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Probable Pitchers

St. Louis Cardinals @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Tyler Lyons, LHP
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    Tyler Lyons, last 5 years vs. CHC
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Lyons will make his second start vs. the Cubs as the Cards play a doubleheader and fill the hole left by the decision to send Jaime Garcia to the DL. Lyons has not pitched more than five innings in any of his five Major League starts this season.

Jake Arrieta, RHP
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Arrieta has worked late into games during his last three outings, providing relief for an active bullpen. In that span, he has thrown 24 combined innings, including one complete game, while allowing just two earned runs.

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St. Louis Cardinals @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Tim Cooney, LHP
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    Tim Cooney, last 5 years vs. CHC
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Career stats

Cooney was called up from Triple-A to start in place of Jaime Garcia on July 2 and redeemed himself from a rough Major League debut on April 30 by allowing two earned runs (both on home runs) in six innings against the Padres.

Dallas Beeler, RHP
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    Dallas Beeler, last 5 years vs. STL
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Beeler will make his first appearance with the Cubs since July 2014, when he finished 0-2 with a 3.27 ERA. After he battled arm soreness in the spring, Beeler has worked his way back through Triple-A Iowa, where he went 1-5 with a 6.33 ERA.

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Tampa Bay Rays @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Matt Moore, LHP
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    Matt Moore, last 5 years vs. KC
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The left-hander allowed four runs on six hits in 4 2/3 innings against the Indians in his return from Tommy John surgery. He is 0-2 with a 5.29 ERA in three career starts against the Royals.

Chris Young, RHP
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In each of Young's four losses, the Royals' offense supported him with no more than two runs -- none in Thursday's 2-0 loss to the Twins. While he carries his share of the blame, Young needs help returning to the starter who began the season 4-0.

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Tampa Bay Rays @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Matt Andriese, RHP
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The Rays are recalling Andriese -- without making a corresponding move -- by virtue of the 26-player expanded roster rule for doubleheaders. Andriese's last stint ended with a bang when he held Boston scoreless on one hit over six innings on June 27.

Edinson Volquez, RHP
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The Royals have won 11 of 16 games with Volquez starting on the mound, including six of eight at home. He is 2-0 with a 2.66 ERA in three career games against the Rays.

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Cincinnati Reds @ Washington Nationals

, Nationals Park
Johnny Cueto, RHP
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Cueto doesn't have great career numbers vs. Washington at 6-3 with a 4.06 ERA in 10 starts. But no current Nationals hitters have hit a home run against him. Denard Span is 5-for-10 lifetime though.

Max Scherzer, RHP
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After throwing one complete game before this season, Scherzer has three in his past four starts. Scherzer, the National League Pitcher of the Month for May, has made one start against the Reds in his career, a six-inning, one-run affair in 2008.

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Oakland Athletics @ New York Yankees

, Yankee Stadium
Sonny Gray, RHP
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Gray will pitch for the first time since a bout of severe salmonella last week. He missed two starts, but is ready to go Tuesday vs. the Yankees. He holds a 9-3 record and 2.09 ERA on the season, and has been one of the AL's most dominant pitchers.

Nathan Eovaldi, RHP
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Eovaldi makes his 17th start of the season in the series opener vs. the A's. The righty is 0-1 with a 5.60 ERA in three career starts against Oakland.

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San Diego Padres @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Tyson Ross, RHP
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Ross battled command issues the last time out, walking five for the third time in his last four starts. He allowed three runs on four hits in six innings and even connected for his first career home runs in a no-decision against the Cardinals.

Francisco Liriano, LHP
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Liriano limited the Braves to two runs on six hits and three walks but only struck out three over seven innings. He has put together a 1.97 ERA with 43 strikeouts in 32 innings over five career starts against San Diego.

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Houston Astros @ Cleveland Indians

, Progressive Field
Vincent Velasquez, RHP
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The rookie tied an MLB record by not getting a decision in his first five career starts, joining Hideo Nomo (1995), Marc Valdes (1995-96) and Chris Brock (1997). He's struck out 26 batters and allowed 22 hits in 25 2/3 innings.

Corey Kluber, RHP
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Kluber has pitched much better than his W-L record would indicate, due to low run support. The righty ranks as one of MLB's top starters in multiple areas. On Thursday, he struck out 14 in eight innings at Tampa Bay.

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Miami Marlins @ Boston Red Sox

, Fenway Park
Dan Haren, RHP
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Haren has lost three straight decisions, and he seeks his first win since June 3. Still, he's been steady and solid. In his last six starts, he is 1-3 with a 4.17 ERA, going at least 5 2/3 innings in all of them.

Wade Miley, LHP
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Miley has pitched fewer than six innings in three of his past seven starts and will be gunning for a more efficient outing this week. He needed 103 pitches to work five frames on Thursday.

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Arizona Diamondbacks @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Robbie Ray, LHP
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Ray has lost four of his last five starts despite having a 3.16 ERA during that stretch. The left-hander lost his only career start against Texas, giving up seven runs in 3.1 innings in 2014 while with the Tigers.

Yovani Gallardo, RHP
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Gallardo has not allowed a run in his past 291/3 innings, the fourth-longest consecutive scoreless innings streak in club history. Gallardo is 4-2 with a 2.23 in seven starts at home. He is 7-1 with a 2.12 ERA in 11 career starts against the D-backs.

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Atlanta Braves @ Milwaukee Brewers

, Miller Park
Manny Banuelos, LHP
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Banuelos' excellent MLB debut Thursday was cut short due to cramps and dehydration, but before exiting, the lefty showed a plus changeup and struck out seven Nationals hitters through 5 2/3 shutout innings.

Tyler Cravy, RHP
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Cravy will fill in for the injured Matt Garza and make his second career start. He was impressive in his Major League debut June 2 against the Cardinals, pitching seven innings and allowing just one run on four hits.

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Baltimore Orioles @ Minnesota Twins

, Target Field
Kevin Gausman, RHP
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Gausman pitched 6 1/3 scoreless innings against the Rangers on Thursday to solidify his spot in the rotation, with Bud Norris moving to relief.

Kyle Gibson, RHP
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Gibson is coming off a gutsy performance against the Royals, as he tossed eight scoreless innings, getting out of a jam in his final frame. He has a 2.45 ERA over his last four outings.

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Toronto Blue Jays @ Chicago White Sox

, U.S. Cellular Field
Felix Doubront, LHP
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Doubront will make his first start of the season after originally joining the Blue Jays' bullpen late last week. Doubront is 2-1 with a 3.80 ERA in five career appearances against the White Sox dating back to his time in Boston.

Jose Quintana, LHP
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The southpaw survived three rain delays in St. Louis and eventually allowed one run in six innings to get the victory. Quintana has not issued a walk or allowed a home run in each of his last two starts.

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Los Angeles Angels @ Colorado Rockies

, Coors Field
Andrew Heaney, LHP
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Heaney will make his eighth career start and his third of the season. In his last outing, he held the Yankees to one run and two hits through seven innings. He has surrendered only six hits in 13 innings this year.

Chad Bettis, RHP
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Bettis, making his 11th start of the season, will be looking for his third victory in four starts. He's struggled in Interleague play (7.27 ERA in 17 1/3 innings) but has never faced the Angels.

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Detroit Tigers @ Seattle Mariners

, Safeco Field
Kyle Ryan, LHP
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The lefty has made four starts for the Tigers this year, the latest Thursday's four-plus-inning outing, in which he allowed two runs. Ryan struggled with command that afternoon, throwing just 47 strikes on 94 pitches and walking five.

Taijuan Walker, RHP
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The hard-throwing 22-year-old has been on point his past seven starts (6-1, 1.68 ERA with three walks and 51 strikeouts). He's gone 27 1/3 innings without a walk after opening the season 1-5 with a 7.33 ERA with 23 walks in nine games.

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Philadelphia Phillies @ Los Angeles Dodgers

, Dodger Stadium
Chad Billingsley, RHP
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Billingsley returns to Dodger Stadium, where his big league career began. He hopes to be less rusty than against the Brewers last week, when he allowed seven runs in five innings. It was his first start back from the DL.

Brett Anderson, LHP
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Anderson has allowed only one run in each of his past three starts, winning all three after a seven-start streak without a win. This season, Anderson has already made more starts and thrown more innings in any season since 2010.

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New York Mets @ San Francisco Giants

, AT&T Park
Bartolo Colon, RHP
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Colon's season has undulated. The 42-year-old posted a 2.90 ERA over his first six starts, then a 9.98 mark over his next three. Colon has since rebounded to post a 4.15 ERA over his most recent seven starts, despite going winless since June 12.

Matt Cain, RHP
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Since Cain hasn't pitched at home in almost a year, his success at AT&T Park is worth reviewing. He's definitely more comfortable at home (53-49, 3.18) than on the road (42-47, 3.66).

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