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Probable Pitchers

Atlanta Braves @ Boston Red Sox

, Fenway Park
Mike Foltynewicz, RHP
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    Mike Foltynewicz, last 3 starts
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    Mike Foltynewicz, regular season
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    Mike Foltynewicz, last 5 years vs. BOS
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Foltynewicz has allowed two earned runs or fewer in nine of his 10 starts. The hard-throwing righty allowed just one run through six innings while recording five strikeouts against the Phillies in his most recent start.

Chris Sale, LHP
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The ace was in top form last time out, striking out 9 and allowing 1 earned run in 7 2/3 innings in a win over the Rays. This marks the 2nd time Sale has faced the Braves. He was hammered for 8 runs in 5 innings in the 1st outing on July 8, 2016.

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Los Angeles Angels @ New York Yankees

, Yankee Stadium
Garrett Richards, RHP
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Richards will start in place of Shohei Ohtani, who was pushed back for workload management reasons. Richards gave up one earned run over five innings in his last start Tuesday vs. Toronto. He is 0-4 with an 8.10 ERA in six appearances vs. New York.

Masahiro Tanaka, RHP
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    Masahiro Tanaka, last 3 starts
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    Masahiro Tanaka, regular season
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    Masahiro Tanaka, last 5 years vs. LAA
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Tanaka picked up the win in his last start at Texas despite lacking his best stuff. He has allowed at least one home run in all but two of his 10 starts this season, one of which was in an April 28 win over the Angels in Anaheim.

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Baltimore Orioles @ Tampa Bay Rays

, Tropicana Field
Kevin Gausman, RHP
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Gausman is coming off a tough-luck outing on Tuesday in which he matched a career high with 10 strikeouts against the White Sox. Gausman threw 6 1/3 scoreless innings and walked one while scattering nine hits.

Sergio Romo, RHP
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Romo will make his second start of the weekend as the Rays continue their unorthodox strategy of bullpen days against right-handed-heavy lineups. Romo lasted just two outs in Friday's opener, allowing one run on a single and an RBI double.

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Chicago White Sox @ Detroit Tigers

, Comerica Park
James Shields, RHP
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The veteran of the White Sox staff, Shields has dominated his last two starts. In a combined 14 1/3 innings, Shields has given up three runs while striking out 13 and walking five. He owns a 3.27 ERA in five May starts.

Blaine Hardy, LHP
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The versatile reliever will make his third start in place of injured Jordan Zimmermann, having tossed a pair of serviceable outings already. He threw five innings of two-run ball in a no-decision Monday at Minnesota, walking none and fanning four.

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Houston Astros @ Cleveland Indians

, Progressive Field
Gerrit Cole, RHP
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Cole's 1.86 ERA ranks second in the AL behind teammate Justin Verlander's 1.05. Sunday will be Cole's first career start at Progressive Field.

Trevor Bauer, RHP
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This will mark Bauer's first start this season against the Astros. In five outings at Progressive Field this season, the right-hander has a 2.73 ERA with 36 strikeouts against 12 walks in 33 innings.

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Washington Nationals @ Miami Marlins

, Marlins Park
Stephen Strasburg, RHP
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In his three most recent starts against the Marlins, Strasburg has tossed 18 consecutive scoreless innings, a streak dating back to Opening Day of 2017. He is finishing off another excellent month in which he has posted a 2.96 ERA in four starts.

Elieser Hernandez, RHP
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Hernandez took a hard-luck loss in his last start against the Mets. He has thrown five innings of one-run ball in each of his first two Major League starts, including Monday when he scattered five hits and struck out three at Citi Field.

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St. Louis Cardinals @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Miles Mikolas, RHP
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Mikolas will look to go 7-0 to start the season in the series finale against the Pirates. The right-hander tossed his first career shutout on Monday against the Royals, allowing just four hits to go with nine strikeouts.

Jameson Taillon, RHP
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Taillon had some of his best swing-and-miss stuff Tuesday night in Cincinnati, but a defensive miscue in right field and a fifth-inning grand slam ruined his six-inning outing. He has recorded a 4.50 ERA in five career starts against the Cardinals.

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Toronto Blue Jays @ Philadelphia Phillies

, Citizens Bank Park
J.A. Happ, LHP
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Happ has been on a roll. He has gone seven innings in each of his past two starts and has allowed just two runs on five hits and three walks over that span. The veteran lefty is averaging a career-high 10.8 strikeouts per nine innings this year.

Nick Pivetta, RHP
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Since a one-inning outing to start the month, Pivetta has tossed three of the best starts of his young career. The right-hander has allowed just one run in his last 19 innings while walking just batters and striking out 25.

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New York Mets @ Milwaukee Brewers

, Miller Park
Zack Wheeler, RHP
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Wheeler holds a 1.38 ERA against the Marlins this season, but a 6.97 mark against everyone else. He allowed two runs in 6 1/3 innings in his lone start against the Brewers last year, and is 1-0 lifetime with a 1.54 ERA in two starts at Miller Park.

Jhoulys Chacin, RHP
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Chacin pitched five innings of shutout baseball Tuesday night against the D-backs. Pulled after 86 pitches, Chacin struck out six batters, his second-highest total in 2018.

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Kansas City Royals @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Jason Hammel, RHP
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Hammel will start the series finale against the Rangers. The right-hander tossed seven strong innings on Tuesday against the Cardinals, allowing nine hits and just one run in picking up his first win of the season.

Cole Hamels, LHP
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Hamels is 2-1 with a 2.08 ERA in his last five starts after holding the Yankees to two runs in seven innings on Tuesday. As a member of the Rangers, he made four starts against the Royals in 2016-17 and is 3-0 with a 0.93 ERA.

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Cincinnati Reds @ Colorado Rockies

, Coors Field
Matt Harvey, RHP
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Harvey earned his first win with the Reds his last time out vs. the Pirates, turning in six innings of one-run, three-hit ball in his longest outing in a Cincinnati uniform. He has surrendered just four runs in 14 innings in his three Reds starts.

German Marquez, RHP
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Marquez limited the Dodgers to two hits and two walks while striking out five in seven innings in his last start, at Dodger Stadium. Now he must address a 10.34 home ERA.

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Arizona Diamondbacks @ Oakland Athletics

, Oakland Coliseum
Zack Greinke, RHP
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Greinke allowed three home runs in his last start, a 4-2 loss in Milwaukee. With the D-backs' offense struggling recently, Greinke is 0-1 in four starts in May, despite a 2.55 ERA.

Frankie Montas, RHP
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Montas will be recalled from Triple-A Nashville to make a spot start, giving Trevor Cahill an extra day of rest. He will make his first start for the A’s after compiling a 7.03 ERA in 23 games as a reliever last year.

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Minnesota Twins @ Seattle Mariners

, Safeco Field
Jose Berrios, RHP
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In one of his best outings of the year, Berrios held the Tigers to two runs over eight innings and struck out nine on May 21. It was the fifth time this season that Berrios has thrown at least seven innings.

Mike Leake, RHP
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Leake has won only twice since beating the Twins on April 7 but is coming off one of his best starts of the season and has not given up a walk over his previous 12 innings.

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San Diego Padres @ Los Angeles Dodgers

, Dodger Stadium
To Be Announced

The Padres are slated for a bullpen game as they await the return of left-hander Joey Lucchesi (right-hip strain). Manager Andy Green has not yet named a starter, but Matt Strahm and Adam Cimber are among the candidates.

Walker Buehler, RHP
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With unquestioned ability, Buehler proved his toughness by surviving a 108-mph liner to the rib cage and staying in the game to pitch well enough to win. Almost overlooked was his success with offspeed pitches.

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San Francisco Giants @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Ty Blach, LHP
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Blach isn’t getting a lot of swings and misses, as opponents are batting .295 against him over 11 starts, and he has only 27 strikeouts in 57 2/3 innings. He gave up eight hits and four runs in 4 1/3 innings in his last outing, a no-decision.

Tyler Chatwood, RHP
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Chatwood will start in place of Yu Darvish, who went on the DL with triceps tendinitis. In Chatwood's last start, he walked 6 over 2 2/3 innings and took the loss vs. Cleveland. He faced the Pirates on April 10 and gave up 5 runs over 5 innings.

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