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Probable Pitchers

Chicago Cubs @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Jon Lester, LHP
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Lester is coming off what was described as an awkward start as he struggled with his command against the Rays. He says he's fine physically. This will be the lefty's fifth start against the Cardinals this season and so far, he's 1-1 with a 3.28 ERA.

Luke Weaver, RHP
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Weaver is the first Cardinals rookie since 1944 to win seven straight decisions, and he’s posted a 1.49 ERA since an injury to Adam Wainwright opened up a spot for Weaver in the rotation.

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Chicago Cubs @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Jake Arrieta, RHP
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Arrieta was encouraged by his last outing against the Brewers, which was his first start since Sept. 4. He'd been bothered by a right hamstring strain, and was limited to 75-80 pitches against Milwaukee. He was pulled after throwing 71.

Carlos Martinez, RHP
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Martinez has allowed 11 runs over his past two starts, including seven in a losing effort to the Cubs on Sept. 15. That followed an eight-start stretch in which Martinez had posted a 2.85 ERA.

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Chicago Cubs @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
John Lackey, RHP
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Lackey was pulled after four innings in his last start against the Brewers and wasn't too pleased. This will be his fourth start this year against the Cardinals, and first since he was ejected after 4 2/3 innings for arguing a call on Sept. 15.

Michael Wacha, RHP
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This will be Wacha's 30th start of the season, a number some wondered if he could hit after years of shoulder issues. Since a bumpy stretch in August, Wacha has posted a 2.64 ERA over his last five starts.

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Chicago Cubs @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Kyle Hendricks, RHP
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Hendricks threw a season-high 112 pitches over six innings in his last start against the Brewers. He now has a 2.34 ERA in his last 12 outings. The right-hander beat the Cardinals on Sept. 16 at Wrigley Field, giving up one run over 7 2/3 innings.

Lance Lynn, RHP
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Lynn is coming off the worst start of his career, one in which he allowed a career-high eight runs over two-thirds of an inning. Unless the Cardinals advance to the playoffs, this is likely to be his final start for the organization.

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Cincinnati Reds @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
To Be Announced

Jose Quintana, LHP
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Quintana threw his second career shutout in his last start, holding the Brewers to 3 hits and striking out 10. He's now 7-3 with a 3.50 ERA with the Cubs and prepping for his first playoffs at the right time. He's 2-0 with a 1.63 ERA in September.

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