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Probable Pitchers

Miami Marlins @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Brad Hand, LHP
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    Brad Hand, last 5 years vs. PIT
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A former starter who's worked exclusively in the 'pen this year, Hand will fill in with Miami's rotation plagued by injuries. Hand's lone start vs. Pittsburgh was a no-decision on Aug. 5, 2014, in which he surrendered just two runs in 6 1/3 innings.

Gerrit Cole, RHP
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Coming off the best start of his big league career, Cole will face the Marlins for the first time since 2013. He is 0-1 with a 5.25 ERA over two starts vs. Miami, but with 12 strikeouts and only three walks in 12 innings.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ San Diego Padres

, Petco Park
A.J. Burnett, RHP
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    A.J. Burnett, last 5 years vs. SD
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Burnett captured the league's best ERA (1.37) with his dominant performance on Saturday, shutting down the Mets with 10 strikeouts in seven innings of work. He's allowed more than one earned run just twice this season.

Ian Kennedy, RHP
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    Ian Kennedy, last 5 years vs. PIT
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Kennedy had one of his best outings to date the last time out against the Dodgers, allowing two runs over six innings with no walks and six strikeouts. Unlike last season, lefties (.333) are hitting him hard. They hit .240 off him in 2014.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ San Diego Padres

, Petco Park
Francisco Liriano, LHP
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    Francisco Liriano, last 3 starts
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    Francisco Liriano, last 5 years vs. SD
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Liriano clamped down on the Mets on Sunday, going six innings and allowing one earned run while striking out 12. It was the sixth time in nine starts that Liriano recorded seven or more strikeouts.

James Shields, RHP
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Shields is the first Padres starter to begin a season with a 6-0 record since Andy Hawkins did so in 1985. He leads the NL in strikeouts (82) and has induced the most swing-and-misses (157) in the league this season, second in the big leagues.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ San Diego Padres

, Petco Park
To Be Announced

Tyson Ross, RHP
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    Tyson Ross, regular season
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    Tyson Ross, last 5 years vs. PIT
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Ross allowed a season-high 10 hits his last time out, vs. the Angels, but just one walk. It's the first time this season he's walked one batter or fewer in a game. That's a good sign. Last season, Ross had one or fewer walked in 11 starts.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ San Diego Padres

, Petco Park
To Be Announced

To Be Announced

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