strong outing.

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Los Angeles Angels @ Milwaukee Brewers

, Miller Park
Jered Weaver, RHP
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Weaver picked up his third win against the Royals on Tuesday, despite giving up seven extra-base hits in six innings. He pitched six scoreless innings when he faced the Brewers in 2013, and he has a career 2.76 ERA against National League teams.

Jimmy Nelson, RHP
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Nelson threw a season-high 109 pitches and had a three-game winning streak snapped in his latest outing against the Cubs. Nelson tossed 5 2/3 scoreless innings in his only career start against the Marlins.

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Minnesota Twins @ Houston Astros

, Minute Maid Park
Jose Berrios, RHP
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Berrios, a top prospect, is coming off his first career start, and he will get another chance. He gave up five runs over four-plus innings in his debut against the Indians.

Dallas Keuchel, LHP
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Keuchel, a 20-game winner a year ago, has given up 11 runs on 19 hits over his past two starts after allowing five runs on 14 hits through his first 20 2/3 innings.

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Philadelphia Phillies @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Jeremy Hellickson, RHP
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Hellickson had his best start of the season Wednesday against the Nationals, allowing just two hits in seven scoreless innings. Hellickson has only faced the Cardinals once. He earned a win against them in 2011.

Adam Wainwright, RHP
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Though his line on Wednesday - 5 1/3 innings, seven hits, four runs - didn’t indicate it, Wainwright was pleased with his improved command. In particular, he found he was able to get late life on his pitches for the first time this season.

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Washington Nationals @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Gio Gonzalez, LHP
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Gonzalez is coming off one of his best months with the Nationals, where through four starts he finished with a 1.42 ERA. He is issuing fewer walks and throwing fewer pitches, which has helped him pitch deeper into games.

Edinson Volquez, RHP
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Volque takes the mound for the Royals in the series opener against the Nationals. Volquez got his first loss of the season Tuesday against the Angels, giving up a career-high 12 hits and eight runs.

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Seattle Mariners @ Oakland Athletics

, Oakland Coliseum
Nathan Karns, RHP
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The 28-year-old is coming off by far his best start of the season, seven scoreless innings with two hits against the Astros. He lost to the A’s in his Mariners debut on April 9, allowing seven hits and four runs in five frames.

Kendall Graveman, RHP
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Graveman allowed six earned runs in a loss to the Tigers after surrendering just four runs in his previous three starts combined. Graveman is 1-0 with a 0.90 ERA in three career games (1 start) vs. Seattle.

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Colorado Rockies @ San Diego Padres

, Petco Park
Jon Gray, RHP
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The right-handed pitcher took a no-decision after allowing six runs on nine hits and one walk with two strikeouts in 3 2/3 innings against the Pirates in his last outing.

James Shields, RHP
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The veteran righty remains in search of his first win, despite four quality starts in five outings. The Padres have scored just six times in those five starts. Shields has won six of his last seven decisions vs. Colorado.

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