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Probable Pitchers

Chicago Cubs @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
John Lackey, RHP
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Lackey did not get a decision in his last start against the Reds on Aug. 16 at Wrigley Field, despite posting a quality start. He gave up one run on four hits over six innings and even stole a base. He has a 3.06 ERA in six starts since the break.

Homer Bailey, RHP
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Bailey -- with five walks and 10 strikeouts over 5 2/3 innings -- was a mixed bag vs. the Cubs on Wednesday in a no-decision. He was frustrated by his lack of command and putting his team down early. A 1st-inning slam had the Reds playing catchup.

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Chicago Cubs @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
Mike Montgomery, LHP
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Montgomery will be subbing for Jon Lester. In eight starts in the first half, Montgomery was 2-3 with a 5.13 ERA, and he has a 2.57 ERA in 27 relief appearances. He pitched 4 1/3 innings vs. the Reds in relief of Lester in his last outing.

Asher Wojciechowski, RHP
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Chicago Cubs @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
Jake Arrieta, RHP
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Arrieta is 5-1 with a 2.00 ERA in his past seven starts, and he has allowed two or fewer earned runs in each start in that stretch. He picked up his team-leading 13th win in his last outing against the Blue Jays, giving up one run over 6 1/3 innings.

Sal Romano, RHP
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Romano snapped a three-game losing streak with a career-high seven innings pitched in his last start. He allowed one run and kept hitters off-balance with his three-pitch mix. His slider was effective, keeping lefties honest at the plate.

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Chicago Cubs @ Philadelphia Phillies

, Citizens Bank Park
Jose Quintana, LHP
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Quintana is coming off his fifth quality start in seven outings with the Cubs. He has given up six or fewer hits in 14 straight starts, the longest active streak in the Majors. This will be his second career start against the Phillies.

Jerad Eickhoff, RHP
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Eickhoff’s fastball is averaging 90.4 mph this season after averaging 91.6 mph the previous two. And it is just 89.3 mph in four starts this month. He said he is not concerned about it.

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Chicago Cubs @ Philadelphia Phillies

, Citizens Bank Park
Kyle Hendricks, RHP
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Hendricks has a 2.45 ERA in six starts since returning from the disabled list and three quality starts in his last four outings, but he doesn't have a win. The Cubs are 2-4 in that stretch. This will be his fourth career start vs. the Phillies.

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