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Probable Pitchers

Baltimore Orioles @ Boston Red Sox

, Fenway Park
Ryan Meisinger, RHP
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David Price, LHP
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Baltimore Orioles @ Boston Red Sox

, Fenway Park
To Be Announced

Chris Sale, LHP
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The ace gets his final tuneup start before the playoffs in this one. Sale, who is making his fourth start since returning from the disabled list, is expected to stretch out to 90 pitches or more.

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Miami Marlins @ Washington Nationals

, Nationals Park
Wei-Yin Chen, LHP
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Over his last seven games, Chen has a 2.88 ERA. The lefty comes off a masterful eight-strikeout, three-hit, seven-inning win over the Reds. Chen has a road ERA of 9.29, baffling since his 1.62 home ERA is the tops of any NL starter.

Kyle McGowin, RHP
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McGown will make his first career big league start in place of Tanner Roark, who will remain with his family in Atlanta after the birth of his son. McGowin has made three appearances and allowed two runs in 2 2/3 innings with three K's and no walks.

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Houston Astros @ Toronto Blue Jays

, Rogers Centre
Chris Devenski, RHP
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Reliever Chris Devenski (2-2, 4.12 ERA) will get the start for the Astros in what should amount to a bullpen game for Houston. The Astros are expected to use relief pitchers throughout the game, including Lance McCullers Jr., who returns from the DL.

Sean Reid-Foley, RHP
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Reid-Foley was expected to be shut down after his last start, but an injury to Aaron Sanchez means he will take the mound for one final time in 2018. The rookie is only expected to throw a few innings as Toronto keeps an eye on his workload.

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Kansas City Royals @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
Heath Fillmyer, RHP
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Fillmyer gets the start in the Royals' final road game of the season. The right-hander gave up two runs over seven innings last Wednesday against the Pirates. He gave up eight hits, but walked none and struck out five.

Cody Reed, LHP
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Reed has not allowed a run over his last two starts. The left-hander has an 11-inning scoreless streak in that span, giving up seven hits while striking out 16 and walking just two, with two hit batsmen.

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Atlanta Braves @ New York Mets

, Citi Field
Sean Newcomb, LHP
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Newcomb will be making one last attempt to remain a candidate for the National League Division Series roster. The lefty has extended his command woes while producing a 7.44 ERA over his past seven starts.

Jacob deGrom, RHP
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The Mets tweaked their rotation so that deGrom can make his last start of the season on regular rest. He is likely to win the National League ERA title and, in front of his home fans, will make his final pitch for the NL Cy Young Award.

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Milwaukee Brewers @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Jhoulys Chacin, RHP
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Chacin earned a no-decision after allowing three earned runs over four innings against the Pirates on Friday. He has a career ERA of 6.10 in 10 games against the Cardinals, but threw six scoreless frames in a win when he last faced them Aug. 19.

John Gant, RHP
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The Cards are “mildly concerned,” manager Mike Shildt said, with Gant’s continuing control issues (4.4 walks per nine), but not enough to bump the 26-year-old from the rotation. Gant hasn’t completed 5 innings in 3 of his last 4 starts.

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New York Yankees @ Tampa Bay Rays

, Tropicana Field
Masahiro Tanaka, RHP
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Tanaka has enjoyed a strong second half, but he stumbled last time out, allowing five runs in four innings to the Red Sox. He has a 2.64 ERA in 12 starts since July 15, and is 1-1 with a 1.20 ERA in two starts vs. the Rays this year.

Ryne Stanek, RHP
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Stanek got the job done Sunday in Toronto when he inherited a one-on, two-out situation in the eighth inning and retired Randal Grichuk, the only batter he faced, on a popout. Since the beginning of June, he is 1-2 with a 2.35 ERA in 48 appearances.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Ivan Nova, RHP
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Nova has allowed two runs with 15 strikeouts in 16 1/3 innings over three starts this month, a strong finish to a solid season for the veteran right-hander. Since coming off the DL on June 10, he is 7-4 with a 3.40 ERA.

Jose Quintana, LHP
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Quintana took the loss in his last outing against the White Sox, giving up five runs over five innings. He faced the Pirates on Aug. 19 and gave up one run on four hits over five innings.

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Cleveland Indians @ Chicago White Sox

, Guaranteed Rate Field
Shane Bieber, RHP
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Bieber will take the mound in the series finale against the White Sox. The right-hander did not factor into a decision on Aug. 10, his only other start against Chicago. Over his last three starts, he's 1-2 with a 5.71 ERA.

Jace Fry, LHP
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Detroit Tigers @ Minnesota Twins

, Target Field
Matthew Boyd, LHP
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Boyd suffered his shortest outing in two years when the Royals roughed him up for six hits, two of them homers, in 1 1/3 innings Thursday. He’s 3-9 with a 5.52 ERA on the road this year, including two losses in as many visits to Target Field.

Jake Odorizzi, RHP
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Odorizzi has been pitching well since early August, posting a 3.83 ERA over his last nine starts. He gave up two runs over 6 1/3 innings in Detroit on Sept. 18.

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Philadelphia Phillies @ Colorado Rockies

, Coors Field
Nick Pivetta, RHP
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Pivetta has not allowed more than three runs in any of his last five starts, but that is a bit deceiving as manager Gabe Kapler has held a tight leash on him. Pivetta has not pitched more than five innings in those starts.

German Marquez, RHP
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With 210 strikeouts this season, Marquez is four away from Ubaldo Jimenez's 2010 club record. The development with a slider to go with his fastball and curve have made Marquez a star.

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Los Angeles Dodgers @ Arizona Diamondbacks

, Chase Field
Ross Stripling, RHP
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Stripling had a breakthrough first half that was rewarded with an All-Star berth, but he’s only lasted 3 1/3 innings in each of his three starts since returning from the disabled list and lower back pain.

Zack Greinke, RHP
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Greinke has lost each of his last two starts. He faced the Rockies in his last outing and allowed three runs on four hits over 7 1/3 innings against the Rockies at Chase Field.

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Texas Rangers @ Los Angeles Angels

, Angel Stadium
Yohander Mendez, LHP
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Mendez allowed eight runs in 3 2/3 innings in his last start against the Rays. Prior to that, he made two starts and one relief appearances after being called up from Triple-A, allowing two runs on seven hits over 15 innings.

Andrew Heaney, LHP
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Heaney lost to Houston on Friday, allowing six runs in three innings. Before that outing, Heaney had two strong starts, throwing seven scoreless vs. the White Sox on Sept. 9, and holding the Mariners to two runs over five innings at home on Sept. 15.

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Oakland Athletics @ Seattle Mariners

, Safeco Field
Edwin Jackson, RHP
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Jackson has completed at least five innings in three of his last four starts, most recently going 5 1/3 innings with two earned runs allowed against the Angels on Thursday. He yielded three hits, including one home run.

Felix Hernandez, RHP
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Hernandez hasn’t pitched since Sept. 8 due to a sore right hamstring, but he returns for one last start this season. He hasn’t won a game since June 30, going 0-7 with a 6.14 ERA in his last 10 outings, including the lone relief outing of his career.

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San Diego Padres @ San Francisco Giants

, AT&T Park
Luis Perdomo, RHP
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The 2018 season has been a struggle for Perdomo, who was sent to the Minors after some early struggles then missed time with a shoulder ailment. He gets the ball first in a planned bullpen day.

Casey Kelly, RHP
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Kelly receives this spot start to give Madison Bumgarner his usual rest in case this weekend's series against the Dodgers has postseason implications for Los Angeles. Kelly has a 2.61 ERA in two starts this year, both in August.

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