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Probable Pitchers

Arizona Diamondbacks @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Zack Godley, RHP
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    Zack Godley, last 3 starts
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    Zack Godley, last 5 years vs. CHC
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Godley is being recalled from Double-A to start against the organization that dealt him to Arizona this past offseason. In three starts this year for the D-backs, he has a 1.50 ERA and has lasted six innings each time.

Jon Lester, LHP
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    Jon Lester, last 3 starts
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    Jon Lester, regular season
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    Jon Lester, last 5 years vs. ARI
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Lester felt good about his pitches in his last start against the Dodgers, saying it was his best changeup of the season. But he ended up with a loss as he gave up five runs over six innings. He finished August 2-2 with a 5.04 ERA in five starts.

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Atlanta Braves @ Washington Nationals

, Nationals Park
Julio Teheran, RHP
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    Julio Teheran, last 3 starts
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    Julio Teheran, last 5 years vs. WSH
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Teheran's inconsistencies appeared again as he allowed three homers in just 4 1/3 innings against the Yankees on Sunday. The righty had halted his woes as he took a more aggressive approach during his first five starts in August.

Tanner Roark, RHP
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    Tanner Roark, regular season
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    Tanner Roark, last 5 years vs. ATL
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Roark will start in place of Stephen Strasburg. Roark pitched two innings for Double-A Harrisburg on Monday before being taken out of the game in preparation for the start.

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Tampa Bay Rays @ New York Yankees

, Yankee Stadium
Jake Odorizzi, RHP
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    Jake Odorizzi, last 5 years vs. NYY
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For only the second time this season in “non-injury” starts, he couldn't finish five innings Saturday vs. the O's to take his first loss since July 17. Odorizzi is 2-2 with a 4.15 ERA in 10 starts since returning from the DL.

Luis Severino, RHP
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    Luis Severino, last 5 years vs. TB
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Severino is looking for his third straight victory after blanking the Braves over six frames in his last start, scattering four hits. Severino has completed six innings in four of his five big league starts, and has yet to allow more than three runs.

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Baltimore Orioles @ Toronto Blue Jays

, Rogers Centre
Ubaldo Jimenez, RHP
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    Ubaldo Jimenez, last 5 years vs. TOR
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Jimenez lost after allowing four runs on eight hits -- including a home run -- and three walks with three strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings against the Rangers on Saturday.

Drew Hutchison, RHP
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    Drew Hutchison, last 5 years vs. BAL
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Hutchison made his return to the rotation and responded with seven strong innings vs. the Tigers. He's 5-1 with a 3.13 ERA in 10 career starts vs. the Orioles and he has a 2.46 ERA at home this season.

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Cleveland Indians @ Detroit Tigers

, Comerica Park
Josh Tomlin, RHP
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Tomlin, moved up to replace Corey Kluber, scratched because of a strained right hamstring, has made only four starts this year, but he's been solid. The right-hander is 3-1 with a 3.08 ERA and an 8.9 strikeouts-per-nine-innings rate.

Kyle Lobstein, LHP
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Lobstein, who filled in for injured Justin Verlander early in the season, returns after nearly four months rehabbing from a left shoulder injury. He went 0-3 with a 5.68 ERA in six outings on a Minor League rehab assignment.

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Milwaukee Brewers @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
Matt Garza, RHP
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Garza has struggled all season, but the right-hander has had a particularly hard time of late. The right-hander allowed seven earned runs over just 3 2/3 innings Saturday against Cincinnati, raising his ERA over his past three starts to 12.83.

Keyvius Sampson, RHP
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With a 9.00 ERA in his last four starts, Sampson needs to not only find command of his fastball but success with his secondary pitches. His fastball has been getting hit hard often and he’s not going deep in games.

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New York Mets @ Miami Marlins

, Marlins Park
Jacob deGrom, RHP
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The lanky righty was uncharacteristically wild his last time out, firing two wild pitches and another to the backstop with a runner aboard. deGrom did manage his fifth double-digit strikeout game of the year. He owns 171 strikeouts in 163 innings.

Tom Koehler, RHP
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Koehler has dropped seven straight decisions since July 23. He's been hurt by home runs, having allowed three in a loss at Washington. Three times he's allowed three homers in a game. He's lost to the Mets twice this year.

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Philadelphia Phillies @ Boston Red Sox

, Fenway Park
Adam Morgan, LHP
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Morgan allowed two unearned runs in six innings Saturday against the Padres. But more impressively, he has not walked a batter in 22 2/3 innings in his last four starts. He has walked 14 in 67 innings overall.

Joe Kelly, RHP
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Kelly won all six of his August starts after only tallying two victories in his previous 16. Over his last five outings, the righty's ERA has fallen from 6.11 to 4.94.

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Chicago White Sox @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
John Danks, LHP
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The good news for the White Sox is that Danks has a 9-2 career mark with a 2.69 ERA against the Royals. The bad news is that the veteran has a 2-8 road record this season with a 6.48 ERA and a .311 opponents average against.

Kris Medlen, RHP
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Medlen makes his third start as a Royal, having won his previous two starts. In his last outing against the Rays, he gave up three runs in 5 1/3 innings while striking out five. He had six K's in six innings the previous start, a win over the O's.

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Minnesota Twins @ Houston Astros

, Minute Maid Park
Mike Pelfrey, RHP
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Pelfrey went 1-1 with a 3.62 ERA in August, but hasn't reached the six-inning mark in any of his last three starts. He'll be facing the Astros for a second straight time, as he went 3 2/3 innings, allowing four runs in a loss on Saturday.

Collin McHugh, RHP
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McHugh, who has gotten some extra rest, will pitch for the first time since Aug. 26 when he gave up two runs in 6 1/3 innings against the Yankees. He's 14-7 on the year with a 3.92 ERA in a career-high 26 starts.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
J.A. Happ, LHP
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The Pirates inject a new element into their recent struggles in St. Louis, with Happ kicking off a crucial series. It will be Happ’s first outing versus the Cards since June 2012, but he is 1-8 against them with a 6.79 ERA.

Carlos Martinez, RHP
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Martinez had his start pushed back a few days after experiencing some back discomfort in his last outing. He’ll be pitching on eight days' rest as a result. He allowed three runs in eight innings in an August start against Pittsburgh.

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San Francisco Giants @ Colorado Rockies

, Coors Field
Chris Heston, RHP
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Heston hopes to recover after a bump in the road that saw him yield five earned runs on nine hits in 3 2/3 innings Sunday vs. the Cardinals. Heston had gone 13 days between his last two starts, and is not expected to have a lot of length Friday.

Jorge De La Rosa, LHP
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In 25 career games against San Francisco (22 starts), De La Rosa is 9-6 with a 4.05 ERA. He gave up two runs in five innings against the Giants on April 25.

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Seattle Mariners @ Oakland Athletics

, O.co Coliseum
Edgar Olmos, LHP
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The 25-year-old rookie is making his second spot start since fellow lefty Mike Montgomery was sent down. Olmos gave up five hits and five walks with three runs over five innings in his initial start, a no-decision against the White Sox.

Aaron Brooks, RHP
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Brooks took a no-decision after allowing two runs on eight hits and one walk with four strikeouts in six innings against the D-backs on Saturday. He has a 1.29 WHIP with 21 strikeouts in 26 1/3 innings.

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Texas Rangers @ Los Angeles Angels

, Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Martin Perez, LHP
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Perez has made eight starts since returning from Tommy John surgery, and he is 2-1 with a 3.13 ERA and 1.11 WHIP in his last five. He is 1-0 with a 1.84 ERA in three career appearances against the Angels but hasn't faced them in more than two years.

Garrett Richards, RHP
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Richards gave up three runs in the first three innings against the Indians on Saturday, but retired 13 of his last 14 batters, seven via strikeouts, to complete seven innings. He’s given up three runs in 14 2/3 innings against the Rangers this year.

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Los Angeles Dodgers @ San Diego Padres

, Petco Park
Mike Bolsinger, RHP
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Bolsinger will make his first start with the Dodgers since July 29 after spending a month with Triple-A Oklahoma City. His best career start came against the Padres when he allowed just one hit in eight shutout innings on May 23.

James Shields, RHP
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Shields improved to 4-0 all-time against the Phillies in a 9-4 win on Sunday. Along with getting his first RBI of the year, Shields worked seven innings and allowed just one run while scattering six hits and striking out eight.

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