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Probable Pitchers

Pittsburgh Pirates @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Jeff Locke, LHP
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The Pirates have won each of Locke's first three starts. Commanding offspeed stuff has been behind early season effectiveness, resulting in an up-tick of missed swings. Will be his first Wrigley Field start since June 9, 2013.

Travis Wood, LHP
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Wood did not get a decision in his last start, giving up three runs over five innings against the Pirates. He beat the Reds at Wrigley on April 15, holding them to three hits over seven innings. The lefty is 3-5 with a 2.69 ERA vs. his former team.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Gerrit Cole, RHP
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Coming into his own in his second full big league season, Cole will try to extend the Majors' longest current win streak to eight straight. His 5-0 lifetime record against the Cubs (of 24 total wins) includes a 3-0 mark in Wrigley Field.

Kyle Hendricks, RHP
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Hendricks didn't pitch badly in his last outing against the Pirates, but he wasn't sharp, giving up three runs on five hits over 5 1/3 innings. The Cubs need him to go deeper in games, and that will be the goal.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
A.J. Burnett, RHP
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Burnett continued his strong start to the season Saturday against the D-backs, allowing one run on five hits over seven innings. Burnett has pitched at least six innings and permitted one run in each of his last three starts.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Francisco Liriano, LHP
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    Francisco Liriano, last 5 years vs. STL
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Liriano struggled with his command, walking six batters, but struck out seven and held the D-backs to two hits over 6 1/3 scoreless innings Sunday in Arizona. Liriano has struck out at least seven in each of his four starts.

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