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Probable Pitchers

Chicago Cubs @ Washington Nationals

, Nationals Park
John Lackey, RHP
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Lackey has posted quality starts in his last two outings. He's also fared better on the road, going 4-4 with a 4.40 ERA. However, he hasn't had much luck vs. NL East teams this year, going 0-3 with a 5.32 ERA in four starts.

Stephen Strasburg, RHP
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Strasburg struggled his last start, giving up five runs on eight hits in five innings. He has not made it out of the sixth inning in any of his past three outings. In four career starts against the Cubs he owns a 1.95 ERA.

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Chicago Cubs @ Washington Nationals

, Nationals Park
Jon Lester, LHP
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Lester notched his third straight quality start in his last outing, beating the Marlins. He gave up three first-inning runs, then settled down and scattered four hits over seven innings. He hasn't faced the Nationals since 2015.

Joe Ross, RHP
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Ross is still searching for some consistency during his uneven 2017 campaign, but he is coming off a start in which he threw seven innings of one-run ball.

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Washington Nationals @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
To Be Announced

Mike Leake, RHP
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Although he hasn't won an outing in over a month, Leake has pitched through six innings in three consecutive games with the team winning his last two. Most recently, in a 8-4 win over the Pirates, he gave up six hits and four runs (three earned).

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Washington Nationals @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
To Be Announced

Michael Wacha, RHP
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Wacha may have saved his spot in the rotation with a quality start Sunday. He entered the game with an 8.17 ERA in his previous seven outings, and has been particularly shaky going through lineups for a second and third time.

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Washington Nationals @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
To Be Announced

Carlos Martinez, RHP
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    Carlos Martinez, last 5 years vs. WSH
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Armed with a devastating slider, Martinez notched his fourth double-digit strikeout game of the season in his last start. He has finished six innings in 12 straight outings and has allowed more than three runs in a start just once since April.

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