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Probable Pitchers

Cincinnati Reds @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Anthony DeSclafani, RHP
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    Anthony DeSclafani, last 3 starts
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    Anthony DeSclafani, last 5 years vs. PIT
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Coming off a career-high five walks in a 4-3 loss in Atlanta, DeSclafani makes his PNC Park debut. He took a no-decision in his first start vs. the Bucs, also his first start of '15, allowing two runs and five hits over six innings

A.J. Burnett, RHP
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    A.J. Burnett, last 5 years vs. CIN
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At 38, Burnett is in the midst of the best stretch of his career, which translates to also the most frustrating since he is winless despite a 1.45 ERA. Needs three strikeouts to become 27th right-hander all-time to reach 2,400.

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St. Louis Cardinals @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Michael Wacha, RHP
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    Michael Wacha, last 5 years vs. PIT
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Wacha has allowed one or fewer runs in four of his five starts and has pitched into the seventh in just as many. He continues to show confidence in throwing a cutter and curveball to complement his fastball-changeup mix.

Francisco Liriano, LHP
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Liriano held the Cardinals hitless through five innings Saturday in St. Louis, and wound up going eight on a yield of three hits. He has gone 3-1 with the Bucs against the Cards, allowing a total of only 31 hits in 51 innings.

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St. Louis Cardinals @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Carlos Martinez, RHP
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    Carlos Martinez, last 5 years vs. PIT
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Martinez had a terrible start to his last outing, allowing five first-inning runs while walking three in the inning. He steadied enough to pitch into the fourth but saw his ERA rise nearly two points in allowing seven runs over 3 2/3 innings.

Vance Worley, RHP
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Worley put together his best start of the season Sunday, holding the Cardinals to one run on four hits while striking out five over six innings in St. Louis. He went 2-0 with a 1.54 ERA in two starts at PNC Park in April.

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St. Louis Cardinals @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
To Be Announced

Jeff Locke, LHP
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Locke battled through two tough innings in a loss to the Reds at PNC Park on Tuesday, but he settled down well enough to pitch seven. The left-hander is 2-2 with a 3.76 ERA in five career starts against St. Louis.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ Philadelphia Phillies

, Citizens Bank Park
Gerrit Cole, RHP
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Cole suffered his first loss of the season Wednesday at PNC Park, allowing three runs over five innings against the Reds while receiving no run support. He's 1-2 with a 3.42 ERA in four career starts against the Cardinals.

Jerome Williams, RHP
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Williams got roughed up in his last start Wednesday, allowing six runs in 4 1/3 innings against Atlanta. He has allowed three or fewer runs in four of his first six starts, but pitched six-plus innings just three times.

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