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Probable Pitchers

Philadelphia Phillies @ Detroit Tigers

, Comerica Park
Aaron Nola, RHP
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Nola allowed a home run for the first time in more than a month his last start against Atlanta -- a pair of them, actually. Despite that, he still lasted seven innings for the seventh time in nine starts.

Anibal Sanchez, RHP
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The third trip through a batting order haunted Sanchez for a third straight outing on Friday against Tampa Bay, though a three-run, 30-pitch opening inning didn’t help. He’s 4-8 with a 4.94 ERA for his career against the Phillies.

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Philadelphia Phillies @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Adam Morgan, LHP
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Morgan bounced back nicely from the worst start of his career (3 2/3 IP, 7 ER) vs. Cincinnati. He allowed only two runs over six innings against the Braves but finished with one strikeout.

Jon Lester, LHP
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In his last outing, Lester struggled against the Giants, giving up five runs over 2 2/3 innings. It was the first time a Cubs starter did not go at least five innings. Lester is 1-2 with a 2.45 ERA in five home starts.

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Philadelphia Phillies @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Jerad Eickhoff, RHP
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Eickhoff has shown he can succeed a couple different ways as a pitcher. He’s done it relying on his fastball and curve but also has found success mixing in his slider and change. Last start, he pitched seven scoreless against the Braves.

Kyle Hendricks, RHP
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In his last outing, the Giants shut out the Cubs and Hendricks took the loss despite giving up one run over 5 1/3 innings. He has a 2.28 ERA in four home games.

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Philadelphia Phillies @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Vince Velasquez, RHP
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    Vince Velasquez, last 5 years vs. CHC
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Velasquez is coming off his shortest outing of the season, giving up three runs on nine hits over four innings in Detroit. He has a 2.25 road ERA in May, but all three of his road starts in May have been no-decisions.

John Lackey, RHP
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    John Lackey, last 5 years vs. PHI
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Lackey had held opponents to two earned runs or fewer in each of his four May starts before giving up three runs in his last outing, against the Cardinals. He has a 2.12 ERA in four home starts and was holding batters to .182 average there.

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