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Probable Pitchers

Pittsburgh Pirates @ Miami Marlins

, Marlins Park
Chad Kuhl, RHP
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Kuhl didn’t have his best stuff Monday, and the Cubs made him pay, scoring nine runs on eight hits and four walks while recording five outs. He has given up three runs or fewer in 15 of his 18 career starts; the other three were against the Cubs.

Tom Koehler, RHP
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Fastball command has been spotty, and batters are hitting .282 off Koehler. They're .257 in their careers off the right-hander. His WHIP is 1.52, also above his career mark of 1.37. Twice he's gone as many as six innings.

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Tampa Bay Rays @ Miami Marlins

, Marlins Park
Jake Odorizzi, RHP
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Odorizzi will return from the disabled list (left-hamstring strain) to make his first start since April 15 at Boston. He is 6-3 with a 3.20 ERA in 14 career Interleague starts. In one career start at Marlins Park, Odorizzi is 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA.

Wei-Yin Chen, LHP
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Chen was lifted after five innings and 83 pitches at Philadelphia. That came off his season-high, seven no-hit innings and 100 pitches at Seattle. Chen's 117 1/3 innings against the Rays are his most against any team.

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Tampa Bay Rays @ Miami Marlins

, Marlins Park
Alex Cobb, RHP
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Cobb allowed two earned runs in five innings Wednesday at Baltimore. He continues to struggle with his best pitch, the changeup. Still, the right-hander feels like he's making progress, though he's having to adjust on the fly.

Edinson Volquez, RHP
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First innings are hurting Volquez, who has given up five first inning runs in five starts. He is still seeking his first victory as a Marlin. Volquez is yielding hard contact, as 51.9 percent of balls in play have been line drives or fly balls.

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Miami Marlins @ Tampa Bay Rays

, Tropicana Field
Adam Conley, LHP
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Conley will be ready to wipe the slate clean after his worse career start, allowing nine runs in 1 2/3 innings. The lefty hadn't given up more than six previously. Conley also had gone six innings in two straight starts.

Blake Snell, LHP
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Snell continues to struggle with his control, failing to last more than five innings in four straight starts. In his last outing, he needed 96 pitches to get 15 outs. He tried pitching only from the stretch, but has returned to a full windup.

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Miami Marlins @ Tampa Bay Rays

, Tropicana Field
Dan Straily, RHP
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Straily had a string of 12 consecutive innings without a walk going before he issued three straight free passes in his loss to the Pirates. Straily still has thrown well, striking out 29 in 26 innings this season.

Matt Andriese, RHP
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Saturday in Toronto, Andriese snapped a string of 18 starts in which he threw six innings or fewer when he pitched seven and allowed three earned runs. He did surrender a home run, extending his streak to six straight games of allowing one.

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