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Probable Pitchers

Philadelphia Phillies @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Jerad Eickhoff, RHP
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    Jerad Eickhoff, last 5 years vs. CHC
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Eickhoff has shown he can succeed a couple different ways as a pitcher. He’s done it relying on his fastball and curve but also has found success mixing in his slider and change. Last start, he pitched seven scoreless against the Braves.

Kyle Hendricks, RHP
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    Kyle Hendricks, last 3 starts
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    Kyle Hendricks, last 5 years vs. PHI
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In his last outing, the Giants shut out the Cubs and Hendricks took the loss despite giving up one run over 5 1/3 innings. He has a 2.28 ERA in four home games.

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Philadelphia Phillies @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Vince Velasquez, RHP
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    Vince Velasquez, last 5 years vs. CHC
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Velasquez is coming off his shortest outing of the season, giving up three runs on nine hits over four innings in Detroit. He has a 2.25 road ERA in May, but all three of his road starts in May have been no-decisions.

John Lackey, RHP
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    John Lackey, last 5 years vs. PHI
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Lackey had held opponents to two earned runs or fewer in each of his four May starts before giving up three runs in his last outing, against the Cardinals. He has a 2.12 ERA in four home starts and was holding batters to .182 average there.

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Los Angeles Dodgers @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
To Be Announced

Jason Hammel, RHP
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    Jason Hammel, last 3 starts
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Hammel is coming off a solid win vs. the Cardinals. He threw a season-high 7 1/3 innings, but admitted that he struggled with command. He's on a roll, and is 6-1 for the second time in his career (also 2012).

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Los Angeles Dodgers @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
To Be Announced

Jake Arrieta, RHP
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    Jake Arrieta, regular season
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    Jake Arrieta, last 5 years vs. LAD
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The Cubs have won Arrieta's last 23 starts, a franchise record, although he gave up a season-high four runs to the Cardinals in his last outing. This will be his first game vs. the Dodgers since his no-hitter last Aug. 30.

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Los Angeles Dodgers @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
To Be Announced

Jon Lester, LHP
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    Jon Lester, last 3 starts
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    Jon Lester, regular season
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    Jon Lester, last 5 years vs. LAD
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Lester got back on track in his last outing against the Phillies, scattering six hits over 6 1/3 innings for the win. The key was consistency with his curveball and better fastball command. The lefty is 1-2 with a 5.19 ERA in three starts vs. LA.

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