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Probable Pitchers

Cleveland Indians @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Danny Salazar, RHP
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    Danny Salazar, last 3 starts
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    Danny Salazar, last 5 years vs. PIT
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Salazar (7-3, 3.80 ERA) logged five perfect innings on Tuesday en route to a win over the Rays. The hard-throwing righty struck out two, walked two and allowed two runs (one earned) over 7 2/3 innings for the Tribe.

Gerrit Cole, RHP
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    Gerrit Cole, last 3 starts
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    Gerrit Cole, last 5 years vs. CLE
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Cole rarely leaves his games in other people's hands - the no-decision in his last start was only his third in 22 starts reverting to last season. He allowed season highs in hits (eight, then nine) in each of his last two starts.

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San Diego Padres @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
James Shields, RHP
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    James Shields, last 3 starts
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    James Shields, last 5 years vs. PIT
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Shields started off July with a loss against the Mariners. The right-hander pitched 6 2/3 innings, allowing four hits, two runs, walking four and striking out seven batters. In June, Shields had a 5.52 ERA in 29 1/3 innings.

A.J. Burnett, RHP
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    A.J. Burnett, last 5 years vs. SD
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Burnett improved to 7-3 on Wednesday, holding Detroit to two runs in seven innings. He's been lights-out in every environment this season, but particularly at PNC Park, where he's 2-2 with a 1.29 ERA in seven starts.

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San Diego Padres @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Tyson Ross, RHP
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    Tyson Ross, last 5 years vs. PIT
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Ross battled command issues the last time out, walking five for the third time in his last four starts. He allowed three runs on four hits in six innings and even connected for his first career home runs in a no-decision against the Cardinals.

Francisco Liriano, LHP
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    Francisco Liriano, last 5 years vs. SD
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Liriano limited the Braves to two runs on six hits and three walks but only struck out three over seven innings. He has put together a 1.97 ERA with 43 strikeouts in 32 innings over five career starts against San Diego.

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San Diego Padres @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Andrew Cashner, RHP
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    Andrew Cashner, last 5 years vs. PIT
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Career stats

Cashner opened his most recent start by retiring the first 10 hitters he faced. He allowed one earned run on three hits in six innings before leaving. After scuffling in June, he has allowed three runs in his last 13 innings.

Charlie Morton, RHP
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    Charlie Morton, last 5 years vs. SD
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Career stats

Morton put up another quality start Friday but took his second loss of the season against the Indians. The righty is 4-1 with a 2.65 ERA in six career starts against the Padres and 4-1 with a 2.43 ERA at home this year.

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St. Louis Cardinals @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
To Be Announced

Jeff Locke, LHP
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    Jeff Locke, last 3 starts
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    Jeff Locke, regular season
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    Jeff Locke, last 5 years vs. STL
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Locke is coming off arguably the best start of his career, holding the Indians scoreless over eight two-hit innings Saturday. While he's struggled on the road, he is 3-2 with a 2.64 ERA in 10 starts at PNC Park this season.

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