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Probable Pitchers

St. Louis Cardinals @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Tyler Lyons, LHP
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Lyons will make his second start vs. the Cubs as the Cards play a doubleheader and fill the hole left by the decision to send Jaime Garcia to the DL. Lyons has not pitched more than five innings in any of his five Major League starts this season.

Jake Arrieta, RHP
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Arrieta has worked late into games during his last three outings, providing relief for an active bullpen. In that span, he has thrown 24 combined innings, including one complete game, while allowing just two earned runs.

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St. Louis Cardinals @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Tim Cooney, LHP
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Cooney was called up from Triple-A to start in place of Jaime Garcia on July 2 and redeemed himself from a rough Major League debut on April 30 by allowing two earned runs (both on home runs) in six innings against the Padres.

Dallas Beeler, RHP
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Beeler will make his first appearance with the Cubs since July 2014, when he finished 0-2 with a 3.27 ERA. After he battled arm soreness in the spring, Beeler has worked his way back through Triple-A Iowa, where he went 1-5 with a 6.33 ERA.

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St. Louis Cardinals @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Michael Wacha, RHP
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Wacha picked up a win over the Cubs on June 27 and will shoot for another in his second career start at Wrigley. He gave up his first home run in his last four starts in his last outing, but it was the only run he allowed in seven innings of work.

Jason Hammel, RHP
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Hammel made two mistakes in his last start vs. the Marlins and both ended up as homers in a loss. He has a 1.73 ERA in his last six starts at Wrigley Field, giving up eight ERs over 41 2/3 innings. He struggled with his slider in his last start.

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Chicago White Sox @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
To Be Announced

Kyle Hendricks, RHP
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Hendricks earned his fifth quality start of the season his last time out, extending past the seventh for the second time this year. He has picked up back-to-back wins without allowing a run after allowing 10 earned runs in his prior two starts.

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Chicago White Sox @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
To Be Announced

Jon Lester, LHP
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Lester flirted with a no-no last time out, giving up just two hits in seven innings, but still didn't pick up the win. He's now gone nine consecutive starts without a victory, having received a combined two runs of support in his last three outings.

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