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Mets @ Giants
At Oracle Park
TV: NBCS BA, SNY
LHP
5-6, 4.75 ERA, 86 SO
On a pitch count of 75-80 in his return to the rotation, Matz threw only 68 last time out against the Twins. He’ll likely be limited again at Oracle Park, where he’s only previously pitched once. Matz struck out 11 in that game last September.
LHP
0-0, 3.60 ERA, 6 SO
The 25-year-old lefty will make his Major League debut for the Giants, who selected him in the 14th round of the 2016 Draft. Suffice it to say that Menez's favorite pitch is strike three. He has 294 Ks in 230 1/3 innings since the start of last season.
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Angels @ Mariners
At T-Mobile Park
TV: ROOTNW, FS-W
LHP
1-0, 2.63 ERA, 12 SO
Peters will replace the injured Andrew Heaney in the rotation. Peters' last outing came on June 8, when he allowed three runs in 5 2/3 innings in a win against Seattle.
LHP
4-6, 5.37 ERA, 79 SO
Kikuchi is 1-2 with a 10.91 ERA in four starts against the Angels, including his last outing when he gave up three runs on two hits and four walks in four innings. After opening the year pitching well, Kikuchi is 1-5 with a 7.29 ERA his last nine games.
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Brewers @ D-backs
At Chase Field
TV: FSWI, FS-A, FS-A+(Sp.)
RHP
11-3, 3.75 ERA, 136 SO
The Brewers improved to 15-4 when Woodruff takes the mound after he pitched into the seventh inning of a blowout win over the Braves in his first start since working in the All-Star Game.
LHP
3-0, 2.38 ERA, 18 SO
Young will make his fourth big league start and fifth appearance. In his three starts he has allowed just two runs in 16 1/3 innings. Young was selected by the D-backs in the second round of the 2015 Draft.
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Nationals @ Braves
At SunTrust Park
TV: ESPN
RHP
0-1, 11.05 ERA, 12 SO
The Nats will call up Ross to start Sunday’s series finale to pitch for the injured Austin Voth and Max Scherzer. Ross appeared in 17 games for Washington this year during a failed experiment as a reliever before being sent to Triple-A work as a starter again.
RHP
2-5, 6.11 ERA, 64 SO
Gausman will return from the injured list to make his first start since June 10. The veteran right-hander has spent the past couple weeks expanding his two-pitch mix with the development of a cutter and curveball.
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Rockies @ Yankees
At Yankee Stadium
RHP
9-5, 4.99 ERA, 133 SO
Marquez had the worst performance of his big league career in his last start, allowing 11 runs in 2 2/3 innings. Old delivery flaws that prevented him from getting his body into proper position returned in the outing.
LHP
5-5, 4.20 ERA, 108 SO
Paxton is seeking his fourth consecutive quality start, having limited the Rays to two runs and seven hits over six innings in his last effort on Monday. Since July 2, he has pitched to a 2.50 ERA in 18 innings, striking out 21 against four walks.
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Red Sox @ Orioles
At Oriole Park at Camden Yards
RHP
9-5, 4.19 ERA, 75 SO
The righty had a tough first outing for the Red Sox, giving up eight hits and six runs (five earned) over five innings in a loss. He hopes that familiar surroundings in Baltimore will help this time. Cashner is 6-8 with a 4.49 ERA lifetime at Camden Yards.
RHP
1-3, 3.91 ERA, 31 SO
A 30-year-old journeyman, Wojciechowski has put up excellent peripherals over his first three starts with the Orioles. The overall results, though, are lacking. Wojciechowski is 0-3 with a 5.74 ERA despite an impressive 4.2 strikeout-to-walk ratio.
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Royals @ Indians
At Progressive Field
RHP
3-6, 4.67 ERA, 43 SO
Sparkman turned in the finest game of his career on Tuesday night against the White Sox, as he tossed his first career shutout -- holding Chicago to five hits. He also struck out a career-high eight.
RHP
4-3, 3.50 ERA, 40 SO
Plesac will look to make a full start on Sunday after being limited to three innings due to a two-hour rain delay against the Tigers on Tuesday. He allowed one baserunner via walk – who became his fifth pickoff of the year – with one strikeout.
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Blue Jays @ Tigers
At Comerica Park
RHP
1-0, 5.68 ERA, 20 SO
Waguespack’s challenge in his second career start will be to work through the middle innings. He held the Red Sox to one run through the first four innings his last time out, but he was unable to escape the fifth inning.
LHP
0-0, 2.25 ERA, 5 SO
Alexander will make his second big league start as the revolving door continues to turn on the Tigers’ fifth starter spot. Alexander held the White Sox to a pair of solo homers over five innings in his MLB debut, striking out four in a no-decision on July 3.
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White Sox @ Rays
At Tropicana Field
RHP
1-2, 6.19 ERA, 17 SO
Cease was a bright spot in an otherwise tough loss to the Royals on Tuesday. His final line didn’t illustrate how well the No. 17 prospect in baseball, according to MLB Pipeline, pitched overall, as he struck out seven and walked one over six innings.
LHP
6-7, 4.28 ERA, 136 SO
Snell, who finished with a 9.64 ERA in six starts in June, has been much more efficient in his two starts in July, posting a 1.80 ERA over 10 innings.
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Cardinals @ Reds
At Great American Ball Park
RHP
4-6, 4.24 ERA, 122 SO
Flaherty has thrown two seven-inning outings in a row, allowing one run in each, but the Cardinals lost both games. On Tuesday against the Pirates, Flaherty allowed three hits and struck out eight, but the Cardinals only gave him one run of support.
RHP
5-5, 4.12 ERA, 105 SO
DeSclafani has been tough against the Cardinals this season. In three starts, he is 1-0 with a 3.00 ERA and 16 strikeouts over 15 innings. Against the Cubs Tuesday in a 4-3 loss, DeSclafani allowed two homers in his 5 2/3 innings.
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Phillies @ Pirates
At PNC Park
LHP
1-5, 7.69 ERA, 60 SO
Smyly, who was released by Milwaukee on Thursday and officially signed by Philadelphia on Sunday morning, threw 51 1/3 innings over 13 games (nine starts) with the Rangers earlier this season, his first after undergoing Tommy John surgery in 2017.
RHP
2-0, 2.25 ERA, 12 SO
Agrazal has made three consecutive quality starts, showing poise beyond his years while posting results beyond his raw stuff. The rookie right-hander has allowed four runs in his last 18 innings while only recording four strikeouts during that span.
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Athletics @ Twins
At Target Field
RHP
5-1, 4.65 ERA, 36 SO
Mengden picked up a win against the Twins on July 2 in Oakland despite allowing five runs over 5 2/3 innings. The right-hander has won four straight starts.
RHP
6-5, 4.41 ERA, 95 SO
Pineda was consistent as ever in his last start, allowing one earned run in six innings for the fourth time in his last five games. The big right-hander has yielded more than three earned runs only once in his last 12 starts to lower his ERA to 4.38.
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Rangers @ Astros
At Minute Maid Park
RHP
12-6, 3.93 ERA, 152 SO
Lynn is 1-1 with a 1.93 ERA in two starts against the Astros. He threw seven scoreless innings in a 5-0 victory over Houston on July 11, allowing six hits and two walks while striking out 11. Lynn is 4-4 with a 3.45 ERA in nine road starts this season.
RHP
1-0, 1.93 ERA, 15 SO
Armenteros will get another turn in the Astros' rotation, which has been depleted by injury. Serving as the "bulk" pitcher at Angel Stadium on July 16, he allowed just one unearned run on two hits and one walk, with three strikeouts in four innings.
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Padres @ Cubs
At Wrigley Field
LHP
0-0, 3.86 ERA, 1 SO
Adrian Morejon will take the ball for the Padres in Sunday’s series finale as San Diego’s opener. The left-hander will be making his Major League debut at 20 years old and is the No. 48 prospect in baseball, according to MLB Pipeline.
RHP
7-8, 3.41 ERA, 95 SO
Hendricks has posted a 1.80 ERA with 50 strikeouts vs. seven walks in 55 innings across eight starts at home this season. In a no-decision against the Pirates on Monday, the righty allowed two runs over six innings.
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Marlins @ Dodgers
At Dodger Stadium
RHP
4-1, 2.61 ERA, 38 SO
The rookie is the third pitcher in franchise history to open his career with a streak of at least four wins. Yamamoto also has 34 strikeouts in 34 innings and WHIP of 0.94. He has not allowed more than four hits in any of his six starts.
RHP
9-1, 3.23 ERA, 131 SO
Buehler struggled early on Tuesday, allowing six runs (two earned) in the first two innings against the Phillies. He bounced back and ultimately turned in a quality start (two earned runs over six innings), while taking a no-decision.
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