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Probable Pitchers

Chicago Cubs @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Jon Lester, LHP
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    Jon Lester, last 3 starts
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    Jon Lester, last 5 years vs. STL
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Lester is coming off his first win with the Cubs, a 1-0 victory over the Brewers. The lefty was sharp with much better fastball command. He scattered three hits over seven innings, his longest outing this year.

Lance Lynn, RHP
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    Lance Lynn, last 3 starts
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    Lance Lynn, last 5 years vs. CHC
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Lynn is coming off of his best start of the year, even though he got a no-decision in the Cardinals' extra-inning win. Lynn went seven innings and struck out 10 Pirates batters while giving up just one run.

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Chicago Cubs @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Jake Arrieta, RHP
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    Jake Arrieta, last 5 years vs. STL
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Arrieta's streak of consecutive quality starts was snapped in his last outing, a loss to the Brewers, when he gave up four runs over five innings. The right-hander beat the Cardinals on April 8 at Wrigley, throwing seven scoreless innings.

John Lackey, RHP
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Lackey pitched in and out of trouble in his last outing against the Pirates on Saturday but made pitches when he needed to, limiting the Pirates to just one run. Lackey stranded 10 Bucs on the bases in his six innings of work.

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Chicago Cubs @ Milwaukee Brewers

, Miller Park
Jason Hammel, RHP
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This will be a rematch for Hammel, who did not get a decision in his last start vs. the Brewers at home. He gave up three runs over six innings and battled a cracked nail on his right middle finger. He's 5-0 in seven career starts vs. the Brewers.

Jimmy Nelson, RHP
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Nelson has been the Brewers' most consistent starting pitcher despite an extremely unfavorable schedule. This is the third straight occasion on which he's faced the same team in consecutive starts.

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Chicago Cubs @ Milwaukee Brewers

, Miller Park
Travis Wood, LHP
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Wood is coming off a rough outing against the Cardinals. He gave up six runs on six hits over five-plus innings, including a grand slam to Mark Reynolds. This is his fourth start on the road. He's looking for his first win away from Wrigley.

Kyle Lohse, RHP
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    Kyle Lohse, last 5 years vs. CHC
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When Lohse is "on," he is quick and efficient. He was not either of those things in his most recent outing against the Dodgers, who pushed Lohse's pitch count to 103 in only five innings. He's worked only one quality start.

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Chicago Cubs @ Milwaukee Brewers

, Miller Park
Kyle Hendricks, RHP
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    Kyle Hendricks, last 5 years vs. MIL
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Hendricks did not get a decision in his last outing against the Cardinals, giving up four runs on six hits over five innings. He relies on his command, and has struggled getting a good feel for his pitches.

Matt Garza, RHP
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Garza has been better in his last three outings, meeting the definition of quality start each time. But he has surrendered five home runs in those games and won only one of them.

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