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Probable Pitchers

San Francisco Giants @ New York Yankees

, Yankee Stadium
Jeff Samardzija, RHP
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    Jeff Samardzija, last 3 starts
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    Jeff Samardzija, regular season
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    Jeff Samardzija, last 5 years vs. NYY
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Samardzija owns a 3-9 record with a 5.28 ERA in 21 Interleague appearances, including 15 starts. He has allowed 12 home runs in his last eight outings after yielding five homers in his first 11 games.

Nathan Eovaldi, RHP
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    Nathan Eovaldi, last 3 starts
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    Nathan Eovaldi, regular season
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    Nathan Eovaldi, last 5 years vs. SF
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One start removed from returning to the starting rotation, Eovaldi looks back on track with a slightly different strategy. In his last start, Eovaldi used his fastball about 15 percent more often than he has this season.

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Seattle Mariners @ Toronto Blue Jays

, Rogers Centre
Wade Miley, LHP
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    Wade Miley, regular season
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    Wade Miley, last 5 years vs. TOR
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Career stats

Miley will remain in the rotation and will get the ball to conclude the three-game series with the Blue Jays. The 29-year-old left-hander allowed three earned runs on six hits while striking out four and walking three his last time out.

J.A. Happ, LHP
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    J.A. Happ, last 3 starts
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    J.A. Happ, regular season
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    J.A. Happ, last 5 years vs. SEA
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Happ was struck by a pair of line drives during his last outing vs. Oakland. Happ was hit on the left forearm and right hamstring in a pair of scary incidents, but he's expected to be fine. Happ will be pitching on two extra days of rest.

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Arizona Diamondbacks @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
Zack Godley, RHP
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    Zack Godley, last 3 starts
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    Zack Godley, last 5 years vs. CIN
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Career stats

Godley will make consecutive starts in the Majors for the first time this season. He took his first loss of the season his last time out against Toronto. He faced the Reds in 2015, notching a win with 3 2/3 innings of one-run relief.

Brandon Finnegan, LHP
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    Brandon Finnegan, last 5 years vs. ARI
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Career stats

Finnegan showed improvement his last time out, but he still runs high pitch counts quickly. The Reds are working with him to expend less energy and pace himself through a start so he can work deeper into a game.

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New York Mets @ Miami Marlins

, Marlins Park
Steven Matz, LHP
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    Steven Matz, last 5 years vs. MIA
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Career stats

Since going 7-0 with a 1.13 ERA from April 17 through May 25, Matz has posted an 0-5 record and 4.73 ERA. Though Matz continues to battle through a bone spur in his elbow, both he and the Mets insist he is healthy enough to keep pitching.

Jose Urena, RHP
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    Jose Urena, last 5 years vs. NYM
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Although Urena’s rotation spot is far from secure, he pitched well enough in his first Major League start since last August to earn a second. The only run he allowed over 5 2/3 against the Phillies came on a Tommy Joseph home run.

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Cleveland Indians @ Baltimore Orioles

, Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Corey Kluber, RHP
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Kluber logged seven shutout innings against the Royals on Monday, but left with a right calf cramp. He has given up one run with 16 strikeouts in his past 15 innings, and has a 2.04 ERA in his last five starts.

Vance Worley, RHP
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Worley, a recent bullpen convert like Dylan Bundy, will make a second straight start in the Orioles' series finale against the Indians. Worley lost his last start, his first since April 15, allowing three runs to the Yankees in 4 1/3 innings.

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Minnesota Twins @ Boston Red Sox

, Fenway Park
Tommy Milone, LHP
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    Tommy Milone, last 5 years vs. BOS
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Milone delivered his longest outing of his Twins tenure his last time out. He threw 8 2/3 innings and allowed two runs on four hits at Detroit. Milone had good command of his fastball, which helped set up his changeup, which produced 15 of 25 outs.

Rick Porcello, RHP
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    Rick Porcello, last 5 years vs. MIN
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Porcello has won four straight starts and his last six decisions. He tossed 6 1/3 shutout innings to beat the Giants his last time out. He was charged with four runs (one earned) in seven innings against the Twins in a no-decision on June 12.

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Philadelphia Phillies @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Vince Velasquez, RHP
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    Vince Velasquez, last 5 years vs. PIT
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Velasquez is 3-0 with a 1.88 ERA (five earned runs in 24 innings) in four starts since he returned from the disabled list in June. His velocity jumped in Tuesday’s start against the Marlins, which he attributed to rest at the All-Star break.

Jameson Taillon, RHP
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    Jameson Taillon, last 5 years vs. PHI
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In Taillon's last start, he held the Brewers to one run on five hits despite taking a line drive to the back of the head in the second inning. He stayed in the game to last six innings and has four quality starts since his debut.

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San Diego Padres @ Washington Nationals

, Nationals Park
Christian Friedrich, LHP
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After a red-hot start to his Padres tenure, Friedrich has faltered of late, allowing at least four runs in five of his last six outings. Typically a command pitcher, the 29-year-old lefty has simply been outside the strike zone too much.

Lucas Giolito, RHP
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Baseball's top prospect gets his third career start in Sunday's series finale at Nationals Park. Giolito, who has a 4.70 ERA, is still looking for his first Major League win after a pair of no-decisions against the Mets.

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Chicago Cubs @ Milwaukee Brewers

, Miller Park
Jon Lester, LHP
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Lester got off to a good start in the second half by holding the Mets to one run over 7 2/3 innings. He will miss pitching at Wrigley Field, where he's posted a 2.17 ERA in nine starts. He's 2-2 with a 2.22 ERA in four career starts vs. the Brewers.

Junior Guerra, RHP
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Nine of Guerra's 14 starts have met the definition of "quality," including his six-inning, two-run performance in Pittsburgh on Tuesday. Opponents are hitting .204 against him this season.

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Detroit Tigers @ Chicago White Sox

, U.S. Cellular Field
Anibal Sanchez, RHP
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Sanchez gets another start in place of rehabbing Daniel Norris. He’ll try to build on six-plus quality innings and 10 strikeouts against the Twins on Tuesday. It’ll be his first start at U.S. Cellular Field since 2013.

Jose Quintana, LHP
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Quintana is on a three-game winning streak and has only allowed six runs in those combined starts. In the left-hander’s only other start against Detroit this season, he allowed five runs on nine hits in 4 2/3 innings.

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Los Angeles Angels @ Houston Astros

, Minute Maid Park
Tim Lincecum, RHP
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Lincecum gave up five runs (three earned) on nine hits and two walks in his last start, against the Rangers, striking out five in seven innings. The 32-year-old has already allowed six home runs in 28 2/3 innings after his return from hip surgery.

Mike Fiers, RHP
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Fiers was yanked from his previous start Monday against the A’s after just 3 2/3 innings, allowing six runs, three walks and five hits. After coming out, Fiers had confrontations in dugout with manager A.J. Hinch and teammates.

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Texas Rangers @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
A.J. Griffin, RHP
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Griffin allowed five runs over five innings against the Angels on Monday. He’s surrendered at least five runs in back-to-back outings, which are the only two times he’s given up that many runs in a start all season.

Edinson Volquez, RHP
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In his last outing against the Indians on Monday, Volquez went seven innings, giving up just four hits and two runs in a 7-3 Royals win. He's made three quality starts in his last four outings, posting 18 strikeouts to eight walks.

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Tampa Bay Rays @ Oakland Athletics

, Oakland Coliseum
Blake Snell, LHP
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The rookie turned in his best start yet in a 10-1 win over the Rockies, in which he threw six scoreless innings of one-hit ball and showed impressive command of his off-speed pitches.

Jesse Hahn, RHP
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The A's plan to recall Hahn, who was optioned to Triple-A Nashville on June 10. The righty had a rough start to June with Oakland, allowing 11 runs in 4 1/3 innings (two starts). He's gone 1-5 with a 3.63 ERA in 12 Triple-A starts.

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Atlanta Braves @ Colorado Rockies

, Coors Field
Tyrell Jenkins, RHP
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Jenkins showed poise in his second career start, settling down from a first-inning two-run homer to allow no runs and three hits over his last five innings. Jenkins put on a baserunner in every inning, but induced 10 grounders to limit any damage.

Tyler Chatwood, RHP
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Chatwood has not pitched into the sixth inning in his three starts since coming off the 15-day disabled list. He has allowed 12 runs in 13 innings, with seven strikeouts and nine walks during that stretch.

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Los Angeles Dodgers @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Scott Kazmir, LHP
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Kazmir delivered one of his best starts of the season Tuesday in Washington, holding the Nationals to one run in seven innings. It was only the second time this season Kazmir has gone at least seven innings.

Mike Mayers, RHP
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    Mike Mayers, last 5 years vs. LAD
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Mayers will be added from the Triple-A roster to make the spot start and his Major League debut. The former third-round Draft pick is 8-5 with a 2.62 ERA in 18 starts split between Double-A and Triple-A this season.

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