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Probable Pitchers

Chicago Cubs @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
Jake Arrieta, RHP
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Arrieta is 5-1 with a 2.00 ERA in his past seven starts, and he has allowed two or fewer earned runs in each start in that stretch. He picked up his team-leading 13th win in his last outing against the Blue Jays, giving up one run over 6 1/3 innings.

Sal Romano, RHP
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Romano snapped a three-game losing streak with a career-high seven innings pitched in his last start. He allowed one run and kept hitters off-balance with his three-pitch mix. His slider was effective, keeping lefties honest at the plate.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
Ivan Nova, RHP
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Nova put together what Clint Hurdle called a “gritty” start at the MLB Little League Classic on Sunday, holding the Cardinals to three runs on eight hits in 5 2/3 innings. He has a 5.25 ERA and 1.50 WHIP in two starts vs. the Reds this year.

Robert Stephenson, RHP
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Stephenson had one of his best outings of the season vs. the Pirates on Aug. 2, with one earned run and two hits allowed over 5 2/3 innings. Diving for a ball in the sixth inning gave him a shoulder contusion that put him on the DL.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
Gerrit Cole, RHP
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Cole pitched six scoreless innings then gave up five runs in the seventh against the Dodgers on Monday at PNC Park. The Reds have long been a thorn in his side, as he is 0-6 with a 5.14 ERA in nine career starts against Cincinnati.

Luis Castillo, RHP
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Castillo wasn’t great in his last start vs. the Braves, with eight strikeouts in four innings during an 8-1 loss. He allowed two runs but threw a lot of pitches (90) in a short span that expedited his departure.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
Jameson Taillon, RHP
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Without his best command, Taillon grinded through five innings against the Dodgers on Tuesday and allowed five runs on five hits and a career-high five walks. He owns a 7.01 ERA and 1.68 WHIP in five career starts vs. the Reds.

Homer Bailey, RHP
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    Homer Bailey, last 5 years vs. PIT
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Bailey exited Tuesday’s start vs. the Cubs following three scoreless frames as a precaution when he felt an irritation in the back of his right shoulder. He’s expected to be OK, but the club will want to test him during his next side bullpen session.

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