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Probable Pitchers

St. Louis Cardinals @ Washington Nationals

, Nationals Park
Mike Leake, RHP
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Leake has allowed just two runs in his last three starts and has won his last three decisions. He went seven shutout innings and gave up four hits in his last start against the D-backs, an outing which dropped his ERA .59 points to 4.07.

Joe Ross, RHP
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Ross defeated the Cardinals at Busch Stadium on April 30, when he allowed one run in six innings. Since then, he has lost four consecutive starts and posted a 4.50 ERA during that span.

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St. Louis Cardinals @ Washington Nationals

, Nationals Park
Jaime Garcia, LHP
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Garcia has struggled in his past 2 starts, giving up 15 hits and 10 runs in 7 1/3 innings. The D-backs chased him after 2 1/3 frames last Sunday when he allowed 5 runs. It was the 1st time Garcia had gone fewer than 5 innings this season.

Max Scherzer, RHP
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After another strong outing last time out against the Marlins, Scherzer said he is starting to round into midseason form. He has struck out at least eight in three consecutive starts and owns a 2.31 ERA during that span.

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St. Louis Cardinals @ Washington Nationals

, Nationals Park
Adam Wainwright, RHP
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The Cardinals have won Wainwright’s last six starts, and he continues to insist the command and the crispness of his pitches are improving. The next step for him is going deeper, as he’s yet to finish seven innings this year.

Gio Gonzalez, LHP
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Gonzalez will try to bounce back from his worst outing of the season last time out vs. the Mets, who tagged him for seven runs on 10 hits in five innings to increase his ERA by a full run. He has a 1.54 ERA in five career starts against the Cards.

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St. Louis Cardinals @ Washington Nationals

, Nationals Park
Michael Wacha, RHP
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Wacha has lost a career-high five starts in a row and given up 20 runs in his last 12 innings. He hasn't gotten out of the fourth in his last three outings and gave up a career-high eight runs in his last start, against the Cubs.

Stephen Strasburg, RHP
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The Nationals have won 14 consecutive starts made by Strasburg, extending his own franchise record. Since he returned from the DL last June, only Jake Arrieta and Clayton Kershaw own a better ERA than Strasburg.

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St. Louis Cardinals @ Milwaukee Brewers

, Miller Park
Carlos Martinez, RHP
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Martinez has dropped five straight starts -- the longest skid of his career -- and has not been able to pitch past the fifth in any of his last four outings. His spiraling May follows an April in which he went 4-0 with a 1.93 ERA.

Junior Guerra, RHP
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The 31-year-old rookie is 3-0 in five starts and hasn’t allowed a run in two of his last three outings. He got a no-decision last time out after five shutout frames in the club's eventual extra-innings win vs. the Braves last Wednesday.

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