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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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Career stats

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, regular season
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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, regular season
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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, regular season
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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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Milwaukee Brewers @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
To Be Announced

Jacob Turner, RHP
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    Jacob Turner, last 3 starts
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    Jacob Turner, regular season
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    Jacob Turner, last 5 years vs. MIL
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Career stats

Turner threw 66 pitches over 3 2/3 innings in his first start for the Cubs on Wednesday in Cincinnati. The plan is for Chicago to get a look at the right-hander, acquired from the Marlins, in the final month and continue to stretch him out.

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Milwaukee Brewers @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
To Be Announced

Jake Arrieta, RHP
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    Jake Arrieta, last 3 starts
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    Jake Arrieta, regular season
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    Jake Arrieta, last 5 years vs. MIL
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Career stats

Arrieta didn't have his command in his last start vs. the Reds, and he threw 96 pitches over four innings, matching his shortest outing of the year. He gave up six runs for the second time this season. The Reds also stole six bases against him.

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Milwaukee Brewers @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
To Be Announced

Kyle Hendricks, RHP
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    Kyle Hendricks, last 3 starts
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    Kyle Hendricks, regular season
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    Kyle Hendricks, last 5 years vs. MIL
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Hendricks finished August 4-0 with a 1.69 ERA in six starts. This will be his second outing vs. the Brewers, who he held to six hits over 7 1/3 scoreless innings on Aug. 12. In his last start, he held the Cardinals to two runs over six innings.

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