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Probable Pitchers

Los Angeles Dodgers @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Scott Kazmir, LHP
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    Scott Kazmir, last 3 starts
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    Scott Kazmir, last 5 years vs. CHC
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Kazmir has been a bit unpredictable this year. Two starts back he walked seven. Next time out he fanned 12. He won his lone career Wrigley Field start.

Jake Arrieta, RHP
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The Cubs have won Arrieta's last 23 starts, a franchise record, although he gave up a season-high four runs to the Cardinals in his last outing. This will be his first game vs. the Dodgers since his no-hitter last Aug. 30.

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Los Angeles Dodgers @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Mike Bolsinger, RHP
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Tentatively, this start will go to Bolsinger, who last pitched eight days earlier, allowing two runs in 5 2/3 innings to the Reds. He has been on standby for long relief since then.

Jon Lester, LHP
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Lester got back on track in his last outing against the Phillies, scattering six hits over 6 1/3 innings for the win. The key was consistency with his curveball and better fastball command. The lefty is 1-2 with a 5.19 ERA in three starts vs. LA.

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Los Angeles Dodgers @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Kenta Maeda, RHP
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    Kenta Maeda, regular season
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Maeda will make his start on time, as he recovered quickly from a line drive off his pitching hand in New York. Maeda allowed only two hits in five scoreless innings against the Mets for his first win in five weeks.

Kyle Hendricks, RHP
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Hendricks threw his second complete game in his last outing, holding the Phils to five hits. The key was his ability to mix his pitches. He's 2-1 with a 1.93 ERA in five home starts. In two career starts vs. the Dodgers, he's 1-1 with a 3.75 ERA.

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Arizona Diamondbacks @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
To Be Announced

John Lackey, RHP
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Lackey had an impressive May. The righty was 2-1 with a 2.09 ERA and 40 whiffs. He finished it with a win over the Phils, giving up one run in seven innings. It was his fourth start in which he went at least six innings and gave up one or zero runs.

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Arizona Diamondbacks @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
To Be Announced

To Be Announced

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