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Probable Pitchers

Pittsburgh Pirates @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
Jeff Locke, LHP
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Locke will wrap up an up-and-down month in which he's looked brilliant (eight scoreless innings on July 4) and average (four runs in five innings Friday). He's 0-1 with a 4.91 ERA in two starts against the Reds this year.

Michael Lorenzen, RHP
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Lorenzen will be coming off of the worst start of his big league career -- 2 1/3 innings with eight earned runs and seven hits, including two homers in a 17-6 loss. Once again, some inopportune walks and strike zone command issues hurt him.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
Gerrit Cole, RHP
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Cole tries to stay ahead of the MLB class with his 15th win, but it will have to come against a team (0-3, 5.53 in five starts vs. Reds) and in a place (4.50 ERA in three winless starts at GABP) that have been rough on him.

Raisel Iglesias, RHP
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Iglesias has been strong in the early portion of his starts, with a 1.29 ERA in the first three innings. But as he cycles through the lineup a second and third time, he has problems. In innings 4-6, his ERA is 10.26.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
Charlie Morton, RHP
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Morton is winless in his past five starts. Solving his first-inning troubles would help snap that streak: In his 12 starts, he has allowed 16 runs (15 earned) in the first. Undefeated in past six GABP starts (3-0, 2.70 ERA).

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St. Louis Cardinals @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
John Lackey, RHP
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John Lackey looks for his 10th consecutive quality start when he faces a Reds team that he dominated his last outing. The veteran righty allowed just two hits in eight innings against Cincinnati on July 29, but picked up the loss in a 1-0 decision.

Anthony DeSclafani, RHP
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DeSclafani had one of the best starts of his career his last time out against the Cardinals on Wednesday. He gave up just three hits across seven scoreless innings to pick up the victory. It was only his second career appearance against the Cards.

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