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Probable Pitchers

San Francisco Giants @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Jeff Samardzija, RHP
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The veteran right-hander threw eight shutout innings against the Cardinals on Saturday. He has struck out eight or more batters in each of his last four starts and has not walked a batter during that stretch, the longest span of his career.

Eddie Butler, RHP
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Butler struggled with command in his most recent start, throwing 92 pitches and walking five over three-plus innings vs. the Brewers. He needed 40 pitches to get through the first inning. He's 3-0 with a 3.22 ERA in four career starts vs. the Giants.

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Chicago Cubs @ Los Angeles Dodgers

, Dodger Stadium
Jake Arrieta, RHP
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Arrieta will open the Cubs' West Coast trip at Dodger Stadium where he threw his first no-hitter on Aug. 30, 2015. He's 1-2 with a 3.24 ERA in four career starts against the Dodgers.

Alex Wood, LHP
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Wood has made his case for a spot in the Dodgers’ rotation. After beginning the season in the bullpen, Wood is 5-0 and will start the series opener against the Cubs. Wood started vs. the Cubs on April 10, allowing two runs in 3 2/3 innings.

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Chicago Cubs @ Los Angeles Dodgers

, Dodger Stadium
John Lackey, RHP
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Lackey has faced three consecutive rough situations -- pitching in Colorado, then back-to-back starts at Wrigley Field with the wind blowing out. He gave up five runs to the Giants in his last start, including two homers.

Brandon McCarthy, RHP
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McCarthy is coming off a six-inning start against the Marlins in which he gave a season-low three hits. McCarthy started the only game the Dodgers won in the three-game series against the Cubs earlier this season.

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Chicago Cubs @ Los Angeles Dodgers

, Dodger Stadium
Jon Lester, LHP
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Lester threw his 15th complete game in his last start, holding the Giants to four hits while striking out 10. He'll miss Wrigley Field. He's now 12-0 with a 1.55 ERA in his last 16 regular-season home starts.

Clayton Kershaw, LHP
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Kershaw had one of his best outings of the season with a near shutout against the Cardinals on Tuesday night. The lefty struck out 10 in the no-decision. No surprise that the Dodgers won, as they are 42-11 when he reaches double-digit K's.

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Chicago Cubs @ San Diego Padres

, Petco Park
Kyle Hendricks, RHP
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Hendricks notched his third straight quality start in his last outing, a win over the Giants in which he went a season-high seven innings. The right-hander is 3-1 with a 1.96 ERA in his last six starts.

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