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Probable Pitchers

Houston Astros @ Philadelphia Phillies

, Citizens Bank Park
Charlie Morton, RHP
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    Charlie Morton, last 3 starts
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    Charlie Morton, regular season
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    Charlie Morton, last 5 years vs. PHI
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Career stats

Morton has gone 2-1 with a 4.58 ERA and 18 strikeouts through 17 2/3 innings since being activated from the DL. Against the Mariners on Wednesday, the righty went 6 2/3 innings, giving up four runs on six hits.

Nick Pivetta, RHP
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Pivetta has had a rough few weeks. He is 2-2 with a 7.33 ERA in his past five starts. In 27 innings he has allowed 25 hits, 22 runs, 13 walks and nine home runs. The rookie has struck out 25.

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Houston Astros @ Philadelphia Phillies

, Citizens Bank Park
Mike Fiers, RHP
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    Mike Fiers, last 5 years vs. PHI
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Fiers has gotten off to a hot start in the second half of the season with back-to-back seven-inning outings. The righty is 2-0 with a 1.93 ERA and 20 strikeouts in those two starts.

Aaron Nola, RHP
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Nola has been excellent for weeks, looking like the guy the Phillies selected in the first round of the 2014 Draft. He has a 1.70 ERA in his last six starts. He has struck out 50 batters and walked 13 in 42 1/3 innings.

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Houston Astros @ Detroit Tigers

, Comerica Park
To Be Announced

Jordan Zimmermann, RHP
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Zimmermann has made only one home start since mid-June, but his 4.75 ERA at Comerica Park is nearly two runs lower than elsewhere. He pitched six innings at Houston May 23, but lost behind two home runs and two unearned runs.

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Houston Astros @ Detroit Tigers

, Comerica Park
To Be Announced

Matthew Boyd, LHP
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    Matthew Boyd, last 5 years vs. HOU
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Though Boyd has a scar at the back of his left elbow, noting the seams of a comebacker that hit him in his last start Sunday at Minnesota, he can throw and expects to make his next start. He has back-to-back quality outings.

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