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Probable Pitchers

Washington Nationals @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Stephen Strasburg, RHP
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    Stephen Strasburg, last 3 starts
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    Stephen Strasburg, regular season
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    Stephen Strasburg, last 5 years vs. KC
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Career stats

Strasburg has started the year with four consecutive wins for the first time in his career and has been the Nationals' most dominant pitcher. He enters the game with a 40-to-8 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a 2.25 ERA.

Kris Medlen, RHP
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    Kris Medlen, last 3 starts
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    Kris Medlen, regular season
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    Kris Medlen, last 5 years vs. WSH
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Career stats

Medlen gets the start in the series finale against the Nationals. Medlen pitched his best game this season in a 1-0 loss to the Mariners last time out - just one hit and one run through 5 1/3 innings.

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Washington Nationals @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
To Be Announced

Kyle Hendricks, RHP
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    Kyle Hendricks, last 3 starts
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    Kyle Hendricks, regular season
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    Kyle Hendricks, last 5 years vs. WSH
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Career stats

Hendricks held the Brewers to two hits over five innings in his last outing, and was lifted for a pinch-hitter. Manager Joe Maddon admitted there was no reason to pull Hendricks, but he needed to try and score at that point.

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Washington Nationals @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
To Be Announced

John Lackey, RHP
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    John Lackey, last 3 starts
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    John Lackey, regular season
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    John Lackey, last 5 years vs. WSH
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Career stats

Lackey went eight innings in his last outing, his longest start since last Aug. 15 when he went 8 1/3 against the Marlins. He is six strikeouts shy of 2,000 in his career. He's 1-0 with a 3.86 ERA in four career starts vs. the Nationals.

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Washington Nationals @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
To Be Announced

Jason Hammel, RHP
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    Jason Hammel, last 3 starts
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    Jason Hammel, regular season
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    Jason Hammel, last 5 years vs. WSH
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Career stats

Hammel moved to 4-0 after allowing two runs across five-plus innings in Monday's victory over the Pirates. In 11 career starts against the Nats, he is 9-0 with a 3.01 ERA.

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Washington Nationals @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
To Be Announced

To Be Announced

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