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Probable Pitchers

Chicago Cubs @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
John Lackey, RHP
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    John Lackey, last 3 starts
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    John Lackey, last 5 years vs. CIN
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Lackey has thrown six innings in each of his first three starts, and took the loss in his last outing against the Brewers, serving up three home runs. He was 2-2 with a 5.33 ERA in four starts against the Reds in 2016.

Bronson Arroyo, RHP
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Arroyo was a winner in the big leagues for the first time in 1,038 days after he pitched five decent innings for a 9-3 win over the Orioles on Tuesday.

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Chicago Cubs @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Brett Anderson, LHP
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Anderson had an abbreviated outing against the Brewers in his last start in which he gave up six runs over 3 2/3 innings. He also was hit on the right hamstring by a liner, but said it didn't affect him. In his previous start, he had a groin injury.

Chad Kuhl, RHP
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    Chad Kuhl, last 5 years vs. CHC
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Kuhl pitched well, but he wasn’t rewarded for it Tuesday, holding the Cardinals to two runs on three hits and a walk over six innings while striking out three. After a rocky debut, Kuhl has put together back-to-back quality starts.

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Chicago Cubs @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Kyle Hendricks, RHP
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    Kyle Hendricks, last 5 years vs. PIT
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Career stats

Hendricks hasn't felt as strong as he wants to be, and has struggled with command. In his last start against the Brewers, he walked four over five innings. He's 3-2 with a 3.77 ERA in eight career starts vs. the Pirates.

Gerrit Cole, RHP
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Cole has strung together three straight quality starts, all six-inning outings. He shut down everyone Wednesday except Dexter Fowler, whose two solo homers accounted for the only two runs Cole allowed as he struck out eight.

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Chicago Cubs @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
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Tyler Glasnow, RHP
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    Tyler Glasnow, regular season
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    Tyler Glasnow, last 5 years vs. CHC
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Glasnow was in “survival mode” and mostly minimized the damage over 4 2/3 innings Friday vs. the Yankees. He allowed six runs (four earned) on six hits while striking out seven at Wrigley Field on April 15, getting better as the game went along.

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