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Probable Pitchers

Pittsburgh Pirates @ Minnesota Twins

, Target Field
Charlie Morton, RHP
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    Charlie Morton, last 5 years vs. MIN
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Morton has struggled lately, going 1-4 with a 7.76 ERA over his past six starts after opening his season 5-0 with a 1.62 ERA. He's never pitched against the Twins, and the only Minnesota hitter he's faced is Torii Hunter.

Mike Pelfrey, RHP
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Pelfrey turned in his first quality start since June 23 on Wednesday against the Angels, but wasn't helped by his defense. The right-hander gave up four runs over six innings, but two of the runs were unearned.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ Minnesota Twins

, Target Field
Francisco Liriano, LHP
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    Francisco Liriano, last 5 years vs. MIN
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The last time Liriano faced the Twins, his former team, he had arguably the worst start of his career, giving up seven runs in two innings. He's turned it around since then, going 5-2 with a 2.10 ERA in his past 11 starts.

Ervin Santana, RHP
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Santana has started off the second half strong, tossing 15 2/3 straight scoreless innings coming out of the break. He's coming off a strong start against the Angels, throwing eight shutout innings vs. his former club.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
Jeff Locke, LHP
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Locke will wrap up an up-and-down month in which he's looked brilliant (eight scoreless innings on July 4) and average (four runs in five innings Friday). He's 0-1 with a 4.91 ERA in two starts against the Reds this year.

To Be Announced

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
A.J. Burnett, RHP
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Burnett's command eluded him in Saturday's loss to the Nationals. He's allowed 11 earned runs on 22 hits over 11 2/3 innings in two second-half starts and admitted it'd be "nuts" to expect a repeat of his dominant first half.

Michael Lorenzen, RHP
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Lorenzen will be coming off of the worst start of his big league career -- 2 1/3 innings with eight earned runs and seven hits, including two homers in a 17-6 loss. Once again, some inopportune walks and strike zone command issues hurt him.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
To Be Announced

To Be Announced

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