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Probable Pitchers

Washington Nationals @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Joe Ross, RHP
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Ross returned to the mound for the first time in two months to toss three innings against the Braves last time out. This will be one of his final two starts of the season.

Ivan Nova, RHP
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Nova's renaissance with the Pirates took a turn in the opposite direction his last time out, allowing 10 hits and five runs (four earned) over three innings in a loss to the Reds. He is still 5-1 with a 2.93 ERA with Pittsburgh.

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Washington Nationals @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
To Be Announced

Tyler Glasnow, RHP
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The Pirates' top prospect will make his third Major League start after a September stint in the bullpen. Glasnow pitched well in relief, allowing two runs while striking out eight in seven innings over three appearances.

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Chicago Cubs @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Kyle Hendricks, RHP
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Hendricks has posted 21 straight starts in which he's given up three or fewer earned runs, the longest streak in the Majors. He leads the Majors with a 2.06 ERA and he will be making his final regular-season start at home.

Chad Kuhl, RHP
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Kuhl put together his second straight quality start since having a turn skipped, holding the Brewers to one run in six innings on Wednesday. He's allowed seven runs on 11 hits in 7 1/3 innings in two starts vs. the Cubs.

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Chicago Cubs @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
John Lackey, RHP
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Lackey will face the Pirates for the second time this season. He did not get a decision on July 10, giving up five runs over six innings. In four starts this month, Lackey is 1-1 with a 3.24 ERA.

Ryan Vogelsong, RHP
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Vogelsong bounced back from a rough five-start stretch, striking out seven and allowing two runs on two hits in four innings Thursday vs. the Brewers. He believes a mechanical tweak before that outing made the difference.

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Chicago Cubs @ Pittsburgh Pirates

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Jake Arrieta, RHP
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    Jake Arrieta, last 5 years vs. PIT
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Arrieta won his 18th game in his past start vs. the Cardinals, throwing seven scoreless. He posted his 12th double-digit strikeout game. He was matched up with Miguel Montero, and it will be interesting to see if the Cubs stay with that battery.

Jameson Taillon, RHP
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Taillon made his second straight five-inning, three-run start Friday against the Nationals, striking out seven without a walk. He may be tiring toward the end of the season, but the Bucs have won his last three starts.

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