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Probable Pitchers

Philadelphia Phillies @ San Diego Padres

, Petco Park
Kyle Kendrick, RHP
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    Kyle Kendrick, last 3 starts
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    Kyle Kendrick, last 5 years vs. SD
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In what may have been his final home start as a Phillie, Kendrick threw 6 1/3 innings of one-run ball for the win. Kendrick, whose contract expires at the end of the year, has a 9.00 ERA in the first inning this season, but went 1-2-3 vs. Miami.

Robbie Erlin, LHP
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Erlin will get a spot start in place of Tyson Ross, who has some soreness after his last start in Arizona. This will be Erlin's first start since May 17. He has a 2.50 ERA in 57 2/3 career innings at Petco Park, which could serve him well.

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Philadelphia Phillies @ Oakland Athletics

, O.co Coliseum
David Buchanan, RHP
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    David Buchanan, last 3 starts
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    David Buchanan, last 5 years vs. OAK
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Buchanan went 6 1/3 innings of one-run ball vs. the Marlins his last time out. Since being recalled on Aug. 6, Buchanan has a 2.91 ERA in eight starts.

Jon Lester, LHP
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Fans and pundits likely will continue to debate the merits of Oakland's trade to acquire Lester for Yoenis Cespedes, but Lester has been as good as advertised. In nine starts for the A's, he boasts a 2.30 ERA.

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Philadelphia Phillies @ Oakland Athletics

, O.co Coliseum
Jerome Williams, RHP
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    Jerome Williams, last 3 starts
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    Jerome Williams, last 5 years vs. OAK
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Williams is 3-2 with a 3.05 ERA in seven starts with the Phillies. It included a solid effort Monday against the Padres at Petco Park, where he allowed three hits and one unearned run in 7 2/3 innings in a 1-0 loss.

Drew Pomeranz, LHP
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With Jason Hammel heading home for the birth of his second child, Pomeranz will make a spot start. The left-hander has thrived in a number of roles this season, including a 4-3 record with a 2.85 ERA and 1.18 WHIP in nine starts.

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Philadelphia Phillies @ Oakland Athletics

, O.co Coliseum
A.J. Burnett, RHP
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    A.J. Burnett, last 5 years vs. OAK
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Burnett allowed four runs in 5 2/3 innings Tuesday. He is the first Phillies pitcher to lose 17 games in a season since Mark Leiter lost 17 in 1997. No Phillie has lost more than 17 since Steve Carlton lost 20 in 1973.

Scott Kazmir, LHP
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    Scott Kazmir, last 3 starts
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    Scott Kazmir, regular season
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    Scott Kazmir, last 5 years vs. PHI
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Kazmir has been inconsistent since the beginning of August, going 3-6 with a 6.29 ERA. His last time out, he allowed four earned runs (six total) in just 4 1/3 frames, though he was bitten by bleeders and poor defense.

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