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Probable Pitchers

Texas Rangers @ Miami Marlins

, Marlins Park
Nick Martinez, RHP
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    Nick Martinez, last 3 starts
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    Nick Martinez, regular season
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    Nick Martinez, last 5 years vs. MIA
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Career stats

Martinez is 1-3 with a 5.67 ERA in five starts since the All-Star break after allowing five runs in six innings in a 5-4 loss to the Angels on Friday night. He is 2-4 with a 4.09 ERA in 10 starts and three relief appearances on the road.

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. TEX
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Career stats

Sloppy defense forced Eovaldi to work harder than usual in his last start vs. the Cards. Two errors were made behind him, leading to two unearned runs out of the four he allowed. The righty scattered eight hits and struck out four in six frames.

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Seattle Mariners @ Philadelphia Phillies

, Citizens Bank Park
James Paxton, LHP
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    James Paxton, last 3 starts
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    James Paxton, regular season
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    James Paxton, last 5 years vs. PHI
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The rookie southpaw threw six innings of one-run ball to beat the Tigers on Friday in his third start since coming off the DL with shoulder problems. He's 6-0 in nine career starts with a 1.88 ERA, 0.93 WHIP and .189 batting average against.

Cole Hamels, LHP
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    Cole Hamels, last 3 starts
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    Cole Hamels, regular season
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    Cole Hamels, last 5 years vs. SEA
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Career stats

Hamels allowed nine hits, three runs and two walks and struck out five in seven innings Friday against the Giants. It snapped an impressive run of five consecutive starts of seven or more innings and one or zero runs allowed.

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Toronto Blue Jays @ Milwaukee Brewers

, Miller Park
R.A. Dickey, RHP
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    R.A. Dickey, last 3 starts
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    R.A. Dickey, regular season
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    R.A. Dickey, last 5 years vs. MIL
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Career stats

Dickey allowed a two-run homer in the first inning of his last start but that was all it took to take the loss. He didn't allow another run as he completed his second consecutive quality start but suffered from a lack of run support.

Jimmy Nelson, RHP
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    Jimmy Nelson, last 3 starts
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    Jimmy Nelson, regular season
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    Jimmy Nelson, last 5 years vs. TOR
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Career stats

Nelson's recent opponents -- Wainwright, Bailey, deGrom, Lincecum, Kershaw and Greinke -- have produced five Cy Young Awards and five of baseball's last seven no-hitters. Now comes 2012 NL Cy Young Award winner Dickey.

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New York Mets @ Oakland Athletics

, O.co Coliseum
Zack Wheeler, RHP
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    Zack Wheeler, last 3 starts
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    Zack Wheeler, regular season
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    Zack Wheeler, last 5 years vs. OAK
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Career stats

Wheeler is on a roll right now. After striking out 10 Cubs in 6 2/3 innings of two-run ball Friday, he owns a 2.02 ERA and 1.24 WHIP in his last nine starts. Wheeler has not lost since the A's lit him up for six runs in two innings on June 25.

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. NYM
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Career stats

Samardzija is unbeaten at home since joining the A's, and has a quality start in all five of his outings at O.co Coliseum. He took the loss his last time out, on the road against Kansas City.

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Arizona Diamondbacks @ Washington Nationals

, Nationals Park
Trevor Cahill, RHP
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    Trevor Cahill, last 5 years vs. WSH
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Career stats

Cahill has turned in four straight quality starts. He was demoted to the bullpen in April and to the Minor Leagues in June. Last time out against the Marlins, he allowed two runs on six hits over 6 2/3 innings.

Tanner Roark, RHP
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    Tanner Roark, last 5 years vs. ARI
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Career stats

After posting a 1.29 ERA in his final four starts of July, Roark has struggled to begin August. The right-hander has compiled a 4.26 ERA in three outings this month. He surrendered three runs over 5 2/3 innings against the Pirates on Friday.

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Atlanta Braves @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Alex Wood, LHP
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    Alex Wood, last 5 years vs. PIT
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Wood is pitching to a 1.45 ERA over his last six starts and is at .500 despite the Majors' second-lowest run support. He had more walks (two) than strikeouts (1) last time out, but still shut down Oakland (two runs, four hits in six frames).

Gerrit Cole, RHP
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    Gerrit Cole, last 5 years vs. ATL
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Cole makes his first start since July 4, after which he landed on the DL with a sore lat. He returns after four Triple-A rehab starts, the last two shutout efforts totaling 12 innings. His seven wins still rank second among Pirates starters.

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Houston Astros @ New York Yankees

, Yankee Stadium
Scott Feldman, RHP
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After allowing five earned runs in his previous three starts, Feldman was rocked for seven runs and nine hits Thursday in Boston. The Astros are 8-14 in his 22 starts, 13 of which have been quality outings by definition.

Michael Pineda, RHP
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    Michael Pineda, last 5 years vs. HOU
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Pineda is making his second start since returning from the DL. He was dominant in retiring the first 12 batters he faced on Aug. 13 at Baltimore but seemed to tire in the fifth, elevating his pitches. He was given an early hook after 67 pitches.

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Detroit Tigers @ Tampa Bay Rays

, Tropicana Field
Rick Porcello, RHP
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    Rick Porcello, last 5 years vs. TB
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The Rays handed Porcello one of his roughest outings of the season July 6 in Detroit, plating seven runs on 11 hits with two home runs in 5 2/3 innings. However, he owns a 3.10 ERA in three career visits to Tropicana Field.

Jake Odorizzi, RHP
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    Jake Odorizzi, last 5 years vs. DET
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Odorizzi allowed two runs on two hits and a walk while striking out seven Thursday against the Rangers en route to his ninth win. Opposing batters are hitting just .215 against Odorizzi in his 13 starts at Tropicana Field this season.

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Los Angeles Angels @ Boston Red Sox

, Fenway Park
Garrett Richards, RHP
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Richards won after giving up two runs in 7 1/3 innings vs. Texas on Friday, an outing that saw him scatter seven hits, walk none and strike out seven. Richards has a 1.79 ERA since the start of June, and has given up five homers in 167 innings.

Clay Buchholz, RHP
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The righty has put together back-to-back solid starts, both of which resulted in no decisions. Last time out against the Astros, Buchholz struck out nine while allowing two runs over seven innings.

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Cincinnati Reds @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Johnny Cueto, RHP
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Cueto pitched eight innings and allowed two earned runs in a 3-2 win over the Rockies on Friday. He has worked at least eight innings with two earned runs or fewer allowed 11 times this season. He is also riding a career-high six-game winning streak.

Lance Lynn, RHP
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Lynn has pitched six or more innings with two or fewer runs allowed in seven of his last eight outings and became the seventh NL pitcher to 13 wins in his last one. Since the start of July, Lynn has posted a 1.97 ERA.

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San Francisco Giants @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Jake Peavy, RHP
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The Giants won Peavy's last outing, which snapped a 12-game losing streak for Peavy's team in his starts. He earned the win, which was his first with the Giants and first overall since April 25.

Edwin Jackson, RHP
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Jackson is coming off a loss to the Brewers in which he gave up five runs over 4 2/3 innings. In his last three starts, he is 1-2 with a 5.40 ERA, serving up 10 earned runs over 16 2/3 innings.

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Baltimore Orioles @ Chicago White Sox

, U.S. Cellular Field
Wei-Yin Chen, LHP
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    Wei-Yin Chen, last 5 years vs. CWS
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Pitching on eight days' rest, Chen held the Indians to one run over seven innings in Friday's no-decision. The lefty has gone seven or more innings in three of his last four games.

Hector Noesi, RHP
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    Hector Noesi, last 5 years vs. BAL
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Noesi has been a worthy commodity for a former reliever claimed off waivers in April 25. He's trimmed his season ERA from 14.21 to 4.84 in that span.

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Cleveland Indians @ Minnesota Twins

, Target Field
T.J. House, LHP
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Career stats

House logged 3 1/3 scoreless innings on Aug. 12, but had his outing washed away by a rainout. After a brief stint in the bullpen, the lefty returns to the rotation with a 3.51 ERA in his last six starts.

Ricky Nolasco, RHP
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Nolasco wasn't at his best in his return from the 15-day disabled list on Friday against the Royals. The right-hander, who was coming off a right elbow strain, gave up five runs on seven hits and a walk over six innings.

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Kansas City Royals @ Colorado Rockies

, Coors Field
Danny Duffy, LHP
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Duffy wasn't very sharp, having some command issues, as he went 5 1/3 innings on Friday at Minnesota, but by giving up just three runs, he was still able to earn his third straight victory. Although he threw 79 pitches, he avoided any walks.

Jorge De La Rosa, LHP
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De La Rosa pitched through pain after tweaking his Achilles in the first at-bat of his last outing, but he fully expects to make his next start. De La Rosa has gone at least six innings in 10 straight.

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San Diego Padres @ Los Angeles Dodgers

, Dodger Stadium
Eric Stults, LHP
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    Eric Stults, last 5 years vs. LAD
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The month of August has been kind to Stults as the left-hander has turned in quality starts in all three outings. Stults has surrendered only three earned runs over 19 2/3 innings this month, going 2-0 with a 1.37 ERA during that span.

Roberto Hernandez, RHP
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    Roberto Hernandez, last 5 years vs. SD
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Hernandez is 2-for-2 in quality starts since being obtained from the Phillies. He's kept hitters in the park and mostly off base after taking over for Josh Beckett in the rotation.

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