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Probable Pitchers

Atlanta Braves @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Kevin Gausman, RHP
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Gausman will be making his fourth start since being acquired from Baltimore and is looking to win a third straight start for the first time this year. In an attempt to improve his slider, he has pitched solely from the stretch in his past two starts.

Chris Archer, RHP
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Archer is looking for his first quality start as a Buc after giving up four runs in five-plus frames Wednesday in Minnesota. He struck out seven without a walk, but needed 96 pitches to record 15 outs. This will be his first career start vs. Atlanta.

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Baltimore Orioles @ Toronto Blue Jays

, Rogers Centre
Andrew Cashner, RHP
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The righty is coming off back-to-back quality starts, including a seven-inning gem in Tuesday's win over the Mets. Cashner held the Mets to two runs on five hits in that outing.

Marco Estrada, RHP
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Estrada has experienced some difficulty keeping the ball in the park of late, with two home runs allowed in each of his last two starts. He surrendered four runs over 6 2/3 innings vs. the Royals in his last outing.

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Chicago White Sox @ Minnesota Twins

, Target Field
Lucas Giolito, RHP
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Giolito has turned in quality starts against the Rays and Tigers during August and given up seven runs in five innings against the Yankees in his other start this month. Giolito has struck out 20 and walked seven over his past 18 innings pitched.

Stephen Gonsalves, LHP
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Gonsalves, the Twins' No. 5 prospect per MLB Pipeline, will make his Major League debut in place of the injured Ervin Santana. The lefty isn't a hard thrower but has been effective in the Minors with a career 2.46 ERA.

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Cleveland Indians @ Boston Red Sox

, Fenway Park
Corey Kluber, RHP
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Kluber allowed one run on five hits, walked one and struck out seven in seven innings last Tuesday in Cincinnati. Kluber last faced Boston on Aug. 23, 2017, and gave up two runs on four hits while striking out 12 through 7 2/3 innings.

Rick Porcello, RHP
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Porcello was lights out in two of his last three starts. Last time out against the Phillies, Porcello allowed two hits and a run over seven innings and struck out 10. Porcello is 10-4 with a 3.35 ERA in 22 career starts against the Indians.

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Kansas City Royals @ Tampa Bay Rays

, Tropicana Field
Jorge Lopez, RHP
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Lopez will look to bounce back after giving up 6 runs in 4 2/3 innings in his first start of the season last Wednesday. He came over from Milwaukee with a 2.75 ERA in 10 relief appearances (19 2/3 innings). It’s the fourth start of his 4-year career.

Hunter Wood, RHP
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Wood has allowed at least one run in six of his last nine appearances, pitching to a 5.40 ERA over that span. He started Tuesday in New York and faced seven batters in a 26-pitch first inning, allowing three consecutive one-out hits.

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San Francisco Giants @ New York Mets

, Citi Field
Derek Holland, LHP
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Holland will likely finish the season leading the Giants’ staff in multiple pitching categories thanks to good health and quality work. He’s currently first in strikeouts (132) and innings pitched (129 1/3) for the club this year.

Zack Wheeler, RHP
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Since the Giants selected Wheeler sixth overall in the 2009 Draft, he has faced them four times as a member of the Mets. Wheeler is 2-1 with a 4.15 ERA in those games, most recently holding the Giants to one run in six innings of a win last May.

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Cincinnati Reds @ Milwaukee Brewers

, Miller Park
Homer Bailey, RHP
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In a loss to Cleveland on Monday, Bailey allowed five earned runs and 10 hits with five strikeouts over 5 1/3 innings. Six of those hits came in two-strike counts.

Chase Anderson, RHP
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Anderson has allowed five home runs in 14 2/3 innings in three August starts, pushing his NL-leading total to 24 home runs surrendered this season.

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Texas Rangers @ Oakland Athletics

, Oakland Coliseum
Bartolo Colon, RHP
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Colon was scratched from Sunday’s start against the Angels with back stiffness. He allowed three runs on four hits over five innings in last Monday’s win over the D-backs.

Mike Fiers, RHP
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Fiers has allowed three earned runs in 11 1/3 innings over two starts -- both Oakland wins -- since his August trade from the Tigers. He has already defeated the Rangers twice this year and hasn't allowed more than three runs in his last nine starts.

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Houston Astros @ Seattle Mariners

, Safeco Field
Gerrit Cole, RHP
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Cole’s 219 K's are tied with Chris Sale for second most in the AL behind teammate Justin Verlander. Cole has struck out at least 11 batters seven times this year, a Major League high.

Felix Hernandez, RHP
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After being moved into the bullpen just last week, Hernandez will fill in for James Paxton, who got hit in the arm by a line drive Tuesday in Oakland. Hernandez allowed 2 runs in 5 2/3 innings in that game in the first relief outing of his career.

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St. Louis Cardinals @ Los Angeles Dodgers

, Dodger Stadium
Austin Gomber, LHP
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The rookie continued his smooth transition from the bullpen to the rotation on Wednesday with six shutout innings against the Nationals. Gomber tied a career-high six strikeouts and only allowing three hits.

Alex Wood, LHP
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Wood has 11 consecutive starts without allowing more than three earned runs, making him the most consistent of the Dodgers’ rotation. He’s also pretty good at Dodger Stadium over his career: 17-7, 2.76 ERA.

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