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Probable Pitchers

Chicago Cubs vs. New York Yankees

, Yankee Stadium
Jason Hammel, RHP
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    Jason Hammel, last 3 starts
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Hammel won his first career start at Wrigley, learning quickly about the wind. He gave up three hits, all homers. He does know Yankee Stadium. He was 1-2 in six games at old Yankee Stadium and is 1-1 with a 2.65 ERA in three starts at the new one.

Masahiro Tanaka, RHP
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    Masahiro Tanaka, last 3 starts
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Tanaka struck out 10 batters in his Yankee Stadium debut last time out against the Orioles, taking a no-decision as he allowed three runs on seven hits. The big blow was a three-run homer off the bat of Jonathan Schoop, coming on a hanging slider.

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Chicago Cubs vs. New York Yankees

, Yankee Stadium
Travis Wood, LHP
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Wood matched his career high with nine strikeouts in his last outing vs. the Pirates and left the game with a 4-0 lead. But he did not get a decision. He has never pitched at Yankee Stadium, either old or new, and only faced them on June 20, 2011.

Michael Pineda, RHP
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    Michael Pineda, last 3 starts
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The fuss over that gunk on Pineda's right hand distracted from his dominant outing against the Red Sox last time out. Pineda struck out seven in six-plus innings, allowing a run on four hits with two walks.

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Cincinnati Reds vs. Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Alfredo Simon, RHP
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Simon tied a career high with eight innings pitched vs. the Rays on Saturday. His only mistake was a hanging split-fingered fastball to James Loney, which was hit for a second-inning homer in a 1-0 loss.

Jeff Samardzija, RHP
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The Cubs finally scored some runs for Samardzija, who did not get any support in the first 20 innings this season. He will be starting on extended rest because of off-days.

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Cincinnati Reds vs. Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Tony Cingrani, LHP
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Cingrani gave up only two runs over 6 1/3 on Sunday vs. the Rays but had to escape some jams. "He was able to make pitches when he needed to, which was important. He was able to get outs with runners in scoring position," catcher Devin Mesoraco said.

Carlos Villanueva, RHP
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Villanueva lasted just three innings in his last start against the Cardinals. The right-hander threw 70 pitches in his abbreviated outing. So far, Villanueva has given up 10 earned runs on 16 hits and no walks over eight innings in his two starts.

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Cincinnati Reds vs. Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Homer Bailey, RHP
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In three starts, Bailey has blown four leads already and has been unable to get beyond five innings. He allowed four homers during a no-decision to the Pirates Monday. The bright side? There were no walks and nine strikeouts.

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