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Probable Pitchers

Milwaukee Brewers @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Jimmy Nelson, RHP
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    Jimmy Nelson, last 3 starts
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    Jimmy Nelson, last 5 years vs. CHC
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Nelson will try to rebound against the Cubs after his ERA rose from 1.35 to 4.03 during a 9-6 loss to the Reds on Monday. Chris Coghlan is 4-for-6 with two doubles and a home run vs. Nelson.

Jason Hammel, RHP
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    Jason Hammel, last 3 starts
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    Jason Hammel, regular season
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Hammel threw eight shutout innings against the Pirates on Monday night. He has walked one and struck out 23 over 25 1/3 innings. The key? Fastball command. And it helps that he and catcher Miguel Montero are on the same page.

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Los Angeles Dodgers @ Milwaukee Brewers

, Miller Park
Clayton Kershaw, LHP
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    Clayton Kershaw, last 3 starts
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    Clayton Kershaw, regular season
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    Clayton Kershaw, last 5 years vs. MIL
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Kershaw gave up another home run, this time to Buster Posey, but the ace got through seven innings without a walk against the Giants and pitched well enough to deserve a win.

Kyle Lohse, RHP
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    Kyle Lohse, last 3 starts
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    Kyle Lohse, regular season
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    Kyle Lohse, last 5 years vs. LAD
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Lohse still hasn't rounded into form, but appears to be getting closer after lasting seven innings in each of his last two starts. He surrendered three home runs to the Reds on Tuesday, but limited the damage to four runs.

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Los Angeles Dodgers @ Milwaukee Brewers

, Miller Park
Zack Greinke, RHP
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    Zack Greinke, last 3 starts
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He again was the stopper, winning after a Dodgers loss, but Greinke had to battle with runners in scoring position the first four innings and a pitch count that limited him to six innings.

Matt Garza, RHP
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    Matt Garza, last 3 starts
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    Matt Garza, regular season
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Garza has pitched in 226 regular-season games and spent parts of five seasons with NL teams, yet has never faced the Dodgers. He has faced six players on L.A.'s roster, including Jimmy Rollins (26 at-bats).

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Los Angeles Dodgers @ Milwaukee Brewers

, Miller Park
Carlos Frias, RHP
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    Carlos Frias, last 3 starts
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Frias earned a second shot at Brandon McCarthy's rotation spot by getting into the sixth inning without allowing a run to the D-backs, enjoying the luxury of a big early lead from his offense.

Wily Peralta, RHP
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    Wily Peralta, last 5 years vs. LAD
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Peralta will make his 40th career start at Miller Park, where he's 18-16 with a 4.04 ERA in 39 starts plus one relief appearance. He's 0-2 there so far this year, after going 10-6 last season.

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Los Angeles Dodgers @ Milwaukee Brewers

, Miller Park
Scott Baker, RHP
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    Scott Baker, last 3 starts
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Mike Fiers, RHP
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    Mike Fiers, last 3 starts
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    Mike Fiers, regular season
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    Mike Fiers, last 5 years vs. LAD
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After striking out 12 Cubs in six innings last Saturday for his first quality start, Fiers goes from one good matchup on paper to another. He's 3-0 with a 1.08 ERA in two starts and one relief appearance against the Dodgers.

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