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Probable Pitchers

San Diego Padres @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Ian Kennedy, RHP
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    Ian Kennedy, last 5 years vs. STL
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Career stats

Kennedy has been hurt by poor defense the last two times out, allowing a combined eight unearned runs. There's one saving grace: He has a 3.38 ERA on the road in 2015. He's allowed 16 earned runs in 16 innings in three career starts at Busch Stadium.

Lance Lynn, RHP
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    Lance Lynn, last 3 starts
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Lynn is 0-2 in two day games with an ERA of 5.73 as opposed to a 2.30 ERA in 12 night games. The Cardinals have scored two runs or fewer in seven of his 14 starts.

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San Diego Padres @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
James Shields, RHP
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    James Shields, last 5 years vs. PIT
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Career stats

Shields started off July with a loss against the Mariners. The right-hander pitched 6 2/3 innings, allowing four hits, two runs, walking four and striking out seven batters. In June, Shields had a 5.52 ERA in 29 1/3 innings.

A.J. Burnett, RHP
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    A.J. Burnett, last 5 years vs. SD
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Career stats

Burnett improved to 7-3 on Wednesday, holding Detroit to two runs in seven innings. He's been lights-out in every environment this season, but particularly at PNC Park, where he's 2-2 with a 1.29 ERA in seven starts.

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San Diego Padres @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Tyson Ross, RHP
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Career stats

Ross battled command issues the last time out, walking five for the third time in his last four starts. He allowed three runs on four hits in six innings and even connected for his first career home runs in a no-decision against the Cardinals.

Francisco Liriano, LHP
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    Francisco Liriano, last 5 years vs. SD
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Career stats

Liriano limited the Braves to two runs on six hits and three walks but only struck out three over seven innings. He has put together a 1.97 ERA with 43 strikeouts in 32 innings over five career starts against San Diego.

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San Diego Padres @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Andrew Cashner, RHP
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    Andrew Cashner, last 5 years vs. PIT
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Career stats

Cashner opened his most recent start by retiring the first 10 hitters he faced. He allowed one earned run on three hits in six innings before leaving. After scuffling in June, he has allowed three runs in his last 13 innings.

Charlie Morton, RHP
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    Charlie Morton, regular season
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    Charlie Morton, last 5 years vs. SD
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Career stats

Morton put up another quality start Friday but took his second loss of the season against the Indians. The righty is 4-1 with a 2.65 ERA in six career starts against the Padres and 4-1 with a 2.43 ERA at home this year.

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