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Probable Pitchers

Atlanta Braves @ Philadelphia Phillies

, Citizens Bank Park
Brandon McCarthy, RHP
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McCarthy commanded his sinker and cutter more consistently as he halted a two-start slumber with the six strong innings he completed against the Cubs on Wednesday. He's pitched into the sixth and won both of his two starts vs. Philadelphia this year.

Vince Velasquez, RHP
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Velasquez will look to build on a string of three strong starts. On Thursday, he tossed 6 1/3 scoreless frames vs. the Cardinals. Velasquez has a 2.07 ERA in three May starts, but took the loss in his last outing vs. the Braves on April 18.

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Cleveland Indians @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Trevor Bauer, RHP
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Bauer had his best outing of the season in Detroit on May 16, throwing eight shutout innings, allowing four hits with 10 strikeouts and no walks. In three May starts, Bauer has a 2.89 ERA with 21 strikeouts in 18 2/3 innings.

Tyler Chatwood, RHP
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Chatwood threw 5 1/3 effective innings his last time out vs. Atlanta, allowing one earned run on four hits and two walks to go along with two K's. Chatwood faced the Indians on April 24, tossing six innings and giving up one run while fanning five.

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San Diego Padres @ Washington Nationals

, Nationals Park
Eric Lauer, LHP
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The rookie left-hander has battled through five big league starts. Lauer showed positive signs in his last outing, with his fastball velocity creeping back into the low 90s, but he has allowed 33 hits in 21 innings this year.

Jeremy Hellickson, RHP
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Hellickson carried a perfect game into the seventh inning against the Padres on May 8 at Petco Park and ended up with his best start of the season. He struck out 8 in 6 2/3 scoreless innings and gave up just two hits.

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Los Angeles Angels @ Toronto Blue Jays

, Rogers Centre
Garrett Richards, RHP
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Richards took the loss in his last start Wednesday despite allowing two unearned runs over seven innings vs. Houston. In seven career appearances against the Blue Jays, Richards is 2-3 with a 5.74 ERA, though he hasn’t faced them since Aug. 23, 2015.

J.A. Happ, LHP
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Happ finished his last outing ranked seventh in the AL with 66 strikeouts, and his 11.42 strikeouts per nine innings were fifth best. He is the first pitcher in the Majors this season with three starts of nine-plus strikeouts and zero walks.

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Boston Red Sox @ Tampa Bay Rays

, Tropicana Field
Chris Sale, LHP
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The ace had fanned nine over five innings in his last start and got the win over the A's. This will be the first time Sale has faced the Rays since Opening Day, when he fired six shutout innings. He is 3-3 with a 2.06 ERA in eight starts at Tampa.

Jake Faria, RHP
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Faria is at his best at the Trop, where he has allowed one run or fewer in all four of his starts. He is 2-0 in those games with a 1.74 ERA. He is 1-1 with a 6.14 ERA in four appearances (three starts) vs. Boston in his career.

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Miami Marlins @ New York Mets

, Citi Field
Caleb Smith, LHP
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Smith hit a rough patch in his last start, walking four and allowing four runs in three innings against the Dodgers. That snapped an impressive four-start streak in which the lefty had a 1.50 ERA, striking out 31 and issuing four walks in 24 innings.

Zack Wheeler, RHP
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Wheeler has allowed 15 runs in his past three outings, increasing his ERA from 4.09 to 5.92. Perhaps a date with the Marlins is what he needs to right himself; Wheeler’s best outing of the season -- seven innings, one run -- came April 11 in Miami.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
Jameson Taillon, RHP
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The cut on Taillon’s middle finger held up well enough as he allowed two runs over 5 2/3 innings vs. the White Sox on Wednesday. Though he’s been interrupted by injury, Taillon has posted a 1.98 ERA with 11 strikeouts in 13 2/3 innings in May.

Matt Harvey, RHP
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Harvey has given up three earned runs on eight hits in his first two starts as a Red, going four innings in each of those outings. All three runs came in his last outing at San Francisco after yielding just one hit to the Dodgers.

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Arizona Diamondbacks @ Milwaukee Brewers

, Miller Park
Matt Koch, RHP
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Last time out, Koch had his first rough outing since replacing Taijuan Walker in the rotation. He allowed eight runs in just 4 1/3 innings. It was his second straight loss, though he deserved a better fate in the previous one against the Nationals.

Jhoulys Chacin, RHP
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The Brewers had won five straight Chacin starts before losing at Chase Field on May 15 despite his seven-inning effort, which matched Chase Anderson for the Brewers’ longest start this season. He has has a 2.58 ERA over his past seven starts.

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New York Yankees @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Domingo German, RHP
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German impressed with six hitless innings in his first big league start, on May 6 vs. Cleveland, but the rookie came back to Earth on May 12 vs. Oakland, allowing six runs on six hits in five innings.

Cole Hamels, LHP
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After being scratched from his previous start due to neck stiffness, left-hander Cole Hamels will take the mound against the Yankees. Hamels last pitched on May 11 when he allowed one hit and struck out five over six innings against the Astros.

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Baltimore Orioles @ Chicago White Sox

, Guaranteed Rate Field
Kevin Gausman, RHP
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Gausman, who allowed a career-high five stolen bases against the Red Sox on Thursday, tries to rebound after giving up six runs on eight hits in 4 2/3 innings at Fenway Park. The right-hander has a 2.25 ERA in three appearances against the White Sox.

James Shields, RHP
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Shields is coming off his best start of the season, having thrown 7 1/3 innings of one-run ball vs. the Rangers on Thursday. “Big Game James” lowered his ERA by more than half a run in that outing.

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Detroit Tigers @ Minnesota Twins

, Target Field
Matthew Boyd, LHP
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Boyd struck out a career-high nine in his previous start in his hometown of Seattle, mostly using a slider at 79-84 mph after losing fastball command early on Thursday. He has quality starts in six of his eight games this season.

Lance Lynn, RHP
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Lynn turned in his shortest outing of the season last time out on May 16 vs. the Cardinals. He surrendered three runs on four hits and walked four in three innings. Lynn has walked at least four in five of his eight starts this year.

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San Francisco Giants @ Houston Astros

, Minute Maid Park
Andrew Suarez, LHP
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Suarez’s record and slightly inflated ERA don’t preoccupy the Giants much. They like Suarez’s command, as demonstrated by his 28 strikeouts and five walks in 27 2/3 innings. Suarez owns a 4.82 ERA on the road and a 4.91 figure at home.

Gerrit Cole, RHP
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Cole will make the start in the opener of a two-game Interleague series against the Giants. Cole is coming off a shaky outing against the Angels, when he threw a season-low five innings, giving up three runs on five hits, including two homers.

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Kansas City Royals @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Jason Hammel, RHP
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Hammel will take the mound to start Game 2 of the series in St. Louis. Last time out, Hammel went six-plus innings, allowing 10 hits and five runs in a 5-3 loss to the Rays.

Luke Weaver, RHP
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Amid murmurs that his rotation spot could be in jeopardy, Weaver turned in his best start of the season last time out. He fired seven strong innings in a hard-luck loss to the Phillies, and is 3-3 with a 4.37 ERA across nine starts.

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Seattle Mariners @ Oakland Athletics

, Oakland Coliseum
Mike Leake, RHP
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The nine-year vet is on pace for the highest ERA (6.00) and WHIP (1.53) of his career through nine starts, but has a 4-3 record thanks to healthy run support. He took a no-decision vs. the A’s on April 13, allowing 7 hits and 3 runs in 6 innings.

Trevor Cahill, RHP
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Cahill holds a 2.79 ERA through five starts in 2018 and is coming off two divergent outings. After striking out 12 Orioles in six shutout innings on May 5, Cahill allowed three runs over five innings with just one strikeout against Boston.

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Colorado Rockies @ Los Angeles Dodgers

, Dodger Stadium
Chad Bettis, RHP
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Using his changeup, Bettis had a solid outing going until Brandon Belt's two-run homer barely cleared the fence in the sixth. Bettis left with three runs in six innings of a no-decision. The Rockies won the game, and have won six of his nine starts.

To Be Announced

Dave Roberts hasn’t named a starting pitcher for Tuesday night's matchup with the Rockies, but the most likely candidate is Brock Stewart, who will be recalled before the game for the fourth time this year and third time this month.

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