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Probable Pitchers

Pittsburgh Pirates @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Gerrit Cole, RHP
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    Gerrit Cole, last 3 starts
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    Gerrit Cole, last 5 years vs. STL
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Cole will be making his third start since returning from injury. He was great in his first two games back, with a 2.77 ERA and 15 strikeouts in 13 innings -- nine of which came in his last start, when he took a no-hitter into the sixth vs. the Cards.

Lance Lynn, RHP
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    Lance Lynn, last 3 starts
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Lynn will face the Pirates for a second straight start, coming off a strong showing in Pittsburgh when he allowed two runs over six innings. Lynn has pitched through the sixth in 19 starts this year and finished August with a 1.99 ERA.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Jeff Locke, LHP
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    Jeff Locke, last 3 starts
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    Jeff Locke, regular season
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    Jeff Locke, last 5 years vs. STL
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Locke had a 4-0 August, which he capped by allowing just one run over 7 1/3 innings against the Cardinals last Wednesday.

Adam Wainwright, RHP
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    Adam Wainwright, last 3 starts
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    Adam Wainwright, last 5 years vs. PIT
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Wainwright lost to the Pirates in his last start when they tagged him for three runs in six innings. The Cardinals have won only three of Wainwright's eight second-half starts after going 15-4 behind him prior to the All-Star break.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Edinson Volquez, RHP
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    Edinson Volquez, last 3 starts
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    Edinson Volquez, last 5 years vs. STL
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Volquez took a no-hitter into the seventh inning of his last start vs. the Reds and lasted 7 2/3 innings on 114 pitches. He was charged with one run and struck out six. In his last five starts, Volquez owns a 1.65 ERA.

Shelby Miller, RHP
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Miller pitched well his last time out, allowing just two solo homers in a seven-inning no decision. He showed improved efficiency, though homers continue to sting Miller. He's allowed eight over his last seven starts and 20 this season.

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St. Louis Cardinals @ Milwaukee Brewers

, Miller Park
To Be Announced

Wily Peralta, RHP
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    Wily Peralta, last 3 starts
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    Wily Peralta, regular season
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    Wily Peralta, last 5 years vs. STL
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Peralta has turned in two lousy starts in a row, including a six-run, nine-hit outing against the Giants in which he lasted a season-low three innings.

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St. Louis Cardinals @ Milwaukee Brewers

, Miller Park
John Lackey, RHP
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Lackey had a troublesome start to his last outing, but kept the Cubs scoreless over his final four-plus innings to position the Cards for the win. He has allowed two or fewer earned runs in five of his six starts since joining the Cardinals.

Mike Fiers, RHP
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    Mike Fiers, last 3 starts
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All five of Fiers' starts this season have met the definition of "quality," including a seven-inning, three-run outing against the Giants on Saturday. He was on the wrong side of Jake Peavy's 7 1/3-inning no-hit bid.

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