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Probable Pitchers

Washington Nationals @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Max Scherzer, RHP
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Happy to be done with August, Scherzer returns to St. Louis, where he grew up, for his fourth career start against the Cardinals. Scherzer was 0-3 with a 6.43 ERA in August, one of the worst months of his career.

Michael Wacha, RHP
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Wacha’s defense did him no favors in his last start, as he was charged with four unearned runs over six innings. Wacha is 6-2 with a 2.43 ERA in 11 starts at home and has finished at least six innings in 20 of his 25 starts.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
J.A. Happ, LHP
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The Pirates inject a new element into their recent struggles in St. Louis, with Happ kicking off a crucial series. It will be Happ’s first outing versus the Cards since June 2012, but he is 1-8 against them with a 6.79 ERA.

Lance Lynn, RHP
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Lynn left his start Saturday in the eighth inning after suffering a mild right ankle sprain. The injury was not serious enough, though, to cause Lynn’s schedule to change. In his last start vs. Pittsburgh, Lynn lasted just two-thirds of an inning.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Charlie Morton, RHP
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The Pirates have lost each of the last nine starts against the Cardinals by Morton, who is 2-10 with a 5.58 ERA lifetime against them. Yet -- Morton pitched one-hit ball through seven shutout innings in his last Busch Stadium start, on July 7, 2014.

Jaime Garcia, LHP
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Garcia has finished at least six innings in 13 of his 14 starts this year and has won his last four decisions. He has given up four earned runs in a start just once, that being his most recent. Garcia has not faced the Pirates this season.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Gerrit Cole, RHP
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    Gerrit Cole, last 3 starts
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    Gerrit Cole, last 5 years vs. STL
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To Be Announced

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