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Probable Pitchers

San Diego Padres @ Philadelphia Phillies

, Citizens Bank Park
Tyson Ross, RHP
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With Brad Hand off to Cleveland, Ross is one of the Padres’ most attractive trade pieces. Set to become a free agent this offseason, Ross has been San Diego’s most reliable starter this year, aside from a couple shaky outings early in July.

Nick Pivetta, RHP
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Pivetta rebounded a bit in his final start before the break, but he has an 8.25 ERA in his last four appearances (three starts). The Phillies are counting on a strong second half from him as he pitches in a pennant race.

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San Diego Padres @ Philadelphia Phillies

, Citizens Bank Park
Luis Perdomo, RHP
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Vince Velasquez, RHP
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Velasquez pitched six scoreless innings July 11 in his first start back from the 10-day disabled list (bruised right forearm). His only career start vs. the Padres was on April 14, 2016, when he pitched a complete game shutout at home.

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Baltimore Orioles @ Toronto Blue Jays

, Rogers Centre
Andrew Cashner, RHP
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Cashner will make his first start since being placed on the 10-day disabled list with a neck strain on July 11. He has recorded quality starts in both of his outings against the Blue Jays this season.

J.A. Happ, LHP
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Happ returns from his first career first All-Star nod to make the start against Baltimore. There should be plenty of scouts in attendance, as Happ remains Toronto's top chip leading up to the non-waiver Trade Deadline.

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Boston Red Sox @ Detroit Tigers

, Comerica Park
Chris Sale, LHP
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After striking out at least 11 hitters in five consecutive outings, the Red Sox ace returns to the mound against the Tigers. Sale has a 0.94 ERA in his last seven starts, and has thrown seven or more innings in five of those.

Blaine Hardy, LHP
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With Michael Fulmer sidelined by a left oblique strain, Hardy returns to the rotation for his first start since June 26. He’s 3-1 with a 3.71 ERA in eight starts this season, but the Red Sox roughed him up for five runs over six innings on June 6.

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Miami Marlins @ Tampa Bay Rays

, Tropicana Field
Trevor Richards, RHP
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The rookie ended his first half on a high note, throwing six shutout innings in a win over the Phillies. This will be his 14th start, and he is 1-3 with a 5.93 ERA on the road. Richards has shown improvement in July, with a 1-0 record and 3.68 ERA.

Chris Archer, RHP
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Although he didn't factor into the final outcome, Archer was solid in his last outing against the Twins on Saturday. His 4 1/3 innings and seven strikeouts kept the Rays in the game before they erupted for 15 runs in the final three innings.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
Ivan Nova, RHP
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Nova wasn’t hit hard in his last outing, allowing only one run, but he was pulled after only 4 2/3 innings due to a tough matchup against Brewers slugger Travis Shaw. He has allowed six runs (five earned) in two starts vs. Cincinnati this year.

Matt Harvey, RHP
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With the Trade Deadline looming, Harvey has been the Reds’ best pitcher at the right time as the team seeks to flip him after his May acquisition. Since the trade, he is 5-3 with a 3.64 ERA and 4-0 with a 1.86 ERA over his past five starts.

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Atlanta Braves @ Washington Nationals

, Nationals Park
Mike Foltynewicz, RHP
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Coming off his first All-Star Game, Foltynewicz will attempt to extend the success that earned him this opportunity. The hard-throwing righty has allowed five runs in consecutive starts.

Max Scherzer, RHP
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Fresh off starting his second straight All-Star Game for the National League, Scherzer will get back to work against a Braves club that he has a 1.29 ERA over two starts this year.

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Los Angeles Dodgers @ Milwaukee Brewers

, Miller Park
Alex Wood, LHP
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Wood wasn’t able to duplicate last year’s All-Star first half, but he figured out a mechanical flaw and is pitching with more confidence than he’s had since last year. He’s pitched well at Miller Park.

Brent Suter, LHP
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Suter finished the first half tied for the Brewers’ team lead in wins with eight, but he struggled toward the All-Star break, surrendering 10 runs over 16 innings in his final three starts.

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Minnesota Twins @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Jake Odorizzi, RHP
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Odorizzi was inconsistent in the first half, mixing in solid stretches with rough ones. He's been better recently with a 2.95 ERA over his last four starts, but was hit hard by the Rays in his last start.

Brad Keller, RHP
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A Rule 5 pick, Keller shifted to the rotation at the end of May and started off well, pitching to a 2.14 ERA in his first six starts. But he’s hit a rough patch his last two outings, allowing nine runs in a combined 7 1/3 frames, with a WHIP of 3.00.

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St. Louis Cardinals @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Miles Mikolas, RHP
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The All-Star right-hander tossed four innings last Sunday against the Reds. Mikolas gave up three runs on six hits, but the Cardinals backed him up with aggressive bats in a 6-4 win.

Jose Quintana, LHP
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Quintana is 0-2 with a 2.00 ERA in two starts against the Cardinals. He has not fared well at Wrigley Field, posting a 3-2 record and 5.50 ERA in seven games (3.06 on the road). The lefty went 7-3 after the break last year.

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Cleveland Indians @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Mike Clevinger, RHP
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In his most recent start on July 14, the Yankees taxed Clevinger for five runs -- four earned -- in six innings in the Tribe’s 5-4 loss. He allowed three runs in 6 2/3 innings in a loss to the Rangers on May 1.

Yovani Gallardo, RHP
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Gallardo hasn’t started since July 10, when he allowed six runs over five innings in an 8-4 loss at Boston. After an unsuccessful early season stint with the Reds, that was his worst start since returning to the Rangers last month.

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San Francisco Giants @ Oakland Athletics

, Oakland Coliseum
Johnny Cueto, RHP
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Cueto has a history of thriving in the first half (80-48, 3.06) and slumping in the second (45-36, 3.71). This year could be different since he missed most of the first half with injuries.

Sean Manaea, LHP
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The A’s have won six of Manaea’s last seven starts, including the first-half finale, when Manaea allowed two runs in six innings against the Giants. He has given up three or fewer runs in his last eight starts.

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Houston Astros @ Los Angeles Angels

, Angel Stadium
Lance McCullers Jr., RHP
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McCullers set a career high for wins in the first half, winning 10 of his 14 starts. He went 4-0 with a 2.60 ERA in seven starts between May 31 and July 6 before allowing six runs in four innings in his final start before the break July 11.

Andrew Heaney, LHP
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Heaney is 1-1 in his past three games but has pitched deep into all three, going seven innings on July 3 and July 8 and 6 1/3 on July 14. At home, he is 5-2 in eight games this season with a team-leading 2.41 ERA.

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Chicago White Sox @ Seattle Mariners

, Safeco Field
Reynaldo Lopez, RHP
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In his first full year as a starter, Lopez emerged as the steadiest member of the rotation before the break. But Lopez has just one quality start in his past five trips to the mound, making his last appearance the day after his first child was born.

Marco Gonzales, LHP
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The 26-year-old led the Mariners with 10 wins in the first half, including a 1-0 victory over the White Sox in April when he allowed five hits and struck out eight in six innings. Gonzales is 3-0 with a 0.82 ERA over his last three starts.

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Colorado Rockies @ Arizona Diamondbacks

, Chase Field
Antonio Senzatela, RHP
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Senzatela will be making his third start since returning from a Minor League stint to build his pitch count. Senzatela missed his last start with a right middle finger blister, but it healed enough to allow him to throw sliders on Thursday.

Zack Greinke, RHP
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Arizona’s ace has been on a roll, logging a 2.62 ERA and holding batters to a .376 slugging mark since the calendar flipped to June. The Rockies were able to tag Greinke for two homers back on June 8.

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New York Mets @ New York Yankees

, Yankee Stadium
Jacob deGrom, RHP
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The Mets’ lone All-Star, deGrom will return from his appearance at Nationals Park to start Sunday on regular rest. His superlative first half ended with consecutive outings in which he went eight innings, allowing a total of one run in those starts.

Masahiro Tanaka, RHP
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The last time Tanaka faced the Mets he ended up on the DL, as he strained both hamstrings while running the bases June 8 at Citi Field. Prior to the injury, Tanaka had permitted a solo homer over five innings, striking out eight with one walk.

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