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Probable Pitchers

Minnesota Twins @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
Phil Hughes, RHP
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Hughes has been on a roll recently, with four straight quality starts and a 2.42 ERA over that span. He outpitched Chris Sale last time out, giving up just one run over eight innings against the White Sox on Wednesday.

Anthony DeSclafani, RHP
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DeSclafani's line vs. the Pirates Thursday would've been better if not for a two-out error in the second inning. However, he needed to be better at shutting the door. Pittsburgh followed with a RBI double and two-run single for three unearned runs.

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Minnesota Twins @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
Trevor May, RHP
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May is coming off the worst outing of his season after recording just one out and allowing six runs to the Brewers. However, he posted a 1.88 ERA in his four previous June starts.

Johnny Cueto, RHP
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Cueto allowed three straight two-out walks, including one with the bases loaded, in the fifth inning that scored the go-ahead run in a 2-1 loss to the Mets on Friday. Any concerns about his elbow were eased as he threw 112 pitches over six innings.

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Milwaukee Brewers @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
Mike Fiers, RHP
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The Brewers have more well-known pitchers in their rotation, but Fiers has been the staff's most valuable arm. The Brewers are a respectable 7-9 when he starts, and he leads the staff by a wide margin with 93 strikeouts.

Michael Lorenzen, RHP
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Battling rainy conditions, Lorenzen completed 5 2/3 innings vs. the Mets and allowed one earned run and six hits with four walks and four strikeouts. He walked two batters to load the bases in the sixth, while dealing with a slick baseball.

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Milwaukee Brewers @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
Jimmy Nelson, RHP
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RHP Jimmy Nelson On one hand, Nelson still hasn't delivered consecutive quality starts this year. On the other hand, he made an in-game adjustment Monday after falling into an early 4-1 hole. "That's important," manager Craig Counsell said.

Josh Smith, RHP
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Smith will make his third career start, still looking for his first win. Smith showed improvement in his second start against the Mets on Sunday, giving up three runs (one earned) in five innings.

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