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Probable Pitchers

St. Louis Cardinals @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Alex Reyes, RHP
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Reyes fixed his efficiency issues by inducing more early-count contact and pulling back on his fastball velocity en route to throwing seven scoreless innings in his last start. He's yet to allow a run in 7 1/3 innings against the Cubs.

Jason Hammel, RHP
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Hammel is 7-0 with a 0.98 ERA in his last seven home starts. He has a 1.84 ERA and 10-1 record in 14 games at Wrigley this season. In his last outing, he held the Reds to four hits over seven innings, striking out six.

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St. Louis Cardinals @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Carlos Martinez, RHP
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Martinez had his shortest outing in over a month, lasting five innings, but he earned the win, holding the Rockies to two runs on five hits while striking out six. He was hit by a pitch in the leg in the third, but followed with two scoreless frames.

Jon Lester, LHP
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Lester picked up his 18th win in his last start Tuesday against the Reds. He's 9-2 with a 1.86 ERA at Wrigley Field this season. Against the Cardinals, he's 1-0 with a 1.29 ERA in two starts, including a win Sept. 14 in St. Louis.

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Cincinnati Reds @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Tim Adleman, RHP
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Adleman faced a potent Cubs lineup on Sept. 19 and took a shutout into the seventh before allowing two solo home runs. The Reds were pleased with his performance, especially because he threw strikes and challenged hitters.

Jaime Garcia, LHP
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Garcia earned his place back in the Cardinals’ rotation after two strong appearances out of the bullpen. He struck out 10 while allowing just two runs in six innings of relief. However, over his previous six starts, Garcia had an ERA of 8.23.

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Cincinnati Reds @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Robert Stephenson, RHP
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Command and consistency have eluded Stephenson since his recall at the beginning of the month. He struggled throughout his 3 2/3 innings vs. the Cubs on Wednesday. Of his 22 batters, 12 started out in 1-0 counts.

Adam Wainwright, RHP
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Wainwright will be pitching on six days of rest after the Cardinals reworked their rotation order. He’s been much better at home (2.92 ERA), but he’s also allowed four runs in three of his past four outings.

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Cincinnati Reds @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Anthony DeSclafani, RHP
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Mike Leake, RHP
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Leake remains winless in four starts since coming off the DL. He is coming off his shortest start since June, too, after lasting just 3 1/3 innings against the Cubs on Friday. The Cardinals are 0-3 in Leake’s starts vs. the Reds this year.

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