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Probable Pitchers

Pittsburgh Pirates @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Francisco Liriano, LHP
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Liriano returned to form Saturday vs. the Reds, striking out six over 6 2/3 innings of one-run ball. Liriano didn't walk anyone in his first win since Opening Day, when he struck out 10 Cardinals over six scoreless innings.

Carlos Martinez, RHP
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Martinez faded toward the end of his 6 2/3-innings start on Sunday. Three of the four runs came off homers hit on consecutive pitches. Still, after five times through the Cardinals’ rotation, he has notched half of the starters’ eight wins.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Jeff Locke, LHP
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Locke logged his second straight quality start Sunday, allowing three runs on four hits in seven innings. Locke hasn't faced St. Louis this year. Last season, he went 0-2 with a 4.32 ERA in three starts vs. the Cards.

Adam Wainwright, RHP
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Wainwright has won two straight, and though he’s given up a combined seven runs in those outings, feels encouraged about his improving command. Tightening up his curveball remains his biggest priority heading into this start.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Gerrit Cole, RHP
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Cole was uncharacteristically "out of sync" against the Cubs on Monday, serving up six runs (five earned) on six hits and four walks over 4 2/3 innings. He is 4-3 with a 2.91 ERA in eight career starts against the Cardinals.

Michael Wacha, RHP
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Wacha was as good as he’s been in a long time his last time out. He finished eight innings for the first time since 2013 and had struck out 17 over his last 15 innings. His fastball and changeup have been especially effective.

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St. Louis Cardinals @ Los Angeles Angels

, Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Mike Leake, RHP
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Winless in his first six starts, Leake will try to avoid being hurt again by the big inning. He’s had some trouble pitching out of the stretch, which has led to four different instances in which Leake has allowed three-plus runs in an inning.

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