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Probable Pitchers

Chicago Cubs @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Kyle Hendricks, RHP
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Hendricks has posted 21 straight starts in which he's given up three or fewer earned runs, the longest streak in the Majors. He leads the big leagues with a 2.06 ERA.

Chad Kuhl, RHP
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Kuhl put together his second straight quality start since having a turn skipped, holding the Brewers to one run in six innings on Wednesday. He's allowed seven runs on 11 hits in 7 1/3 innings in two starts vs. the Cubs.

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Chicago Cubs @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
John Lackey, RHP
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Lackey will face the Pirates for the second time this season. He did not get a decision on July 10, giving up five runs over six innings. In four starts this month, Lackey is 1-1 with a 3.24 ERA.

Ryan Vogelsong, RHP
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Vogelsong bounced back from a rough five-start stretch, striking out seven and allowing two runs on two hits in four innings Thursday vs. the Brewers. He believes a mechanical tweak before that outing made the difference.

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Chicago Cubs @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Jake Arrieta, RHP
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Arrieta won his 18th game in his past start vs. the Cardinals, throwing seven scoreless. He posted his 12th double-digit strikeout game. He was matched up with Miguel Montero, and it will be interesting to see if the Cubs stay with that battery.

Jameson Taillon, RHP
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Taillon made his second straight five-inning, three-run start Friday against the Nationals, striking out seven without a walk. He may be tiring toward the end of the season, but the Bucs have won his last three starts.

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Chicago Cubs @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Rob Zastryzny, LHP
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Zastryzny will start in the series finale, although the rest of the bullpen will be on call. The lefty was a combined 10-5 with a 4.31 ERA in 24 games (23 starts) at Triple-A and Double-A this season. He has pitched only in relief in Chicago.

Ivan Nova, RHP
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Nova’s defense did him no favors after a poor first inning in a shaky four-frame start against the Nats on Saturday. After an incredible eight-start run, Nova has allowed seven earned runs in seven innings his past two times out.

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Chicago Cubs @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
To Be Announced

To Be Announced

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