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Probable Pitchers

Chicago Cubs @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Travis Wood, LHP
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Wood is coming off his first win, in which he threw seven scoreless innings, holding the Reds to three hits. The key was being able to locate his fastball. He's 5-7 with a 4.28 ERA in 14 games vs. the Pirates.

Francisco Liriano, LHP
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Six times during 2014, Liriano pitched six-plus innings and allowed no more than two runs without a win, and that has been his fate in this season's first two starts. He's gone 2-6 at PNC Park since being 8-1 at home in '13.

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Chicago Cubs @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Jason Hammel, RHP
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Hammel has been consistent in his two starts, allowing three runs in six innings against the Rockies and four runs in 6 1/3 innings against the Padres. He does have three hits, including a double.

Vance Worley, RHP
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Worley has won six of eight home decisions as a Pirate, with a 2.36 ERA in eights starts at PNC Park. As a team, current Cubs are batting .213 (10-for-47) against him, with Anthony Rizzo owning the only HR.

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Chicago Cubs @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Kyle Hendricks, RHP
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Hendricks allowed a two-run Matt Kemp home run in the first inning of his last start but then threw five scoreless innings to complete his outing against the Padres.

Jeff Locke, LHP
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Locke will be seeking to win a third consecutive start for the first time in his career following two straight victories over the Brewers. The lefty has gone 5-1 in his last 10 starts at home, with the club winning nine of those games.

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Chicago Cubs @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
Jon Lester, LHP
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Lester is still searching for his first Cubs win. This will be his first start ever at Great American Ball Park, but his second vs. the Reds in '15. He did not get a decision April 13 at Wrigley, giving up six runs over six innings.

Mike Leake, RHP
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The right-hander has improved in each of his three starts but does not have victory to show for it. In his last start, he was saddled with a complete-game loss vs. St. Louis, despite giving up just two earned runs on four hits.

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Chicago Cubs @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
Jake Arrieta, RHP
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Arrieta is coming off a win over the Pirates in which he held them to four hits over seven scoreless innings. The right-hander lost to the Reds on April 14 at Wrigley, giving up three runs over 6 2/3 innings.

Anthony DeSclafani, RHP
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He held the Brewers to two hits over eight scoreless innings in a 6-1 victory on Monday, extending his streak of shutout innings to 15. In three starts, he is 2-0 with an 0.86 ERA and 16 strikeouts against four walks.

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