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Probable Pitchers

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Cleveland Indians

, Progressive Field
Brandon Morrow, RHP
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    Brandon Morrow, last 5 years vs. CLE
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Morrow battled some control problems during his last start on a very cold night in Minnesota. He couldn't get a feel for his breaking stuff and needed 98 pitches to record just 11 outs. But he still only gave up two runs and kept Toronto in the game.

Carlos Carrasco, RHP
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    Carlos Carrasco, last 3 starts
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    Carlos Carrasco, regular season
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    Carlos Carrasco, last 5 years vs. TOR
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Carrasco allowed five runs on six hits in 4 2/3 innings of a loss to the White Sox on April 11, ending with five strikeouts and three walks. The Indians skipped him in the rotation during the series in Detroit.

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Los Angeles Angels vs. Detroit Tigers

, Comerica Park
Hector Santiago, LHP
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    Hector Santiago, last 3 starts
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    Hector Santiago, regular season
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    Hector Santiago, last 5 years vs. DET
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Santiago bounced back vs. the A's, giving up one run in seven innings while not issuing a walk until the seventh. Santiago had two on and one out that inning, but he got out of the frame unharmed to keep a one-run lead intact.

Rick Porcello, RHP
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    Rick Porcello, last 5 years vs. LAA
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If the Angels' lineup isn't enough of a challenge without history attached, Porcello gets to face some demons, too. The Angels put up a nine-run first inning and a five-run fifth in two meetings with him last season.

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Atlanta Braves vs. New York Mets

, Citi Field
David Hale, RHP
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    David Hale, regular season
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    David Hale, last 5 years vs. NYM
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Hale struggled to command his sinker as he allowed four earned runs and lasted just 4 1/3 innings against the Mets on April 10.

Zack Wheeler, RHP
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    Zack Wheeler, last 5 years vs. ATL
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Still searching for the efficiency he showed in Spring Training, Wheeler was nonetheless much better last time out in Phoenix, giving up two runs in 6 1/3 innings. He has delivered two quality starts in three tries this season, despite his 4.67 ERA.

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Seattle Mariners vs. Miami Marlins

, Marlins Park
Brandon Maurer, RHP
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With James Paxton and Blake Beavan on the DL, Maurer will make his 2014 debut after four outings (one start) for Triple-A Tacoma. He was limited during the spring with a back injury. Maurer went 5-8 with a 6.30 ERA in 22 games last season.

Kevin Slowey, RHP
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Slowey is making the transition from bullpen to starter, getting the nod in place of Brad Hand. Slowey made a relief appearance, throwing 3 2/3 innings, against the Nationals on April 14. The right-hander threw 58 pitches.

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Milwaukee Brewers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Marco Estrada, RHP
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Estrada has been at his recent best on the road, where he went 5-2 with a 2.09 ERA last season and is 1-0 with a 2.31 ERA in his first two starts of 2014. He's 5-0 with a 2.06 ERA in 11 career appearances against Pittsburgh.

Gerrit Cole, RHP
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Cole allowed a career-most five runs in Cincinnati on Tuesday, ending his six-start winning streak. He made a couple of errant two-strike pitches, but even with the two by the Reds that night, he has allowed only three homers in his last 54 innings.

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St. Louis Cardinals vs. Washington Nationals

, Nationals Park
Shelby Miller, RHP
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Miller on Wednesday picked up his first win while limiting the Brewers to one run over six innings. His fastball command was particularly sharp. Home runs have been Miller's Achilles' heel thus far, as he has given up five in 17 1/3 innings.

Stephen Strasburg, RHP
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Strasburg gave up a season-high six earned runs in a season-low four innings in a loss to the Marlins. Hitters were aggressive and swung early in the count. He has given up 14 earned runs on 24 hits in 21 innings.

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New York Yankees vs. Tampa Bay Rays

, Tropicana Field
Vidal Nuno, LHP
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Nuno gets the call for a spot start following three relief appearances this season. He was hammered for seven runs in 3 1/3 innings last time out against the Orioles on April 8. This is his first big league start since May 30, 2013.

Cesar Ramos, LHP
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Ramos made his first start since '12 on Sunday, when he took Matt Moore's rotation spot. The lefty felt like he nibbled too much, which put him in bad counts and resulted in some big hits as he was handed the loss in Cincinnati.

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Minnesota Twins vs. Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Phil Hughes, RHP
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Hughes pitched well through five innings against the Blue Jays on Tuesday, but it all unraveled in the sixth. He ended up giving up four runs on eight hits and a walk with seven strikeouts.

Yordano Ventura, RHP
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The hard-throwing righty scored his first career win against the Astros on Tuesday with a composed seven innings of four-hit ball. His overwhelming fastball has helped him record 24 strikeouts in five career outings.

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Cincinnati Reds vs. Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Homer Bailey, RHP
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In three starts, Bailey has blown four leads already and has been unable to get beyond five innings. He allowed four homers during a no-decision to the Pirates Monday. The bright side? There were no walks and nine strikeouts.

Carlos Villanueva, RHP
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Villanueva lasted just three innings in his last start against the Cardinals. The right-hander threw 70 pitches in his abbreviated outing. So far, Villanueva has given up 10 earned runs on 16 hits and no walks over eight innings in his two starts.

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Chicago White Sox vs. Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Erik Johnson, RHP
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Johnson turned in what easily was his best start of the 2014 season and maybe of his young big league career. The righty struck out a career-high nine and allowed just one Daniel Nava homer over 6 2/3 innings, battling Jake Peavy pitch for pitch.

Robbie Ross Jr., LHP
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Ross earned his first victory as a starter in a 5-0 victory over the Mariners on Tuesday. He allowed five hits, struck out two and did not walk a batter. He has six scoreless relief appearances in his career against the White Sox.

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Houston Astros vs. Oakland Athletics

, O.co Coliseum
Brad Peacock, RHP
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He's making his first start of the season, replacing Lucas Harrell in rotation. In his third stint with the club last season, he went 4-3 with a 3.67 ERA in his final 12 games, including nine starts, so he finished the season strong.

Jesse Chavez, RHP
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Chavez struck out a career-high nine in each of his past two starts. He allowed the Angels one earned run in seven innings in his last one. Before that, Chavez held the Twins to one earned run in seven innings.

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Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

, Dodger Stadium
Josh Collmenter, RHP
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Collmenter will be making his second start of the year after beginning the season in the bullpen. In his first start, on Monday against the Mets, he allowed three runs on five hits over four innings before reaching his pitch limit.

Josh Beckett, RHP
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The Dodgers were pleased to see Beckett rebound with an effective start against the Giants, holding them scoreless for five innings despite walking five and hitting a batter.

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Philadelphia Phillies vs. Colorado Rockies

, Coors Field
Roberto Hernandez, RHP
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Hernandez kept the game close Monday against the Braves at Citizens Bank Park. He allowed four hits, two runs, six walks and struck out three in six innings. A two-run homer to Evan Gattis forced him to leave in the hole.

Juan Nicasio, RHP
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Nicasio threw 31 pitches and gave up two runs in the first inning against the Padres in his last start, but he allowed only two hits from the second through the sixth, finishing with 99 pitches and earning the win.

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San Francisco Giants vs. San Diego Padres

, Petco Park
Tim Lincecum, RHP
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Lincecum returns to the scene of his no-hitter last July 13. This will be his second Petco Park appearance since that gem. He allowed five runs in 5 2/3 innings but received the decision in a 13-5 Giants triumph last Sept. 4.

Robbie Erlin, LHP
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Erlin couldn't hold a lead the last time out as he yielded three runs on six hits in 4 2/3 innings against the Rockies. His command was good, as he had one walk with seven strikeouts, but the Rockies were able to square him up later in the outing.

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Baltimore Orioles vs. Boston Red Sox

, Fenway Park
Ubaldo Jimenez, RHP
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At 0-3, the right-hander is still looking for his first quality start in an Orioles uniform. Jimenez has allowed 13 earned runs over his first 16 innings for Baltimore.

Jake Peavy, RHP
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The righty has been remarkably consistent this season, going at least six innings while giving up two earned runs or less in all three of his starts. Opponents are hitting .179 against Peavy thus far.

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