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Probable Pitchers

Pittsburgh Pirates @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Vance Worley, RHP
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A two-out walk led to a three-run third inning that spoiled Worley's otherwise-solid six-inning outing against the Cubs on Monday. Worley scattered nine hits but only walked one batter in his second loss of the season.

Michael Wacha, RHP
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Wacha was knocked around for four runs in his last start but did become the first Cardinals pitcher age 23 or younger to win his first four starts of the season. Wacha has opened the season throwing more cutters and curves than he did in 2014.

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Chicago Cubs @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Travis Wood, LHP
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Wood did not walk a batter and posted a quality start in his last outing, a victory over the Pirates. He also struck out a season-high nine batters and showed much-improved fastball command compared with last season when he struggled.

Carlos Martinez, RHP
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Martinez has answered questions about his ability to be efficient by going at least six innings deep in each of his four starts this year. Incorporating his changeup and slider more liberally has helped him have those quicker innings.

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Chicago Cubs @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Kyle Hendricks, RHP
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Hendricks is coming off a rare wild outing, during which he matched a career high with three walks against Pittsburgh. He'll be going for his first win of the season against the Cardinals, against whom he has a 3.06 ERA in three career starts.

Tyler Lyons, LHP
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Lyons will get the callup from Triple-A Memphis, where he is 2-1 with a 2.91 ERA. He will become the second pitcher from Memphis to fill Adam Wainwright's (left Achilles) spot in the rotation, following Tim Cooney.

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Chicago Cubs @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Jon Lester, LHP
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Lester is coming off his first win with the Cubs, a 1-0 victory over the Brewers. The lefty was sharp with much better fastball command. He scattered three hits over seven innings, his longest outing this year.

Lance Lynn, RHP
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Lynn is coming off of his best start of the year, even though he got a no-decision in the Cardinals' extra-inning win. Lynn went seven innings and struck out 10 Pirates batters while giving up just one run.

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Chicago Cubs @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
To Be Announced

John Lackey, RHP
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Lackey pitched in and out of trouble in his last outing against the Pirates on Saturday but made pitches when he needed to, limiting the Pirates to just one run. Lackey stranded 10 Bucs on the bases in his six innings of work.

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