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Probable Pitchers

Los Angeles Dodgers @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Kenta Maeda, RHP
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    Kenta Maeda, last 3 starts
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    Kenta Maeda, regular season
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    Kenta Maeda, last 5 years vs. CHC
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In his return against Texas, Maeda showed no signs of the strained right hip that put him on the DL. He did walk three (one intentionally) and hit a batter, but he said he felt healthy and the club expects more this time.

Tyler Chatwood, RHP
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    Tyler Chatwood, last 3 starts
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    Tyler Chatwood, regular season
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    Tyler Chatwood, last 5 years vs. LAD
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Chatwood didn't rely on his fastball as much and mixed in his other three pitches against the Brewers last time out and was more effective. He walked two, the third time this season he's walked two or fewer, which is an improvement.

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Los Angeles Dodgers @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Rich Hill, LHP
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    Rich Hill, regular season
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Hill will be activated from the disabled list (blister) to make his first start since May 19 at Washington, when he departed after throwing just two pitches.

Mike Montgomery, LHP
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    Mike Montgomery, last 5 years vs. LAD
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It's going to be hard to take Montgomery out of the rotation. He has given up three earned runs in 23 2/3 innings for a 1.14 ERA as a starter while subbing for Yu Darvish. He gave up two hits in six innings against the Brewers in his last outing.

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Baltimore Orioles @ Washington Nationals

, Nationals Park
David Hess, RHP
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    David Hess, last 3 starts
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    David Hess, regular season
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    David Hess, last 5 years vs. WSH
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Hess went three straight starts with at least six innings and allowing a run or less in each before being tagged with five runs in 3 1/3 innings in his last outing vs. Boston.

Jefry Rodriguez, RHP
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Rodriguez, who allowed two hits over five innings on Thursday for Double-A Harrisburg, will get the call as the Nationals open a three-game series against the Orioles. He 4 2/3 scoreless innings June 3 vs. the Braves in his only MLB appearance.

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Milwaukee Brewers @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Freddy Peralta, RHP
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    Freddy Peralta, last 5 years vs. PIT
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Peralta's third career start will come against the Pirates, as the Brewers need a fifth starter. Peralta struck out 13 batters in his Major League debut on Mother's Day in Colorado.

Jameson Taillon, RHP
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Taillon returns to the mound to face the Brewers after allowing two earned runs over seven innings in his last start against the D-backs. He's produced quality starts in three of his past four outings, allowing 8 earned runs with 23 strikeouts.

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Seattle Mariners @ New York Yankees

, Yankee Stadium
Marco Gonzales, LHP
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The former Cardinals first-round Draft pick has gone 4-0 with a 1.41 ERA over his last six starts, though he gave up seven hits and three runs in a five-inning no-decision on Wednesday. This will be his first time facing the Yankees.

Domingo German, RHP
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German has given up three runs over six innings in each of his past two starts, both of which were Yankees wins. The right-hander hasn’t faced Seattle in his two-year career.

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St. Louis Cardinals @ Philadelphia Phillies

, Citizens Bank Park
Luke Weaver, RHP
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Weaver allowed four runs on seven hits in five innings the last time he was on the bump against the Reds, on June 8. One of his three wins was in Cincinnati, on April 13.

Vince Velasquez, RHP
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Velasquez carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning Thursday against the Rockies, just one start after he allowed a career-high 10 runs in 3 2/3 innings against the Brewers. But before that Velasquez had a 2.14 ERA in his previous six starts.

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Atlanta Braves @ Toronto Blue Jays

, Rogers Centre
Mike Soroka, RHP
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Soroka carried a no-hitter into the seventh of his win against the Mets. The 20-year-old Canadian will be pitching in front of friends and family who will travel from his hometown of Calgary to see him start for the first time in his native country.

Jaime Garcia, LHP
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Garcia continues to battle inconsistency this season, alternating good outings and poor ones. He has allowed four runs in two of his past three outings and he's 3-1 with a 3.62 ERA in his career vs. Atlanta.

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Chicago White Sox @ Cleveland Indians

, Progressive Field
Carlos Rodon, LHP
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Rodon continues to shake off some rust after being out of action since September. He has worked five innings in each of his two starts, facing the Red Sox and Indians. He is focused on getting more consistently ahead in the count.

Mike Clevinger, RHP
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Clevinger struck out 11 and allowed two runs (one earned) on five hits in seven innings Thursday against the White Sox. Clevinger is 1-0 with a 3.20 ERA through three starts in June -- through 19 2/3 innings, he has 19 strikeouts and seven walks.

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Detroit Tigers @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
Matthew Boyd, LHP
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Keeping the ball in the park has been a contributing factor behind Boyd’s breakout season, but he’ll get a test in the hitter-friendly confines of Great American Ball Park with summer weather settling in. He’s 1-3 with a 3.97 ERA on the road.

Sal Romano, RHP
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Romano is coming off the best start of his season: eight innings of one-run ball for a no-decision on Tuesday at KC. He had his sinker working well and induced a lot of contact and grounders. It was exactly the confidence boost he needed.

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Boston Red Sox @ Minnesota Twins

, Target Field
Chris Sale, LHP
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The ace has been overpowering in his past two starts, allowing a total of two runs and striking out 19 over 14 innings. In 13 career appearances at Target Field, Sale is 5-3 with a 4.60 ERA. Opponents are hitting .192 against Sale this season.

Jose Berrios, RHP
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Berrios has been on an impressive run, posting a 2.47 ERA over his last six starts. He gave up one run over six innings in a no-decision against the Tigers on Wednesday.

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Tampa Bay Rays @ Houston Astros

, Minute Maid Park
Blake Snell, LHP
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In his last start, Snell was dealing, striking out seven batters in three innings. In the fifth, however, Snell lost his command as the Yankees scored four runs. He plans to sharpen his approach before he faces the Astros.

Justin Verlander, RHP
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Verlander goes for his 10th win of the season in only his 16th start. Of his 15 previous starts, 14 have been quality. This will be his first start at home since June 2 against Boston. He’s 2-1 with a 1.93 ERA at Minute Maid Park this year.

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Texas Rangers @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Cole Hamels, LHP
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Hamels is going for his first win since May 22. He is 0-2 with a 4.39 ERA in his last four starts. That includes a 5-3 loss to the Royals on May 27 when he allowed five runs in 6 1/3 innings. He's 2-1 with a 2.40 ERA in seven starts on the road.

Jason Hammel, RHP
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Hammel threw six scoreless innings against the Reds on Wednesday before surrendering two runs in the seventh and picking up the loss.

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New York Mets @ Colorado Rockies

, Coors Field
Jason Vargas, LHP
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Although Vargas hasn’t gone longer than five innings in any of his last three starts, his ERA over that stretch is 3.00. That, along with Noah Syndergaard’s lingering finger injury, has quieted talk of the Mets bouncing Vargas from their rotation.

German Marquez, RHP
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Marquez struggled in his last start against the Phillies on Thursday, when he allowed six runs on seven hits in a loss. Marquez is 0-2 with an 8.44 ERA in the month of June after going 3-2 with a 3.34 ERA in May.

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Arizona Diamondbacks @ Los Angeles Angels

, Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Matt Koch, RHP
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Koch was a stellar in his last start, allowing just two earned runs over six innings and notching a win against the Mets. Since replacing the injured Taijuan Walker in the rotation, Koch has had a couple of rough outings but has mostly been solid.

Felix Pena, RHP
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Pena will make the first start of his career on Tuesday, when he takes the hill in the second game of a two-game Interleague series against the D-backs. In two appearances out of the bullpen this season, Pena has given up three earned runs.

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Oakland Athletics @ San Diego Padres

, Petco Park
Paul Blackburn, RHP
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Pressed into duty after injuries hit the rotation, Blackburn had a terrific 2018 debut against the Royals before being rocked (eight runs) by the Astros. In his career, he has a 6.37 ERA at the Coliseum and a 1.47 ERA away from it.

Eric Lauer, LHP
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Lauer will make his 11th career start and fifth at home. In his last outing he gave up three earned runs or less for the sixth time this season. He went 5 2/3 innings against the Cardinals on Wednesday, allowing two runs on eight hits.

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Miami Marlins @ San Francisco Giants

, AT&T Park
Dan Straily, RHP
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Straily has yet to earn a win in June. The right-hander has logged 13 innings with a 5.54 ERA for the month. Straily faces the Giants for the second straight time. He gave up three runs in five innings against them in Miami on Thursday.

Dereck Rodriguez, RHP
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The Giants are 2-1 in Rodriguez’s starts, including his lone home appearance: a 6-1 victory over Philadelphia on June 3. Rodriguez lasted six innings, a total he eclipsed when he worked 6 2/3 innings in his most recent outing June 14 at Miami.

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