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Probable Pitchers

Cincinnati Reds @ Atlanta Braves

, SunTrust Park
Luis Castillo, RHP
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Castillo unveiled a two-seam fastball three weeks ago to go with a four-seamer, changeup and slider. He used the two-seamer the most over his six scoreless innings Tuesday and allowed two hits. His quick command of his four pitches has impressed.

Sean Newcomb, LHP
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The rookie southpaw’s fastball command has improved over his past two starts, but he still had to pitch around four walks while allowing three solo homers Tuesday at Coors Field. He has not used his slider in either of his past two starts.

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Chicago Cubs @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
John Lackey, RHP
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Lackey did not get a decision in his last start against the Reds on Aug. 16 at Wrigley Field, despite posting a quality start. He gave up one run on four hits over six innings and even stole a base. He has a 3.06 ERA in six starts since the break.

Homer Bailey, RHP
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Bailey -- with five walks and 10 strikeouts over 5 2/3 innings -- was a mixed bag vs. the Cubs on Wednesday in a no-decision. He was frustrated by his lack of command and putting his team down early. A 1st-inning slam had the Reds playing catchup.

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Chicago Cubs @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
Mike Montgomery, LHP
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Montgomery will be subbing for Jon Lester. In eight starts in the first half, Montgomery was 2-3 with a 5.13 ERA, and he has a 2.57 ERA in 27 relief appearances. He pitched 4 1/3 innings vs. the Reds in relief of Lester in his last outing.

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Chicago Cubs @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
Jake Arrieta, RHP
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Arrieta is 5-1 with a 2.00 ERA in his past seven starts, and he has allowed two or fewer earned runs in each start in that stretch. He picked up his team-leading 13th win in his last outing against the Blue Jays, giving up one run over 6 1/3 innings.

Sal Romano, RHP
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