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Zimmermann goes for third straight quality start
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The Tigers and Pirates will open a two-game series in Pittsburgh on Monday before the two teams travel to Detroit on Wednesday to complete the four-game home-and-home Interleague series.

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Markakis' 3-run HR backs Dickey's quality start
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Giancarlo Stanton added to his Major League-leading home run total by teeing off on a couple of R.A. Dickey knuckleballs, but Adam Conley’s successful run against Atlanta was halted by a Nick Markakis three-run shot that gave the Braves a 5-3 win over the Marlins on Friday night at SunTrust Park.

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Gonzalez looking for another quality start
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Indians right-hander Corey Kluber will continue one of the best two-month runs in baseball this season as he takes the bump for the second of a three-game set against the White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field on Saturday night. He’ll be opposed by Miguel Gonzalez.

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Cain looks to build on quality start in opener
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The Pirates and Giants open a three-game series Monday night at AT&T Park. The two teams met earlier this season, with the Giants sweeping all three games on June 30 to July 2.

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Quintana overcomes nerves for quality start
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Jose Quintana showed jitters early on, but he made the most of his first home game.at Wrigley Field. The left-hander went six innings, allowing three runs and getting the win as the Cubs topped the Cardinals, 5-3.

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Gossett looks to build on quality start in finale
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The Mets and A’s will close out a three-game Interleague set at Citi Field on Sunday afternoon, with New York’s Rafael Montero taking the mound opposite Oakland rookie Daniel Gossett. First pitch is set for 1:10 p.m. ET.

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Rays optimistic after 3 quality starts vs. Halos
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Chris Archer notched a quality start while allowing just two runs in six innings in a 4-3 loss to the Angels. The two runs were the most allowed by a Rays starter in the three-game series vs. the Angels. Jacob Faria and Alex Cobb each allowed a home run in their respective outings Friday and […]

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Nolasco gets ninth quality start in loss to Rays
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Ricky Nolasco served up seven innings of one-run ball and allowed just two hits in the Angels’ 2-1 loss to the Rays on Friday night at Angel Stadium.

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Hammel stays on solid run in 8th quality start
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Royals right-hander Jason Hammel was likely one pitch away from turning a good outing into a very good one.

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Kuhl comes through with quality start vs. Giants
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Over his previous 12 starts, a variety of circumstances — performance, pinch-hitters, injuries and weather among them — kept Pirates starter Chad Kuhl from recording an out in the sixth inning. He posted a 6.58 ERA during that stretch while a pair of Triple-A starters thrived. But Kuhl issued a reminder of his ability against […]

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Lamet seeks third straight quality start
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Padres rookie Dinelson Lamet will try to find some consistency when he faces the Braves on Thursday night at Petco Park in the series finale. Lamet will oppose left-hander Jaime Garcia, who’s been roughed up in June after a dominant May.

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Chacin's quality start not enough vs. Braves
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Sean Newcomb pitched six scoreless frames and struck out a career-high eight Padres Tuesday night, sending the Braves to a series-opening 3-0 victory at Petco Park, their ninth straight against San Diego.

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