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Probable Pitchers

St. Louis Cardinals @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Alex Reyes, RHP
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Reyes fixed his efficiency issues by inducing more early-count contact and pulling back on his fastball velocity en route to throwing seven scoreless innings in his last start. He's yet to allow a run in 7 1/3 innings against the Cubs.

Jason Hammel, RHP
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Hammel is 7-0 with a 0.98 ERA in his last seven home starts. He has a 1.84 ERA and 10-1 record in 14 games at Wrigley this season. In his last outing, he held the Reds to four hits over seven innings, striking out six.

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St. Louis Cardinals @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Carlos Martinez, RHP
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Martinez had his shortest outing in over a month, lasting five innings, but he earned the win, holding the Rockies to two runs on five hits while striking out six. He was hit by a pitch in the leg in the third, but followed with two scoreless frames.

Jon Lester, LHP
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Lester picked up his 18th win in his last start Tuesday against the Reds. He's 9-2 with a 1.86 ERA at Wrigley Field this season. Against the Cardinals, he's 1-0 with a 1.29 ERA in two starts, including a win Sept. 14 in St. Louis.

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Chicago Cubs @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Kyle Hendricks, RHP
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Hendricks has posted 21 straight starts in which he's given up three or fewer earned runs, the longest streak in the Majors. He leads the Majors with a 2.06 ERA and he will be making his final regular-season start at home.

Chad Kuhl, RHP
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Kuhl put together his second straight quality start since having a turn skipped, holding the Brewers to one run in six innings on Wednesday. He's allowed seven runs on 11 hits in 7 1/3 innings in two starts vs. the Cubs.

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Chicago Cubs @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
John Lackey, RHP
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Lackey will face the Pirates for the second time this season. He did not get a decision on July 10, giving up five runs over six innings. In four starts this month, Lackey is 1-1 with a 3.24 ERA.

Ryan Vogelsong, RHP
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Vogelsong bounced back from a rough five-start stretch, striking out seven and allowing two runs on two hits in four innings Thursday vs. the Brewers. He believes a mechanical tweak before that outing made the difference.

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Chicago Cubs @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Jake Arrieta, RHP
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Arrieta won his 18th game in his past start vs. the Cardinals, throwing seven scoreless. He posted his 12th double-digit strikeout game. He was matched up with Miguel Montero, and it will be interesting to see if the Cubs stay with that battery.

Jameson Taillon, RHP
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Taillon made his second straight five-inning, three-run start Friday against the Nationals, striking out seven without a walk. He may be tiring toward the end of the season, but the Bucs have won his last three starts.

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