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Probable Pitchers

Pittsburgh Pirates @ Minnesota Twins

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Charlie Morton, RHP
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    Charlie Morton, last 5 years vs. MIN
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Career stats

Morton has struggled lately, going 1-4 with a 7.76 ERA over his past six starts after opening his season 5-0 with a 1.62 ERA. He's never pitched against the Twins, and the only Minnesota hitter he's faced is Torii Hunter.

Mike Pelfrey, RHP
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    Mike Pelfrey, last 5 years vs. PIT
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Pelfrey turned in his first quality start since June 23 on Wednesday against the Angels, but wasn't helped by his defense. The right-hander gave up four runs over six innings, but two of the runs were unearned.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ Minnesota Twins

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Francisco Liriano, LHP
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    Francisco Liriano, last 5 years vs. MIN
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The last time Liriano faced the Twins, his former team, he had arguably the worst start of his career, giving up seven runs in two innings. He's turned it around since then, going 5-2 with a 2.10 ERA in his past 11 starts.

Ervin Santana, RHP
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    Ervin Santana, last 5 years vs. PIT
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Santana has started off the second half strong, tossing 15 2/3 straight scoreless innings coming out of the break. He's coming off a strong start against the Angels, throwing eight shutout innings vs. his former club.

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Seattle Mariners @ Minnesota Twins

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J.A. Happ, LHP
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    J.A. Happ, last 5 years vs. MIN
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The 32-year-old is coming off his shortest start of the year, just 1 2/3 innings against Toronto while giving up three runs on one hit, four walks and a hit batter. Happ is 1-1, 3.60 ERA in three career outings against the Twins, including two starts

Phil Hughes, RHP
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    Phil Hughes, last 5 years vs. SEA
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Hughes gave up seven singles vs. the Yankees in his first scoreless start of the season the last time out. It was the first start since June 3 in which he didn't give up a homer. He also went more to his changeup and came away with positive results.

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Seattle Mariners @ Minnesota Twins

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Taijuan Walker, RHP
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    Taijuan Walker, last 5 years vs. MIN
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After an impressive run when he was 5-0 with a 1.67 ERA in five games, the 22-year-old has gone 0-1, 8.02 in his last four. He still has 71 strikeouts and 7 walks over his last 11 outings. This will be Walker?s first time facing the Twins.

Tommy Milone, LHP
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Milone lasted six-plus innings in his last start and allowed the Yankees four runs, three of which came in the seventh inning, though he said he felt good all night. With the loss, he fell to 5-2 with a 3.38 ERA on the season.

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Seattle Mariners @ Minnesota Twins

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Mike Montgomery, LHP
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    Mike Montgomery, last 5 years vs. MIN
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After going 4-2 with a 1.62 ERA in his first seven starts, the rookie is 0-2, 7.09 his last four. But he allowed just five hits and three runs (two earned) in 6 2/3 innings his last start vs. Arizona. This will be his first time facing the Twins.

Kyle Gibson, RHP
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    Kyle Gibson, last 5 years vs. SEA
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After allowing a combined two earned runs in his first three starts of July, Gibson has given up six runs in each of his past two starts. He's had to pitch from the stretch a lot lately, allowing a lot of leadoff hitters to reach in that span.

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