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Probable Pitchers

Pittsburgh Pirates @ Miami Marlins

, Marlins Park
Jonathon Niese, LHP
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Niese has to hope his first June start continues a May trend. Niese had a 5.94 ERA after his first May start against Chicago, but lowered it in each of his next four starts as he allowed just two earned runs over his final 13 innings in May.

Adam Conley, LHP
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Since no-hitting the Brewers for 7 2/3 innings on April 29, Conley has a 4.68 ERA over 25 innings with 20 strikeouts and 12 walks. He has also hit five batters, struggling to command in the inner half of the plate.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ Miami Marlins

, Marlins Park
Juan Nicasio, RHP
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Nicasio hopes to change some career splits in June, which has been the worst month in his career. Nicasio is 1-7 lifetime in June with a 7.55 ERA in 24 appearances.

Wei-Yin Chen, LHP
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Chen has thrown well, but has labored in his starts. In three of his last six outings, he hasn't gone six innings. At home, his numbers have been inflated, 1-1 with a 5.35 ERA. His WHIP during May (1.46) was higher than usual (1.25 career mark).

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Los Angeles Angels @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Jered Weaver, RHP
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Weaver couldn’t avoid trouble in the sixth inning against the Astros on Friday, serving up a two-run shot to Jason Castro. He gave up four runs over six innings while taking the loss, his fourth in his last five decisions.

Francisco Liriano, LHP
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Liriano's struggles continued Sunday in Texas, where he allowed five runs over six innings. Liriano finished 2-3 with a 5.34 ERA in five May starts. He's walked 15 batters while striking out 19 over his last four starts.

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Los Angeles Angels @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Nick Tropeano, RHP
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Tropeano’s pitch-efficiency issues returned in his last start against the Astros, matching a season high with five walks while giving up four runs in five innings. He had gone 6 2/3 or more innings in each of his two previous outings.

Jeff Locke, LHP
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Locke is coming off the best start of his career, a 105-pitch three-hitter against the Marlins on Monday. He's pitched at least six innings in seven of his 10 starts. He is 2-1 with 3.96 ERA in four home starts this year.

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Los Angeles Angels @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Jhoulys Chacin, RHP
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    Jhoulys Chacin, last 5 years vs. PIT
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Chacin was impressive on Monday, throwing his first complete game since 2011 in a 5-1 win over the Detroit Tigers. He's been solid since being acquired from the Braves on May 11, going 1-1 with a 3.42 ERA in four starts.

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