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Probable Pitchers

Chicago Cubs @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Felix Doubront, LHP
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    Felix Doubront, last 3 starts
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    Felix Doubront, regular season
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    Felix Doubront, last 5 years vs. STL
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In his last Minor League rehab outing with Double-A Tennessee, Doubront gave up three earned runs on five hits over 4 1/3 innings. He threw 95 pitches, 59 for strikes, striking out five. He's been on the DL since he was acquired by the Cubs.

Justin Masterson, RHP
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    Justin Masterson, last 3 starts
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    Justin Masterson, last 5 years vs. CHC
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Masterson is pitching for his rotation spot, as he has allowed four-plus runs in four of five starts since joining the organization. Masterson has worked to simplify his mechanics, and success will continue to ride on the effectiveness of his sinker.

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Chicago Cubs @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Tsuyoshi Wada, LHP
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    Tsuyoshi Wada, last 3 starts
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    Tsuyoshi Wada, last 5 years vs. STL
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Wada held the AL East-leading Orioles to one run on one hit over 6 1/3 innings in his last start, striking out eight. The 33-year-old lefty is making a case for staying with the Cubs next season. He doesn't overpower hitters but has late movement.

Marco Gonzales, LHP
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    Marco Gonzales, last 3 starts
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    Marco Gonzales, last 5 years vs. CHC
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Gonzales will be called up as the "26th man" to start the nightcap of the doubleheader. Gonzales went 4-1 with a 3.35 ERA in eight Triple-A starts after making three starts - none longer than five innings - with the Cards earlier this summer.

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Chicago Cubs @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Travis Wood, LHP
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    Travis Wood, last 3 starts
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    Travis Wood, last 5 years vs. STL
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John Lackey, RHP
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    John Lackey, last 3 starts
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    John Lackey, last 5 years vs. CHC
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Lackey has made five starts since joining the Cardinals and he has finished seven innings in three of them. He's been the workhorse the club wanted and he has allowed two or fewer earned runs in four of five appearances.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Gerrit Cole, RHP
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    Gerrit Cole, last 5 years vs. STL
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Career stats

Cole will be making his third start since returning from injury. He was great in his first two games back, with a 2.77 ERA and 15 strikeouts in 13 innings -- nine of which came in his last start, when he took a no-hitter into the sixth vs. the Cards.

Lance Lynn, RHP
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    Lance Lynn, last 5 years vs. PIT
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Lynn will face the Pirates for a second straight start, coming off a strong showing in Pittsburgh when he allowed two runs over six innings. Lynn has pitched through the sixth in 19 starts this year and finished August with a 1.99 ERA.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Jeff Locke, LHP
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    Jeff Locke, last 3 starts
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    Jeff Locke, regular season
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    Jeff Locke, last 5 years vs. STL
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Locke had a 4-0 August, which he capped by allowing just one run over 7 1/3 innings against the Cardinals last Wednesday.

Adam Wainwright, RHP
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    Adam Wainwright, last 5 years vs. PIT
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Wainwright lost to the Pirates in his last start when they tagged him for three runs in six innings. The Cardinals have won only three of Wainwright's eight second-half starts after going 15-4 behind him prior to the All-Star break.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ St. Louis Cardinals

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To Be Announced

Shelby Miller, RHP
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    Shelby Miller, last 5 years vs. PIT
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Miller pitched well his last time out, allowing just two solo homers in a seven-inning no decision. He showed improved efficiency, though homers continue to sting Miller. He's allowed eight over his last seven starts and 20 this season.

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