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Probable Pitchers

Pittsburgh Pirates @ Oakland Athletics

, Oakland Coliseum
Chad Kuhl, RHP
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Kuhl's Major League debut on Sunday was a successful one despite it being a brutally tough assignment facing the Dodgers and Clayton Kershaw. Kuhl, 23, gave up three runs on four hits in five innings, striking out five and walking four.

Rich Hill, LHP
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Hill returns from the DL after missing June with a right groin strain. Hill was the A's best pitcher prior to the injury, striking out 74 batters over 64 innings in 11 starts.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ Oakland Athletics

, Oakland Coliseum
Francisco Liriano, LHP
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Liriano's struggles with the strike zone continued in his most recent outing, a loss to Los Angeles on June 27. Liriano lasted only 4 1/3 innings and gave up five runs (four earned) on four hits while walking five and striking out three.

Daniel Mengden, RHP
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Mengden's only four starts into his career, but he hasn't looked like a rookie so far. He picked up his first win Monday against the Giants after pitching into the eighth inning for the first time in his young career.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Jonathon Niese, LHP
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Making his first start of July on Independence Day in St. Louis, Niese hopes to rebound from an ugly end to June. The left-hander lost his last four starts, with an 8.86 ERA in that span that's raised his season mark by more than a full run.

Carlos Martinez, RHP
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Martinez has a 0.64 ERA over his last four starts. He should be fresh for his next start, too, after throwing just 89 pitches last Wednesday. The Cards wanted to curtail that pitch count after pushing him deep his previous two times out.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Jameson Taillon, RHP
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Taillon, facing the Cardinals in his sixth career start, gets his second taste of the division rivalry. Taillon lost to the Cubs in his first NL Central game, but he's coming off six innings of one-run ball against the Mariners in his last start.

Mike Leake, RHP
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Leake went seven innings and gave up three runs (two earned) on five hits in his last outing against the Royals. He's 1-1 against the Pirates and has allowed seven runs on 13 hits in 11 1/3 innings at PNC Park this season.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Jeff Locke, LHP
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To Be Announced

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