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Probable Pitchers

Cincinnati Reds @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Mike Leake, RHP
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    Mike Leake, last 3 starts
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    Mike Leake, last 5 years vs. CHC
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Career stats

While he didn't earn the win, Leake tossed a successful outing Saturday against Pittsburgh, allowing four runs on six hits through six innings, striking out seven. He allowed multiple home runs for the sixth time this season.

Chris Volstad, RHP
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    Chris Volstad, last 3 starts
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    Chris Volstad, last 5 years vs. CIN
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Volstad is winless in his last 21 starts, but his last outing against the Dodgers was his best with the Cubs. He threw with conviction and mixed his pitches well. The tough part was he was matched up against Clayton Kershaw.

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Cincinnati Reds @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Homer Bailey, RHP
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Bailey has given up 10 earned runs over 8 1-3 innings in his last two starts. He's given up 18 hits and three walks in those starts.

Justin Germano, RHP
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Germano scattered three hits over 5 1/3 innings in his last start, then ran out of gas after 77 pitches. He didn't walk a batter and struck out three, all encouraging signs. This is his chance to make a good impression for next year.

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Cincinnati Reds @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Bronson Arroyo, RHP
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Home runs hurt Arroyo in his last start. He gave up three in one inning to the Brewers. Last year, he allowed a Major-League leading 46 homers. This year he's given up 20 in 22 starts.

Travis Wood, LHP
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Wood has lost five straight starts but his last outing was a quality start against the Padres, his first since July 6. He gave up two runs on five hits over six innings and escaped some jams. This will be his first start against his former team.

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Cincinnati Reds @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Johnny Cueto, RHP
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Cueto had his five-game winning streak snapped in his last start, when Milwaukee's Mike Fiers took a perfect game into the seventh. Cueto was solid against the Brewers, allowing six hits and three runs in seven innings while fanning nine.

Brooks Raley, LHP
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In his debut, Raley gave up seven runs over four innings. He'd given up just seven runs over 29 2/3 innings in five starts in July, which earned him honors as the Cubs' Minor League pitcher of the month. The Cubs can only hope the jitters are gone.

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Houston Astros @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Armando Galarraga, RHP
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Galarraga struggled in his last two outings, walking 13 total batters. The 30-year-old has pitched into the sixth inning in all three of his starts with the Astros, but hasn't been able to get out of the inning.

Jeff Samardzija, RHP
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Samardzija gave up one run over seven innings vs. the Padres in his last outing, but that wasn't good enough for a win as the offense struggled. He's 2-3 with a 2.58 ERA in his last seven starts. He lost to the Astros May 23, despite a quality start.

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