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Probable Pitchers

Pittsburgh Pirates @ Milwaukee Brewers

, Miller Park
Gerrit Cole, RHP
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    Gerrit Cole, last 5 years vs. MIL
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Cole threw a season-high eight innings on Thursday to record his seventh straight road win and seventh straight quality start. He has a 2.74 ERA since July began. The Bucs have won all three of his starts against the Brewers in 2017.

Jimmy Nelson, RHP
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While he leads the Brewers with 14 quality starts this year, Nelson allowed a career-high nine earned runs on 11 hits and three walks in his last start against the Reds. He is 0-1 with a 4.50 ERA in two starts against the Pirates this season.

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St. Louis Cardinals @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Adam Wainwright, RHP
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    Adam Wainwright, last 5 years vs. PIT
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Wainwright has won his last five decisions, including his most recent vs. the Braves when he allowed one run through five innings. He was limited in the start by an irritation on the outside of his arm that resulted in him throwing under 90 mph.

Jameson Taillon, RHP
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After allowing 17 earned runs over two starts, Taillon has bounced back with two consecutive quality starts in which he has surrendered four earned runs in 12 1/3 innings. He has a 4.91 ERA in two starts against the Cardinals this season.

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St. Louis Cardinals @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Carlos Martinez, RHP
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With a win in his last start, Martinez has now won three of his last four and has struck out seven or more batters in four straight starts. He had a no-decision in his only start vs. the Pirates this year, giving up two runs through seven innings.

Trevor Williams, RHP
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Williams followed up an outing in which he threw seven scoreless innings against the Tigers by posting another quality start against the Blue Jays on Aug. 12. He has a 2.95 ERA over six starts since the All-Star break.

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St. Louis Cardinals @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Michael Wacha, RHP
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Giving up four runs on eight hits vs. the Braves, Wacha is coming off his first career loss in August. He will looking for his second win in two starts against the Pirates this year after giving up just one run through 6 ⅔ innings on April 19.

Chad Kuhl, RHP
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Kuhl struggled with his command last time out, walking five and allowing five runs (four earned) over five innings in a loss to Toronto. He has struggled at PNC Park this season, posting a 5.15 ERA in 12 home starts and a 4.16 ERA in 12 on the road.

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St. Louis Cardinals @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, Williamsport Little League Classic
To Be Announced

Ivan Nova, RHP
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Nova had his best start in months Tuesday vs. the Brewers, allowing one earned run on four hits over six innings. He entered with a 6.67 ERA in five outings since the All-Star break. The Pirates need the first-half version of Nova down the stretch.

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