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Probable Pitchers

Los Angeles Dodgers @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Hyun-Jin Ryu, LHP
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    Hyun-Jin Ryu, last 3 starts
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    Hyun-Jin Ryu, regular season
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    Hyun-Jin Ryu, last 5 years vs. PIT
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There are some who feel Ryu will be in the bullpen in October, but he’s held the opposition scoreless in three of his last four starts.

Chad Kuhl, RHP
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    Chad Kuhl, last 3 starts
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    Chad Kuhl, regular season
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    Chad Kuhl, last 5 years vs. LAD
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Kuhl weathered a nearly two-hour rain delay to pitch five strong innings on Saturday against the Cardinals, allowing one run on three hits while striking out six. Still, Kuhl has a 4.88 ERA at home this season compared to a 4.16 mark on the road.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
Ivan Nova, RHP
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    Ivan Nova, last 3 starts
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    Ivan Nova, regular season
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    Ivan Nova, last 5 years vs. CIN
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Nova put together what Clint Hurdle called a “gritty” start at the MLB Little League Classic on Sunday, holding the Cardinals to three runs on eight hits in 5 2/3 innings. He has a 5.25 ERA and 1.50 WHIP in two starts vs. the Reds this year.

Robert Stephenson, RHP
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    Robert Stephenson, regular season
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    Robert Stephenson, last 5 years vs. PIT
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Stephenson had one of his best outings of the season vs. the Pirates on Aug. 2, with one earned run and two hits allowed over 5 2/3 innings. Diving for a ball in the sixth inning gave him a shoulder contusion that put him on the DL.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
Gerrit Cole, RHP
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    Gerrit Cole, last 3 starts
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    Gerrit Cole, regular season
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    Gerrit Cole, last 5 years vs. CIN
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Cole pitched six scoreless innings then gave up five runs in the seventh against the Dodgers on Monday at PNC Park. The Reds have long been a thorn in his side, as he is 0-6 with a 5.14 ERA in nine career starts against Cincinnati.

Luis Castillo, RHP
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    Luis Castillo, last 3 starts
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    Luis Castillo, regular season
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    Luis Castillo, last 5 years vs. PIT
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Castillo wasn’t great in his last start vs. the Braves, with eight strikeouts in four innings during an 8-1 loss. He allowed two runs but threw a lot of pitches (90) in a short span that expedited his departure.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
Jameson Taillon, RHP
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    Jameson Taillon, last 3 starts
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    Jameson Taillon, regular season
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    Jameson Taillon, last 5 years vs. CIN
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Without his best command, Taillon grinded through five innings against the Dodgers on Tuesday and allowed five runs on five hits and a career-high five walks. He owns a 7.01 ERA and 1.68 WHIP in five career starts vs. the Reds.

Homer Bailey, RHP
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    Homer Bailey, last 3 starts
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    Homer Bailey, regular season
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    Homer Bailey, last 5 years vs. PIT
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Bailey exited Tuesday’s start vs. the Cubs following three scoreless frames as a precaution when he felt an irritation in the back of his right shoulder. He’s expected to be OK, but the club will want to test him during his next side bullpen session.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
To Be Announced

To Be Announced

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