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Probable Pitchers

St. Louis Cardinals @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Joe Kelly, RHP
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    Joe Kelly, last 3 starts
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    Joe Kelly, regular season
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    Joe Kelly, last 5 years vs. CHC
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Career stats

In his second start since coming off the DL, Kelly threw a career-high seven innings. He recorded 15 of his 21 outs on the ground, a credit to a strong sinker. He also fixed some mechanical issues that he believed had been leading him to tip pitches.

Travis Wood, LHP
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    Travis Wood, last 3 starts
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    Travis Wood, regular season
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    Travis Wood, last 5 years vs. STL
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Career stats

It's been a struggle this season for Wood, who ranks third in the NL in walks. He is 0-4 in his last six starts. Pitching coach Chris Bosio would like to see Wood get back to basics and challenge hitters more. The problem is command, or lack of.

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St. Louis Cardinals @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
To Be Announced

Jake Arrieta, RHP
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    Jake Arrieta, last 3 starts
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    Jake Arrieta, regular season
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    Jake Arrieta, last 5 years vs. STL
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Career stats

Arrieta somehow struck out eight over 6 2/3 innings in his last start despite being weak from a three-day battle with the stomach flu. He took the loss, only his third in 14 starts. He served up three runs to the Diamondbacks.

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St. Louis Cardinals @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
To Be Announced

Kyle Hendricks, RHP
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    Kyle Hendricks, last 3 starts
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    Kyle Hendricks, regular season
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    Kyle Hendricks, last 5 years vs. STL
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Career stats

Hendricks picked up his first Major League win in his second start. He threw seven scoreless innings, giving up five hits and striking out five. The right-hander was able to pound the zone, which is key for him, and keep the walks to a minimum.

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