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Probable Pitchers

Pittsburgh Pirates @ Miami Marlins

, Marlins Park
Gerrit Cole, RHP
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    Gerrit Cole, last 3 starts
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    Gerrit Cole, last 5 years vs. MIA
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Cole returned to form Saturday against the Giants, permitting only an unearned run while striking out eight in his first seven-inning start of the month. Cole is 1-1 with a 4.26 ERA in three career starts against the Marlins.

Justin Nicolino, LHP
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The rookie left-hander is coming off his finest MLB start. Nicolino worked a personal high for innings (7 2/3) and pitches (101) in a no-decision against the Phillies. Counting Minor League innings, he's at 146 this year.

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Colorado Rockies @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Jon Gray, RHP
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    Jon Gray, last 3 starts
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The 23-year-old, drafted No. 3 overall in 2013, makes his fifth Major League start. Gray, who has yet to figure in a decision, is coming off his shortest outing, (1 2/3 innings, seven runs on eight hits) vs. the Mets last Friday.

Francisco Liriano, LHP
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    Francisco Liriano, last 5 years vs. COL
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The Pirates have won each of Liriano's last 10 starts, and he is 5-0 with a 3.19 ERA during that stretch. He has struggled a bit of late with a 5.06 August ERA. He's 1-2 with a 5.48 ERA in four career starts vs. the Rockies.

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Colorado Rockies @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Chris Rusin, LHP
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Rusin tries to get back on track in his first career start against Pittsburgh. He allowed a season-high 11 runs and 12 hits in two innings to the Mets last Saturday at Coors Field. He’d allowed four runs over 20 innings in his previous three starts.

J.A. Happ, LHP
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Since his shaky Pirates debut on Aug. 4, Happ has allowed only one run in 17 1/3 innings over three starts. Happ has not faced the Rockies since 2011, but he has gone 1-0 with a 1.93 ERA in four career games against them.

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Colorado Rockies @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Jorge De La Rosa, LHP
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De La Rosa seeks his first win since Aug. 1. He allowed five runs, including two homers, his last time out, Monday in Atlanta. He’s gone at least six innings in all five starts this month.

Charlie Morton, RHP
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    Charlie Morton, last 5 years vs. COL
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Morton will look to finish an up-and-down August on a high note. The right-hander has logged three quality starts over his last five outings, but he's permitted five runs without completing six innings in the other two.

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