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Probable Pitchers

Chicago Cubs @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
Jake Arrieta, RHP
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Arrieta is coming off a win over the Pirates in which he held them to four hits over seven scoreless innings. The right-hander lost to the Reds on April 14 at Wrigley, giving up three runs over 6 2/3 innings.

Anthony DeSclafani, RHP
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He held the Brewers to two hits over eight scoreless innings in a 6-1 victory on Monday, extending his streak of shutout innings to 15. In three starts, he is 2-0 with an 0.86 ERA and 16 strikeouts against four walks.

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Chicago Cubs @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
Travis Wood, LHP
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Wood did not get a decision in his last start, giving up three runs over five innings against the Pirates. He beat the Reds at Wrigley on April 15, holding them to three hits over seven innings. The lefty is 3-5 with a 2.69 ERA vs. his former team.

Jason Marquis, RHP
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Marquis gave up five runs on nine hits in five innings in his last start, but evened his record at 1-1 thanks to an offense that pounded out 16 runs vs the Brewers. He has allowed 21 hits in 15 innings in his three starts, but also has 21 K's.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Vance Worley, RHP
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Worley limited the Cubs to one unearned run over 5 2/3 innings en route to a win on Wednesday. It was a windy, snowy affair in Pittsburgh. Worley battled through it, working around six hits and two walks while striking out five.

Jason Hammel, RHP
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Hammel should have a good idea on how to handle the Pirates. He lost to them in his last start, giving up four runs on six hits over five innings at PNC Park. Hammel will be on his turf at Wrigley, where he's 4-1 with a 2.75 ERA.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Jeff Locke, LHP
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Kyle Hendricks, RHP
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Hendricks didn't pitch badly in his last outing against the Pirates, but he wasn't sharp, giving up three runs on five hits over 5 1/3 innings. The Cubs need him to go deeper in games, and that will be the goal.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
To Be Announced

Jon Lester, LHP
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Lester will get a chance to face another NL Central team when he meets the Pirates. The lefty is still looking for his first win with the Cubs, but was encouraged by his last outing when he struck out 10 over six innings vs. the Reds.

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