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Probable Pitchers

Houston Astros @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Collin McHugh, RHP
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    Collin McHugh, last 5 years vs. PIT
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McHugh is searching for his first win since July 23. In his last five starts, he’s gone 0-4 with a 9.00 ERA and allowed 40 hits in 23 innings. He allowed four homers Friday at Baltimore before recording his first out.

Gerrit Cole, RHP
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    Gerrit Cole, last 3 starts
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Cole yielded three runs over 6 2/3 innings in a no-decision vs. Miami on Friday. He gave up 12 hits for the second straight start. He allowed two homers on the night. He has given up 12 runs on 27 hits and eight walks over his last three starts.

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Tampa Bay Rays @ Houston Astros

, Minute Maid Park
Drew Smyly, LHP
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Smyly continued his second half renaissance with another strong start. He is 4-0 with a 2.79 ERA over his past six starts, and the Rays have won each of his past five outings. Smyly had a stretch of 11 games without a win from mid-May to late July.

Mike Fiers, RHP
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Fiers will be looking to win consecutive starts for the first time since beating the Rays and Reds in mid-June. He’s 2-1 with a 5.40 ERA in his last three starts, allowing 17 hits (six homers) in 16 2/3 innings.

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Tampa Bay Rays @ Houston Astros

, Minute Maid Park
Blake Snell, LHP
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In his last start Monday against the Red Sox, Snell did not finish five frames for the second time in his last three starts. Though he's shown quality stuff, he's battled control problems, which resulted in a career-high five walks vs. Boston.

Dallas Keuchel, LHP
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The reigning AL Cy Young winner is 5-3 with a 3.56 ERA in his last 11 starts since June 18. He has nine quality starts in that span, and the Astros are 7-4 in those games. Keuchel is 0-4 with a 5.11 ERA in his career against the Rays.

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Tampa Bay Rays @ Houston Astros

, Minute Maid Park
To Be Announced

Doug Fister, RHP
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Fister is 8-5 with a 3.41 ERA in his last 15 starts, nine of which have been quality. In his last five starts, Fister has gone 2-1 with a 3.00 ERA, including seven scoreless innings in Monday’s win over the Pirates in Pittsburgh.

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