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Probable Pitchers

Washington Nationals @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Max Scherzer, RHP
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    Max Scherzer, last 5 years vs. CHC
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In his best start of the season, Scherzer struck out a season-high nine batters and scattered four hits in seven shutout innings to help guide the Nationals to a 6-1 victory and a three-game sweep of the Cardinals.

John Lackey, RHP
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Lackey went eight innings in his last outing, his longest start since last Aug. 15 when he went 8 1/3 against the Marlins. He is six strikeouts shy of 2,000 in his career. He's 1-0 with a 3.86 ERA in four career starts vs. the Nationals.

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Washington Nationals @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Gio Gonzalez, LHP
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In his previous start, Gonzalez needed 28 pitches to get through the first, but ended up throwing six shutout innings and lowering his ERA to 1.15.

Jason Hammel, RHP
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Hammel moved to 4-0 after allowing two runs across five-plus innings in Monday's victory over the Pirates. In 11 career starts against the Nats, he is 9-0 with a 3.01 ERA.

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Washington Nationals @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Tanner Roark, RHP
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After allowing three runs through three innings on Tuesday, Roark settled down and held the Royals to three hits and one unearned run in the next 4 1/3 innings. It's the third game in a row he has pitched at least seven innings.

Jake Arrieta, RHP
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Arrieta yielded just two hits across seven scoreless innings in Tuesday's 7-1 victory over the Pirates. Despite walking the first two batters of the game, he allowed only two singles and struck out five.

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San Diego Padres @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Cesar Vargas, RHP
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No Padre has ever opened his career by allowing one run or fewer in his first four starts. Vargas -- who has thus far been defined by his composure and ability to induce weak contact -- gets a chance to do so against the Cubs.

Jon Lester, LHP
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Lester will try for his first win at home on Monday when he opens the Cubs' series against the Padres. Lester is 0-1 with a 2.21 ERA in three starts at Wrigley Field this season. He's 3-0 with a 0.92 ERA on the road.

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San Diego Padres @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
To Be Announced

To Be Announced

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