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Montgomery in for Chatwood (wife in labor)

MLB.com @DKramer_

Tyler Chatwood has been scratched from his scheduled start on Sunday against the Reds in Cincinnati, as his wife has gone into labor. Left-hander Mike Montgomery will start in his place.

The Cubs will likely need length out of Montgomery on Sunday after their bullpen compiled 5 2/3 innings in Saturday's 11-2 loss to the Reds, their third straight.

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Tyler Chatwood has been scratched from his scheduled start on Sunday against the Reds in Cincinnati, as his wife has gone into labor. Left-hander Mike Montgomery will start in his place.

The Cubs will likely need length out of Montgomery on Sunday after their bullpen compiled 5 2/3 innings in Saturday's 11-2 loss to the Reds, their third straight.

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Montgomery has pitched well enough lately to warrant time in the rotation, particularly with Yu Darvish still on the disabled list. The Cubs are 12-11 in games Montgomery has pitched, and he has compiled a 3.11 ERA over 55 innings. He's gone six innings and given up just one run in each of his last four starts.

Chatwood has a 3.95 ERA over 68 1/3 innings in 14 starts this year.

Daniel Kramer is a reporter for MLB.com based in Denver. Follow him on Twitter at @DKramer_.

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