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Probable Pitchers

Chicago Cubs @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Jon Lester, LHP
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    Jon Lester, last 3 starts
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    Jon Lester, regular season
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    Jon Lester, last 5 years vs. PIT
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Career stats

Lester has opened the season with five straight quality starts for the first time in his career. He's walked two or fewer in all five games. He's 2-2 with a 1.86 ERA in four career starts vs. the Pirates.

Juan Nicasio, RHP
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    Juan Nicasio, last 3 starts
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    Juan Nicasio, regular season
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    Juan Nicasio, last 5 years vs. CHC
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Career stats

Nicasio was at his best on Friday against the Reds, striking out eight and allowing three hits over seven scoreless innings. He was efficient and worked quickly, which he'll have to do against the Cubs' deep, loaded lineup.

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Washington Nationals @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
To Be Announced

Kyle Hendricks, RHP
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    Kyle Hendricks, last 3 starts
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    Kyle Hendricks, regular season
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    Kyle Hendricks, last 5 years vs. WSH
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Career stats

Hendricks held the Brewers to two hits over five innings in his last outing, and was lifted for a pinch-hitter. Manager Joe Maddon admitted there was no reason to pull Hendricks, but he needed to try and score at that point.

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Washington Nationals @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
To Be Announced

John Lackey, RHP
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    John Lackey, last 3 starts
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    John Lackey, regular season
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    John Lackey, last 5 years vs. WSH
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Career stats

Lackey went eight innings in his last outing, his longest start since last Aug. 15 when he went 8 1/3 against the Marlins. He is six strikeouts shy of 2,000 in his career. He's 1-0 with a 3.86 ERA in four career starts vs. the Nationals.

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Washington Nationals @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
To Be Announced

To Be Announced

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Washington Nationals @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
To Be Announced

To Be Announced

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