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Probable Pitchers

Los Angeles Dodgers @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Kenta Maeda, RHP
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    Kenta Maeda, last 5 years vs. STL
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Maeda will make his second start since coming off the disabled list last week. In his Thursday return against the Cardinals, the righty gave up three runs in the first inning, but recovered with four scoreless and picked up the win.

Michael Wacha, RHP
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    Michael Wacha, last 3 starts
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    Michael Wacha, regular season
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    Michael Wacha, last 5 years vs. LAD
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For the first time this season, Wacha failed to finish six innings in a start. He allowed a season-high six runs and had particular trouble finding the feel of his changeup. He generated just one swing and miss on the pitch.

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Los Angeles Dodgers @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
To Be Announced

Carlos Martinez, RHP
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    Carlos Martinez, last 5 years vs. LAD
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In his last two starts, Martinez pitched nine innings of shutout ball for a no-decision against the Dodgers then lost to the Rockies while allowing three runs in 7 1/3 innings. He has struck out 16 in his last 16 1/3 innings while walking three.

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Los Angeles Dodgers @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Brandon McCarthy, RHP
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McCarthy exited his last start with right knee tendinitis against the Cubs after throwing six scoreless innings. The righty said he has been dealing with soreness in the knee since Spring Training. McCarthy is 1-1 vs. the Cardinals and has 5.25 ERA.

Adam Wainwright, RHP
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    Adam Wainwright, last 5 years vs. LAD
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Wainwright will get the ball for the series finale in the midst of an impressive stretch. The right-hander has made three straight quality starts, surrendering one run over his past 20 1/3 innings.

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St. Louis Cardinals @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
To Be Announced

John Lackey, RHP
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The Wrigley Field winds have not been kind to Lackey, who is 1-3 with a 5.27 ERA in five home starts. In his last outing on the road against the Dodgers, he threw 95 pitches over five innings in a loss.

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St. Louis Cardinals @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
To Be Announced

Jon Lester, LHP
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    Jon Lester, last 5 years vs. STL
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Lester served up a pair of three-run homers in his last start against the Dodgers, only the second time in his career he's done that. Being home should help. He's 3-0 with a 1.80 ERA in six starts at Wrigley Field.

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