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Probable Pitchers

Chicago Cubs @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Jon Lester, LHP
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    Jon Lester, last 3 starts
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    Jon Lester, regular season
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    Jon Lester, last 5 years vs. PIT
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Lester has opened the season with five straight quality starts for the first time in his career. He's walked two or fewer in all five games. He's 2-2 with a 1.86 ERA in four career starts vs. the Pirates.

Juan Nicasio, RHP
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    Juan Nicasio, last 3 starts
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    Juan Nicasio, regular season
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    Juan Nicasio, last 5 years vs. CHC
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Nicasio was at his best on Friday against the Reds, striking out eight and allowing three hits over seven scoreless innings. He was efficient and worked quickly, which he'll have to do against the Cubs' deep, loaded lineup.

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San Francisco Giants @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
Jake Peavy, RHP
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    Jake Peavy, last 3 starts
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    Jake Peavy, regular season
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    Jake Peavy, last 5 years vs. CIN
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Having struggled in most of his starts this season, Peavy could find that Cincinnati's Great American Ball Park is a rough place for a pitcher to find a groove. However, he's 3-0 with a 3.16 ERA in five starts at the hitter-friendly venue.

Dan Straily, RHP
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    Dan Straily, last 3 starts
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    Dan Straily, regular season
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    Dan Straily, last 5 years vs. SF
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Career stats

Straily logged a quality start in Friday's loss to the Pirates, surrendering two runs on five hits over his six innings. He has done a nice job thus far, posting a 3.38 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 22/12 K/BB ratio across 24 innings.

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Atlanta Braves @ New York Mets

, Citi Field
Jhoulys Chacin, RHP
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    Jhoulys Chacin, last 3 starts
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    Jhoulys Chacin, regular season
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    Jhoulys Chacin, last 5 years vs. NYM
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Chacin hasn't allowed more than three earned runs in any of his first four starts, but he hasn't yet pitched into the seventh inning. His shoulder is sound, but there's concern about his ability to go a third time through a lineup.

Steven Matz, LHP
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Since allowing seven runs in his season debut, Matz has gone 3-0 with a 0.93 ERA. He’ll face the Braves for the second time in three starts, after striking out eight over 6 1/3 innings of two-run ball April 23 in Atlanta.

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Los Angeles Angels @ Milwaukee Brewers

, Miller Park
Hector Santiago, LHP
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    Hector Santiago, regular season
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    Hector Santiago, last 5 years vs. MIL
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Career stats

Santiago gave up three sixth-inning runs against the Rangers on Friday, forcing him to exit with two outs and ultimately suffering the loss. He has a 3.71 ERA in 17 games (10 starts) against National League opponents, but has never faced the Brewers.

Zach Davies, RHP
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Davies induced the seventh triple play in Brewers history during his loss to the Marlins on Friday, but that was the extent of his highlight reel. He's allowed at least four runs in each of his three Brewers starts.

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Washington Nationals @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Stephen Strasburg, RHP
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Strasburg has started the year with four consecutive wins for the first time in his career and has been the Nationals' most dominant pitcher. He enters the game with a 40-to-8 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a 2.25 ERA.

Kris Medlen, RHP
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Medlen gets the start in the series finale against the Nationals. Medlen pitched his best game this season in a 1-0 loss to the Mariners last time out - just one hit and one run through 5 1/3 innings.

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Seattle Mariners @ Oakland Athletics

, Oakland Coliseum
Felix Hernandez, RHP
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Hernandez ranks among the AL leaders in ERA at 1.38 and shut out the A’s for seven innings on three hits with 10 strikeouts in a no-decision on April 10. Opposing batters are 1-for-31 with runners in scoring position (.032) in his five starts.

Sean Manaea, LHP
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    Sean Manaea, last 5 years vs. SEA
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Manaea took a no-decision in his big league debut Friday after allowing four runs on four hits and four walks with three strikeouts against the Astros. Two of those runs scored with left-hander Sean Doolittle on the mound.

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Colorado Rockies @ San Diego Padres

, Petco Park
Tyler Chatwood, RHP
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After missing most of the previous two seasons due to Tommy John surgery, Chatwood delivered a healthy and productive April that included a 3-2 record, 2.73 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 20:7 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 29 2/3 innings.

Cesar Vargas, RHP
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It’s been an impressive first two starts for the 24-year-old Vargas, who has allowed just one run over 10 1/3 frames. In four starts this year - two at Double-A and two in the Majors - Vargas has whiffed 23 in 23 innings.

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Detroit Tigers @ Cleveland Indians

, Progressive Field
Anibal Sanchez, RHP
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Sanchez (3-2) will try to build on his last start when he gave up two runs over 5 2/3 innings to beat the A's. Sanchez had allowed at least five runs in his previous two outings. He has a decision in every start this season.

Corey Kluber, RHP
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Kluber's now gone 2 straight starts of 7+ innings and 2 or less earned runs. He said he didn't have his best stuff Friday but still shut down the Phillies besides one fifth inning blip.

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New York Yankees @ Baltimore Orioles

, Oriole Park at Camden Yards
CC Sabathia, LHP
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Sabathia posted his second quality start of the season his last time out, taking the loss against Texas. He had a 4.86 ERA in three starts against the O's in 2015.

Tyler Wilson, RHP
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After two relief outings to start the season, Wilson will make his third straight start Wednesday against the Yankees. He’s faced them once in his career, throwing 3 1/3 innings of scoreless relief against them last June.

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Texas Rangers @ Toronto Blue Jays

, Rogers Centre
Colby Lewis, RHP
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Lewis’ penchant for giving up homers could hurt him vs. Toronto's powerful lineup. He allowed his seventh homer, the most in the AL at the time, in his last start vs. the Angels. He lasted seven innings, and has gone at least six in every start.

Aaron Sanchez, RHP
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Sanchez has held the opposition to two earned runs or fewer in 7 of his last 8 starts dating back to 2015. He has never started a game vs. the Rangers, but he's still very familiar with them after pitching out of the bullpen in last year's ALDS.

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Arizona Diamondbacks @ Miami Marlins

, Marlins Park
Rubby De La Rosa, RHP
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The right-hander lived up to his potential in his last outing, allowing two hits and two walks with 10 strikeouts over seven scoreless innings vs. the Cardinals. He’s allowed just one run on five hits with 16 strikeouts in his last two starts.

Jose Fernandez, RHP
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Fernandez is racking up big strikeout numbers, fanning 40 in 22 2/3 innings. But he's is getting into trouble in first innings, allowing five runs (9.00 ERA) in that frame on eight hits. Fernandez has fanned nine in first innings.

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Los Angeles Dodgers @ Tampa Bay Rays

, Tropicana Field
Alex Wood, LHP
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Wood made a mechanical change before Friday’s start vs. the Padres and was handsomely rewarded for it, striking out nine while allowing one earned run in seven innings. Improving his consistency has been his main goal so far this season.

Drew Smyly, LHP
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Smyly has been the Rays’ best starter this season, but has little to show for his efforts. He ranks among the AL leaders in K's, which he attributes to getting ahead in counts. Due to his deceptive delivery, Smyly's pitches get on hitters quicker.

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Boston Red Sox @ Chicago White Sox

, U.S. Cellular Field
Clay Buchholz, RHP
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The righty tries to improve from a disappointing first month of the season, when he gave up five earned runs in four of his five starts. In his career at U.S. Cellular Field, Buchholz is 2-2 with a 3.38 ERA.

Carlos Rodon, LHP
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Rodon allowed six runs (four earned) in seven innings his last time out, suffering through two three-run frames. This is the lefty’s first career start against Boston.

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Minnesota Twins @ Houston Astros

, Minute Maid Park
Phil Hughes, RHP
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    Phil Hughes, last 5 years vs. HOU
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Hughes saw his streak of four quality starts snapped against the Tigers on Friday. The right-hander gave up four runs on seven hits and two walks over five innings.

Mike Fiers, RHP
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Fiers is coming off his best start of the season, in which he left after seven innings with a 4-2 lead, but the bullpen couldn't keep it up. He owns a career 4.38 ERA in May, his worst of any month.

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Philadelphia Phillies @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Adam Morgan, LHP
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Morgan makes his second start since replacing right-hander Charlie Morton, who will miss the remainder of the season following left hamstring surgery. Morgan struck out seven in five innings against Cleveland.

Mike Leake, RHP
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This isn’t the first impression Leake hoped to give after signing with the Cardinals this offseason, as he is still looking for his first win in what will be his sixth start. He allowed at least four runs in each of his April starts.

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