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Probable Pitchers

Houston Astros @ Cleveland Indians

, Progressive Field
Dallas Keuchel, LHP
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    Dallas Keuchel, last 3 starts
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    Dallas Keuchel, regular season
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    Dallas Keuchel, last 5 years vs. CLE
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Keuchel is pitching like his former self who won the American League Cy Young Award in 2015. The left-hander is 3-0 with a 0.96 ERA and has completed exactly seven innings in all of his four outings.

Josh Tomlin, RHP
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    Josh Tomlin, last 3 starts
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    Josh Tomlin, regular season
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Tomlin began the 2017 season slowly, allowing 13 earned runs in his first two starts. After completing just 6 1/3 frames combined in those two outings, he rebounded with six innings of two-run ball in a win over the Twins.

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Chicago Cubs @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Kyle Hendricks, RHP
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    Kyle Hendricks, regular season
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    Kyle Hendricks, last 5 years vs. PIT
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Hendricks hasn't felt as strong as he wants to be, and has struggled with command. In his last start against the Brewers, he walked four over five innings. He's 3-2 with a 3.77 ERA in eight career starts vs. the Pirates.

Gerrit Cole, RHP
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Cole has strung together three straight quality starts, all six-inning outings. He shut down everyone Wednesday except Dexter Fowler, whose two solo homers accounted for the only two runs Cole allowed as he struck out eight.

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Miami Marlins @ Philadelphia Phillies

, Citizens Bank Park
Wei-Yin Chen, LHP
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    Wei-Yin Chen, last 3 starts
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    Wei-Yin Chen, regular season
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    Wei-Yin Chen, last 5 years vs. PHI
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Chen comes off his best start as a Marlin -- seven hitless, scoreless innings at Seattle. But after reaching 100 pitches, he was taken out. The last three starts, Chen has been matched with catcher A.J. Ellis.

Vince Velasquez, RHP
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    Vince Velasquez, last 5 years vs. MIA
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Velasquez allowed three runs in six innings Wednesday in a loss to the Mets, but he considered it a step forward following two rough starts to open the season. He pitched more to contact, inducing 10 ground-ball outs.

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Tampa Bay Rays @ Baltimore Orioles

, Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Erasmo Ramirez, RHP
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Ramirez was excellent in his start on April 20 in place of Jake Odorizzi. He gave up one run and two hits in five innings vs. the Tigers. If there is one concern with Ramirez, it's that he has given up three home runs in his past four appearances.

Wade Miley, LHP
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Miley is coming off a sensational outing in Cincinnati, where he went eight scoreless frames. The lefty's outing was the longest by a Baltimore starter this year.

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Atlanta Braves @ New York Mets

, Citi Field
Julio Teheran, RHP
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Teheran efficiently cruised through his first three starts and then was damaged by two Bryce Harper homers during last week’s disappointing outing against Washington. He has allowed three earned runs in his past 43 innings against the Mets.

Robert Gsellman, RHP
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Gsellman is still looking for his first win of the season. The right-hander had his best outing of the season in his last start vs. Phillies, allowing three runs on six hits in seven-plus innings.

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Seattle Mariners @ Detroit Tigers

, Comerica Park
Felix Hernandez, RHP
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Hernandez has been throwing strikes in his first four outings (20 strikeouts with just one walk), though he gave up 12 hits and 4 runs in 6 1/3 innings in a win over Miami in his last outing. He’s 9-3 with a 2.48 ERA in 15 starts against Detroit.

Jordan Zimmermann, RHP
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Zimmerman didn't get the results he expected in a no-decision against the Rays in his last start. Zimmerman allowed five earned runs on 10 hits in six innings but said his fastball command and his slider was stronger than it has been.

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Cincinnati Reds @ Milwaukee Brewers

, Miller Park
Scott Feldman, RHP
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Feldman regretted hanging a curveball to Jonathan Schoop during a no-decision in a 2-1, 10-inning loss to the Orioles. The second-inning Schoop homer was the only blemish in a strong seven-inning performance with four hits and one run.

Zach Davies, RHP
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Davies’ follow-up to a breakthrough 2016 season has been a struggle. In the wake of his most recent start (Thursday vs. the Cardinals), Davies led the National League with 29 hits allowed, and led the Majors with 18 earned runs allowed.

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Minnesota Twins @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Ervin Santana, RHP
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Santana is off to an impressive start, but he was stuck with a no-decision against the Indians, as the bullpen couldn't hold the lead. He went six innings, surrendering one run on four hits.

Andrew Cashner, RHP
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Cashner is making his third start and the Rangers have yet to score a run when he is in the game. Left-handed hitters are batting .095 off him while right-handers are batting .333. Opponents are 1-for-13 with runners in scoring position.

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Kansas City Royals @ Chicago White Sox

, Guaranteed Rate Field
Danny Duffy, LHP
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Duffy took a hard-luck loss in his last appearance when the Royals fell 1-0 in 13 innings vs. Texas. He shut out the Rangers for 7 1/3 innings, scattering four hits and walking three. Duffy hasn’t allowed more than two runs in any of his four starts.

Dylan Covey, RHP
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Start No. 2 didn’t go as well for the rookie as his debut against the Twins. He was touched up for 8 runs on 10 hits over 5 IP against the Yankees, including 3 HR's. Over 10 1/3 total innings, Covey has fanned only 2, walked 5 and allowed 15 hits.

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Toronto Blue Jays @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Marco Estrada, RHP
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In his past two starts, Estrada has combined to strike out 15 batters over 13 shutout innings. This lowered Estrada's ERA to 2.63 as he continues to disrupt his opponent's timing by mixing a great changeup with fastballs high in the zone.

Michael Wacha, RHP
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Wacha has gotten off to a strong start as he tries to put a tough 2016 season behind him. The righty has worked at least six innings in his first three starts, allowing one earned run in two of those outings, including his last one (vs. Pittsburgh).

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Washington Nationals @ Colorado Rockies

, Coors Field
Joe Ross, RHP
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Backed by 14 runs of support, Ross endured a two-run first inning, before settling in and limiting the Braves to three runs over seven innings in his 2017 season debut.

German Marquez, RHP
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Marquez debuted as a September callup last year and contributed 20 2/3 innings over six outings, three starts, while compiling a 5.23 ERA and 15 strikeouts.

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San Diego Padres @ Arizona Diamondbacks

, Chase Field
Clayton Richard, LHP
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The veteran left-hander continues to induce ground balls, and his 67 percent GB% is tops in the National League. Through four starts, Richard has already induced six double plays. He’s struggled a bit at Chase Field, however, with a 5.20 career ERA

Patrick Corbin, LHP
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Corbin pitched well at San Diego in his last outing on Thursday, but he still suffered his third loss of the year. Historically, he's pitched better at Chase Field (15-19, 3.62 ERA) so he’ll be happy to face the Padres at home this time around.

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Oakland Athletics @ Los Angeles Angels

, Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Jesse Hahn, RHP
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Hahn has completed six innings in each of his three outings (two starts) this season. He was strong in Wednesday's 9-1 win against Texas, throwing six innings of one-run ball, allowing two hits and four walks while striking out four.

JC Ramirez, RHP
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After beginning the year in the bullpen, Ramirez joined the Angels’ rotation on April 14 in place of injured righty Garrett Richards. Ramirez has allowed eight runs through his first 10 1/3 innings as a starter.

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Los Angeles Dodgers @ San Francisco Giants

, AT&T Park
Clayton Kershaw, LHP
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Here’s one Dodgers starter earning his keep. Except for a hiccup at Coors Field, Kershaw has fulfilled his reputation as one of the best starting pitchers of his generation. And he’s 18-8 lifetime against the Giants, 10-4 at AT&T Park.

Ty Blach, LHP
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Blach stamped himself as a pitcher to reckon with last Oct. 1 against the Dodgers. He outperformed Los Angeles ace Clayton Kershaw by allowing three hits in eight innings and stroking two hits himself in San Francisco’s 3-0 win.

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