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Probable Pitchers

Cincinnati Reds @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Michael Lorenzen, RHP
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The 23-year-old right-hander is coming off his Major League debut on Wednesday, when he gave up three runs on eight hits -- including three home runs -- in an 8-3 loss to the Brewers in Cincinnati.

Jeff Locke, LHP
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The lefty gets to face someone other than the Brewers (1.93 ERA) or Cubs (9.35 ERA) and would accept an outing between those two extremes. The Reds' big lefty bats (Joey Votto, Jay Bruce) combined 5-or-27 lifetime off Locke.

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Cincinnati Reds @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Mike Leake, RHP
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Leake did it all in his last start on Thursday, throwing eight shutout innings and adding a home run in a 5-1 win over the Braves at Turner Field. He struck out three and walked two in a 97-pitch effort.

Gerrit Cole, RHP
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Cole has all sorts of streaks going -- he has won his last eight decisions, reverting to September -- and here is another: He has dropped only one of his last 14 PNC Park starts since August of his rookie 2013 season, going 9-1.

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Cincinnati Reds @ Pittsburgh Pirates

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Anthony DeSclafani, RHP
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Coming off a career-high five walks in a 4-3 loss in Atlanta, DeSclafani makes his PNC Park debut. He took a no-decision in his first start vs. the Bucs, also his first start of '15, allowing two runs and five hits over six innings

A.J. Burnett, RHP
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At 38, Burnett is in the midst of the best stretch of his career, which translates to also the most frustrating since he is winless despite a 1.45 ERA. Needs three strikeouts to become 27th right-hander all-time to reach 2,400.

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St. Louis Cardinals @ Pittsburgh Pirates

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Michael Wacha, RHP
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Wacha has allowed one or fewer runs in four of his five starts and has pitched into the seventh in just as many. He continues to show confidence in throwing a cutter and curveball to complement his fastball-changeup mix.

Francisco Liriano, LHP
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Liriano held the Cardinals hitless through five innings Saturday in St. Louis, and wound up going eight on a yield of three hits. He has gone 3-1 with the Bucs against the Cards, allowing a total of only 31 hits in 51 innings.

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St. Louis Cardinals @ Pittsburgh Pirates

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Carlos Martinez, RHP
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Martinez had a terrible start to his last outing, allowing five first-inning runs while walking three in the inning. He steadied enough to pitch into the fourth but saw his ERA rise nearly two points in allowing seven runs over 3 2/3 innings.

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