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Nationals @ Cubs
At Wrigley Field
TV: MASN, ABC 7, MLBN (out-of-market only)
7-6, 3.99 ERA, 104 SO
Sanchez has allowed eight runs over just nine innings in his last two starts. While he didn't serve up any homers in those two outings, he was tagged for 15 hits and issued five walks.
10-8, 4.23 ERA, 132 SO
Lester took a step forward on Saturday, logging six shutout innings on the road vs. the Pirates. The lefty walked five and struck out three. He has given up three runs in his past 11 innings, following a four-start stretch with 20 runs (18 earned) allowed in 22 innings.
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Reds @ Pirates
At PNC Park
TV: FS-O, ATT SportsNet-PIT
8-7, 4.40 ERA, 127 SO
In two starts vs. Pittsburgh this season, DeSclafani is 0-2 with an 8.10 ERA and three home runs allowed. The big blow in a loss on May 29 was Colin Moran's three-run homer in the sixth inning.
1-2, 8.86 ERA, 24 SO
Keller will stay in the rotation as the Pirates evaluate their 2020 rotation options, but he'd like to pitch better than he did Sunday. Keller gave up six runs on seven hits, including two homers, over 4 1/3 innings against the Cubs in Williamsport.
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Rays @ Orioles
At Oriole Park at Camden Yards
TV: Fox Sports Sun, MASN 2
3-12, 4.53 ERA, 109 SO
Richards will make his second start with the Rays after being acquired at the Trade Deadline. The right-hander allowed two runs over 3 1/3 innings while striking out six in his Tampa Bay debut on Sunday against the Tigers.
0-1, 12.06 ERA, 13 SO
Consider it an immediate introduction to the American League East for Blach, who faced the Yankees and Red Sox in his first two starts with the Orioles. In his third, he gets Tampa Bay. He will lug a 12.06 ERA into the outing.
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Phillies @ Marlins
At Marlins Park
TV: NBCSP, FS-F, MLBN (out-of-market only)
5-7, 4.35 ERA, 96 SO
Velasquez allowed three runs in 5 1/3 innings Friday in a victory over the Padres. He is 3-4 with a 4.56 ERA in 10 starts since rejoining the rotation in June. He has pitched more than 5 2/3 innings just once in that span, however.
0-3, 9.39 ERA, 13 SO
Since joining the rotation, Noesi has made three starts, and in each of them, the 32-year-old has allowed at least five runs. The right-hander has been plagued by the long ball -- allowing six homers in 15 1/3 innings -- and walks.
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Braves @ Mets
At Citi Field
TV: FSSO, SNY, MLBN (out-of-market only)
4-5, 6.09 ERA, 69 SO
Foltynewicz needed 107 pitches to complete 4 2/3 innings against the Dodgers on Saturday. But he showed patience and had success with both his slider and two-seamer, while limiting L.A.'s powerful lineup to just two runs.
8-7, 2.61 ERA, 194 SO
deGrom will look to bump his post-All-Star break record up to 5-0 in a big series opener against the Braves. He has a sterling 1.00 ERA with 56 strikeouts in 45 innings in the second half.
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Royals @ Indians
At Progressive Field
TV: FSKC, SportsTime Ohio
8-11, 4.78 ERA, 142 SO
Junis has turned into an inning-eating machine as of late, now having pitched at least six innings in eight consecutive starts -- the longest such stretch of his career. He owns a 3.33 ERA in that span.
6-4, 3.53 ERA, 61 SO
Plesac will attempt to right the ship against the Royals on Friday after consecutive rough starts. Over his last two outings, Plesac has allowed eight runs (seven earned) in 9 2/3 innings with four home runs.
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Angels @ Astros
At Minute Maid Park
TV: FS-W, ATT SportsNet-SW
13-4, 2.84 ERA, 149 SO
Greinke will attempt to win his fourth straight start since the Astros acquired him from the D-backs on July 31. He has pitched six innings twice and seven once, allowing a total of five earned runs. He has been efficient in his pitch count, averaging 97.3 pitches per outing.
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D-backs @ Brewers
At Miller Park
9-12, 4.63 ERA, 114 SO
Kelly pitched well his last time out against the Giants, as he allowed just one run on six hits over 5 2/3 innings. In his four starts prior to that, he had struggled to the tune of a 10.71 ERA. His last time facing Milwaukee, he allowed one run over seven innings in July.
7-8, 4.96 ERA, 108 SO
After pitching three beauties in the wake of a trade to the Brewers, Lyles stumbled last weekend in Washington, allowing five runs on seven hits in four innings of a wild game that went 14 innings and ended in a 15-14 Brewers win.
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Tigers @ Twins
At Target Field
3-2, 6.67 ERA, 23 SO
VerHagen will make his fourth start of the season when he opens the series at Minnesota. He has made 12 career relief appearances vs. the Twins, posting a 3.72 ERA with 10 strikeouts in 9 2/3 innings.
10-6, 3.37 ERA, 150 SO
Berrios was hit hard for the second time this month when he gave up seven runs (three earned) to the Rangers on Saturday, just the second time this season in which he was unable to complete five innings. He has allowed 19 runs (15 earned) in his past three starts.
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Rangers @ White Sox
At Guaranteed Rate Field
14-8, 3.60 ERA, 187 SO
Lynn is 0-2 despite a 2.65 ERA in his past three outings. He has made 13 starts on the road and is 5-7 with a 3.17 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP. He is 4-1 with a 3.04 ERA in eight career starts against the White Sox, and he has one win against them this season.
2-6, 5.93 ERA, 41 SO
Since winning his Major League debut, Cease has posted a 1-6 record with a 6.00 ERA over his next seven starts. Cease has been plagued by the home run, having allowed 10 over 44 innings this season.
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Rockies @ Cardinals
At Busch Stadium
TV: FS-M, ATT SportsNet-RM
2-3, 6.55 ERA, 44 SO
Lambert is coming off some solid sequences in his last outing, when he held the Marlins to six hits and three runs in six innings of a no-decision. He gave up a run early in three innings, but didn’t let it grow into more.
7-6, 3.46 ERA, 162 SO
Flaherty has been among MLB's most dominant second-half starters. In his last eight starts, he has posted a minuscule 0.89 ERA over 50 1/3 innings. Flaherty has struck out 61, walked only 14 and limited opponents to 25 hits during that stretch.
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Yankees @ Dodgers
At Dodger Stadium
TV: YES, SportsNet LA, SNLA Spanish, FB-WATCH (out-of-market only)
9-6, 4.53 ERA, 141 SO
Paxton, who is 4-0 in four starts this month, has recorded a sub-4.00 ERA in each of his six Major League seasons, though he has reached double figures in victories just twice.
12-3, 1.64 ERA, 126 SO
Ryu’s Cy Young campaign gets an Interleague test against the Yankees, who beat him in their only meeting six years ago. He allowed back-to-back sixth-inning homers in Atlanta last weekend, his third multi-homer game of the year.
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Blue Jays @ Mariners
At T-Mobile Park
TV: ROOTNW, SNET, MLBN (out-of-market only)
4-8, 5.30 ERA, 113 SO
The rookie right-hander will face the Mariners for his second consecutive start, this time in Seattle. On Aug. 17, he pitched six innings of three-run ball, allowing five hits and four walks while striking out three.
0-0, 6.00 ERA, 3 SO
The Mariners' No. 9 prospect will make his long-awaited return in the series opener vs. the Blue Jays. Sheffield, who'll be taking Yusei Kikuchi's turn in the rotation this time around, is 7-9 with a 4.13 ERA between Double- and Triple-A this season.
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Red Sox @ Padres
At Petco Park
TV: NESN, FSSD, FOX Deportes San Diego
14-5, 4.10 ERA, 149 SO
Rodriguez was magnificent last time out, firing a season high of 7 1/3 innings against the Orioles and allowing no earned runs. The lefty is 6-2 with a 3.61 ERA in 13 career starts against National League teams.
7-6, 3.44 ERA, 121 SO
It's possible Paddack is throwing too many strikes. His 70.1 percent strike rate leads MLB, but he's given up hard contact when ahead in the count. Paddack thinks he'd be better served throwing his changeup and curve below the zone more frequently.
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