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Probable Pitchers

Chicago Cubs @ Detroit Tigers

, Comerica Park
Kyle Hendricks, RHP
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Hendricks matched a season high with eight K's in his last start vs. the Crew. He's 4-1 with a 3.78 ERA and 51 K's over 47 2/3 innings in his past eight starts. He faced Detroit on July 3 at Wrigley and did not get a decision, giving up three runs.

Jordan Zimmermann, RHP
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Zimmermann is 1-4 with a 5.96 ERA in five starts since the All-Star break, yielding a .978 OPS to opposing hitters in that span. His curveball, which has been inconsistent since the break, tends to be the indicator of his success this summer.

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Chicago Cubs @ Detroit Tigers

, Comerica Park
Jon Lester, LHP
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Lester struggled coming out of the All-Star break, but he appeared to return to form his last time out. He struck out eight batters without issuing a walk over six scoreless innings against the Pirates last Thursday at PNC Park.

Francisco Liriano, LHP
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Liriano turned in a quality start against the Cubs last month at Wrigley Field despite five walks and two homers over six innings. But his loss in that game began a midsummer downturn. He's now 0-4 with a 6.37 ERA in his last eight games.

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Cincinnati Reds @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Anthony DeSclafani, RHP
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    Anthony DeSclafani, last 5 years vs. CHC
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DeSclafani has allowed two earned runs, 15 hits and two walks while striking out 16 over the last three starts (21 1/3 innings) for a 0.83 ERA. He's been able to get early swings in counts and induce weaker contact.

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Cincinnati Reds @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Matt Harvey, RHP
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    Matt Harvey, last 5 years vs. CHC
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In a 7-1 win over the Giants on Saturday, Harvey had a no-hitter for 5 2/3 innings and was finished after 6 1/3 scoreless innings with four hits, one walk and five strikeouts. His last two starts have been solid as he continues to rebuild his resume.

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Cincinnati Reds @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Luis Castillo, RHP
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Castillo has come on strong of late. After his quality start against the Giants on Sunday, he has a 2.96 ERA over his last eight outings. He's showing an ability to throw three pitches over the plate for strikes, including his slider and changeup.

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