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Probable Pitchers

Cincinnati Reds vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Mike Leake, RHP
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    Mike Leake, last 3 starts
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    Mike Leake, regular season
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    Mike Leake, last 5 years vs. PIT
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Career stats

Leake's pitched at least 6 2/3 innings each of his three starts while allowing no more than three earned runs. His last start came against the Pirates on Tuesday. He allowed three earned runs on five hits in 6 2/3 innings.

Francisco Liriano, LHP
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    Francisco Liriano, last 3 starts
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    Francisco Liriano, regular season
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    Francisco Liriano, last 5 years vs. CIN
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Liriano had a quality start but picked up a loss April 16, yielding three runs over seven frames against the Reds. He struck out seven while allowing six hits and walking three.

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Cincinnati Reds vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Johnny Cueto, RHP
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    Johnny Cueto, last 3 starts
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    Johnny Cueto, regular season
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    Johnny Cueto, last 5 years vs. PIT
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Career stats

Cueto spun an absolute gem his last time out, blanking the Pirates in a three-hit effort with a career-high 12 strikeouts. His 1.50 ERA through four starts suggests he's returning to 2012 form.

Edinson Volquez, RHP
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    Edinson Volquez, last 3 starts
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    Edinson Volquez, regular season
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    Edinson Volquez, last 5 years vs. CIN
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Volquez allowed two runs over seven innings in defeating the Brewers April 17. He had an ugly spring, but this makes three strong starts in a row for him to start the year.

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Cincinnati Reds vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Alfredo Simon, RHP
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    Alfredo Simon, last 3 starts
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    Alfredo Simon, regular season
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    Alfredo Simon, last 5 years vs. PIT
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Career stats

Simon has pitched brilliantly as a fill-in for the injured Mat Latos. He tossed six innings and gave up just one unearned run against the Cubs in his last outing, lowering his ERA to 0.86 over three starts spanning 21 innings.

Charlie Morton, RHP
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    Charlie Morton, last 3 starts
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    Charlie Morton, regular season
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    Charlie Morton, last 5 years vs. CIN
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Career stats

Morton had a rough outing in a 5-3 loss to the Brewers on Friday night. He surrendered five runs on eight hits in six innings of work. He struggled with his delivery, which led to some control issues.

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Cincinnati Reds vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
Tony Cingrani, LHP
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    Tony Cingrani, last 3 starts
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    Tony Cingrani, regular season
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    Tony Cingrani, last 5 years vs. PIT
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Career stats

Cingrani has not pitched deep into games of late. Since tossing seven shutout innings in his first start vs. the Cards, Cingrani has lasted just four, 6 1/3 and five innings in his last three starts. Lack of command has led to high pitch counts.

Wandy Rodriguez, LHP
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    Wandy Rodriguez, last 3 starts
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    Wandy Rodriguez, regular season
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    Wandy Rodriguez, last 5 years vs. CIN
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Rodriguez surrendered four earned runs over four innings Saturday in a no-decision against the Brewers. Rodriguez topped out at 88 mph with his fastball while yielding six hits.

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Pittsburgh Pirates vs. St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Gerrit Cole, RHP
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    Gerrit Cole, last 3 starts
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    Gerrit Cole, regular season
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    Gerrit Cole, last 5 years vs. STL
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Career stats

Cole allowed one run over eight strong innings, but he settled for a no-decision against the Brewers on Sunday. Cole gave up six hits and a walk, while striking out six in the game.

Shelby Miller, RHP
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    Shelby Miller, last 3 starts
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    Shelby Miller, regular season
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    Shelby Miller, last 5 years vs. PIT
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Miller's been hurt by home runs (five) and walks (14) this season, the latter in part due to his tendency to fall too far off to the side as he finishes his delivery. Miller is seeking his first win over the Pirates in five career starts.

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