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Probable Pitchers

San Francisco Giants @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Derek Holland, LHP
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    Derek Holland, last 3 starts
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Holland will try to be more effective vs. the Cubs than in his previous outing, a 6-1 loss to Colorado. Over six innings, he gave up four runs on six hits, and his 112 pitches were the most he’s thrown since Sept. 5, 2015, vs. the Angels.

Kyle Hendricks, RHP
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Maybe being back at Wrigley will help Hendricks. He has a 2.60 ERA in five starts at home (4.71 on the road). He's given up 6 ER over 11 IP in his last two starts, striking out 12. He's 2-2 with a 3.49 ERA in five career starts vs. the Giants.

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Los Angeles Angels @ New York Yankees

, Yankee Stadium
Andrew Heaney, LHP
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    Andrew Heaney, last 3 starts
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Heaney took the loss last Friday after giving up four unearned runs over six innings against the Rays. He has pitched to a 1.45 ERA over his past five outings. In two career starts against the Yankees, Heaney is 1-0 with a 1.50 ERA.

Luis Severino, RHP
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Severino will aim to extend a seven-start unbeaten streak as he takes on the Angels, against whom he picked up a no-decision on April 27 in Anaheim. Severino is coming off a victory in Kansas City, where he pitched six innings of three-run ball.

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St. Louis Cardinals @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
John Gant, RHP
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This will be the third start of the year for Gant (1-1, 4.67), who has filled in for injured veterans Adam Wainwright and Carlos Martinez. Gant allowed five runs (three earned) over 4 1/3 innings his last time out against the Phillies on Saturday.

Joe Musgrove, RHP
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Set back all spring by a strained shoulder, Musgrove will finally make his Pirates debut against the Cardinals. He should be free of restrictions after a four-start rehab assignment. Musgrove lost his only career start at PNC Park on Aug. 23, 2016.

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Toronto Blue Jays @ Philadelphia Phillies

, Citizens Bank Park
Sam Gaviglio, RHP
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Gaviglio staked his claim to a spot in the Blue Jays' rotation by tossing 5 1/3 scoreless innings vs. Oakland his last time out. With Jaime Garcia set to return soon, Gaviglio will need to keep pitching well to hang onto his starting job.

Zach Eflin, RHP
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Eflin has fared well since replacing Ben Lively in the rotation, although he struggled for the first time over the weekend against the Cardinals. But his spot in the rotation seems secure for now with Jerad Eickhoff suffering a setback in Triple-A.

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Atlanta Braves @ Boston Red Sox

, Fenway Park
Julio Teheran, RHP
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After a pair of scoreless outings to start May, Teheran has given up 10 runs in his last two starts (11 innings), and his ERA jumped, from 3.14 to 4.17. He allowed a season-worst six runs in five innings against the Marlins during his previous start.

Eduardo Rodriguez, LHP
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Rodriguez had an interesting stat line last time out, giving up nine hits but no runs over 5 2/3 innings while throwing 110 pitches. The lefty walked none and struck out seven. In 37 career starts at Fenway, Rodriguez is 10-9 with a 4.64 ERA.

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Baltimore Orioles @ Tampa Bay Rays

, Tropicana Field
David Hess, RHP
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The righty hopes to rebound from a tough outing last Sunday in Boston, where he gave up three home runs over 4 2/3 innings. Hess beat the Rays with a quality start (three earned runs over six innings) in his MLB debut on May 12.

Sergio Romo, RHP
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Romo started in back-to-back games against the Angels last weekend, throwing 2 1/3 innings in his two starts, with six strikeouts, two walks and no hits among the nine batters he faced. Right-handers are hitting .196 against him this year.

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Chicago White Sox @ Detroit Tigers

, Comerica Park
Reynaldo Lopez, RHP
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Lopez pitched the best game of his career last time out, twirling eight scoreless and giving up just two hits against the Rangers. He’ll make his second start of 2018 vs. the Tigers, looking to build on a seven-inning, one-run outing on April 8.

Mike Fiers, RHP
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Fiers tossed six shutout frames against the White Sox on April 8 without breaking 90 mph on the radar gun. He has two quality starts in five outings since then, while allowing 10 home runs and a .553 slugging percentage in his last 37 1/3 innings.

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Houston Astros @ Cleveland Indians

, Progressive Field
Dallas Keuchel, LHP
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Keuchel's 3.43 ERA is the highest of Houston's rotation. Saturday, in a loss to Cleveland, he allowed four runs on six hits in five frames, his shortest start since April 10. Keuchel is 2-0 with a 2.45 ERA in three career starts at Progressive Field.

Corey Kluber, RHP
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Kluber faced Houston on Saturday, allowing two runs on six hits with 10 strikeouts and no walks in a road win. The righty went 3-1 with a 3.64 ERA in seven outings on five days of rest during his Cy Young campaign last season.

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Washington Nationals @ Miami Marlins

, Marlins Park
Max Scherzer, RHP
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Scherzer earned an extra rest day after extending himself to 121 pitches last time out, striking out 13 in seven innings of two-run ball. Since the beginning of last season, he is 10-1 with a 2.39 ERA with an extra day in between starts.

Jose Urena, RHP
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It's been a frustrating and misleading start of the season for Urena, who is 0-7. The Marlins also haven't won any of his 10 starts. Urena comes off allowing four runs in six innings at Atlanta, and in his last four starts, his ERA is 4.07.

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Kansas City Royals @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Eric Skoglund, LHP
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Skoglund will take the mound for Game 2 at Globe Life Park. Last time out, the lefty surrendered six runs in five innings, all of which came in his final two frames.

Mike Minor, LHP
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Minor, who pitched as a reliever for the Royals last season, will be making his first start against them since 2013. He is 0-2 with an 8.22 ERA in his last three starts, and 2-2 with a 3.72 ERA in five starts at home this season.

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New York Mets @ Milwaukee Brewers

, Miller Park
Noah Syndergaard, RHP
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Rounding into form, Syndergaard has delivered quality starts in five of his past six outings. His ERA over that stretch is 2.89, with more than four times as many strikeouts as walks, and he has won each of his last two outings.

Junior Guerra, RHP
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Guerra got a no-decision in the Brewers' 3-1 loss to Minnesota over the weekend, and Milwaukee has lost four of Guerra's past five starts overall.

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Cincinnati Reds @ Colorado Rockies

, Coors Field
Sal Romano, RHP
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The fifth inning spelled trouble for Romano in his last outing as the Cubs tagged him for five runs and ousted him from the game. Romano had been in a groove until his past two starts, and fastball command has been a common factor in his struggles.

Jon Gray, RHP
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Gray lasted just 3 2/3 innings in his last start, a road loss at San Francisco. He must regain his fastball (a .591 average against the last two games) and reverse a trend of losing composure.

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Arizona Diamondbacks @ Oakland Athletics

, Oakland Coliseum
Patrick Corbin, LHP
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After a 4-0 start, Corbin is 0-1 in his past five starts. He has walked 18 in 62 1/3 innings, including nine in his past three starts. Corbin has held opponents to a .177 batting average.

Sean Manaea, LHP
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Manaea has allowed three or more earned runs in each of his last four starts after allowing no more than two in each of his first six. He has a 5.96 ERA in four May starts.

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Minnesota Twins @ Seattle Mariners

, Safeco Field
Fernando Romero, RHP
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Romero battled early control issues to hold the Brewers to three runs over five innings last time out. In four starts this season, the 23-year-old Romero owns a 1.66 ERA.

James Paxton, LHP
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The big lefty is 2-0 with a 1.70 ERA and 45 strikeouts in 37 innings over his last 5 starts, with two complete games and a no-hitter. He’s 2-1, 2.91 ERA in four career starts vs. the Twins, including a no-decision on April 5 at Target Field.

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San Diego Padres @ Los Angeles Dodgers

, Dodger Stadium
Clayton Richard, LHP
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Richard became the first Padres starter since Brian Lawrence in 2005 to work into the eighth inning of three consecutive starts. He recorded 15 of his 22 outs in Pittsburgh via the ground ball, as his sinker has come to life.

Ross Stripling, RHP
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Stripling shut down the potent Nationals on May 19, striking out nine in six strong innings. He tossed four scoreless innings against San Diego in Monterrey, Mexico, on May 6.

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