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Probable Pitchers

Pittsburgh Pirates @ Arizona Diamondbacks

, Chase Field
A.J. Burnett, RHP
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Burnett remained winless following Monday's start against the Cubs, allowing one run over six innings in a no-decision. Burnett allowed eight hits and a pair of walks while striking out only one batter.

Rubby De La Rosa, RHP
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De La Rosa is still very much a work in progress. At times he displays electric stuff, but at others he is far too hittable. He made strides last time out against the Giants, allowing three earned runs over 6 2/3 innings.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ Arizona Diamondbacks

, Chase Field
Francisco Liriano, LHP
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Liriano allowed three runs in five innings, getting a no-decision as the Pirates lost late to the Cubs on Tuesday. Liriano allowed only three hits and two walks while striking out nine on the evening.

Jeremy Hellickson, RHP
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Hellickson picked up his first win in a D-backs uniform last time out against the Giants when he allowed just one run on eight hits over 6 2/3 innings of work. He was acquired from the Rays last November.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Vance Worley, RHP
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Worley limited the Cubs to one unearned run over 5 2/3 innings en route to a win on Wednesday. It was a windy, snowy affair in Pittsburgh. Worley battled through it, working around six hits and two walks while striking out five.

Jason Hammel, RHP
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Hammel should have a good idea on how to handle the Pirates. He lost to them in his last start, giving up four runs on six hits over five innings at PNC Park. Hammel will be on his turf at Wrigley, where he's 4-1 with a 2.75 ERA.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Jeff Locke, LHP
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The Pirates have won each of Locke's first three starts. Commanding offspeed stuff has been behind early season effectiveness, resulting in an up-tick of missed swings. Will be his first Wrigley Field start since June 9, 2013.

Kyle Hendricks, RHP
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Hendricks didn't pitch badly in his last outing against the Pirates, but he wasn't sharp, giving up three runs on five hits over 5 1/3 innings. The Cubs need him to go deeper in games, and that will be the goal.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
To Be Announced

Jon Lester, LHP
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Lester will get a chance to face another NL Central team when he meets the Pirates. The lefty is still looking for his first win with the Cubs, but was encouraged by his last outing when he struck out 10 over six innings vs. the Reds.

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