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Probable Pitchers

Chicago Cubs @ Milwaukee Brewers

, Miller Park
Kyle Hendricks, RHP
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    Kyle Hendricks, last 3 starts
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Hendricks didn't feel he pitched badly in his last start. He did need 31 pitches to get through the first inning against the Rockies, but went five-plus. He now has six starts in which he left with the lead, but received a no-decision.

Matt Garza, RHP
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    Matt Garza, last 3 starts
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Garza has allowed three runs in 11 2/3 innings since returning from a DL stint, and two of the runs scored when Arizona's Chris Owings knocked a slider in the dirt for a two-run double. "It's coming back," Garza said.

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Chicago Cubs @ Milwaukee Brewers

, Miller Park
To Be Announced

Kyle Lohse, RHP
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    Kyle Lohse, last 3 starts
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Lohse pitched into the seventh inning of his last start for only the third time since May 15. But he also was burned again by the long ball, making it 18 times in 21 starts that he has surrendered at least one home run.

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Chicago Cubs @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Jon Lester, LHP
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    Jon Lester, last 3 starts
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Lester had what he called his best outing of the season his last time out, striking out a season-high 14 Rockies. He's thrown at least seven innings in each of his starts in July, including another season-high eight innings in his last start.

Francisco Liriano, LHP
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Liriano comes off allowing a season-high 10 hits in only 5 2/3 innings against the Twins, but he's also started six consecutive wins (going 3-0 across that stretch). He's had homer troubles at home (8 in 66 2/3 innings).

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Chicago Cubs @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Jake Arrieta, RHP
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Arrieta's next win will be his career-high 12th. In his last start, against the Brewers, he struggled with command yet lasted long enough to post his 17th quality start. He has a 1.53 ERA in his last eight starts, with 58 K's over 58 2/3 innings.

J.A. Happ, LHP
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The lefty makes his Pittsburgh debut by stepping into the shoes of A.J. Burnett (on the DL with elbow inflammation). Happ slumped his way out of Seattle and will try to regain his early-season form (3.31 ERA across first 11 starts).

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Chicago Cubs @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
To Be Announced

Jeff Locke, LHP
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    Jeff Locke, regular season
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    Jeff Locke, last 5 years vs. CHC
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The young lefty has developed into the third consistency 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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