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Probable Pitchers

Cincinnati Reds @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Robert Stephenson, RHP
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Command and consistency have eluded Stephenson since his recall at the beginning of the month. He struggled throughout his 3 2/3 innings vs. the Cubs on Wednesday. Of his 22 batters, 12 started out in 1-0 counts.

Adam Wainwright, RHP
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Wainwright will be pitching on six days of rest after the Cardinals reworked their rotation order. He’s been much better at home (2.92 ERA), but he’s also allowed four runs in three of his past four outings.

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Cincinnati Reds @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Anthony DeSclafani, RHP
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After rolling along nicely vs. the Brewers on Friday, DeSclafani lost his command in the seventh inning -- and loaded the bases with no outs on a double and two walks. It wound up costing him as all three runs would be charged to him in a 5-4 loss.

Mike Leake, RHP
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Leake remains winless in four starts since coming off the DL. He is coming off his shortest start since June, too, after lasting just 3 1/3 innings against the Cubs on Friday. The Cardinals are 0-3 in Leake’s starts vs. the Reds this year.

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Cincinnati Reds @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Dan Straily, RHP
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Straily will be making his final start of 2016, hoping to put an exclamation point on a strong season. With his deception and ability to change speeds, despite topping out at 91 mph, he can frustrate hitters.

Alex Reyes, RHP
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Reyes labored through five innings in his last start, but he earned the win by making key pitches with runners in scoring position. The Cardinals have won both of Reyes’ starts since moving the rookie back into the starting rotation.

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Chicago Cubs @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
Jason Hammel, RHP
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Hammel lasted 2 1/3 innings in his last start, against the Cardinals, and took the loss, giving up six runs on six hits. He is 3-0 with a 0.95 ERA in three starts against the Reds, including a win at GABP in which he threw six shutout innings.

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Chicago Cubs @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
Jon Lester, LHP
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Lester will be vying for his career-high 20th win in his final regular-season start. He's 10-0 with a 1.34 ERA in 13 starts since the All-Star break. Against the Reds, the lefty is 2-0 with a 1.95 ERA in four starts.

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