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Probable Pitchers

Kansas City Royals @ Oakland Athletics

, O.co Coliseum
Jason Vargas, LHP
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    Jason Vargas, last 5 years vs. OAK
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Vargas returns from the disabled list after missing more than three weeks with an appendectomy. His last start came on July 8, a 4-3 loss to the Rays, in which he allowed two runs in 5 2/3 innings.

Jon Lester, LHP
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For the first time in his career on Saturday, Lester will take the mound in a non-Red Sox uniform. The left-hander will make his A's debut in the midst of perhaps his best season yet, with a 1.07 ERA over his last eight outings.

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New York Yankees @ Boston Red Sox

, Fenway Park
Shane Greene, RHP
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    Shane Greene, regular season
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    Shane Greene, last 5 years vs. BOS
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The 25-year-old rookie has given the Yankees a nice boost since joining the rotation in early July, going 2-1 with a 3.33 ERA in four starts. He held the Blue Jays to three runs and eight hits in a 5 1/3 inning no-decision last time out.

Allen Webster, RHP
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    Allen Webster, regular season
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    Allen Webster, last 5 years vs. NYY
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Webster allowed two runs on three hits and five walks and won his first start of the season Sunday against the Rays. The club's No. 5 prospect got the call when Jake Peavy was dealt and he will stay in the rotation for now.

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Philadelphia Phillies @ Washington Nationals

, Nationals Park
A.J. Burnett, RHP
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    A.J. Burnett, last 5 years vs. WSH
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Burnett threw eight scoreless innings July 23 against the Giants, but followed that with seven runs in five innings Monday against the Mets. He allowed eight hits, two walks and one home run while notching four strikeouts.

Jordan Zimmermann, RHP
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In his last start, Zimmermann had great command of his pitches and started the game by retiring 14 out of the first 15 hitters he faced. His fastball reached 94 mph, and he had a slider that was fooling the Marlins' hitters.

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Seattle Mariners @ Baltimore Orioles

, Oriole Park at Camden Yards
James Paxton, LHP
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The rookie southpaw comes off the 60-day DL for his first start since straining a lat muscle on April 8. Paxton is 5-0 with a 1.75 ERA in six career starts, including two wins to start this season before his four-month battle with shoulder issues.

Miguel Gonzalez, RHP
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    Miguel Gonzalez, last 5 years vs. SEA
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The righty continued his fabulous July, earning the win over Seattle in Sunday's game. Gonzalez allowed one earned run on eight hits and two walks over six innings.

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Texas Rangers @ Cleveland Indians

, Progressive Field
Miles Mikolas, RHP
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Mikolas struggled with command in his most recent start Sunday against the A's. The righty was pulled after 4 2/3 innings, in which he surrendered seven hits and eight runs. Seven of the eight runs were earned to boost his ERA to 8.54.

T.J. House, LHP
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With the departure of Justin Masterson, House returns the rotation once again after floating between Triple-A Columbus and the Majors earlier this month. His last outing with Columbus was a forgettable one, as he surrendered six runs on 10 hits.

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Colorado Rockies @ Detroit Tigers

, Comerica Park
Tyler Matzek, LHP
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Matzek handled two-thirds of an inning of Colorado's 16-inning marathon against the Cubs on Tuesday. After missing his scheduled start Thursday, he'll be ready to go in Detroit. He has a 4.39 ERA over 55 1/3 innings since debuting in June.

Rick Porcello, RHP
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The last time Porcello started at home, he gave up seven runs on 11 hits to the Rays on Sunday Night Baseball. He has three consecutive seven-inning quality starts on the road, including a no-decision against the Angels on Sunday.

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Cincinnati Reds @ Miami Marlins

, Marlins Park
Homer Bailey, RHP
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Bailey tossed eight strong innings against the D-backs on Monday, allowing one run on five hits, but settled for a no-decision. In six career starts against the Marlins, he is 2-1 with a 2.68 ERA.

Nathan Eovaldi, RHP
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Eovaldi showed signs of improvement Monday, retiring 12 of 14 after allowing a first-inning run. But in the sixth, three straight singles and a walk did him in. He was charged with five runs in a no-decision as the Marlins stormed back for a 7-6 win.

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Los Angeles Angels @ Tampa Bay Rays

, Tropicana Field
C.J. Wilson, LHP
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Wilson will be activated off the disabled list to make Saturday's start against the Rays, after missing three weeks with a sprained right ankle. The veteran left-hander will be looking to bounce back from struggles before his DL stint.

Chris Archer, RHP
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Archer was hurt only once in his last start, allowing a three-run homer to David Ortiz and nothing else in six innings, but that was enough to take the loss. He beat the Angels in May, holding them scoreless over 5 2/3 innings and striking out five.

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Minnesota Twins @ Chicago White Sox

, U.S. Cellular Field
Yohan Pino, RHP
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Pino was solid against the White Sox on Sunday, giving up two runs on four hits and a walk over six innings. The right-hander also struck out six and didn't allow a hit until the fifth inning but was stuck with a no-decision.

Scott Carroll, RHP
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Carroll pitched well enough to win Sunday against the Twins, allowing just one run over six innings, while striking out four and walking one. But the right-hander had to exit after just 78 pitches because of a blister issue.

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San Francisco Giants @ New York Mets

, Citi Field
Jake Peavy, RHP
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Scheduled to make his second start for the Giants since they obtained him from Boston, Peavy returns to a park where he has won both of his appearances. Those decisions improved his career record against the Mets to 6-2 with a 3.28 ERA.

Jacob deGrom, RHP
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deGrom turned in a fourth straight dominant outing on Sunday, allowing four Brewers hits over 6 1/3 scoreless innings. He now has a 0.66 ERA in his last four starts, allowing two runs over 27 1/3 innings in that spa

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Toronto Blue Jays @ Houston Astros

, Minute Maid Park
R.A. Dickey, RHP
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Dickey delivered one of his strongest starts, allowing just one run on three hits and a walk while striking out a season-high 10 in Monday's win over Boston. It was the second time this season he's allowed one run or fewer in seven innings.

Brett Oberholtzer, LHP
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The lefty is going for his fourth consecutive quality start. He's thrown at least six innings in eight consecutive starts. In his last seven Major League starts, he's 3-1 with a 3.15 ERA, and the Astros are 5-2 in those games.

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Milwaukee Brewers @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Kyle Lohse, RHP
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Lohse has had some battles against his former team, evidenced by a 3-5 record and 4.04 ERA against the Cardinals in 10 starts. They've batted .302 against him, tied for fourth highest of any opponent.

Justin Masterson, RHP
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The Cardinals acquired Masterson from the Indians in a July 30 trade and will throw him right into the rotation as they once again need a fifth starter. Masterson just wrapped up a two-start rehab assignment after dealing with right knee discomfort.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ Arizona Diamondbacks

, Chase Field
Vance Worley, RHP
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The Vanimal was spectacular in twirling his first career shutout Monday in San Francisco, but that was only the best of his six quality starts -- out of the seven he has made. He's shown exceptional control, averaging a walk per start.

Chase Anderson, RHP
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Anderson pitched well enough to win last time out against the Reds, allowing just one run over seven innings, but got a no-decision. In two starts since getting 14 days to freshen up his arm Anderson has a 2.08 ERA.

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Atlanta Braves @ San Diego Padres

, Petco Park
Ervin Santana, RHP
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Santana tied a career high with 11 strikeouts on Monday vs. San Diego, pitching eight scoreless innings in a 2-0 victory. He has tossed at least seven innings in four of his past five starts.

Ian Kennedy, RHP
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Kennedy was scratched from his last start with mild soreness in his left oblique, an injury he actually suffered swinging the bat against the Cubs. He'll get the Braves at Petco Park, where his ERA is a full run (4.18) higher than on the road (3.18).

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Chicago Cubs @ Los Angeles Dodgers

, Dodger Stadium
Tsuyoshi Wada, LHP
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Wada picked up his first big league win in his last start, holding the Rockies to one run over seven innings. He had better command of his pitches and was able to get out of a few jams. He also wasn't as nervous as his first start at Wrigley Field.

Hyun-Jin Ryu, LHP
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After copying Clayton Kershaw's slider and Josh Beckett's curve, Ryu has a handful of weapons, making him a 12-win No. 3 starter. He was pushed back a day to get extra rest.

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