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Probable Pitchers

Chicago Cubs @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Travis Wood, LHP
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Wood is coming off his first win, in which he threw seven scoreless innings, holding the Reds to three hits. The key was being able to locate his fastball. He's 5-7 with a 4.28 ERA in 14 games vs. the Pirates.

Francisco Liriano, LHP
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Six times during 2014, Liriano pitched six-plus innings and allowed no more than two runs without a win, and that has been his fate in this season's first two starts. Has gone 2-6 at PNC Park since being 8-1 at home in '13.

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Chicago Cubs @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Jason Hammel, RHP
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Hammel has been consistent in his two starts, allowing three runs in six innings against the Rockies and four runs in 6 1/3 innings against the Padres. He does have three hits, including a double.

Vance Worley, RHP
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Worley has won six of eight home decisions as a Pirate, with a 2.36 ERA in eights starts at PNC Park. As a team, current Cubs are batting .213 (10-for-47) against him, with Anthony Rizzo owning the only HR.

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Chicago Cubs @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Kyle Hendricks, RHP
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Hendricks allowed a two-run Matt Kemp home run in the first inning of his last start but then threw five scoreless innings to complete his outing against the Padres.

Jeff Locke, LHP
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Locke will be seeking to win a third consecutive start for the first time in his career following two straight victories over the Brewers. The lefty has gone 5-1 in his last 10 starts at home, with the club winning nine of those games.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ Arizona Diamondbacks

, Chase Field
To Be Announced

Josh Collmenter, RHP
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Collmenter, who made his first career Opening Day start this year, was outstanding in his last start against the Giants. He tossed a four-hitter, the first shutout in the Majors this year, in a 9-0 Arizona win at AT&T Park.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ Arizona Diamondbacks

, Chase Field
To Be Announced

Rubby De La Rosa, RHP
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De La Rosa is still very much a work in progress. At times he displays electric stuff, but at others he is far too hittable. He made strides last time out against the Giants, allowing three earned runs over 6 2/3 innings.

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