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Probable Pitchers

Pittsburgh Pirates @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Trevor Williams, RHP
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    Trevor Williams, last 3 starts
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    Trevor Williams, last 5 years vs. CHC
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Williams has seen the Cubs three times but just once as a starter (this June) when he allowed three runs on four hits, walked two, and struck out three across five innings of work.

Eddie Butler, RHP
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    Eddie Butler, last 5 years vs. PIT
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Butler cruised through the first three innings of his last start and then lost control. He gave up four runs in 3 2/3 innings and took the loss. He did not get a decision vs. the Bucs on June 16, going 5 2/3 innings. He's 2-1 with a 3.18 ERA at home.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Ivan Nova, RHP
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    Ivan Nova, last 5 years vs. CHC
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Career stats

Nova has faced the Cubs twice in his career, allowing four earned runs in 12 1/3 innings (2.92 ERA). He last pitched against Chicago on June 17, allowing three runs in seven innings.

Jake Arrieta, RHP
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Arrieta is coming off possibly his best start of the season in which he held the Reds to one hit over seven scoreless innings. The right-hander had good command of his pitches. He's 3-0 with a 3.86 ERA at home.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Chad Kuhl, RHP
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Replacing Jameson Taillon -- who has flu-like symptoms -- Chad Kuhl goes on just two days' rest after throwing 95 pitches over seven innings Thursday.

Jon Lester, LHP
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    Jon Lester, last 5 years vs. PIT
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Lester served up six runs to the Rays in his last start, the most he's allowed at Wrigley Field since Aug. 19, 2015. He's 3-2 with a 3.19 ERA in 10 home starts. He faced the Pirates on April 16, throwing seven shutout innings at Wrigley Field.

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