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Probable Pitchers

Chicago Cubs @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Jason Hammel, RHP
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    Jason Hammel, last 3 starts
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    Jason Hammel, last 5 years vs. STL
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Hammel had given up one home run over 40 2/3 innings in his seven previous starts, but served up two in his last outing against the Brewers. The right-hander beat the Cardinals on April 19, giving up one run over six innings.

Michael Wacha, RHP
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    Michael Wacha, last 3 starts
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    Michael Wacha, regular season
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    Michael Wacha, last 5 years vs. CHC
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Wacha has given up six runs in each of his last two starts, which both lasted just four innings. He is winless in his last five starts, the longest such winless stretch of his career. He has pitched better at home, where he has a 3.60 ERA.

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Chicago Cubs @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Jake Arrieta, RHP
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    Jake Arrieta, last 5 years vs. STL
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Arrieta just keeps going and going, whether he can locate or not. His stuff is good enough that he can get away with a mistake here or there. He's won 19 straight.

Carlos Martinez, RHP
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    Carlos Martinez, last 5 years vs. CHC
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Martinez has dropped his last four and hasn’t pitched past the fifth in any of the three more recent ones. But one of his best starts of the season came against the Cubs, whom he limited to one run in seven innings on April 20.

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St. Louis Cardinals @ Washington Nationals

, Nationals Park
Mike Leake, RHP
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Leake has allowed just two runs in his last three starts and has won his last three decisions. He went seven shutout innings and gave up four hits in his last start against the D-backs, an outing which dropped his ERA .59 points to 4.07.

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St. Louis Cardinals @ Washington Nationals

, Nationals Park
Jaime Garcia, LHP
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    Jaime Garcia, last 3 starts
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    Jaime Garcia, last 5 years vs. WSH
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Garcia has struggled in his past 2 starts, giving up 15 hits and 10 runs in 7 1/3 innings. The D-backs chased him after 2 1/3 frames last Sunday when he allowed 5 runs. It was the 1st time Garcia had gone fewer than 5 innings this season.

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St. Louis Cardinals @ Washington Nationals

, Nationals Park
Adam Wainwright, RHP
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    Adam Wainwright, last 3 starts
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    Adam Wainwright, regular season
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    Adam Wainwright, last 5 years vs. WSH
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The Cardinals have won Wainwright’s last six starts, and he continues to insist the command and the crispness of his pitches are improving. The next step for him is going deeper, as he’s yet to finish seven innings this year.

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