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Probable Pitchers

Los Angeles Dodgers @ Philadelphia Phillies

, Citizens Bank Park
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. PHI
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Maeda returns to the mound after having a start skipped. He’s got a dozen wins, even though he’s allowing home runs at a clip 50 percent greater than last year.

Mark Leiter, RHP
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    Mark Leiter, last 3 starts
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    Mark Leiter, regular season
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    Mark Leiter, last 5 years vs. LAD
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Leiter, who has pitched well at times since making his Major League debut in April but seen his earned run average jump by more than a run to 4.93 in his last three starts, will be looking to make a good impression going into 2018.

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Cleveland Indians @ Los Angeles Angels

, Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Danny Salazar, RHP
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    Danny Salazar, last 3 starts
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    Danny Salazar, regular season
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    Danny Salazar, last 5 years vs. LAA
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Salazar will be making his first start since Sept. 5, when he allowed four runs on one hit and two walks in two-thirds of an inning against the White Sox. He is 1-1 with a 3.74 ERA and 26 strikeouts against 10 walks in four starts vs. the Angels.

Parker Bridwell, RHP
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    Parker Bridwell, last 5 years vs. CLE
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Bridwell will be facing the Indians for the first time in his career. The 26-year-old rookie has recorded a 4.80 ERA in three September starts, including his first scoreless outing since July 5 -- six innings against Texas in his last start.

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Tampa Bay Rays @ Baltimore Orioles

, Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Matt Andriese, RHP
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    Matt Andriese, last 3 starts
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    Matt Andriese, last 5 years vs. BAL
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Andriese lasted 4 1/3 innings in his last start Friday vs. the Red Sox, the fifth time in 15 starts this season he did not finish five innings (two were injury-shortened starts). He yielded two earned runs or fewer for the ninth time in 15 starts.

Gabriel Ynoa, RHP
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    Gabriel Ynoa, last 5 years vs. TB
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Since joining the starting rotation in early September, Ynoa is winless in two starts and has yet to pitch into the sixth inning. He is aiming for his second win of the season against the Rays.

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Kansas City Royals @ Toronto Blue Jays

, Rogers Centre
Jason Vargas, LHP
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Vargas will start the series finale against the Blue Jays. The All-Star lefty went five-plus innings against the Indians on Friday and gave up five hits and three runs in the Royals’ 4-3 win.

J.A. Happ, LHP
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Happ has gotten the win in his last three starts and has a 2.25 ERA over his last four outings. He faced the Royals earlier this season on June 23, allowing one run on four hits over 6 2/3 innings in Kansas City.

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Minnesota Twins @ Detroit Tigers

, Comerica Park
Adalberto Mejia, LHP
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Mejia struggled in his return from the disabled list after a biceps strain kept him out of action for a month. He allowed three runs in three innings against Toronto.

Jordan Zimmermann, RHP
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Zimmermann returns to the Tigers rotation for his first start since Sept. 2. He received a nerve block injection in his neck earlier this month to alleviate the same sort of pain that bothered him for much of last season.

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St. Louis Cardinals @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
Carlos Martinez, RHP
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Martinez allowed a career-high seven runs in his last start, which unraveled largely because of his fielding mistake. Three times in his last five starts, Martinez has complicated things by being unable to turn inning-ending double plays.

Homer Bailey, RHP
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Bailey suffered one of his worst outings Aug. 6 during a 13-4 loss to the Cardinals, giving up 10 earned runs in 3 1/3 innings. He has been better recently, being charged with four runs or fewer in four of his last five starts.

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Washington Nationals @ Atlanta Braves

, SunTrust Park
Tanner Roark, RHP
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Roark continues to get stronger as the season progresses, and September has been his strongest month to date. In three starts this month, he owns a 2.84 ERA with 23 strikeouts and three walks over 19 innings.

R.A. Dickey, RHP
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Dickey’s late-season struggles have extended as he’s struggled to consistently command his knuckleball. He has posted a 6.55 ERA and allowed opponents to hit .333 over his past six starts.

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Chicago Cubs @ Milwaukee Brewers

, Miller Park
Jake Arrieta, RHP
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Arrieta, who had to leave his last start on Sept. 4 because of a strained right hamstring, had a bullpen session on Tuesday and pronounced himself ready to go. He could possibly make three more starts in the regular season.

Zach Davies, RHP
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The Brewers stuck with a long-set plan to give Davies a day of extra rest before his most recent start against the Marlins, and as a result, he’ll pitch the opener of a huge four-game series. He has a 3.96 ERA in four 2017 starts against the Cubs.

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Chicago White Sox @ Houston Astros

, Minute Maid Park
Carson Fulmer, RHP
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The rookie turned in his second consecutive quality start Friday and had good control of all four of his pitches. Manager Rick Renteria said he was happy to see Fulmer maturing and becoming more relaxed.

Dallas Keuchel, LHP
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After missing eight weeks with neck discomfort, Keuchel is 4-4 with a 4.66 ERA in 10 starts since returning, including a win over the Mariners on Saturday. The White Sox rocked him on Aug. 8 for 10 hits and eight runs in four innings in Chicago.

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Colorado Rockies @ San Diego Padres

, Petco Park
Tyler Anderson, LHP
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Anderson was strong in his return to the rotation, tossing six innings of shutout ball in his only meeting this season with the Padres. He has never pitched at Petco Park but has allowed one run in 12 1/3 career innings vs. San Diego.

Clayton Richard, LHP
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The veteran left-hander will make his second straight start against Colorado. The Rockies scored four runs off Richard in six innings in his previous start at Coors Field. Richard is 15 innings away from reaching 200 for the first time since 2012.

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Texas Rangers @ Seattle Mariners

, Safeco Field
Cole Hamels, LHP
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Hamels is 1-3 with a 5.97 ERA in his last five starts, allowing six home runs in 28 2/3 innings. The only win was against the Mariners in Arlington on Sept. 11 when he allowed three runs in six innings in a 5-3 victory.

James Paxton, LHP
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    James Paxton, last 5 years vs. TEX
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Paxton will try to get back in sync after a rough return from a five-week DL stint on Friday in Houston, where he gave up three runs on four hits with two walks and two wild pitches in 1 1/3 innings. He’s 2-3 with a 4.60 ERA in nine starts vs. Texas.

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