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Probable Pitchers

Boston Red Sox @ Tampa Bay Rays

, Tropicana Field
Rubby De La Rosa, RHP
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    Rubby De La Rosa, regular season
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    Rubby De La Rosa, last 5 years vs. TB
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The right-hander didn't have his best stuff as the Red Sox won in extra innings on Tuesday. De La Rosa went 4 2/3 innings and gave up three earned runs on seven hits.

Drew Smyly, LHP
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Smyly allowed one run on two hits in seven innings Wednesday night against the Orioles to pick up his ninth win of the season, improving to 3-1 in five starts since coming to the Rays in the trade that sent David Price to the Tigers.

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New York Mets @ Miami Marlins

, Marlins Park
Zack Wheeler, RHP
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    Zack Wheeler, last 5 years vs. MIA
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Wheeler settled down after a rough start to limit Atlanta to two earned runs in seven innings on Wednesday. The right-hander has dominated the Marlins regularly -- he owns a 1.04 ERA and 0.89 WHIP in five starts, including a June 19 shutout.

Henderson Alvarez, RHP
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    Henderson Alvarez, last 5 years vs. NYM
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The home run has hurt Alvarez in each of his last two starts. He gave up a pair at the Rockies and Angels. Alvarez was tagged for five runs in a loss in Anaheim, his most since yielding six runs at the Mets on July 11.

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Philadelphia Phillies @ Atlanta Braves

, Turner Field
Cole Hamels, LHP
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    Cole Hamels, last 5 years vs. ATL
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Hamels left the mound frustrated Tuesday in a victory over the Nationals, but he has had little to be upset about this season. He is having one of the best years of his career, although his record doesn't show it.

Julio Teheran, RHP
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Since allowing more than five runs in consecutive starts, Teheran has surrendered a total of three runs over his past three starts. He's allowed one earned run or less in each of his three starts against the Phillies this year.

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Minnesota Twins @ Baltimore Orioles

, Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Phil Hughes, RHP
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Hughes was denied in his bid for 15 wins by a six-run eighth inning against the Royals on Wednesday. He allowed four of the six runs and five of the seven hits in that frame, while issuing zero walks for the third straight start.

Kevin Gausman, RHP
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The Orioles optioned Gausman to the Gulf Coast Orioles after he matched the shortest start of his career with four shaky innings in a loss to the Rays on Wednesday. He will return for his next start on Monday when rosters expand to 40 players.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Gerrit Cole, RHP
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Cole will be making his third start since returning from injury. He was great in his first two games back, with a 2.77 ERA and 15 strikeouts in 13 innings -- nine of which came in his last start, when he took a no-hitter into the sixth vs. the Cards.

Lance Lynn, RHP
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Lynn will face the Pirates for a second straight start, coming off a strong showing in Pittsburgh when he allowed two runs over six innings. Lynn has pitched through the sixth in 19 starts this year and finished August with a 1.99 ERA.

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Milwaukee Brewers @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Jimmy Nelson, RHP
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Nelson, optioned to Class A in a paper move that opened a spot for relief help, will "return" to make his first career start against the Cubs. He faced them twice in relief last year, working two scoreless innings each time.

Jacob Turner, RHP
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Turner threw 66 pitches over 3 2/3 innings in his first start for the Cubs on Wednesday in Cincinnati. The plan is for Chicago to get a look at the right-hander, acquired from the Marlins, in the final month and continue to stretch him out.

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Detroit Tigers @ Cleveland Indians

, Progressive Field
David Price, LHP
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Six days after becoming the first pitcher in at least a century to pitch a one-hitter without a walk or an earned run and lose, Price became the first pitcher in 25 years to allow nine consecutive hits.

Corey Kluber, RHP
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On Wednesday, Kluber allowed three runs and was handed his second straight loss. The White Sox clobbered nine hits, the most he's allowed since May 9. Kluber did strike out eight, marking his eighth straight start with at least seven strikeouts.

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Seattle Mariners @ Oakland Athletics

, O.co Coliseum
Chris Young, RHP
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Young lasted just 3 2/3 innings while giving up 7 hits and 3 runs Saturday in Boston, but that was a rare blip in a strong comeback season. He's 8-3, 2.35 ERA in 13 starts at Safeco this year.

Jason Hammel, RHP
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Hammel enjoyed his best outing since joining the A's in a no-decision Tuesday in Houston, allowing one run on three hits and a walk with six strikeouts over seven innings. He had a 6.75 ERA in his seven previous starts with Oakland.

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Arizona Diamondbacks @ San Diego Padres

, Petco Park
Trevor Cahill, RHP
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Entering his last start, Cahill was on a roll, picking up five straight quality starts. That came crashing to an end in his outing against Dodgers on Aug. 26, as the former All-Star gave up eight runs (six earned) in 3 1/3 innings.

Tyson Ross, RHP
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Ross extended his club-record streak of 13 consecutive quality starts his last time out by allowing one run over 6 1/3 innings against the Brewers. In that stretch, he has a .196 ERA and opponents are hitting .207 against him.

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San Francisco Giants @ Colorado Rockies

, Coors Field
Tim Hudson, RHP
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Hudson needs one more victory to reach double figures for the 14th time in 16 seasons. In seven career starts at Coors Field, he's 0-2 with a 7.05 ERA.

Franklin Morales, LHP
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The Rockies have lost four consecutive starts by Morales, who has switched between the starting rotation and bullpen throughout the season. His season's best outings have both come against the Giants.

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Texas Rangers @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Colby Lewis, RHP
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Lewis pitched his second complete game of the season on Wednesday with a 12-4 win over the Mariners. He is 3-5 with a 3.71 ERA in eight starts since the All-Star break. He is 7-3 with a 3.69 ERA in 11 starts on the road this season.

Yordano Ventura, RHP
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Ventura is due back from the middle back tightness that forced him to miss his start last Wednesday. Liam Hendriks replaced him that day, and pitched seven innings of one-run ball in a no-decision as the Royals won, 6-1.

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Washington Nationals @ Los Angeles Dodgers

, Dodger Stadium
Gio Gonzalez, LHP
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Two home runs spoiled Gonzalez's last outing. Even still, he picked up the quality start after going six innings and allowing three runs. Current Dodgers hitters have a combined .143 career batting average against Gonzalez.

Roberto Hernandez, RHP
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Hernandez gets an extra day of rest to face the Nationals, a team that hasn't scored an earned run off him in 15 1/3 innings this year. He's been a valuable pickup so far.

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