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Probable Pitchers

San Francisco Giants @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Mike Leake, RHP
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This will be Leake's first start for the Giants since they acquired him less than 24 hours before last Friday's Trade Deadline. Leake's career 4.89 ERA in August is his worst for any month.

Martin Perez, LHP
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Perez is making his fourth start since coming back from Tommy John surgery. He allowed eight runs in one-plus innings against the Yankees on Tuesday. He pitched a scoreless first, but then allowed eight straight batters to reach.

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Houston Astros @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Lance McCullers, RHP
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Pitching on 10 days' rest in his first start after the All-Star break, McCullers was effective through seven innings of one-run ball in a 6-3 win against the Angels on July 29, notching his fifth win.

Colby Lewis, RHP
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Lewis has won three straight starts since the All-Star break after beating the Yankees, 5-2, on Wednesday. He is 4-1 with a 4.76 ERA in 10 starts at home. He is 2-0 with a 2.78 ERA in three starts against the Astros this season.

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Houston Astros @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Mike Fiers, RHP
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Fiers will make his Astros debut after he was acquired Thursday along with Carlos Gomez. He pitched six innings of two-run ball in his final start with the Brewers, but was saddled with the loss in a 5-0 setback vs. the Giants.

Yovani Gallardo, RHP
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Gallardo has allowed five earned runs in three straight starts. This came after he went four starts without allowing a run. He is 14-4 with a 2.99 ERA lifetime against the Astros.

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Houston Astros @ Texas Rangers

, Globe Life Park in Arlington
Scott Kazmir, LHP
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Kazmir will bring a scoreless streak of 14 2/3 innings into the start. He has yet to allow a run as an Astro and had the third-lowest July ERA in Major League history at 0.26.

Nick Martinez, RHP
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Martinez snapped a four-game losing streak with his last start, in which he went 6 1/3 innings. He has allowed at least seven hits in seven straight outings, but has also thrown at least six innings on 10 occasions.

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