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Probable Pitchers

Chicago Cubs @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
John Lackey, RHP
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Lackey did not get a decision in his last start against the Reds on Aug. 16 at Wrigley Field, despite posting a quality start. He gave up one run on four hits over six innings and even stole a base. He has a 3.06 ERA in six starts since the break.

Homer Bailey, RHP
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Bailey -- with five walks and 10 strikeouts over 5 2/3 innings -- was a mixed bag vs. the Cubs on Wednesday in a no-decision. He was frustrated by his lack of command and putting his team down early. A 1st-inning slam had the Reds playing catchup.

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Chicago Cubs @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
Mike Montgomery, LHP
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Montgomery will be subbing for Jon Lester. In eight starts in the first half, Montgomery was 2-3 with a 5.13 ERA, and he has a 2.57 ERA in 27 relief appearances. He pitched 4 1/3 innings vs. the Reds in relief of Lester in his last outing.

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Chicago Cubs @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
Jake Arrieta, RHP
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Arrieta is 5-1 with a 2.00 ERA in his past seven starts, and he has allowed two or fewer earned runs in each start in that stretch. He picked up his team-leading 13th win in his last outing against the Blue Jays, giving up one run over 6 1/3 innings.

Sal Romano, RHP
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Romano snapped a three-game losing streak with a career-high seven innings pitched in his last start. He allowed one run and kept hitters off-balance with his three-pitch mix. His slider was effective, keeping lefties honest at the plate.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
Ivan Nova, RHP
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Nova put together what Clint Hurdle called a “gritty” start at the MLB Little League Classic on Sunday, holding the Cardinals to three runs on eight hits in 5 2/3 innings. He has a 5.25 ERA and 1.50 WHIP in two starts vs. the Reds this year.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
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