Madison Bumgarner, San Francisco Giants (11-7, +253)
The left-hander has won five of his last six decisions, including a 4-2 home victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers last time out, as he allowed two runs and three hits over seven frames.
In 14 career starts versus the Padres, Bumgarner has tallied a 5-3 record and 3.38 ERA, with the team proving victorious in nine of his last 10 efforts in the series.
Ryan Dempster, Boston Red Sox (8-10, -572)
Dempster has racked up 100 strikeouts in 107 innings of work this season, but he’s fanned four or less batters in each of his last five outings.
In four career appearances (two starts) against the Mariners, the right-hander has produced an even 1-1 record and 2.16 ERA.
Yovani Gallardo, Milwaukee Brewers (8-11, -335)
He snapped a personal two-game losing streak last time out by picking up a 7-6 home victory over the New York Mets, as he surrendered four runs and six hits over six frames.
Gallardo has compiled a perfect 6-0 record and 1.62 ERA in eight career starts versus the Diamondbacks, including a 4-0 mark and 1.48 ERA at Chase Field.
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The right-hander is 4-0 with a 4.14 ERA in seven home games this season, but he’s surrendered 10 home runs in 45.2 combined frames.
Gonzalez was handed a 5-1 road loss in his only career start against the Texas Rangers on Aug. 20 of last season, as he allowed four runs and eight hits over five frames.
Wade Miley, Arizona Diamondbacks (8-10, -137)
He has compiled a 1-0 record and 0.66 ERA in his last two starts, which includes an 11-1 home victory over the Colorado Rockies last time out, surrendering one run and five hits over eight frames.
In three career efforts versus the Brewers, Miley is 2-1 with a 6.89 ERA, with opposing hitters batting .318 against him.
The right-hander has been knocked around in dropping his last two outings, as he’s allowed 10 runs and 22 hits in just 11 innings of work over that span against the Atlanta Braves and Los Angeles Dodgers.
Kendrick has compiled a losing 4-6 record and 4.63 ERA in 21 lifetime appearances (19 starts) versus the Nationals, which includes a no-decision effort in a 6-2 home loss on June 19.
Jordan Zimmerman, Washington Nationals (15-3, +$1,167)
The club has won his last seven outings, but he didn’t earn a decision in a 5-4 home victory over the San Diego Padres in his last appearance, allowing three runs and five hits over 5.1 innings of work.
MLB handicappers need to be aware that Zimmerman may start slowing down after this start, as he’s gone 10-9 with a 4.07 ERA in 31 career games after the All-Star break in his career (2.98 ERA before the Midsummer Classic).
The right-hander has tallied a 2-4 record and 4.62 ERA in seven career games versus the Phillies, including a 5-2 home victory on May 24.
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