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Probable Pitchers

Chicago Cubs @ Los Angeles Dodgers

, Dodger Stadium
John Lackey, RHP
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Lackey has faced three consecutive rough situations -- pitching in Colorado, then back-to-back starts at Wrigley Field with the wind blowing out. He gave up five runs to the Giants in his last start, including two homers.

Brandon McCarthy, RHP
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McCarthy is coming off a six-inning start against the Marlins in which he gave a season-low three hits. McCarthy started the only game the Dodgers won in the three-game series against the Cubs earlier this season.

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Chicago Cubs @ Los Angeles Dodgers

, Dodger Stadium
Jon Lester, LHP
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Lester threw his 15th complete game in his last start, holding the Giants to four hits while striking out 10. He'll miss Wrigley Field. He's now 12-0 with a 1.55 ERA in his last 16 regular-season home starts.

Clayton Kershaw, LHP
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Kershaw had one of his best outings of the season with a near shutout against the Cardinals on Tuesday night. The lefty struck out 10 in the no-decision. No surprise that the Dodgers won, as they are 42-11 when he reaches double-digit K's.

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Chicago Cubs @ San Diego Padres

, Petco Park
Kyle Hendricks, RHP
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Hendricks notched his third straight quality start in his last outing, a win over the Giants in which he went a season-high seven innings. The right-hander is 3-1 with a 1.96 ERA in his last six starts.

Jarred Cosart, RHP
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The right-hander took a foul ball off his right foot in his most recent start, but postgame X-rays came back negative. He exited that outing after just 2 2/3 ineffective innings and has yet to throw more than 74 pitches in a start.

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Chicago Cubs @ San Diego Padres

, Petco Park
Eddie Butler, RHP
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Butler had a better outing in his last start against the Giants, giving up one run over five innings. The right-hander now has given up three runs over 14 innings in three starts with the Cubs. He's 0-2 with a 5.68 ERA in his career vs. the Padres.

Dinelson Lamet, RHP
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The rookie right-hander was sharp in his debut, striking out eight and allowing three hits over five innings of one-run ball. He showcased a much-improved changeup, which he’s added to his fastball/slider mix this year.

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Chicago Cubs @ San Diego Padres

, Petco Park
Jake Arrieta, RHP
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Arrieta had won his last six regular-season starts in California until he gave up four runs over six innings and took the loss vs. the Dodgers on Friday night in L.A. He's now 8-5 in California ballparks. He'll try to get back on track in San Diego.

Luis Perdomo, RHP
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The righty responded nicely to his struggles against Arizona, grinding through six quality innings in Washington, without his best stuff. Among NL pitchers with as many innings, no one has a higher ground-ball rate than Perdomo’s 66 percent mark.

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