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Cubs Probable Pitchers

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Reds @ Cubs
At Wrigley Field
TV: NBCSCH, FS-O
RHP
3-8, 5.99 ERA, 109 SO
After 11 relief appearances since being claimed from the Braves on Aug. 5, Gausman is making his first start for the Reds. In 16 starts for Atlanta, he was 3-7 with a 6.19 ERA, but he's impressed Cincinnati with his velocity that can put away hitters.
LHP
7-7, 3.87 ERA, 135 SO
Hamels gave up one run in 4 1/3 innings on Wednesday in San Diego, ending with six strikeouts and four walks. The lefty is 3-1 with a 2.66 ERA in 12 starts at home this year, but is 1-4 with a 6.49 ERA in his past eight turns overall.
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Reds @ Cubs
At Wrigley Field
TV: WCIU, FS-O, ESPN
RHP
10-7, 2.80 ERA, 190 SO
Gray took a no-hitter into the 7th inning his last time out in Seattle, but he lost it on a three-run homer that led to a 5-2 loss. He’s looking to break Nolan Ryan’s record by going for his 32nd straight start with 6 hits or fewer.
RHP
6-6, 3.97 ERA, 204 SO
Darvish struck out a season-high 14 batters in six shutout innings against the Padres on Thursday. In 11 second-half starts, the righty has a 2.44 ERA with 93 strikeouts vs. six walks in 66 1/3 innings. He has a 5.14 ERA at home in '19.
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Reds @ Cubs
At Wrigley Field
TV: WGN, FS-O, SAP WGN
RHP
2-11, 5.11 ERA, 120 SO
Mahle is working to position himself for the 2020 rotation but is 0-1 with a 6.43 ERA in three starts for the Reds since returning from Triple-A Louisville. Manager David Bell has remained high on Mahle and believes he has shown growth in 2019.
LHP
13-10, 4.59 ERA, 156 SO
Lester picked up a win on Friday despite allowing seven runs (four earned) on 11 hits in five innings vs. Pirates. The lefty has given up 15 runs (12 earned) in 10 1/3 innings in his past two starts. He is 8-4 with a 4.37 ERA in 15 home starts this year.
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Cardinals @ Cubs
At Wrigley Field
TV: FOX
RHP
10-8, 3.05 ERA, 206 SO
Flaherty took the rare loss amid his dominant stretch since the All-Star break when he allowed three runs to the Brewers on Saturday. But Flaherty tied his season high with 10 strikeouts, one of which was his 200th of the season.
TBD
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Cardinals @ Cubs
At Wrigley Field
TV: ABC 7, FS-M, MLBN (out-of-market only)
RHP
6-7, 4.76 ERA, 100 SO
Wacha threw five scoreless innings against the Brewers on Sunday but took a no-decision in a Cardinals loss. He allowed five hits, struck out one and walked none, making it one of his better starts of the second half.
TBD
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