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Probable Pitchers

Washington Nationals @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Joe Ross, RHP
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Ross returns to the rotation, having dealt with a blister on his throwing hand. The righty lasted just two innings in his previous start. He has a 0.54 ERA in 16 2/3 innings this season.

Jaime Garcia, LHP
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Since throwing a one-hit shutout April 14, Garcia has posted a pair of so-so starts. He lasted five- innings in his last one and was peppered for eight hits and three walks while struggling to harness his own pitch movement.

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Washington Nationals @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Max Scherzer, RHP
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Scherzer has a 2-1 record this season and a 4.35 ERA through five starts. He allowed three runs in six innings against the Phillies his last time out, striking out seven and allowing seven hits.

Carlos Martinez, RHP
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Martinez is coming off one of the best starts of his career. He held the D-backs to three hits while throwing eight shutout innings for the second time in his career. Martinez has finished at least seven innings in three straight starts.

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Philadelphia Phillies @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Jeremy Hellickson, RHP
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Hellickson had his best start of the season Wednesday against the Nationals, allowing just two hits in seven scoreless innings. Hellickson has only faced the Cardinals once. He earned a win against them in 2011.

Adam Wainwright, RHP
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Though his line on Wednesday - 5 1/3 innings, seven hits, four runs - didn’t indicate it, Wainwright was pleased with his improved command. In particular, he found he was able to get late life on his pitches for the first time this season.

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Philadelphia Phillies @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Aaron Nola, RHP
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Nola had his best start of the season in his last outing, holding the Nationals scoreless and allowing just two hits over seven innings. The right-hander lowered his ERA by nearly a run, to 3.55, in the process.

Michael Wacha, RHP
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Wacha threw a career-high 114 pitches in his last start and featured his best fastball-changeup combination yet this season. He struck out nine in the seven-inning start, more strikeouts than he’s had in a game since June 9, 2015.

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Philadelphia Phillies @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
To Be Announced

Mike Leake, RHP
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This isn’t the first impression Leake hoped to give after signing with the Cardinals this offseason, as he is still looking for his first win in what will be his sixth start. He allowed at least four runs in each of his April starts.

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