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Probable Pitchers

Toronto Blue Jays @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
J.A. Happ, LHP
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    J.A. Happ, last 3 starts
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    J.A. Happ, last 5 years vs. CHC
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Happ is on a roll lately, having allowed just one run in each of his last three outings. The veteran lefty has surrendered more than three earned runs just twice since the start of June and hasn't lost since late July.

Jake Arrieta, RHP
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    Jake Arrieta, last 3 starts
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    Jake Arrieta, regular season
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    Jake Arrieta, last 5 years vs. TOR
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Arrieta will open an Interleague series against the Blue Jays at Wrigley. He's now 4-1 with a 2.09 ERA since the break after picking up a win over the D-backs in his last start. The key? Fastball command.

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Toronto Blue Jays @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Nick Tepesch, RHP
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    Nick Tepesch, last 3 starts
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    Nick Tepesch, regular season
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    Nick Tepesch, last 5 years vs. CHC
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Tepesch hung onto his spot in the rotation by allowing just one run over six-plus innings vs. the Cubs in his last start. That was enough to pick up his first big-league victory since September of 2014. His job is safe until Joe Biagini returns.

Jose Quintana, LHP
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    Jose Quintana, regular season
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    Jose Quintana, last 5 years vs. TOR
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Quintana had a tough time with his fastball command in his last start. He did get the win, his third with the Cubs, giving up one earned run over five innings.

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Toronto Blue Jays @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Marco Estrada, RHP
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    Marco Estrada, last 3 starts
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    Marco Estrada, regular season
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    Marco Estrada, last 5 years vs. CHC
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Estrada allowed six runs over 4 1/3 innings during his last start against the Rays in his shortest outing since June 30. Prior to that, Estrada has allowed three runs or less in four consecutive starts.

Kyle Hendricks, RHP
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Hendricks threw six scoreless innings in his last outing against the Reds, striking out six. He was encouraged by his fastball command and an uptick in velocity. In his last five starts, he has a 2.00 ERA.

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Chicago Cubs @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
John Lackey, RHP
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    John Lackey, regular season
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    John Lackey, last 5 years vs. CIN
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Lackey did not get a decision in his last start against the Reds on Aug. 16 at Wrigley Field, despite posting a quality start. He gave up one run on four hits over six innings and even stole a base. He has a 3.06 ERA in six starts since the break.

Homer Bailey, RHP
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    Homer Bailey, last 3 starts
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    Homer Bailey, regular season
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    Homer Bailey, last 5 years vs. CHC
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Bailey -- with five walks and 10 strikeouts over 5 2/3 innings -- was a mixed bag vs. the Cubs on Wednesday in a no-decision. He was frustrated by his lack of command and putting his team down early. A 1st-inning slam had the Reds playing catchup.

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