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Probable Pitchers

Chicago Cubs @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Jon Lester, LHP
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Chicago's Opening Day hurler had to settle for his fourth consecutive no-decision Friday after allowing five runs over 5 2/3 innings at Cincinnati. A rotation tweak pits him against the Pirates instead of Boston.

Tyler Glasnow, RHP
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Glasnow was in “survival mode” and mostly minimized the damage over 4 2/3 innings Friday vs. the Yankees. He allowed six runs (four earned) on six hits while striking out seven at Wrigley Field on April 15, getting better as the game went along.

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Chicago Cubs @ Boston Red Sox

, Fenway Park
Jake Arrieta, RHP
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Arrieta is coming off a win over the Reds in which he gave up four runs over six innings. He's 1-3 with a 4.66 ERA against Boston, and hasn't faced them since June 30, 2014, when he flirted with a no-hitter and gave up one hit over 7 2/3 innings.

Drew Pomeranz, LHP
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Mixing pitches well in his last start, Pomeranz allowed two runs on five hits in 5 1/3 innings vs. the Orioles. However, he took the loss in a 2-0 game. Unable to go deep into games so far this season, he’s tossed just six innings once.

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Chicago Cubs @ Boston Red Sox

, Fenway Park
John Lackey, RHP
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Lackey pitched for the Red Sox from 2010-14. This will be the first time he faces them as an opponent since Sept. 15, 2008, when he gave up two earned runs in a 4-1 loss at Fenway Park. He has a career 31-23 record and 4.45 ERA there.

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Chicago Cubs @ Boston Red Sox

, Fenway Park
Brett Anderson, LHP
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Anderson picked up a quality start in his last outing against the Pirates, but it wasn't pretty as he walked six over six innings. The lefty has not faced the Red Sox since April 24, 2013, while with the A's at Fenway Park.

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