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Probable Pitchers

Oakland Athletics @ Detroit Tigers

, Comerica Park
Edwin Jackson, RHP
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The well-traveled veteran will make his A's debut after joining the team Sunday in Chicago. The A's will be his 13th Major-league team. Jackson made three starts with Triple-A Nashville after signing a Minor League deal, going 0-1 with a 4.02 ERA.

Jordan Zimmermann, RHP
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Zimmermann returned from the DL with five innings against the White Sox on June 16, allowing three earned runs on four hits with four strikeouts. He pounded the strike zone, but survived with flyouts, which he should get at Comerica Park.

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Los Angeles Angels @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Tyler Skaggs, LHP
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Skaggs was originally scheduled to start Thursday against the Blue Jays, but his outing was pushed back due to right hamstring tightness. He is 3-0 with a 0.45 ERA in three starts this month.

Brad Keller, RHP
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Keller will start the makeup game against the Angels at Kauffman Stadium. He allowed nine hits, but just three runs over six frames in his last outing against the Astros on June 17.

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New York Yankees @ Philadelphia Phillies

, Citizens Bank Park
Jonathan Loaisiga, RHP
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Loaisiga will try and bounce back in the third start of his big league career. The 23-year-old had mixed results in his last outing, allowing three runs on six hits in a no-decision against Seattle. He struck out four and walked two in that game.

Vince Velasquez, RHP
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Velasquez has looked sharp in his two starts since allowing 10 runs to the Brewers on June 8. He took a no-hitter into the seventh vs. the Rockies on June 14, and last time out, he struck out eight over 6 1/3 innings in a no-decision vs. St. Louis.

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Seattle Mariners @ Baltimore Orioles

, Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Felix Hernandez, RHP
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Despite a career-high ERA of 5.24, the veteran right-hander has pitched better of late, allowing two or fewer runs in three of his last four starts. He’s 4-1 with a 3.09 ERA in seven career starts at Camden Yards.

Andrew Cashner, RHP
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In his last outing against the Nationals on June 20, Cashner didn’t give up a single run for the first time since his April 6 outing against the Blue Jays, but he only lasted four complete innings.

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Arizona Diamondbacks @ Miami Marlins

, Marlins Park
Shelby Miller, RHP
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Miller is making his first start since April 23, 2017, when he tore his ulnar collateral ligament. He underwent Tommy John surgery a couple of weeks later. He made four appearances in extended spring games and four more on a Minor League rehab stint.

Dan Straily, RHP
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Straily was ejected after 1 1/3 innings in his last start at San Francisco. He faces the D-backs for the second time this year. On June 3, he gave up one run in 4 1/3 innings in a loss at Arizona. Straily has a 6.62 ERA in four home starts.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ New York Mets

, Citi Field
Jameson Taillon, RHP
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Last time out, Taillon allowed three earned runs over five innings in a loss to the Brewers at home. Both of Taillon's career starts vs. the Mets came in his rookie season, when he allowed three runs on eight hits and three walks over 14 innings.

Seth Lugo, RHP
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Subbing for Noah Syndergaard in the Mets’ rotation, Lugo has run into a rough patch, allowing eight earned runs in his last eight innings. The Mets hope a return to sea level will help Lugo, who lasted just three innings last time out in Denver.

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Washington Nationals @ Tampa Bay Rays

, Tropicana Field
Gio Gonzalez, LHP
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Gonzalez has grown familiar with the American League East this season, as this will mark his fifth start against that division this season. He gave up two runs in four innings before rain shortened his last outing against the Orioles.

Blake Snell, LHP
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Snell issued seven walks in seven innings in his last start but got the victory over the Astros. This would be Snell’s first career appearance vs. the Nationals. He was pushed back to Monday to get an additional day of rest.

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Cincinnati Reds @ Atlanta Braves

, SunTrust Park
Tyler Mahle, RHP
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Mahle has won three of his last four starts, including his last time out, in which he gave up two earned runs and scattered five hits in six innings with eight strikeouts against Detroit. Mahle is 6-6 on the season with a 3.89 ERA.

Mike Foltynewicz, RHP
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Foltynewicz will make his first start since going on the DL because of right triceps tightness that developed during his June 12 start vs. the Mets. He has posted an 0.86 ERA while limiting opponents to a .163 batting average over his past 7 starts.

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San Diego Padres @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Joey Lucchesi, LHP
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The rookie left-hander returned from the disabled list Wednesday, but he allowed four runs over 1 2/3 innings. Still, he felt no ill effects from his right hip strain and should be extended well beyond the 51 pitches he threw vs. the A's.

Cole Hamels, LHP
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Hamels is 3-3 with a 2.81 ERA and a 1.14 WHIP in his past 10 starts. Opponents are hitting .206 off him in that stretch. He is 9-2 with a 2.25 ERA in 17 career starts against the Padres, but he will be facing them for the first time since 2015.

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Toronto Blue Jays @ Houston Astros

, Minute Maid Park
J.A. Happ, LHP
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Happ has been Mr. Reliable for the Blue Jays this season. He technically allowed four runs over 8 1/3 innings during his last outing vs. Atlanta but two of those runs scored after he left the game. He is averaging 10.1 strikeouts per nine innings.

Justin Verlander, RHP
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Verlander has turned in 15 quality starts in 16 outings this year and is coming off his third double-digit strikeout game of '18 (45th of career) on Tuesday. The Astros are 0-3 in his double-digit strikeout games, having scored a total of two runs.

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Cleveland Indians @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Mike Clevinger, RHP
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Clevinger struck out 10 and yielded one run in 7 2/3 innings en route to a win over the White Sox on Tuesday. Over his past three starts, the righty has gone 2-0 with a 1.69 ERA, six walks and 26 strikeouts in 21 1/3 innings for the Tribe.

John Gant, RHP
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Gant gets the call in place of injured Michael Wacha, who will miss several weeks with an oblique strain. Gant must pitch well to assume Wacha’s spot long term, however, because the Cards have other options. He is 0-2 with a 6.00 ERA in 3 starts.

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Chicago Cubs @ Los Angeles Dodgers

, Dodger Stadium
Duane Underwood Jr., RHP
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The Cubs will call up Underwood to make his MLB debut vs. the Dodgers. Underwood, the club’s second-round pick in the 2012 Draft, is 3-7 with a 4.27 ERA over 14 games (13 starts) this year for Triple-A, allowing 34 earned runs over 71 2/3 innings.

Kenta Maeda, RHP
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Maeda needs to improve off a flat effort at Wrigley Field, where he walked five in 3 2/3 innings of a no-decision. It was his second start off the DL with a hip strain. As other injured starters return, Maeda could be headed to the bullpen.

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