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Probable Pitchers

Kansas City Royals @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
Eric Skoglund, LHP
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    Eric Skoglund, last 5 years vs. CIN
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Skoglund will get the start as the Royals open a two-game set in Cincinnati. The left-hander gave up three hits in six scoreless innings last Tuesday in Pittsburgh. He walked none and struck out two.

Matt Harvey, RHP
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Continuing an up-and-down season, Harvey allowed seven hits and seven runs at Milwaukee in his last outing. He went just 5 1/3 innings, the first time in four September starts that Harvey did not complete six innings.

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Miami Marlins @ Washington Nationals

, Nationals Park
Jeff Brigham, RHP
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Brigham makes his fourth big league start, and the rookie right-hander comes off a career-high five innings, but he still seeks his first win. He did fan six, a season best. A concern are walks: In two of his three starts, he issued four walks.

Max Scherzer, RHP
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This will be the penultimate start in Scherzer's 2018 season as he makes his bid for his third straight NL Cy Young Award. He already has 290 strikeouts in hand and is aiming to become just the fifth pitcher since ‘00 with 300 strikeouts in a season.

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Houston Astros @ Toronto Blue Jays

, Rogers Centre
Josh James, RHP
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    Josh James, last 5 years vs. TOR
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The rookie will be making his third start of the season. Last time out, James did not give up a run, limiting the Mariners to four hits over 5 1/3 innings in picking up the win.

Sam Gaviglio, RHP
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Gaviglio has allowed just two earned runs in each of his last two starts, but he also has completed six innings just once since July 25. Gaviglio's last win as a starter was back on Aug. 21 against the Orioles.

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Atlanta Braves @ New York Mets

, Citi Field
Touki Toussaint, RHP
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Toussaint has made a good impression in each of his first four career starts and may earn a postseason roster spot as a long reliever or potential fourth starter. He’s pitched into the sixth inning in three of his four starts.

Noah Syndergaard, RHP
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Syndergaard’s penultimate start of the season will come against a Braves team he hasn’t faced since May. In two outings against Atlanta this year, Syndergaard is 0-1 with a 4.50 ERA, going six innings with three runs each time.

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Baltimore Orioles @ Boston Red Sox

, Fenway Park
Jimmy Yacabonis, RHP
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Yacabonis holds a 6.34 ERA over 10 appearances (five starts) with the O's this season. He'll get another chance on Tuesday against Boston.

David Price, LHP
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Price will try to recover from a tough loss, when he gave up six runs (four earned) and three homers in a loss at Yankee Stadium. Overall, the lefty has been tremendous since the All-Star break, going 5-1 with a 2.00 ERA in 10 starts.

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New York Yankees @ Tampa Bay Rays

, Tropicana Field
Luis Severino, RHP
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Severino is coming off a sharp effort against the Red Sox in which he allowed a run over seven innings, picking up his first win since Aug. 26. Severino is 2-1 with a 3.54 ERA in three starts vs. Tampa Bay this year.

Jake Faria, RHP
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On Wednesday at Texas, Faria faced the minimum in the seventh and eighth innings. He is 3-1 with a 3.67 ERA in seven appearances (five starts) at home, compared to 1-2 with a 6.31 ERA in nine appearances on the road.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Chris Archer, RHP
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Archer is coming off his best start for the Pirates, a seven-inning, eight-strikeout victory over the Royals on Wednesday at PNC Park. This will be his fourth career start against the Cubs, who dealt him to the Rays for Matt Garza in January 2011.

Mike Montgomery, LHP
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Montgomery will make his 18th start of the season. He's 5-4 with a 3.35 ERA as a starter. In his last outing, he gave up one run over six innings in a win over the D-backs. He's 2-0 with a 2.63 ERA against the Pirates this season.

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Cleveland Indians @ Chicago White Sox

, Guaranteed Rate Field
Trevor Bauer, RHP
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In his first start since Aug. 11, Bauer threw 34 pitches in 1 1/3 innings against Boston on Friday. He had one strikeout, one walk and gave up two hits. The righty will likely work three or four frames, with Carlos Carrasco following out of the 'pen.

James Shields, RHP
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The veteran of the White Sox staff makes his final start of the season coming off two straight quality starts, allowing 2 runs each against the Orioles and the Indians. He will finish with at least 33 starts for the 10th time in the past 11 seasons.

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Detroit Tigers @ Minnesota Twins

, Target Field
Spencer Turnbull, RHP
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Turnbull gets another chance in the Tigers' rotation after his first Major League start went awry Wednesday against the Twins. The Tigers are hoping to see more of the power fastball and slider that flummoxed Triple-A hitters last month in Toledo.

To Be Announced

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Milwaukee Brewers @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Gio Gonzalez, LHP
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The Brewers have won each of Gonzalez's three starts since he was acquired from the Nationals. He's 2-0 over that span, allowing four runs (three earned) over 16 1/3 innings.

Austin Gomber, LHP
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The 24-year-old Gomber, who is approaching his career high in innings, will line up against Milwaukee on an extra day of rest. The left-hander is 5-1 with a 3.83 ERA since joining the Cards rotation.

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Philadelphia Phillies @ Colorado Rockies

, Coors Field
Vince Velasquez, RHP
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Gabe Kapler said last week that Velasquez’s season would've looked better had the Phils been better defensively, pointing to Velasquez’s 3.66 FIP as proof. That said, Velasquez also has not pitched past the 5th inning in each of his last 8 starts.

To Be Announced

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Los Angeles Dodgers @ Arizona Diamondbacks

, Chase Field
Walker Buehler, RHP
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It’s a long shot that Buehler finishes higher than third in Rookie of the Year voting, but he’s already unofficially the No. 2 starter in the Dodgers rotation. He’s coming off one of his best starts, a career-high 12 strikeouts in six innings.

Matt Koch, RHP
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Koch is starting in place of Clay Buchholz, who was lost for the year due to a strained flexor tendon. Koch's last appearance came in relief against the Cubs and he worked four scoreless innings.

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Texas Rangers @ Los Angeles Angels

, Angel Stadium
Yovani Gallardo, RHP
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Gallardo has lost his last three starts and is 1-5 with a 7.39 ERA in his last seven starts. Opponents are hitting .328 off him in that stretch. He has made two starts against the Angels and is 0-1 with an 8.00 ERA against them.

Matt Shoemaker, RHP
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Shoemaker is looking for better results than his most recent outing on Sept. 20, when he yielded five earned runs over 2 2/3 innings in a losing effort at Oakland. Shoemaker has a 4.91 ERA over 36 2/3 career innings vs. Texas.

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Oakland Athletics @ Seattle Mariners

, Safeco Field
Brett Anderson, LHP
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Anderson turned in 6 2/3 scoreless innings against the Angels on Wednesday after being unable to complete four innings in his previous two starts. He held the Angels to three hits, struck out three and didn’t walk a batter in the 82-pitch outing.

Mike Leake, RHP
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The durable Leake has reached 30 starts for a seventh straight season and now faces Oakland for the fifth time this year, having gone 0-1 with a 3.60 ERA in the first four meetings.

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San Diego Padres @ San Francisco Giants

, AT&T Park
Robbie Erlin, LHP
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Erlin has made a few good starts since joining the rotation in August, but he’s nowhere near securing a rotation place next season. He’s posted a 6.66 ERA in 11 starts this season, compared with a 2.05 mark out of the bullpen.

Chris Stratton, RHP
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The right-hander's previous two outings were polar opposites. The Padres scored five runs in three innings against Stratton in his last outing, but he pitched a shutout against the Rockies on Sep. 14.

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