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Probable Pitchers

Los Angeles Dodgers @ Colorado Rockies

, Coors Field
Carlos Frias, RHP
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    Carlos Frias, last 3 starts
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    Carlos Frias, last 5 years vs. COL
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Since making his Major League debut on Aug. 4, Frias has compiled a 3.91 ERA over 25 1/3 innings, striking out 18 and walking four. Before his callup, Frias went 8-4 with a 5.01 ERA in 91 2/3 innings at Triple-A Albuquerque.

Jorge De La Rosa, LHP
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    Jorge De La Rosa, last 3 starts
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    Jorge De La Rosa, last 5 years vs. LAD
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One mistake pitch, a three-run homer by Matt Holliday, cost De La Rosa in a road loss to the Cardinals in his last start. De La Rosa returns home, where he is 44-14 in his career, to face the Dodgers.

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San Francisco Giants @ Arizona Diamondbacks

, Chase Field
Madison Bumgarner, LHP
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    Madison Bumgarner, last 3 starts
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    Madison Bumgarner, last 5 years vs. ARI
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In his last start, Bumgarner became the fifth left-hander in franchise history to reach the 200-strikeout plateau in a season. He's 4-2 with a 2.73 ERA in 11 games (10 starts) at Chase Field.

Andrew Chafin, LHP
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    Andrew Chafin, last 3 starts
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    Andrew Chafin, last 5 years vs. SF
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Chafin, who was recalled from Triple-A Reno on Monday, replaced Randall Delgado in the rotation Tuesday. Chafin spent most of the season with Reno, but he did make one start with the D-backs -- a scoreless five-inning outing vs. Cleveland on Aug. 13.

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Boston Red Sox @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Clay Buchholz, RHP
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    Clay Buchholz, last 3 starts
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    Clay Buchholz, last 5 years vs. PIT
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Buchholz lowered his ERA to 2.10 over his last four starts in Boston's 6-3 win Thursday over the Royals. He allowed three runs (two earned) in 6 1/3 innings and struck out seven in his third straight victory.

Francisco Liriano, LHP
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    Francisco Liriano, last 5 years vs. BOS
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The 2013 NL Comeback Player of the Year could also be the second-half comeback player of this season: Is 4-3 with a 2.22 ERA in 11 starts since the All-Star break, compared to 1-7 and 4.72 in 15 starts before. Still looking for PNC mojo (4.58 ERA).

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Toronto Blue Jays @ Baltimore Orioles

, Oriole Park at Camden Yards
J.A. Happ, LHP
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Happ tossed a gem, but he was saddled with a loss against the Rays on Friday. He allowed one run on two hits over seven innings, striking out seven, but fell short as Toronto dropped the game, 1-0.

Bud Norris, RHP
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    Bud Norris, last 5 years vs. TOR
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Norris tossed seven scoreless innings in Game 2 of Friday's doubleheader against the Yankees, striking out 10. The right-hander has allowed four earned runs in 19 innings to begin September.

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Miami Marlins @ New York Mets

, Citi Field
Henderson Alvarez, RHP
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    Henderson Alvarez, last 5 years vs. NYM
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Alvarez made an impressive return from a left oblique strain and threw seven quality innings at Philadelphia. Going 12 days between starts, he gave up one run in a no-decision. He is 2-1 vs. New York this season.

Dillon Gee, RHP
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Gee survived 5 1/3 innings against the Nationals to escape with a win, surrendering three runs on nine hits. The last time he faced Miami was in late April when he tossed eight scoreless innings on just three hits.

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New York Yankees @ Tampa Bay Rays

, Tropicana Field
Brandon McCarthy, RHP
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McCarthy is coming off a dominant outing in which he blanked the O's on four hits over seven innings, walking none and striking out six. He lost to the Rays on Aug. 15, allowing four runs (two earned) in 6 1/3 innings as the Yankees were shut out.

Alex Cobb, RHP
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Cobb flirted with a no-hitter vs. the Yankees Thursday in the Bronx when he pitched 7 1/3 hitless innings before Chris Young doubled to right-center field. He allowed one run on one hit while walking two, but he took a no-decision.

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Washington Nationals @ Atlanta Braves

, Turner Field
Gio Gonzalez, LHP
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In his last start on Friday, Gonzalez got off to a rough start, allowing three runs in the first inning against the Mets. Gonzalez settled down after that inning and allowed one more run over the next 5 2/3 innings.

Alex Wood, LHP
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Wood has allowed two earned runs or fewer in each of his three starts against the Nationals, who have batted just .208 against the southpaw. Wood has posted a 1.88 ERA in the nine starts he's made going back to July 31.

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Cincinnati Reds @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Daniel Corcino, RHP
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Corcino earned another start with a solid two-run, two-hit performance over six innings Friday vs. the Brewers. Said manager Bryan Price: "He impressed me a great deal. No. 1, he threw the ball over the plate consistently."

Kyle Hendricks, RHP
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Hendricks is coming off a loss to Blue Jays in which he gave up four runs over 5 2/3 innings. It was only the second time in his 11 starts that he's served up that many runs, and first time since his MLB debut on July 10 against the Reds.

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Chicago White Sox @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Chris Sale, LHP
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Sale is attempting to become the first White Sox pitcher to lead the AL in ERA since Joel Horlen in 1967 (2.08). His current 1.99 mark would be the lowest by a White Sox pitcher since Wilbur Wood (1.91) in '71.

Yordano Ventura, RHP
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Ventura's three-game winning streak ended against Boston, but he pitched well for seven innings, giving up four runs (three earned). He hasn't been dinged for a home run in his last seven starts and 50 consecutive innings.

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Cleveland Indians @ Houston Astros

, Minute Maid Park
Carlos Carrasco, RHP
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Carrasco lost Friday in Detroit after giving up four runs on seven hits in 6 1/3 innings. Still, the righty has gone 4-1 with a 1.40 ERA, 47 strikeouts and six walks in his past seven starts (45 innings).

Brett Oberholtzer, LHP
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He allowed six runs (four earned) in 4 1/3 innings against the Angels in his last start Friday, striking out six with no walks. Two key errors proved costly as he took the loss. Oberholtzer has 11 consecutive outings with two walks or fewer.

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Detroit Tigers @ Minnesota Twins

, Target Field
David Price, LHP
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Price has a complete-game win and eight scoreless innings in two outings against Minnesota this year, striking out 21 Twins. He's 4-2 with a 2.34 ERA in eight career starts and a relief appearance against Minnesota.

Kyle Gibson, RHP
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Gibson struggled against the Indians in a doubleheader on Thursday, as he allowed seven runs on seven hits over just three innings. He has a 7.92 ERA over his last five outings.

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Milwaukee Brewers @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Mike Fiers, RHP
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Fiers is making his first start since hitting Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton with a pitch, resulting in facial fractures. In seven starts since being called up Aug. 9 to fill in for Matt Garza, Fiers is 6-1 with a 1.74 ERA.

Adam Wainwright, RHP
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Wainwright picked up his 18th win on Friday. In his last two starts, Wainwright has given up two runs in 17 innings. Wainwright didn't walk anybody Friday, a sign that his control appears to be back after a shaky August.

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Seattle Mariners @ Los Angeles Angels

, Angel Stadium of Anaheim
James Paxton, LHP
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The rookie beat the Angels twice in the first eight days of the season, but then hurt his left shoulder and missed four months. He's solidified the rotation since returning six weeks ago and is 6-2 with a 1.83 ERA after beating Oakland on Friday.

C.J. Wilson, LHP
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Wilson labored through five innings Friday, needing 108 pitches to record 15 outs. He allowed three runs on seven hits and three walks but managed to win his second consecutive start. Wilson hasn't faced Seattle since May, when he took the loss.

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Texas Rangers @ Oakland Athletics

, O.co Coliseum
Derek Holland, LHP
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Holland has made three starts since coming off the disabled list. In each one he has allowed exactly one run in seven innings and not walked a batter. His streak of 21 innings without a walk is eight short of the club record held by Gaylord Perry.

Jeff Samardzija, RHP
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Samardzija took a no-decision after allowing six hits and two walks with six strikeouts in seven scoreless innings against the White Sox on Wednesday. He's completed at least seven innings in each of his last four starts.

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Philadelphia Phillies @ San Diego Padres

, Petco Park
Cole Hamels, LHP
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Hamels was just as good getting into trouble as he was getting out of it vs. the Marlins. Philly's ace allowed nine hits and a walk, but surrendered only a single run as he held Miami to 2-for-10 with RISP. He lowered his season ERA to 2.51.

Eric Stults, LHP
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Stults, for all his struggles this season, has a 3.66 ERA in 10 second-half starts. He allowed two earned runs over six innings the last time out against the D-backs. He lost to the Phillies in June, allowing four runs in five innings.

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