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Probable Pitchers

Seattle Mariners @ Boston Red Sox

, Fenway Park
Marco Gonzales, LHP
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The 26-year-old gave up a season-high three HRs and six runs in a 7-2 loss at Yankee Stadium Tuesday, with the six earned runs matching the total he’d allowed in his previous six starts over 38 1/3 frames. This will be his first time facing Boston.

Chris Sale, LHP
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The lefty ace continues to be excellent, but the Sox are 8-8 when he pitches. Boston has a 4.76 run-support average for Sale, who has allowed two earned runs or fewer in 11 of his 16 starts. Sale is 5-1 with a 2.09 ERA in 10 appearances vs. Seattle.

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Chicago Cubs @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
To Be Announced

Sal Romano, RHP
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Romano has strung together two solid outings, most recently on Tuesday against the Tigers, during which he yielded four hits over seven shutout innings. In his past two starts, Romano has allowed one run over 15 innings.

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Detroit Tigers @ Cleveland Indians

, Progressive Field
Matthew Boyd, LHP
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Boyd will be looking for a return to form after a short-porch grand slam doomed him to defeat in Cincinnati on Tuesday. He tossed seven innings of three-hit, one-run ball in his only meeting with the Indians this year on April 10 in Cleveland.

Adam Plutko, RHP
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Plutko's last start was on June 12, when he allowed five runs in 4 2/3 innings with five strikeouts and three walks against the White Sox. He returns to the rotation after a temporary stint in the bullpen.

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Los Angeles Dodgers @ New York Mets

, Citi Field
Rich Hill, LHP
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Hill came off the disabled list with a vengeance, limiting the Cubs to three hits over six scoreless innings in his first legitimate start in six weeks, with no blister issues.

Jason Vargas, LHP
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If Vargas wants to keep his rotation spot when Noah Syndergaard returns from the disabled list, he’ll need to improve quickly. Allowing seven runs in 2 1/3 innings last time out against the Rockies, Vargas bloated his ERA to 8.60.

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New York Yankees @ Tampa Bay Rays

, Tropicana Field
Domingo German, RHP
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German will make his ninth start of the season in the series finale against the Rays. Last time out, the righty pitched a career-high seven innings, allowing just a solo home run and two hits to the Mariners.

Matt Andriese, RHP
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After an adjustment to the plans -- Blake Snell moves back a day -- the Rays will go with Andriese as part of a "bullpen day." Over his last 15 appearances (two starts), Andriese has a 2.55 ERA, lowering his ERA from 8.31 to 3.68 in the process.

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Arizona Diamondbacks @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Clay Buchholz, RHP
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Buchholz has made six starts for the D-backs and all but one was excellent. The one exception was against the Pirates on June 12 when he allowed six runs (five earned) and lasted just four innings.

Trevor Williams, RHP
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Williams ended a career-worst five-game skid last time out, allowing only one hit while striking out seven over seven scoreless innings in a win over the Brewers. Williams allowed eight runs (three earned) in a three-inning start in Arizona on June

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Baltimore Orioles @ Atlanta Braves

, SunTrust Park
David Hess, RHP
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The rookie Hess was knocked around for the second straight outing last Tuesday and was not able to make it out of the fifth inning. Home runs have plagued the righty, who has given up nine taters this season.

Brandon McCarthy, RHP
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With Mike Soroka on the disabled list, McCarthy returns to the rotation to make his first start since June 15. The veteran righty has allowed opponents to construct a .335 batting average and .368 on-base percentage over his past eight starts.

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Kansas City Royals @ Houston Astros

, Minute Maid Park
Jason Hammel, RHP
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Hammel will finish the series against the Astros on Sunday. His 2.85 all-time ERA against Houston is the best against any team he's faced in his 13-year career.

Gerrit Cole, RHP
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Cole threw a season-high 116 pitches Monday vs. the Rays and will start Sunday with an extra day of rest. This will be Cole's first start against Kansas City since July 21, 2015.

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Oakland Athletics @ Chicago White Sox

, Guaranteed Rate Field
Paul Blackburn, RHP
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Blackburn labored through his first two innings in San Diego on Tuesday, allowing two runs in 43 pitches in that span. He settled down to retire 11 of his final 12 batters, getting through five innings with four hits allowed in his third 2018 start.

Carlos Rodon, LHP
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After facing the Red Sox and the Tribe twice during his first three starts, Rodon moves to the AL West with a start vs. the A’s. Rodon worked 6 1/3 frames during a Tuesday loss to Cleveland, his longest start of 2018, which includes rehab outings.

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St. Louis Cardinals @ Milwaukee Brewers

, Miller Park
Luke Weaver, RHP
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Weaver continued his bout of erratic starts on Tuesday, giving up four earned runs on five hits with four walks through five against the Phillies.

Jhoulys Chacin, RHP
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Chacin likes pitching at home, wherever home may be. After going 9-2 with a 1.79 ERA in 16 starts at Petco Park for the Padres in 2017, he has a 2.31 ERA in his first six Brewers starts at Miller Park.

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Texas Rangers @ Minnesota Twins

, Target Field
Bartolo Colon, RHP
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Colon earned his 244th victory in a 6-3 win over the Royals on Monday. That gives him the most wins by a pitcher from the Dominican Republic and now he looks to tie Dennis Martinez of Nicaragua for most by a pitcher from Latin America.

Jose Berrios, RHP
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Berrios took a no-decision after dueling with Boston's Chris Sale in his last start on Tuesday. Over 6 1/3 innings, the 24-year-old Berrios held the Red Sox to one run on five hits while striking out six.

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Miami Marlins @ Colorado Rockies

, Coors Field
Caleb Smith, LHP
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Smith comes off four earned runs in four innings at the Giants. After posting a 2.60 ERA in May, his ERA is 5.49 in in June. The lefty also has an overall road ERA of 4.89 in eight starts compared to a 3.13 ERA in seven starts at Marlins Park.

German Marquez, RHP
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Marquez locked down a win against the Mets on Tuesday after losing his previous two starts. On Monday, he went six innings and surrendered four runs on six hits, striking out four. His 5.20 ERA ranks third-to-last among qualified starters in the NL.

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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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Toronto Blue Jays @ Los Angeles Angels

, Angel Stadium
Sam Gaviglio, RHP
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Gaviglio got to keep his spot in the rotation after Aaron Sanchez and Jaime Garcia were placed on the DL. Gaviglio was placed on a paternity leave following his last start and he has a 3.98 ERA as a starter this season.

Felix Pena, RHP
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A converted reliever, Pena made his first MLB start on Tuesday against the D-backs, yielding one run over four innings while throwing 74 pitches. Pena last faced the Blue Jays on Aug. 19, 2017, when he pitched one scoreless inning in relief.

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Philadelphia Phillies @ Washington Nationals

, Nationals Park
Nick Pivetta, RHP
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Pivetta rebounded from an 8.36 ERA in three June starts to pitch with some of the best stuff of his career Monday against the Cardinals. He generated 11 of 21 whiffs with his curveball and struck out a career-high 13 in 7 1/3 innings.

Jefry Rodriguez, RHP
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Rodriguez will make his second career Major League start. He showed off his brilliant stuff in his first, against the Orioles, even if it was a bit inconsistent, as he allowed five runs on four hits in five innings.

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