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Probable Pitchers

Toronto Blue Jays @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
J.A. Happ, LHP
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    J.A. Happ, last 3 starts
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    J.A. Happ, regular season
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    J.A. Happ, last 5 years vs. CHC
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Happ is on a roll lately, having allowed just one run in each of his last three outings. The veteran lefty has surrendered more than three earned runs just twice since the start of June and hasn't lost since late July.

Jake Arrieta, RHP
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    Jake Arrieta, last 3 starts
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    Jake Arrieta, regular season
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    Jake Arrieta, last 5 years vs. TOR
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Arrieta will open an Interleague series against the Blue Jays at Wrigley. He's now 4-1 with a 2.09 ERA since the break after picking up a win over the D-backs in his last start. The key? Fastball command.

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Los Angeles Angels @ Baltimore Orioles

, Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Andrew Heaney, LHP
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    Andrew Heaney, last 3 starts
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    Andrew Heaney, regular season
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    Andrew Heaney, last 5 years vs. BAL
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Heaney will make his first start since April 5, 2016, after undergoing Tommy John surgery in July 2016. The left-hander has had a smooth recovery and was 6-4 with a 3.49 ERA in 2015.

Jeremy Hellickson, RHP
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    Jeremy Hellickson, last 3 starts
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    Jeremy Hellickson, regular season
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    Jeremy Hellickson, last 5 years vs. LAA
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Hellickson, who the O's acquired at the Trade Deadline from the Phillies, is 1-2 with a 4.50 ERA in three starts for Baltimore. He allowed five runs on six hits over five innings in the Orioles' 9-3 loss to the A's on Sunday.

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St. Louis Cardinals @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Carlos Martinez, RHP
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    Carlos Martinez, last 3 starts
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    Carlos Martinez, regular season
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    Carlos Martinez, last 5 years vs. PIT
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With a win in his last start, Martinez has now won three of his last four and has struck out seven or more batters in four straight starts. He had a no-decision in his only start vs. the Pirates this year, giving up two runs through seven innings.

Trevor Williams, RHP
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    Trevor Williams, last 3 starts
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    Trevor Williams, regular season
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    Trevor Williams, last 5 years vs. STL
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Williams followed up an outing in which he threw seven scoreless innings against the Tigers by posting another quality start against the Blue Jays on Aug. 12. He has a 2.95 ERA over six starts since the All-Star break.

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Los Angeles Dodgers @ Detroit Tigers

, Comerica Park
Rich Hill, LHP
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    Rich Hill, last 5 years vs. DET
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Hill stayed strong on Friday, striking out nine Padres and grinding through six innings. The southpaw took a fastball to the throat while trying to bunt but stayed in the game and avoided serious injury.

Jordan Zimmermann, RHP
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    Jordan Zimmermann, last 5 years vs. LAD
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Zimmermann was rocked for seven runs in 3 1/3 innings on Saturday, despite retiring six of the first seven batters. He hasn’t seen the Dodgers since his days in the National League, but he sports a 2.11 ERA in his past four starts against them.

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Miami Marlins @ New York Mets

, Citi Field
Justin Nicolino, LHP
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Nicolino is getting a shot to see if he should be a starter or a reliever. He mixed his four pitches in his last start vs. the Rockies, giving up 2 runs (1 earned) in 5 1/3 innings. He threw 48 fastballs, 19 curves, 13 changeups and 8 cutters.

Chris Flexen, RHP
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Flexen’s walk rate has more than quadrupled since he jumped from Double-A to the big leagues, increasing from 1.5 per nine innings in the Minors this season to 6.5 per nine in the Majors. He’ll be making his first career start against the Marlins.

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New York Yankees @ Boston Red Sox

, Fenway Park
Jordan Montgomery, LHP
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Montgomery will make his second straight start against the Red Sox after holding them to a run on two hits in 5 1/3 innings on Sunday. Montgomery walked three and struck out four in an 84-pitch effort.

Drew Pomeranz, LHP
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The left-hander was effective while beating the Yankees on Aug. 12, giving up seven hits and three runs over 6 2/3 innings. Pomeranz has given up three earned runs or fewer in 10 of his last 11 starts.

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Seattle Mariners @ Tampa Bay Rays

, Tropicana Field
Erasmo Ramirez, RHP
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Ramirez faces the team that traded him on July 28 for Steve Cishek as he works in the Mariners’ rotation. He is 0-1 with a 4.40 ERA in three starts, but he is coming off his best outing -- six innings with three hits and one run vs. the Angels.

Austin Pruitt, RHP
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Pruitt turned in a quality start last time out against the Indians and has really turned a corner recently. Over his last three starts and 18 1/3 innings, the right-hander holds a 1.96 ERA and has walked just three batters.

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Cincinnati Reds @ Atlanta Braves

, SunTrust Park
Sal Romano, RHP
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Romano was lackluster in Sunday’s 7-4 loss to the Brewers but took a positive out of using his changeup more. He got some confidence when he struck out Jonathan Villar with it in the second and hopes to maintain a three-pitch mix in the future.

R.A. Dickey, RHP
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Provided three extra days of rest, the veteran knuckleballer completed one of his best starts of the season Sunday in St. Louis. He has allowed one earned run or fewer in seven of his past nine starts.

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Chicago White Sox @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
James Shields, RHP
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Shields struck out a season-high eight batters while allowing three runs against the Kansas City Royals on Saturday. Shields has yet to face the Rangers this year, but he is 3-3 with a 3.64 ERA in eight career starts at Globe Life Park.

Andrew Cashner, RHP
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Cashner allowed two runs in seven innings in a 2-1 loss to the Astros on Sunday, but he is still 4-2 with a 2.27 ERA in his last six starts. He is 0-2 with a 5.63 ERA in three career games against the White Sox.

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Arizona Diamondbacks @ Minnesota Twins

, Target Field
Zack Godley, RHP
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Godley took the loss his last time out against the Cubs despite allowing just two runs over 5 2/3 innings. In his last four starts, he is 2-1 with a 1.78 ERA. This will be his first start against the Twins.

Ervin Santana, RHP
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Santana lasted just five innings his last time out, marking his shortest start since July 21. Santana allowed four runs off seven hits in the no-decision against Detroit.

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Oakland Athletics @ Houston Astros

, Minute Maid Park
Sean Manaea, LHP
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Manaea, who had a 3.83 ERA following his July 27 start, struggled in three August starts, allowing a combined 13 earned runs in 6 2/3 innings. Manaea recorded one out in his latest start against the Orioles on Saturday, yielding six runs on six hits.

Dallas Keuchel, LHP
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After going 0-2 with a 10.50 ERA in his first three starts after missing eight weeks with neck discomfort, Keuchel held the Rangers to one run on six hits in 6 2/3 innings Sunday. It was his first win since beating Texas on June 2.

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Cleveland Indians @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Corey Kluber, RHP
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Kluber allowed three runs and struck out nine in seven innings vs. the Rays on Sunday. The AL Cy Young Award contender is 8-1 with a 1.85 ERA, 151 strikeouts and 17 walks in his last 14 starts (102 1/3 innings).

Ian Kennedy, RHP
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Kennedy bounced back in his last start, allowing three runs in 6 1/3 innings against the White Sox on Aug. 12. He didn’t get a decision and is 0-2 with a 7.16 ERA in August (16 1/3 innings).

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Milwaukee Brewers @ Colorado Rockies

, Coors Field
Matt Garza, RHP
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Garza has not faced the Rockies this season, but he is 2-5 with a 6.10 ERA in seven career starts against them. Garza allowed three earned runs over 5 1/3 innings on Sunday and has not surpassed six innings in five straight starts since July 5.

German Marquez, RHP
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Marquez is coming off one of his worst starts of the season, giving up five runs in 4 1/3 innings to the Marlins on Sunday. He’s faced the Brewers once before on the final game last season, allowing two runs in six innings.

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Washington Nationals @ San Diego Padres

, Petco Park
Max Scherzer, RHP
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Since exiting his Aug. 1 start with neck spasms, Scherzer has not missed a beat. The Nats ace has allowed two earned runs in seven innings of work in each of his last two starts with a combined 19 strikeouts and just three walks.

Luis Perdomo, RHP
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The big inning continued to bite Perdomo, who allowed five runs in the fourth vs. Los Angeles on Sunday. He was sharp otherwise and has gone at least six innings in each of his past five starts.

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Philadelphia Phillies @ San Francisco Giants

, AT&T Park
Zach Eflin, RHP
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Eflin will pitch in San Francisco for the second time in his career and the third time facing the Giants overall. He threw six innings, giving up one unearned run on five hits at AT&T Park in June 2016.

Matt Moore, LHP
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Moore turned in arguably his best start this year against the Nationals, finishing seven strong innings of two-run ball while fanning nine. His 4.82 ERA since the All-Star break is an improvement from his first-half 6.04 ERA.

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