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Probable Pitchers

San Diego Padres @ Los Angeles Angels

, Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Odrisamer Despaigne, RHP
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    Odrisamer Despaigne, last 3 starts
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    Odrisamer Despaigne, regular season
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    Odrisamer Despaigne, last 5 years vs. LAA
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Despaigne had his best start since April the last time out when he limited the Cubs to two runs over six innings. Those two runs came on one swing, a first-inning home run by Kris Bryant. Opposing hitters are batting .270 against him in 2015.

Matt Shoemaker, RHP
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Shoemaker has given up an American League-leading 13 home runs thus far, one less than he surrendered in 91 2/3 more innings last year. The 28-year-old served up a couple while giving up eight runs (seven earned) to the Blue Jays on Thursday.

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San Diego Padres @ Los Angeles Angels

, Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Andrew Cashner, RHP
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    Andrew Cashner, last 5 years vs. LAA
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Despite not getting much run support (three runs over his last six outings) or help from his defense (12 unearned runs), Cashner continues to pitch well. He lowered his ERA to 2.89 his last time out with six strong innings vs. the Dodgers.

Garrett Richards, RHP
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    Garrett Richards, last 5 years vs. SD
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Richards' stuff has been equally as impressive in his return from knee surgery, but he's walking 3.8 hitters per nine innings. At Fenway Park on Friday, he held the Red Sox to three runs through six, then was charged with two runs in the seventh.

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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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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 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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    James Shields, regular season
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    James Shields, last 5 years vs. PIT
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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

To Be Announced

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