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Probable Pitchers

Texas Rangers @ Baltimore Orioles

, Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Mike Minor, LHP
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    Mike Minor, last 3 starts
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Minor has settled into a groove since June, allowing three earned runs or fewer in his past six starts while bringing down his ERA more than a full point to 4.56. Sunday will be his first start at Camden, though he did pitch 1 inning of relief there.

Miguel Castro, RHP
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Toronto Blue Jays @ Boston Red Sox

, Fenway Park
Marcus Stroman, RHP
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Stroman is coming off arguably his best start since his return from the disabled list, against the Braves on Tuesday. Stroman paired his cutter and sinker well against Atlanta, dropping his ERA from 6.50 to 5.90 in the process.

Brian Johnson, LHP
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The lefty will try to again come through in a spot start. In Johnson’s three other starts this season, he is 1-0 with a 2.45 ERA. Johnson will come off the disabled list (left hip inflammation) to pitch the final game before the All-Star break.

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New York Yankees @ Cleveland Indians

, Progressive Field
Masahiro Tanaka, RHP
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Tanaka returned from the disabled list to permit three runs on six hits over 4 1/3 innings in Baltimore, starting for the first time since sustaining strains of both hamstrings on June 8 at Citi Field.

Trevor Bauer, RHP
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Bauer was brilliant on Tuesday, limiting the red-hot Reds offense to three singles over eight shutout innings, in which he had 12 strikeouts. In his last 11 starts, the righty has a 1.84 ERA with 111 strikeouts vs. 20 walks in 78 1/3 frames.

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Philadelphia Phillies @ Miami Marlins

, Marlins Park
Enyel De Los Santos, RHP
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De Los Santos fills in for Zach Eflin, who headed to the disabled list Saturday with a blister on his throwing hand. The 22-year-old is 9-3 with a 1.89 ERA and 87 strikeouts in 16 starts at Triple-A Lehigh Valley this season.

Jose Urena, RHP
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In his last 15 starts, Urena is 2-7 with a 3.96 ERA, with a WHIP of 1.17. Urena's two-seam fastball has become a weapon, and the pitch averages 95.7 mph, well above the MLB average of 92.3 mph.

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Washington Nationals @ New York Mets

, Citi Field
Jeremy Hellickson, RHP
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Hellickson is coming off his best outing since returning from the DL when he blanked the Pirates in five innings. In his only start against the Mets this year, he gave up two runs on seven hits in 4 2/3 innings.

Corey Oswalt, RHP
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Oswalt showed signs of progression in his previous start, his third of 2018. The right-hander allowed three runs on one hit and three walks on Monday against the Phillies, although he took the defeat.

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Arizona Diamondbacks @ Atlanta Braves

, SunTrust Park
Patrick Corbin, LHP
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Corbin was selected to his second career All-Star Game. He told Major League Baseball that even with starting Sunday he will still be available to pitch an inning in the Midsummer Classic. Corbin allowed two runs in 4 1/3 innings in his last start.

Julio Teheran, RHP
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Teheran threw his slider a season-high 37 times and exited Tuesday’s no-decision against the Blue Jays feeling good about what is the most important pitch within his arsenal. The inconsistent righty looks to enter the break on a positive note.

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Milwaukee Brewers @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Jhoulys Chacin, RHP
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Chacin has pitched a pair of gems against the Pirates this season, allowing a combined two earned runs on nine hits in 12 1/3 innings, but he didn’t earn a win in either case.

Joe Musgrove, RHP
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Musgrove struck out a career-high nine hitters on Tuesday night, but the Nationals made him grind through five innings by fouling off 30 pitches. Musgrove will close out the Pirates' first half with his first career outing against the Brewers.

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Detroit Tigers @ Houston Astros

, Minute Maid Park
Francisco Liriano, LHP
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Liriano returns to Houston for the first time since the World Series, when he was a lefty in the Astros' 'pen. He has been an effective Tigers starter but bumped his ERA up nearly three-quarters of a run in just 2 1/3 innings vs. Tampa Bay on Monday.

Justin Verlander, RHP
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Verlander will be facing his former team for the first time since the Tigers traded him to Houston last Aug. 31. Verlander won 183 games for the Tigers in 480 starts between 2005-17, winning the '11 Most Valuable Player and Cy Young.

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Kansas City Royals @ Chicago White Sox

, Guaranteed Rate Field
Burch Smith, RHP
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Smith is coming off three days' rest, but is slated for only 50-60 pitches in a bullpen day for the Royals. He had been scheduled to go back to the bullpen regardless, Ned Yost said. Smith gave up 4 runs in 3 1/3 innings on Wednesday.

Lucas Giolito, RHP
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Seven of Giolito's first eight pitches in his start against the Astros on Sunday missed the strike zone, but he settled down and threw one of his best games this season, allowing two runs on three hits in 7 1/3 innings. He leads the AL with 57 walks.

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Tampa Bay Rays @ Minnesota Twins

, Target Field
Ryne Stanek, RHP
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Stanek is 1-2 with a 1.93 ERA in 32 2/3 innings this season. The right-hander pitched a scoreless frame with two strikeouts in his lone appearance against the Twins this season.

Fernando Romero, RHP
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With Aaron Slegers headed to the disabled list with right shoulder inflammation, rookie Fernando Romero will be recalled to make his 11th start of the year. Romero last started with the Twins on June 22, allowing four runs in six innings in a loss.

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Cincinnati Reds @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Anthony DeSclafani, RHP
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DeSclafani will get the nod for the final game before the All-Star break. The 28-year-old righty is coming off his best start of the season after holding the Indians to one run on five hits through seven innings on Monday at Progressive Field.

Miles Mikolas, RHP
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Mikolas will start Sunday, and the Cardinals requested he not pitch in the All-Star Game two days later. The first-time All-Star gave up two runs over six innings in a win vs. the White Sox on Tuesday.

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Seattle Mariners @ Colorado Rockies

, Coors Field
Mike Leake, RHP
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After lasting just four innings in back-to-back losses to the Angels, Leake looks to get back on track vs. the Rockies. The 30-year-old has pitched once at Coors Field, allowing 8 hits and 6 runs in 4 1/3 innings in a 7-4 loss for the Reds in 2013.

Tyler Anderson, LHP
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Anderson held the D-backs to one run in six innings, but he had four walks, driving up his pitch count, and he couldn't pitch deeper. Still, the lefty has yielded one run in his last 22 innings.

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Oakland Athletics @ San Francisco Giants

, AT&T Park
Sean Manaea, LHP
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Manaea faced just one batter in the fifth inning in Houston on Tuesday after completing at least five innings in each of his previous seven starts. The lefty was touched up for three runs and seven hits in his four-plus innings, walking one and fanni

Andrew Suarez, LHP
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Skeptics say that Suarez has little room for error because he's not overpowering. His stats, therefore, indicate that he has made relatively few mistakes and that he has gained velocity -- which is absolutely true, as the scoreboard readings show.

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Chicago Cubs @ San Diego Padres

, Petco Park
Jon Lester, LHP
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Lester has given up home runs in consecutive games for the first time this season. Despite that, the Cubs have won his past eight outings, and 15 of his 18 starts. The lefty is 2-1 lifetime with a 2.97 ERA against the Padres.

Eric Lauer, LHP
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Lauer’s first half has been a tale of two halves. He posted a 7.67 ERA through Memorial Day, but he owns a 2.33 mark since then. The rookie left-hander is coming off his best start yet -- 8 2/3-innings of one-run ball vs. the Dodgers.

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Los Angeles Angels @ Los Angeles Dodgers

, Dodger Stadium
Deck McGuire, RHP
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McGuire will make his third start of the season and pitch in place of the injured Garrett Richards. McGuire last started for the Angels on July 7, when he worked three scoreless innings against the Dodgers at Angel Stadium.

Clayton Kershaw, LHP
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Kershaw didn’t pitch against the Angels in Anaheim, so he’s coming off a gem in San Diego, containing the Padres for six scoreless innings on two hits. The fastball velocity is what it is, but he’s crafty enough to still be effective.

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