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Probable Pitchers

St. Louis Cardinals @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Michael Wacha, RHP
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Career stats

Wacha twirled his first career complete game - and shutout - his last time out while throwing a career-high 119 pitches. Since posting an 8.17 ERA in a six-start stretch, Wacha is 4-0 with a 1.01 ERA over his last four outings.

Jose Quintana, LHP
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This will be Quintana's firs Wrigley Field start with the Cubs. In his debut against the Orioles, he struck out 12 over seven scoreless innings. He is 0-1 in two career starts at Wrigley. He last pitched there on July 12, 2015.

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Chicago White Sox @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Miguel Gonzalez, RHP
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Gonzalez returned from a stint on the disabled list with a gem against the Dodgers the last time out, as he allowed one run in six innings.

Kyle Hendricks, RHP
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Hendricks makes his first start since June 4. He has been on the DL with inflammation in his right hand, and in his last Minors rehab outing, he threw five perfect innings for Double-A Tennessee. He's 2-1 with a 4.18 ERA in six home starts.

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Chicago White Sox @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Carlos Rodon, LHP
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The southpaw has made four starts, including his season debut on June 28, but he has struggled in his last two. Rodon has allowed 11 runs on 12 hits over his last nine innings, striking out eight and walking five.

John Lackey, RHP
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In his first start off the DL, Lackey gave up one run on five hits in five innings vs. the Braves. He's 1-4 with a 5.05 ERA at Wrigley. Lackey had been sidelined with plantar fasciitis in his right foot, which is something to keep an eye on.

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Chicago Cubs @ Chicago White Sox

, Guaranteed Rate Field
Jake Arrieta, RHP
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In two starts since the All-Star break, Arrieta is 1-0 with a 2.13 ERA while holding opponents to a .191 batting average against. In his last outing against the Cardinals, he gave up two runs on five hits over six innings.

James Shields, RHP
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Career stats

After three starts this season, Shields featured a 1.62 ERA over 16 2/3 innings. Since that point, the right-hander has an 8.10 ERA over 30 innings and six starts, and he has allowed nine home runs and 15 walks. Shields is 2-0 vs. the Cubs.

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Chicago Cubs @ Chicago White Sox

, Guaranteed Rate Field
Jon Lester, LHP
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Lester is coming off a solid outing against the Cardinals in which he retired the first 17 batters he faced. He went eight innings and gave up three hits, including back-to-back homers. He's 6-6 with a 4.43 ERA in 14 career starts vs. the White Sox.

Mike Pelfrey, RHP
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Pelfrey was the definition of wildly effective in his last start on Saturday vs. the Royals, yielding one run on two hits in five innings, but he also walked six. For the season, Pelfrey has issued 39 free passes over 78 2/3 innings.

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