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Probable Pitchers

Chicago Cubs @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Dan Haren, RHP
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Acquired on Friday from the Marlins, Haren will make his Cubs debut. At age 34 and pitching in his 13th season, Haren has hinted that this could be his last season, and he hopes he can contribute to a winner.

Jeff Locke, LHP
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The young lefty has developed into a consistent performer in the Pirates' current rotation, having worked to an ERA of 3.06 in his last six starts. He has become adept at finding his rhythm in games that begin erratically.

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San Francisco Giants @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Chris Heston, RHP
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This will be Heston's first career appearance against the Cubs. Hefty run support on the road has helped Heston compile a 6-1 mark in enemy ballparks, despite a 3.98 ERA.

Jason Hammel, RHP
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Hammel allowed only one run, on a homer, over 5 2/3 innings against the Brewers on Friday. He's pitched well at Wrigley Field this season, carrying a 1-2 record despite a 3.08 ERA and 0.99 WHIP in his first nine home starts.

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San Francisco Giants @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
To Be Announced

Jon Lester, LHP
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Lester will slot back into the rotation after inclement weather in Pittsburgh prematurely ended his scheduled start Monday. He was at his best in July, going 2-2 with a 1.66 ERA and a .183 opponents' average over six starts.

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San Francisco Giants @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
To Be Announced

Kyle Hendricks, RHP
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Hendricks bounced back from two so-so outings his last time out, holding the Brewers to just one run on four hits over seven innings. He has never faced the Giants nor any of their hitters as a Major League pitcher.

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San Francisco Giants @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
To Be Announced

Jake Arrieta, RHP
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Arrieta limited the Pirates to two hits over seven scoreless innings Tuesday. He's gone 6-1 with a 1.37 ERA over his last nine outings, all quality starts. He's 1-1 with a 3.46 ERA in two career starts against the Giants.

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