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Probable Pitchers

Cincinnati Reds @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Mike Leake, RHP
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    Mike Leake, last 5 years vs. STL
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This could be the last start as a Red for Leake, who is believed to be available before the Deadline. One of his strongest starts this season was vs. the Cards on April 19, when he pitched eight innings and allowed two runs, but he got no support.

Jaime Garcia, LHP
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    Jaime Garcia, last 3 starts
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Garcia will return from the DL, where he has been since June 25 due to a left groin strain. Garcia threw 58 pitches over five no-hit innings in a July 23 rehab start. He will be on a loose pitch count in this first start back.

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Cincinnati Reds @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Anthony DeSclafani, RHP
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    Anthony DeSclafani, last 5 years vs. STL
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DeSclafani provided a good outing for the Reds on Friday, pitching seven innings and allowing three runs in a no-decision vs. the Rockies. With the rotation losing another veteran after Johnny Cueto?s trade, a deep start will be needed by the rookie.

John Lackey, RHP
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Lackey has not allowed more than two runs in any of his last eight starts, and he'll again be pitching at home, where he has a 1.97 ERA in 10 games. He gave up four runs over six innings in his only start against the Reds this year.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
Jeff Locke, LHP
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Locke will wrap up an up-and-down month in which he's looked brilliant (eight scoreless innings on July 4) and average (four runs in five innings Friday). He's 0-1 with a 4.91 ERA in two starts against the Reds this year.

To Be Announced

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
A.J. Burnett, RHP
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Burnett's command eluded him in Saturday's loss to the Nationals. He's allowed 11 earned runs on 22 hits over 11 2/3 innings in two second-half starts and admitted it'd be "nuts" to expect a repeat of his dominant first half.

Michael Lorenzen, RHP
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Lorenzen will be coming off of the worst start of his big league career -- 2 1/3 innings with eight earned runs and seven hits, including two homers in a 17-6 loss. Once again, some inopportune walks and strike zone command issues hurt him.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
To Be Announced

To Be Announced

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