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Probable Pitchers

Pittsburgh Pirates @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Jonathon Niese, LHP
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With three straight quality starts, including seven innings of one-run ball against the Rockies on Saturday, Niese has found his rhythm. Texas' home park could be an issue for the lefty, who's allowed 11 homers in 53 innings.

Cole Hamels, LHP
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    Cole Hamels, last 3 starts
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Hamels is off to a 5-0 start for the first time in his career and is 12-0 with a 2.99 ERA in his last 19 starts. His 12 straight winning decisions ties the club record held by Bobby Witt. He is 3-2 with a 2.43 ERA in nine career starts vs. the Bucs.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Juan Nicasio, RHP
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Nicasio threw one inning in the Pirates' postponed game Sunday then had his turn skipped when they made up the game Monday. The Bucs are monitoring Nicasio's workload as he moves from a relief role back into the rotation.

Yu Darvish, RHP
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Darvish will be making his first start appearance since Aug. 8, 2014, after Tommy John surgery on March 17, 2015. Darvish had a 0.90 ERA through five rehab starts this season between Triple-A Round Rock and Double-A Frisco.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Francisco Liriano, LHP
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In his last outing, Liriano limited the D-backs to one run and two hits in 5 2/3 innings. In May, Liriano has only given up more than three runs once -- he surrendered nine hits and eight runs in a loss to the Cubs on May 13.

Martin Perez, LHP
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Perez pitched six scoreless innings in a 4-1 win over the Angels on Tuesday and is 1-2 with a 2.08 ERA in five starts in May. He is also 2-1 with a 2.08 ERA in five starts at home. His only career start against the Pirates came back in 2013.

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Texas Rangers @ Cleveland Indians

, Progressive Field
Colby Lewis, RHP
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Lewis won his last start, his shortest outing of the season, despite allowing six runs in five innings. He is 2-0 with a 1.73 ERA in four starts on the road. Since 2010, Lewis is 2-2 with a 7.36 ERA in six career starts against the Indians.

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