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Probable Pitchers

Chicago Cubs @ Miami Marlins

, Marlins Park
John Lackey, RHP
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Lackey is coming off a solid outing in which he held the Pirates to two hits over six innings. One of those hits was a home run, and Lackey now has served up 20 this season. He gave up 23 in 2016. He's 4-3 on the road so far.

Jose Urena, RHP
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Urena has won four straight decisions in his last six starts. His last three outings, he's 2-0 (2.65 ERA). His line is a bit uneven over the six starts. He's worked five innings in five of his last six starts.

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Chicago Cubs @ Miami Marlins

, Marlins Park
Jon Lester, LHP
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Lester received a no-decision in his last outing against the Padres, but did post his eighth quality start of the season. He'll miss Wrigley Field, where he has a 2.68 ERA in nine home starts. He's 1-3 with a 5.85 ERA in six road games.

Justin Nicolino, LHP
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Nicolino showed signs of rust in his in his first start off the disabled list. In a three-inning no-decision vs. the Nationals, he yielded six runs (three earned) on seven hits, two of which were home runs.

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Chicago Cubs @ Miami Marlins

, Marlins Park
Mike Montgomery, LHP
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Montgomery had an extra day between starts before his last outing, and it helped. He threw six scoreless innings against the Padres and picked up his first win of the season. So far on the road, the lefty is 0-2 with a 2.76 ERA.

Edinson Volquez, RHP
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It's been an up-and-down June for Volquez. In his first two starts -- including a no-hitter -- he allowed three hits with 18 K's in 16 scoreless innings. In his last two starts, he's allowed 10 earned runs in 8 2/3 innings.

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New York Mets @ Miami Marlins

, Marlins Park
Robert Gsellman, RHP
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Though Gsellman owns a 13.50 ERA his last two starts, he’s healthy, which qualifies him to take the mound again. Gsellman said after his last outing that he needs to pitch inside more to become less predictable, and make batters uncomfortable.

Dan Straily, RHP
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Straily remains Miami's most consistent starter, allowing one run and seven hits in 12 1/3 innings in his last two starts. Before those two outings, he had given up seven runs in 11 innings in his previous two starts.

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