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Probable Pitchers

Boston Red Sox @ New York Yankees

, Yankee Stadium
Nathan Eovaldi, RHP
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    Nathan Eovaldi, last 3 starts
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    Nathan Eovaldi, regular season
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    Nathan Eovaldi, last 5 years vs. NYY
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Career stats

Eovaldi has pitched well at Yankee Stadium in his career, going 10-5 with a 3.85 ERA. The righty was dominant against his former team at Fenway Park on Aug. 4, allowing no runs and three hits over eight innings.

J.A. Happ, LHP
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    J.A. Happ, last 3 starts
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    J.A. Happ, last 5 years vs. BOS
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Happ has been one of the Yankees' most reliable starters since his acquisition in late July. In eight starts for New York, Happ is 6-0 with a 2.70 ERA. The Yankees have won all but one of those games.

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Kansas City Royals @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Eric Skoglund, LHP
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    Eric Skoglund, regular season
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    Eric Skoglund, last 5 years vs. PIT
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Career stats

Skoglund gets the start, his second since coming off the disabled list that sidelined him since May. Skoglund was sharp Wednesday, giving up two hits and two runs in five innings against the White Sox.

Jameson Taillon, RHP
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    Jameson Taillon, last 3 starts
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    Jameson Taillon, regular season
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    Jameson Taillon, last 5 years vs. KC
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Career stats

Taillon has a 2.41 ERA in his last 11 starts and has not allowed more than three earned runs in an outing since May 22. He has already set new career highs in wins (13), starts (29) and innings (171).

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New York Mets @ Philadelphia Phillies

, Citizens Bank Park
Steven Matz, LHP
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    Steven Matz, last 5 years vs. PHI
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Career stats

Quietly effective over the last month, Matz holds a 2.67 ERA over his last five starts, with 35 strikeouts in 30 1/3 innings. Matz is three starts away from reaching his primary goal of finishing the season healthy for the first time since 2015.

Aaron Nola, RHP
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Career stats

Nola will be making one of his final home starts of the season. The Cy Young candidate is 9-2 with a 2.46 ERA in 15 starts at Citizens Bank Park this year. Nola, though, does have a 5.60 ERA through three September starts.

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Toronto Blue Jays @ Baltimore Orioles

, Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Aaron Sanchez, RHP
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Sanchez is coming off one of his best outings of the year, allowing just one run on three this with six strikeouts through seven frames vs. Boston. In 17 career appearances, including 12 starts, vs. Baltimore, he has gone 6-3 with a 3.87 ERA.

Dylan Bundy, RHP
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Bundy has gone 0-2 with a 7.88 ERA in three starts vs. the Blue Jays this year, but is coming off a victory in which he struck out eight over six innings of two-run ball against the A's on Thursday.

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Chicago White Sox @ Cleveland Indians

, Progressive Field
Carlos Rodon, LHP
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By moving Rodon up to Tuesday after he last started Wednesday in Kansas City, the White Sox also will be able to start Rodon in Sunday’s series finale against the Cubs at home. Rodon has a 3-1 record, with a 1.98 ERA lifetime at Progressive Field.

Corey Kluber, RHP
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Career stats

Kluber lasted only 1 2/3 innings in his last start on Sept. 10 against the Rays, who scored four runs on five hits to chase the ace in the second inning. The right-hander (returning on seven days' rest) has a 4.02 ERA in 14 home starts this year.

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Minnesota Twins @ Detroit Tigers

, Comerica Park
Jake Odorizzi, RHP
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Odorizzi made a strong bid for a no-hitter in his past start against the Yankees until Greg Bird ripped a one-out double in the eighth inning. He matched his career high with 120 pitches in that game, but will be working with five days rest.

Daniel Norris, LHP
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Norris will look to rebound from his last start, where he gave up five runs and eight hits while lasting 4 2/3 innings against the Astros on Wednesday. The left-hander has not pitched against the Twins in '18, but is 1-1 in four career appearances.

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Washington Nationals @ Miami Marlins

, Marlins Park
Stephen Strasburg, RHP
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Strasburg has dominated in his last four outings against the Marlins, going 4-0 with a 0.67 ERA dating back to April 2017. His last start (seven innings, one run, nine strikeouts) was his best since returning from the DL last month.

Sandy Alcantara, RHP
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Alcantara has just three Major League starts under his belt, but he's looked far more experienced than that in September. In two seven-inning starts this month, he's allowed just two earned runs and struck out 12.

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St. Louis Cardinals @ Atlanta Braves

, SunTrust Park
Austin Gomber, LHP
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While he's been solid since joining the starting rotation, the lefty put the Cardinals in a bind with the Dodgers on Friday, allowing seven runs in three innings. The Cardinals rallied against Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw, but still fell 9-7.

Anibal Sanchez, RHP
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Sanchez has gone from fifth starter to a potential member of the postseason rotation. The veteran has distanced himself from long-ball issues, not allowing a homer in any of his past four starts.

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Cincinnati Reds @ Milwaukee Brewers

, Miller Park
Michael Lorenzen, RHP
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Lorenzen is getting his first chance to start since 2015 after three seasons exclusively as a reliever. But he’s got durability, regularly working more than one inning in 2018, including 4 1/3 innings on Aug. 14 vs. Cleveland.

Chase Anderson, RHP
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Anderson has pitched well against the Reds, going 5-1 with a 2.98 ERA in 10 career starts. Expect a quick hook; Anderson has a 1.93 ERA in September, but all three starts were five or fewer innings and fewer than 80 pitches.

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Tampa Bay Rays @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Blake Snell, LHP
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Snell looks to become just the second player in franchise history to reach the 20-win mark. He’s currently 19-5 with a 2.03 ERA and in his only other start against the Rangers this year, he got a win after allowing just one run in 6 1/3 innings.

Yovani Gallardo, RHP
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Gallardo will look to bounce back from a rough outing against the Angels in his last start. He was tagged for six earned runs and six hits over three innings of work. He's been tagged for at least three runs in his last four starts.

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Seattle Mariners @ Houston Astros

, Minute Maid Park
Mike Leake, RHP
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Leake has allowed just one earned run with 11 hits, one walk and nine strikeouts over 13 innings in his last two outings, both wins over the Orioles and Angels. He’s 0-2 with a 5.00 ERA in three starts against the Astros this season.

Josh James, RHP
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The hard-throwing rookie will be making his second big league start and fourth appearance, his first against the Mariners. James has struck out 17 batters in 10 2/3 innings and is a candidate to make the postseason bullpen.

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Chicago Cubs @ Arizona Diamondbacks

, Chase Field
Mike Montgomery, LHP
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Montgomery has allowed two runs in each of his previous two starts, both of which lasted four innings. The left-hander hasn’t completed five innings in a start since he threw six scoreless frames against the Royals on Aug. 7.

Matt Andriese, RHP
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Andriese was acquired by the D-backs prior to the Trade Deadline from the Rays. He's appeared in 12 games as a reliever for Arizona and started four games for the Rays as part of their "opener" strategy, compiling just 11 1/3 innings in that role.

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Los Angeles Angels @ Oakland Athletics

, Oakland Coliseum
Tyler Skaggs, LHP
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Skaggs will be activated off the disabled list and start against the A’s in his first appearance since Aug. 11. He missed more than a month due to a left adductor strain. Skaggs is 2-5 with a 5.32 ERA in eight career starts against Oakland.

Liam Hendriks, RHP
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The Aussie righty has found success recently as the team’s designated “opener” on bullpen days. In his last four appearances in that role, Hendriks has allowed just two hits and no earned runs over four innings.

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Colorado Rockies @ Los Angeles Dodgers

, Dodger Stadium
Kyle Freeland, LHP
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Freeland is 7-1 with a 2.69 ERA and a .229 batting average against in 11 starts since the All-Star break, as he has inserted himself into the Cy Young Award discussion.

Clayton Kershaw, LHP
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Kershaw has won his last five decisions, a streak that began July 27. Kershaw defeated the Rockies in Colorado on Sept. 7 when he allowed two runs on six hits in six innings. The Dodgers have lost just three of Kershaw's last 13 starts.

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San Francisco Giants @ San Diego Padres

, Petco Park
Derek Holland, LHP
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It’s not too difficult to determine the source of Holland’s success, at least statistically. His walks per nine innings have dwindled significantly, while his strikeouts per nine innings have increased sharply.

Joey Lucchesi, LHP
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The left-hander is winding down an impressive debut season. His 3.67 ERA is the lowest by a Padres rookie since Cory Luebke posted a 3.29 mark in 2011. Still, Lucchesi has yet to complete seven innings in a game this season.

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