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Probable Pitchers

Pittsburgh Pirates @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
Ivan Nova, RHP
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Nova believes he is moving in the right direction after holding the Padres to three runs (two earned) over six innings on Friday, his first quality start since April 26. The veteran right-hander is 1-4 with a 5.08 ERA in five starts at GABP.

Luis Castillo, RHP
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Castillo made it five innings in his last start against Chicago, scattering one run on six hits, but did not factor in the decision. He'd won each of his previous two outings before that and reached the sixth inning in both of those starts.

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St. Louis Cardinals @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
John Gant, RHP
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This will be the third start of the year for Gant (1-1, 4.67), who has filled in for injured veterans Adam Wainwright and Carlos Martinez. Gant allowed five runs (three earned) over 4 1/3 innings his last time out against the Phillies on Saturday.

Joe Musgrove, RHP
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Set back all spring by a strained shoulder, Musgrove will finally make his Pirates debut against the Cardinals. He should be free of restrictions after a four-start rehab assignment. Musgrove lost his only career start at PNC Park on Aug. 23, 2016.

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St. Louis Cardinals @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Jack Flaherty, RHP
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Flaherty, who is coming off his first win of the season, will pitch the middle game against the Pirates. The right-hander went 7 2/3 innings against the Phillies on Sunday, logging 13 strikeouts and allowing one run.

Trevor Williams, RHP
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Williams gave up four runs in six innings while striking out five against his hometown Padres on Sunday. After recording five quality starts in April, Williams has logged just one in his four May outings. He has a 2.97 ERA at home this season.

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St. Louis Cardinals @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Miles Mikolas, RHP
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Mikolas will look to go 7-0 to start the season in the series finale against the Pirates. The right-hander tossed his first career shutout on Monday against the Royals, allowing just four hits to go with nine strikeouts.

Jameson Taillon, RHP
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Taillon had some of his best swing-and-miss stuff Tuesday night in Cincinnati, but a defensive miscue in right field and a fifth-inning grand slam ruined his six-inning outing. He has recorded a 4.50 ERA in five career starts against the Cardinals.

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Chicago Cubs @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Tyler Chatwood, RHP
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In his shortest start of the season, Chatwood struggled with his command in his last outing Tuesday, when he walked six over 2 2/3 innings and allowed four runs vs. the Tribe. This will be his fourth career start vs. the Bucs, his second in 2018.

To Be Announced

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