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Probable Pitchers

Chicago Cubs @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Kyle Hendricks, RHP
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Hendricks is coming off a rare wild outing, during which he matched a career high with three walks against Pittsburgh. He'll be going for his first win of the season against the Cardinals, against whom he has a 3.06 ERA in three career starts.

Tyler Lyons, LHP
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Lyons will get the callup from Triple-A Memphis, where he is 2-1 with a 2.91 ERA. He will become the second pitcher from Memphis to fill Adam Wainwright's (left Achilles) spot in the rotation, following Tim Cooney.

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Chicago Cubs @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Jon Lester, LHP
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Lester is coming off his first win with the Cubs, a 1-0 victory over the Brewers. The lefty was sharp with much better fastball command. He scattered three hits over seven innings, his longest outing this year.

Lance Lynn, RHP
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Lynn is coming off of his best start of the year, even though he got a no-decision in the Cardinals' extra-inning win. Lynn went seven innings and struck out 10 Pirates batters while giving up just one run.

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Chicago Cubs @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Jake Arrieta, RHP
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Arrieta's streak of consecutive quality starts was snapped in his last outing, a loss to the Brewers, when he gave up four runs over five innings. The right-hander beat the Cardinals on April 8 at Wrigley, throwing seven scoreless innings.

John Lackey, RHP
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Lackey pitched in and out of trouble in his last outing against the Pirates on Saturday but made pitches when he needed to, limiting the Pirates to just one run. Lackey stranded 10 Bucs on the bases in his six innings of work.

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St. Louis Cardinals @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Michael Wacha, RHP
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Wacha has allowed one or fewer runs in four of his five starts and has pitched into the seventh in just as many. He continues to show confidence in throwing a cutter and curveball to complement his fastball-changeup mix.

Francisco Liriano, LHP
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Liriano held the Cardinals hitless through five innings Saturday in St. Louis, and wound up going eight on a yield of three hits. He has gone 3-1 with the Bucs against the Cards, allowing a total of only 31 hits in 51 innings.

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St. Louis Cardinals @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Carlos Martinez, RHP
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Martinez had a terrible start to his last outing, allowing five first-inning runs while walking three in the inning. He steadied enough to pitch into the fourth but saw his ERA rise nearly two points in allowing seven runs over 3 2/3 innings.

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