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Angels @ Rangers
At Globe Life Park in Arlington
Makeup of 7/1 PPD
LHP
3-3, 4.31 ERA, 78 SO
Heaney went seven innings for the first time this season on Thursday, allowing three runs on four hits in a win vs. the White Sox. It was a good sign from Heaney, who was dealing with a left shoulder injury in July.
LHP
0-2, 11.81 ERA, 9 SO
Palumbo will be called up from Triple-A Nashville to make his fourth appearance for the Rangers. His last start for Nashville was Thursday, when he threw six no-hit innings against Omaha. He is 3-0 with a 1.59 ERA in his last five starts at Triple-A.
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Nationals @ Pirates
At PNC Park
RHP
15-5, 3.65 ERA, 191 SO
With his next victory, Strasburg will set a new career high in wins (matching totals from 2012 and ’17, his best season). It’s a good measure to mark what has been one of the healthiest seasons of Strabsurg’s career, as he has avoided the IL.
RHP
3-9, 5.19 ERA, 143 SO
Archer has made four quality starts with 53 strikeouts in 40 innings since the break, holding opponents to a .239 average and .306 OBP. He struck out 10 in five innings Wednesday, another good sign, but the Pirates lost his seventh straight start.
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Royals @ Orioles
At Oriole Park at Camden Yards
RHP
7-13, 3.95 ERA, 121 SO
Keller had a no-hitter through six innings on Wednesday against the Cardinals. But he gave up three straight singles to lead off the seventh and as his pitch count reached 107, he was removed. The Royals lost, 6-0.
RHP
5-13, 5.03 ERA, 129 SO
Bundy is going for his first win since July 23 against Arizona. He threw 5 2/3 innings in his previous outing, allowing six runs and striking out four against the Yankees.
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Phillies @ Red Sox
At Fenway Park
RHP
12-3, 3.51 ERA, 180 SO
Nola continues to lead the Phillies' rotation as its ace. He is 5-2 with a 2.09 ERA in his last 11 starts, allowing one or zero earned runs in eight of those starts. The team will need more of that with the rest of the rotation on uneven ground.
LHP
1-2, 6.58 ERA, 21 SO
The lefty swingman draws the start in place of Chris Sale, who isn't expected to pitch again this season. This will be Johnson's sixth start of the season. He's gone five innings only once, and he threw a season high of 83 pitches in that game, on June 22.
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Padres @ Reds
At Great American Ball Park
RHP
6-4, 3.32 ERA, 70 SO
Quantrill has a 1.31 ERA over his last six outings, while striking out 25 and walking only six over 34 1/3 innings. He's topped 100 pitches in his past two starts, including a season-high 108 on Wednesday vs. the Rays.
RHP
9-6, 2.92 ERA, 164 SO
Gray is riding a career-best 18 scoreless innings streak over his last three starts. His mix of fastballs and a strong curveball have been key, as he's posted a 1.59 ERA over his last nine starts.
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Mariners @ Rays
At Tropicana Field
RHP
2-2, 4.15 ERA, 51 SO
Wisler will be the opener for Seattle, his seventh time in this role, and he will be followed by left-hander Tommy Milone. Wisler has tossed eight scoreless innings, allowing only three hits and striking out eight in six starts as the opener.
RHP
2-6, 3.44 ERA, 58 SO
Castillo has yet to allow a run in his three outings as opener this season. In those three games, the Rays have gone 3-0 and have outscored opponents 21-11.
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Indians @ Mets
At Citi Field
RHP
12-6, 3.26 ERA, 207 SO
Bieber looks to continue his impressive run in the series opener at Citi Field against the Mets. He is 3-2 with a 1.89 ERA in his past five starts, striking out 44 batters in 38 innings.
LHP
8-7, 4.18 ERA, 116 SO
Facing Cleveland after an off-day, left-hander Steven Matz hopes to continue a strong stretch. Over six starts since July 16, Matz has a 3.06 ERA with a 31-to-6 strikeout-to-walk ratio.
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Marlins @ Braves
At SunTrust Park
RHP
2-5, 5.18 ERA, 60 SO
Hernandez threw a scoreless inning of relief with two strikeouts on July 7 at Atlanta. The right-hander has since joined the rotation, and he comes off giving up six runs in six innings in a loss to the Dodgers. On the road, he's posted a 7.20 ERA.
LHP
4-5, 4.14 ERA, 60 SO
Keuchel bounced back from his worst start of the season to throw six scoreless innings against the Mets on Wednesday. Now he'll try to get revenge against the Marlins, who tagged him for eight runs in 3 2/3 innings on Aug. 8.
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Brewers @ Cardinals
At Busch Stadium
LHP
2-1, 3.64 ERA, 53 SO
The key word will be longevity for Gonzalez vs. St. Louis. The southpaw has been limited to five or fewer innings each of his past three starts and has pitched into the seventh just once in 11 starts this season for Milwaukee.
RHP
6-6, 5.22 ERA, 80 SO
Wacha secured his spot in the rotation with five innings of work Thursday against the Reds, allowing two runs in the Cardinals' loss. Wacha has a 2.25 ERA against the Brewers this year, allowing three runs combined over two games.
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Angels @ Rangers
At Globe Life Park in Arlington
RHP
4-6, 6.35 ERA, 55 SO
Barria will be recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake to make a spot start in the second game of the doubleheader. He has compiled a 5.30 ERA over 18 2/3 innings in his last four starts after being dinged for 10 runs in Seattle on July 19.
LHP
0-0, 0.00 ERA, 4 SO
Burke is being called up from Triple A-Nashville to make his Major League debut. He has a 7.88 ERA in two starts at Nashville after going 3-5 with a 3.18 ERA and a 1.01 WHIP at Frisco.
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Giants @ Cubs
At Wrigley Field
RHP
3-7, 5.82 ERA, 85 SO
Beede gave up four runs on eight hits over four innings in his last start against the A's on Wednesday. He is 0-4 with an 8.49 ERA over his last five outings. This will be Beede's first career start at Wrigley Field.
LHP
7-4, 3.73 ERA, 112 SO
Hamels has been sorting through some mechanical issues since coming off the injured list. In his last two starts, the lefty has given up 13 runs (12 earned) in five total innings. Hamels has a 2.35 ERA in nine home starts in 2019.
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Tigers @ Astros
At Minute Maid Park
RHP
3-12, 4.05 ERA, 109 SO
Turnbull will be seeking his first win since May 31 when he faces the Angels. The righty struck out eight in five innings the last time out but continued to struggle out of the stretch during a three-run third inning against Seattle.
RHP
5-14, 5.89 ERA, 115 SO
Sanchez, acquired from the Blue Jays on July 31, went 2-0 with one earned run and three hits allowed in 11 innings over his first two starts with the Astros before giving up six runs, including four home runs, on Thursday vs. the A's.
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White Sox @ Twins
At Target Field
RHP
7-11, 5.25 ERA, 132 SO
Lopez had a solid run snapped when he allowed five earned runs in 5 1/3 innings against the Angels in Anaheim on Thursday. In six starts prior to that, Lopez had posted a 2.13 ERA.
RHP
9-5, 4.26 ERA, 113 SO
Pineda's consistent campaign continued when he came off the injured list and allowed three runs in five innings vs. the Rangers on Thursday, marking the 15th time in his last 16 starts in which he has allowed three or fewer earned runs.
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Rockies @ D-backs
At Chase Field
LHP
3-11, 6.98 ERA, 78 SO
Recent starts suggest a couple of ways in which Freeland is emerging from the struggles of the early season -- he has full confidence in his mechanics and his changeup is becoming a weapon.
LHP
5-3, 4.04 ERA, 37 SO
Young is looking to bounce back after a pair of subpar starts. Over his last two games, he is 0-2 with a 9.72 ERA. Last time out against the Giants, he allowed five runs on eight hits over five innings.
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Yankees @ Athletics
At Oakland Coliseum
RHP
16-3, 4.15 ERA, 131 SO
German has won each of his last four starts, posting a 3.70 ERA over that span against the Red Sox (twice), Blue Jays and Orioles. Look for the Yankees to begin scaling back his workload or skipping starts in order to limit innings.
RHP
11-8, 5.06 ERA, 116 SO
Bailey turned in his best outing as a member of the A's this past Wednesday, tossing seven scoreless innings in a win over the Giants. Facing the Yankees as a Royal on April 18, Bailey held New York to one run over six innings.
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Blue Jays @ Dodgers
At Dodger Stadium
LHP
0-2, 7.04 ERA, 12 SO
LHP
13-2, 2.71 ERA, 147 SO
This is Kershaw's first start against Toronto in three years. He's coming off a vintage performance of seven scoreless innings with 10 strikeouts and no walks in Miami on Aug. 14. He's tied with Sandy Koufax at 165 career wins.
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