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Probable Pitchers

Cincinnati Reds vs. Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Homer Bailey, RHP
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    Homer Bailey, last 3 starts
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    Homer Bailey, last 5 years vs. CHC
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In three starts, Bailey has blown four leads already and has been unable to get beyond five innings. He allowed four homers during a no-decision to the Pirates Monday. The bright side? There were no walks and nine strikeouts.

Carlos Villanueva, RHP
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    Carlos Villanueva, last 3 starts
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    Carlos Villanueva, regular season
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    Carlos Villanueva, last 5 years vs. CIN
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Career stats

Villanueva lasted just three innings in his last start against the Cardinals. The right-hander threw 70 pitches in his abbreviated outing. So far, Villanueva has given up 10 earned runs on 16 hits and no walks over eight innings in his two starts.

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Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Bronson Arroyo, RHP
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    Bronson Arroyo, last 3 starts
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    Bronson Arroyo, last 5 years vs. CHC
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Career stats

Arroyo will be making his fourth start of the year. He was roughed up in his last outing against the Mets, allowing nine runs in 3 1/3 innings. Arroyo was limited during Spring Training by a bulging disc in his back.

Travis Wood, LHP
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    Travis Wood, last 3 starts
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    Travis Wood, last 5 years vs. ARI
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Wood scattered 11 hits over 5 2/3 innings in his last start against the Yankees, who only scored two runs off the lefty. He's 1-4 in five career starts against Arizona with a 6.33 ERA. Maybe being at Wrigley will help. He has a career 3.78 ERA there.

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Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Brandon McCarthy, RHP
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    Brandon McCarthy, last 5 years vs. CHC
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Career stats

McCarthy pitched well enough to win last time out against the Mets, but his offense could not get the job done. McCarthy allowed three runs in 5 2/3 innings. In two career games (one start) at Wrigley Field he has a 2.45 ERA.

Jason Hammel, RHP
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    Jason Hammel, last 5 years vs. ARI
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Career stats

Hammel is holding batters to a .143 average in his three starts this season. This will be his ninth career start against Arizona. So far, he's posted quality starts in each of his outings. If the cool weather continues, he'll benefit at Wrigley.

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Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Wade Miley, LHP
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    Wade Miley, last 5 years vs. CHC
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Miley was outstanding in his last start against the Dodgers, allowing just one run on two hits in six innings. He wound up with a no-decision after Scott Van Slyke homered to tie the game in the seventh.

Jeff Samardzija, RHP
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    Jeff Samardzija, last 3 starts
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    Jeff Samardzija, last 5 years vs. ARI
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Samardzija has four quality starts, an impressive 1.29 ERA, yet can't get a win. The Cubs have scored four runs in his four starts. There will be plenty of hoopla pregame as the Cubs celebrate Wrigley Field's 100th anniversary.

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Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Mike Bolsinger, RHP
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    Mike Bolsinger, last 3 starts
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    Mike Bolsinger, last 5 years vs. CHC
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Bolsinger made his first Major League start Saturday against the Dodgers. He cruised through the first three innings but allowed a three-run homer in the fourth and was chased from the game in the fifth.

Edwin Jackson, RHP
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    Edwin Jackson, last 3 starts
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    Edwin Jackson, regular season
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Jackson is coming off his first win, in which he held the Reds to two runs on eight hits over 5 2/3 innings. He is 2-3 with a 4.95 ERA in eight career games (seven starts) against the D-backs. He's yet to post a quality start this year.

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