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Probable Pitchers

Baltimore Orioles @ New York Yankees

, Yankee Stadium
To Be Announced

Brandon McCarthy, RHP
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    Brandon McCarthy, last 3 starts
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    Brandon McCarthy, last 5 years vs. BAL
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McCarthy has thrown seven innings in back-to-back starts, watching his ERA sink below 4.00 in that span. His latest start came against the Rays on Wednesday, when he helped the Yankees win by allowing only two runs.

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Kansas City Royals @ Cleveland Indians

, Progressive Field
Yordano Ventura, RHP
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    Yordano Ventura, last 3 starts
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Ventura looked as sharp as ever on Wednesday, in his team's 6-2 win over the White Sox. He tossed seven innings of one-run ball, allowing just three hits and striking out seven in the process. Ventura owns a 2.33 ERA in his last nine starts.

Danny Salazar, RHP
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Salazar picked up a no-decision in Houston Thursday after giving up one run in 7 1/3 innings. He struck out nine and walked one. The righty has a 2.74 ERA in his past seven starts.

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New York Mets @ Washington Nationals

, Nationals Park
Bartolo Colon, RHP
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    Bartolo Colon, last 3 starts
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    Bartolo Colon, regular season
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    Bartolo Colon, last 5 years vs. WSH
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The righty has two starts to reach his goal of 200 innings -- he's 9 2/3 away. He gave up one run on 12 hits in 7 2/3 frames against the Marlins on Tuesday. Colon has a 4.13 ERA and 1.29 WHIP in four starts vs. the Nats in 2014.

Tanner Roark, RHP
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    Tanner Roark, last 5 years vs. NYM
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Roark was the winning pitcher the night the Nationals clinched the NL East. He beat the Braves with seven scoreless innings in which no one advanced into scoring position. Roark only allowed five hits and struck out four batters.

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Seattle Mariners @ Toronto Blue Jays

, Rogers Centre
Felix Hernandez, RHP
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    Felix Hernandez, last 5 years vs. TOR
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Seattle's ace has potentially two regular-season starts remaining in what has been the best year of his career as he leads the AL with a 2.07 ERA and has already set a career-high with 236 strikeouts. He beat the Blue Jays 11-1 in August in Seattle.

R.A. Dickey, RHP
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    R.A. Dickey, last 5 years vs. SEA
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Dickey was solid in his last start against the Yanks on Thursday. He allowed two runs on five hits while surpassing the 200-innings mark for the fourth straight year. He could be scheduled to start one more game in 2014 after this one.

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Chicago White Sox @ Detroit Tigers

, Comerica Park
Scott Carroll, RHP
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    Scott Carroll, last 5 years vs. DET
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Rookies will open the Detroit series back-to-back for Chicago, with Carroll starting Tuesday following Chris Bassitt on Monday. Carroll took a no-decision after giving up four runs in five innings against the Twins in his last start on Sept. 13.

David Price, LHP
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The ace acquired to help fortify the rotation for a playoff run has struggled amid a division race, allowing a 5.81 ERA over his last five starts, with 45 hits over 31 innings. Five runs came on Wednesday in Minnesota.

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Milwaukee Brewers @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
Mike Fiers, RHP
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Fiers was just fine in his first work since a scary incident involving Marlins star Mike Stanton, taking a no-hitter into the sixth inning and a shutout bid into the seventh against the Cardinals on Wednesday.

Johnny Cueto, RHP
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Cueto needs two victories to reach 20 and is coming off one of his poorer outings of the season at Chicago, where he gave up a season-high five walks along with six earned runs in 5 2/3 innings.

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Philadelphia Phillies @ Miami Marlins

, Marlins Park
Cole Hamels, LHP
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Hamels allowed seven hits, one run and one walk and struck out nine in seven innings Wednesday in San Diego. He has a 1.86 ERA in his last 21 starts, putting him on pace for one of the best seasons of his career.

Henderson Alvarez, RHP
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Alvarez had a strong performance at Philadelphia on Sept. 12, giving up one run in seven innings in a no-decision. The right-hander followed that up with a gutsy six-inning, two-run win at the Mets. He gave up eight hits.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ Atlanta Braves

, Turner Field
Gerrit Cole, RHP
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The Pirates' young Mr. September is 7-1 in nine career starts in the season's money month. He has five quality starts in his last six as he tries to run his win streak to four straight starts. His next win will also top his rookie total of 10.

Alex Wood, LHP
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Wood has come on strong over the last two months, recording a quality start in his each of his last 10 outings. Over that stretch, Wood has thrown the ball by batters more and has seen more groundouts than flyouts, resulting in fewer homers allowed.

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Tampa Bay Rays @ Boston Red Sox

, Fenway Park
Alex Cobb, RHP
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Cobb took his eighth loss of the season Wednesday night against the Yankees when he allowed three runs on four hits in six innings. In his last start against Boston on Aug. 31, he allowed one earned run in 6 1/3 innings but took the loss.

Clay Buchholz, RHP
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Though Buchholz struggled in his last start, a loss to the Pirates, he has fared well for the most part in recent weeks. Buchholz has struggled at Fenway this season, going 3-5 with a 6.78 ERA.

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Houston Astros @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Brett Oberholtzer, LHP
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Oberholtzer pitched well in his last outing, limiting Cleveland to two runs in 7 2/3 innings without issuing a walk. He didn't pitch as well in his previous start against Texas, allowing seven earned runs in 4 1/3 innings.

Nick Martinez, RHP
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Martinez is trying for his first win in Arlington. He is 0-6 with a 6.29 ERA in eight starts and two relief appearances there. Martinez is 1-1 with a 2.74 ERA in his last four starts. He is 1-1 with a 2.70 ERA in four outings against the Astros.

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St. Louis Cardinals @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Shelby Miller, RHP
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Miller was hit in the right shin near the end of his last start, though he doesn't expect that to affect him on Tuesday. Miller has been sharp in September, allowing three runs (two earned) in 26 innings.

Kyle Hendricks, RHP
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Hendricks is going for his ninth quality start in 13 outings. He's allowed a combined three earned runs and 12 hits in 12 1/3 innings over two starts vs. the Cardinals.

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Arizona Diamondbacks @ Minnesota Twins

, Target Field
Andrew Chafin, LHP
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Chafin will be making his third big league start. He tossed five shutout innings on Aug. 13 before returning to Triple-A. He was recalled in September, and his last time out, he allowed two runs over six innings.

Kyle Gibson, RHP
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Gibson struggled early against the Tigers but settled down to get his 12th win. The right-hander gave up four runs on seven hits over six innings.

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Los Angeles Angels @ Oakland Athletics

, O.co Coliseum
Wade LeBlanc, LHP
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LeBlanc found out the morning of Thursday's game that he would start in place of Jered Weaver, who was pushed back after the Angels clinched the division, and LeBlanc hung tough with Felix Hernandez, shutting out the Mariners through 5 1/3 innings.

Sonny Gray, RHP
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Gray has had trouble in the first inning all year, and on Thursday he gave up four first-inning runs to Texas as the Rangers completed a three-game sweep. In 31 starts, Gray has allowed 16 earned runs in the opening frame.

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Colorado Rockies @ San Diego Padres

, Petco Park
Jorge De La Rosa, LHP
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De La Rosa twirled six innings of two-hit ball against the Dodgers on Wednesday as his offense backed him with a whopping 16 runs. The Rockies' ace has won 10 of his 15 starts at Coors Field this season.

Robbie Erlin, LHP
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Erlin was solid against the Phillies in his first start since May, holding them to one run over six innings. Erlin missed 75 games with soreness in his left elbow in the interim but looks like he is back on track. This will be his 10th start.

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San Francisco Giants @ Los Angeles Dodgers

, Dodger Stadium
Madison Bumgarner, LHP
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If the season ended today, Bumgarner would finish with the lowest average for walks (1.8) and highest average for strikeouts (9.2) over nine innings in his career. He already has established personal bests for innings and strikeouts.

Zack Greinke, RHP
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    Zack Greinke, last 5 years vs. SF
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Greinke has pitched with his early-season confidence since experiencing elbow issues in August, but he gave up nine hits and a walk in five innings at Wrigley Field in his previous start.

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