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Probable Pitchers

Chicago Cubs @ Chicago White Sox

, Guaranteed Rate Field
Jose Quintana, LHP
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Quintana's next win will be his career-high 14th, and he has the chance to do so against his former team. The lefty, who is coming off a loss to the Reds, has a career 22-27 record with a 3.59 ERA in 84 games (82 starts) at Guaranteed Rate Field.

Reynaldo Lopez, RHP
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Lopez will start the opener of a three-game series in this crosstown rivalry. The right-hander, who allowed struck out six across seven shutout innings against the Orioles on Saturday, has a 0.45 ERA in September.

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Baltimore Orioles @ New York Yankees

, Yankee Stadium
Yefry Ramirez, RHP
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Ramirez, who was sent from the Yankees to the Orioles in 2017, is 0-2 with a 7.50 ERA in three appearances (two starts) vs. New York. He pitched three scoreless innings in relief against the Yankees on Aug. 26, allowing just one hit.

CC Sabathia, LHP
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Sabathia is coming off his shortest outing of the season, tossing just 2 1/3 innings against Toronto, allowing five runs on seven hits, including three homers. In three starts against Baltimore this season, Sabathia is 0-1 with a 6.00 ERA.

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Milwaukee Brewers @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Jhoulys Chacin, RHP
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The Brewers are keeping Chacin on a five-day schedule to keep him in line to start a potential NL Wild Card Game. He’s allowed three or fewer earned runs in each of his last eight starts.

Ivan Nova, RHP
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Nova cruised through six strong innings on 76 pitches and led the Pirates to a 3-1 win on Saturday at Miller Park, his second straight quality start. Since coming off the disabled list on June 10, Nova is 7-4 with a 3.46 ERA in 16 starts.

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New York Mets @ Washington Nationals

, Nationals Park
Jacob deGrom, RHP
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deGrom has allowed three or fewer runs in 27 consecutive starts, a Major League single-season record, while his 22 straight quality starts are tied with Bob Gibson and Chris Carpenter for the all-time single-season mark.

Joe Ross, RHP
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Ross threw a career-high 114 pitches in his last start vs. the Mets on July 4, 2017. It was a seven-inning stint in which he allowed just two runs. It will be his second start this season. In his first, he went five innings vs. the Cubs on Sept. 13.

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Tampa Bay Rays @ Toronto Blue Jays

, Rogers Centre
Diego Castillo, RHP
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Castillo will make his sixth consecutive appearance as an opener for the Rays. He’s allowed just four runs in nine appearances in the role and has a 0.84 ERA since the start of September.

Sean Reid-Foley, RHP
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This likely will be Reid-Foley's final start as the Blue Jays are expected to shut him down in the near future because of an innings limit. Reid-Foley has tossed 155 2/3 innings this season, and Toronto wants to make sure he is not overworked.

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Boston Red Sox @ Cleveland Indians

, Progressive Field
Chris Sale, LHP
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The ace will continue his series of “openers” in his return from the disabled list. In his third start back, Sale should throw roughly 65 pitches. He fired three shutout innings against the Mets last time out.

Trevor Bauer, RHP
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Bauer (sidelined since Aug. 11 due to a stress fracture in his right fibula) will come off the DL to start the series opener. The plan is to get him three starts before the end of the regular season. Shane Bieber will follow Bauer out of the bullpen.

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Cincinnati Reds @ Miami Marlins

, Marlins Park
Luis Castillo, RHP
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In his past four starts, Castillo is 3-1 with a 1.46 ERA, and has worked into the seventh inning in the three wins. During Sunday's 2-1 win over the Cubs, Castillo pitched 6 2/3 innings with two strikeouts and used his changeup to get weak contact.

Wei-Yin Chen, LHP
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At Marlins Park, Chen has a 5-3 record and 1.77 ERA in 12 starts. He has struck out 66 in 71 innings at home, and opponents are hitting .190 off him with five home runs. On the road, his numbers are vastly different -- 9.29 ERA and 14 home runs.

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Kansas City Royals @ Detroit Tigers

, Comerica Park
Ian Kennedy, RHP
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Kennedy earned his second win of the season last time out, allowing two runs (one earned) on six hits over six innings against the Twins. He struck out seven over six scoreless innings against the Tigers on May 4.

Francisco Liriano, LHP
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Liriano has tempered his second-half struggles with back-to-back quality starts, including three runs over seven innings with seven strikeouts to beat the Indians last Sunday. He’s 1-0 with a 2.28 ERA in four starts against the Royals this year.

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Philadelphia Phillies @ Atlanta Braves

, SunTrust Park
Nick Pivetta, RHP
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Pivetta went 4-3 with a 3.26 ERA in 11 starts through May. He is 2-10 with a 5.57 ERA in 19 starts since. The Phillies point to his 3.42 xFIP, which ranks 17th out of 66 qualified starters as just one reason to remain high on him.

Julio Teheran, RHP
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Teheran will be attempting to strengthen his bid to gain a spot in the postseason rotation. He posted a 4.91 ERA in three starts against the Phillies in April but has not faced them since.

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Seattle Mariners @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Erasmo Ramirez, RHP
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Ramirez last faced the Rangers on April 22 in his season debut, allowing five hits and five runs in 4 2/3 innings in a 7-4 loss in Arlington. He went on the DL after one more start, but has gone 2-1 with a 4.32 ERA in seven starts since returning.

Connor Sadzeck, RHP
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Sadzeck is being used as an "opener" and is scheduled to pitch 1-2 innings before Ariel Jurado takes over. This will be Sadzeck's second start in nine appearances since behind called up for September. Opponents are hitting .174 off him in that span.

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Los Angeles Angels @ Houston Astros

, Minute Maid Park
Andrew Heaney, LHP
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Heaney allowed two runs over five innings in his last start on Saturday against the Mariners. He is 3-1 with a 1.95 ERA in six career starts against the Astros.

Gerrit Cole, RHP
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Cole has already struck out a career-high 260 batters in 187 1/3 innings, putting him on pace for his second consecutive 200-inning performance. Cole is 4-0 with a 3.48 ERA in his last six starts, but only two of those have been quality starts.

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San Francisco Giants @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Madison Bumgarner, LHP
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The Giants’ ace hasn’t pitched at Busch Stadium since Game 1 of the 2014 National League Championship Series, when he blanked St. Louis on four hits through 7 2/3 innings.

John Gant, RHP
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Gant’s run of seven straight starts with two runs or fewer allowed came to an end last weekend, when he surrendered six over 4 1/3 innings. Back in July, Gant took a tough-luck no-decision in San Francisco after allowing two runs over six innings.

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Colorado Rockies @ Arizona Diamondbacks

, Chase Field
German Marquez, RHP
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Marquez has been a quite a dependable arm lately for Colorado. He's given up three runs or less In his last 10 starts and reached double-digits in strikeouts four times over that stretch.

Zack Greinke, RHP
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Greinke, 3-2 with a 2.45 ERA in four starts against the Rockies this season, needs just 5 2/3 innings to reach 200 for the eighth time in his career.

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Minnesota Twins @ Oakland Athletics

, Oakland Coliseum
Jose Berrios, RHP
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Berrios has gone a combined 12 innings and given up three runs in his last two starts. He also snapped a streak of five straight games with a home run allowed. The 24-year-old lost vs. the A's on Aug. 26, allowing three runs in five innings.

Liam Hendriks, RHP
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Hendriks will be the opener for the seventh time this month, with the past six all being one-inning outings. The A’s have not yet revealed who will follow the right-hander.

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San Diego Padres @ Los Angeles Dodgers

, Dodger Stadium
Eric Lauer, LHP
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The Padres moved Lauer’s start with the sole purpose of putting the rookie in a big spot -- at Dodger Stadium, with L.A. in the middle of a pennant race. Coming off 81 pitches and five days’ rest, Lauer should be fresh.

Ross Stripling, RHP
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Back in the rotation after a pair of DL stints and a short turn in the bullpen, Stripling has gone just 3 1/3 innings in each of his last two starts as he works to build up his pitch count.

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