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Probable Pitchers

Cincinnati Reds vs. Atlanta Braves

, Turner Field
Homer Bailey, RHP
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    Homer Bailey, last 5 years vs. ATL
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Following three poor starts to begin the season, Bailey turned in his first strong outing and was rewarded with plenty of help for an 8-2 win over the Cubs on Sunday. He worked six scoreless innings while scattering six hits and striking out eight.

Ervin Santana, RHP
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Santana has proven to be the solid addition the Braves envisioned when they signed him in March to replenish their injury-depleted rotation. His early success has been aided by the confidence he has regained in his changeup.

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Cincinnati Reds vs. Atlanta Braves

, Turner Field
Mike Leake, RHP
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Leake allowed four runs on eight hits and a walk in seven innings Monday against the Pirates. His outing was marred by one ill-fated pitch to Ike Davis, who belted a grand slam in the fourth inning.

David Hale, RHP
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Hale might have earned himself one more big league start with the determination he showed during Sunday's six-inning effort in New York. Two of the three runs he surrendered came as a direct result of defensive miscues.

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Cincinnati Reds vs. Atlanta Braves

, Turner Field
Johnny Cueto, RHP
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Cueto is on a roll with back-to-back complete games in two starts vs. the Pirates. His 21-inning scoreless streak ended Tuesday. He is the first Reds pitcher since Tom Browning in April 1994 to hurl consecutive complete games of three hits or fewer.

Julio Teheran, RHP
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Teheran has spent this season's first month legitimizing his bid to become an ace. Still, he could prove to be even better as warmer temperatures provide an opportunity to gain a more consistent feel for his nasty slider.

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Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
Jeff Samardzija, RHP
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Samardzija has five quality starts this season, a 1.53 ERA, yet doesn't have a win. In fact, the righty is winless in his last 11 starts, dating to last August. He says he's not frustrated.

Alfredo Simon, RHP
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Simon issued a season-high five walks Wednesday at Pittsburgh, including three with two outs in the first that forced home a run. He blamed cold weather for a lack of grip but righted the ship and turned in a decent 6 2/3 innings for the win.

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Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
Edwin Jackson, RHP
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Jackson posted his first quality start of the season and first since Sept. 22 in his last outing against the D-backs, but it wasn't enough for the win. He gave up three runs in the first two innings, then retired 17 of the last 18 batters he face

Tony Cingrani, LHP
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