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Probable Pitchers

San Diego Padres @ San Francisco Giants

, AT&T Park
Eric Lauer, LHP
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The rookie left-hander is in midst of the best stretch of his young career, having allowed six combined earned runs over his last four starts. His fastball touched 95 mph and averaged 92 in his last outing -- his highest average this season.

Dereck Rodriguez, RHP
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Rodriguez is 1-1 with a 6.28 ERA in his past three starts, but the right-hander earned a win on Tuesday against the Marlins, allowing three runs, no walks and striking out six in five innings.

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San Diego Padres @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Joey Lucchesi, LHP
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The rookie left-hander returned from the disabled list Wednesday, but he allowed four runs over 1 2/3 innings. Still, he felt no ill effects from his right hip strain and should be extended well beyond the 51 pitches he threw vs. the A's.

Cole Hamels, LHP
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Hamels is 3-3 with a 2.81 ERA and a 1.14 WHIP in his past 10 starts. Opponents are hitting .206 off him in that stretch. He is 9-2 with a 2.25 ERA in 17 career starts against the Padres, but he will be facing them for the first time since 2015.

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San Diego Padres @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Tyson Ross, RHP
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Ross returns to Texas, where he struggled year before being released in September. The Padres signed him to a Minors deal in December, and he’s been their best pitcher since. Ross has allowed three earned runs or fewer in eight straight starts.

Austin Bibens-Dirkx, RHP
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Bibens-Dirkx was called up from Triple-A and allowed one run over 6 2/3 innings in a 3-2 win over the Royals. He did not strike out a batter. It is the only quality start by a pitcher in the Major Leagues this season without a strikeout.

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San Diego Padres @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Clayton Richard, LHP
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Clayton Richard’s ERA ballooned to 6.21 after his start on May 2. He’s been outstanding since, having worked quality starts in eight of his last nine games. In that time, his ERA has dropped by nearly two full points to 4.23.

Mike Minor, LHP
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Minor is 2-0 with a 2.84 ERA in his last three starts after holding the Twins to one run over six innings on Friday night. He is 3-2 with a 3.94 ERA in eight starts in Arlington. He is 1-3 with a 5.55 ERA in five career outings against the Padres.

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