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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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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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    Jeff Locke, last 5 years vs. CHC
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The Pirates have won each of Locke's first three starts. Commanding offspeed stuff has been behind early season effectiveness, resulting in an up-tick of missed swings. Will be his first Wrigley Field start since June 9, 2013.

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.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
To Be Announced

Kyle Hendricks, RHP
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    Kyle Hendricks, last 5 years vs. PIT
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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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