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Probable Pitchers

Pittsburgh Pirates @ Milwaukee Brewers

, Miller Park
Ivan Nova, RHP
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Nova is coming off two straight wins, including a seven-inning start vs. the Cubs on Saturday. In 12 IP vs. the Brewers, all in '16, Nova has fanned 10 and given up two homers, to Jonathan Villar (on the DL) and Chris Carter (now with the Yankees).

Chase Anderson, RHP
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Over Anderson's last five outings, totaling 34 2/3 innings, the right-hander has allowed four runs. Three of those came in his last start vs. the Padres when he allowed his first two homers since May 21.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Jameson Taillon, RHP
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Taillon is coming off a rough loss to the Cubs when he allowed four runs on eight hits in five innings. He allowed two runs over five innings in his only career start against the Cardinals, which came last season.

Adam Wainwright, RHP
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Wainwright is coming off a career-short 1 2/3-inning start in which he tied a career high for runs (nine) and homers (three) allowed. He’s given up nine runs in two of his past three starts following a four-start stretch in which he gave up one run.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Gerrit Cole, RHP
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Cole threw seven strong innings for the second straight start on Monday in an 8-1 win over the Brewers. The right-hander is 3-4 with a 5.01 ERA in eight start on the road this season.

Lance Lynn, RHP
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Lynn has not finished six innings in any of his past five starts, and he lasted just 4 2/3 his last time out. In that loss, Lynn gave up a season-high seven runs and served up four homers for the first time.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Chad Kuhl, RHP
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Kuhl will make his second straight road start after earning a win against the Brewers on Tuesday. It took the righty 98 pitches to get through five innings, but he allowed just two earned runs and struck out six of the 25 batters he faced.

Mike Leake, RHP
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    Mike Leake, last 5 years vs. PIT
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Leake dominates the Pirates more than any other team he's consistently faced in his career. His 3.29 ERA against Pittsburgh in 29 starts is his best vs. any team against which he's made double-digit starts.

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