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Probable Pitchers

Chicago Cubs @ Arizona Diamondbacks

, Chase Field
Jason Hammel, RHP
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Hammel did not get a decision in his last start, holding the Padres to two unearned runs over seven innings. In his last five starts, he's 2-0 with a 1.50 ERA (six earned runs over 36 innings). He's struck out 33 and walked five in that span.

Jeremy Hellickson, RHP
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Hellickson searches for his first win since April 19, a stretch of five starts. In a no-decision in Miami, he allowed just a two-run homer over six innings with four strikeouts and a walk. He faces the Cubs for the first time.

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Washington Nationals @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Tanner Roark, RHP
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After making 31 starts last season, Roark has spent 2015 in the bullpen for the Nats. He will fill in for Doug Fister, who is on the 15-day DL. In two starts vs. the Cubs last season, Roark was 0-2 with a 5.54 ERA.

Tsuyoshi Wada, LHP
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Wada struck out a career high nine batters over 4 2/3 innings in his season debut. The lefty limited the Padres to four hits in his outing, which ended after 69 pitches. He was slowed this spring by a left groin strain.

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Washington Nationals @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Jordan Zimmermann, RHP
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Wrigley Field has been anything but "the Friendly Confines" to Zimmermann. In his career, he is 0-3 with a 6.27 ERA when pitching on the road against the Cubs.

Kyle Hendricks, RHP
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Hendricks notched his first complete game and shutout in his last start, and finally got a win, holding the Padres to five hits in a 3-0 victory. The key was his ability to locate his fastball. Hendricks is 0-1 in three home starts.

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Washington Nationals @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Max Scherzer, RHP
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Max Scherzer has pitched twice against the Cubs, but not since 2012 when he was a member of the Tigers. Before that, it was 2008 when he was in Arizona. He is 0-0 with a 2.25 ERA against Chicago.

Jon Lester, LHP
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In his last six starts, Lester has given up 10 earned runs over 40 innings for a 2.25 ERA. Wrigley Field is starting to feel like home. In his last start there May 16 against the Pirates, he gave up one earned run over seven innings.

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