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Probable Pitchers

St. Louis Cardinals @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Carlos Martinez, RHP
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With a win in his last start, Martinez has now won three of his last four and has struck out seven or more batters in four straight starts. He had a no-decision in his only start vs. the Pirates this year, giving up two runs through seven innings.

Trevor Williams, RHP
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Williams followed up an outing in which he threw seven scoreless innings against the Tigers by posting another quality start against the Blue Jays on Aug. 12. He has a 2.95 ERA over six starts since the All-Star break.

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St. Louis Cardinals @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Michael Wacha, RHP
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Giving up four runs on eight hits vs. the Braves, Wacha is coming off his first career loss in August. He will looking for his second win in two starts against the Pirates this year after giving up just one run through 6 2/3 innings on April 19.

Chad Kuhl, RHP
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Kuhl struggled with his command last time out, walking five and allowing five runs (four earned) over five innings in a loss to Toronto. He has struggled at PNC Park this season, posting a 5.15 ERA in 12 home starts and a 4.16 ERA in 12 on the road.

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St. Louis Cardinals @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, Williamsport Little League Classic
Mike Leake, RHP
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Leake will be looking to get back on track when he starts the Little League Classic game. He's pitched beyond the fifth in just two of his last eight starts, and has an 8.80 ERA in three starts this month. Leake, though, insists he's fine physically.

Ivan Nova, RHP
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Nova had his best start in months Tuesday vs. the Brewers, allowing one earned run on four hits over six innings. He entered with a 6.67 ERA in five outings since the All-Star break. The Pirates need the first-half version of Nova down the stretch.

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San Diego Padres @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Clayton Richard, LHP
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The veteran left-hander tossed his third career complete game Wednesday against the Phillies, recording 18 groundouts in the process. His 59 percent ground-ball rate is tops in the National League.

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