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Probable Pitchers

Arizona Diamondbacks @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
Wade Miley, LHP
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    Wade Miley, last 3 starts
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    Wade Miley, regular season
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    Wade Miley, last 5 years vs. CIN
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Career stats

Miley was on an impressive four-game roll before struggling last time out against the Phillies. He lacked a feel for his pitches and allowed six runs while lasting just five innings.

Alfredo Simon, RHP
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    Alfredo Simon, last 3 starts
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    Alfredo Simon, regular season
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    Alfredo Simon, last 5 years vs. ARI
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Career stats

After going 12-3 in the season's first half and earning his first All-Star nod, Simon is 0-2 since the break with a 4.82 ERA (five earned runs in 9 1/3 innings). In five appearances (one start) against Arizona, he is 2-0 with a 1.88 ERA.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ Arizona Diamondbacks

, Chase Field
Jeff Locke, LHP
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    Jeff Locke, last 3 starts
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    Jeff Locke, regular season
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    Jeff Locke, last 5 years vs. ARI
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Career stats

The theory that Locke is a more confident pitcher not shaken by a bad outing will be tested as he comes off having allowed 10 hits in his last start, including three homers -- matching the total he had given up in his first eight starts.

Josh Collmenter, RHP
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    Josh Collmenter, last 3 starts
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    Josh Collmenter, regular season
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    Josh Collmenter, last 5 years vs. PIT
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Career stats

Collmenter had the worst start of his big league career last time out against the Phillies. He allowed six runs on 11 hits and was removed with two outs in the third. He had allowed just two runs in his previous two starts.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ Arizona Diamondbacks

, Chase Field
Edinson Volquez, RHP
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    Edinson Volquez, last 3 starts
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    Edinson Volquez, last 5 years vs. ARI
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Career stats

Volquez labored the last time out -- managing only 4 1/3 innings out of 99 pitches, his briefest start of the season. He has a losing career record against the NL West (11-18), but has held his own against the D-backs (3.86 ERA in nine starts).

Vidal Nuno, LHP
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    Vidal Nuno, last 3 starts
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Career stats

Nuno deserved a better fate his last time out against the Phillies. He allowed four runs (two earned) in 6 2/3 innings. He threw a career-high 117 pitches. Nuno was victimized by some poor defense in the game.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ Arizona Diamondbacks

, Chase Field
Vance Worley, RHP
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    Vance Worley, last 3 starts
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    Vance Worley, last 5 years vs. ARI
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Career stats

The Vanimal was spectacular in twirling his first career shutout Monday in San Francisco, but that was only the best of his six quality starts -- out of the seven he has made. He's shown exceptional control, averaging a walk per start.

Chase Anderson, RHP
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    Chase Anderson, last 3 starts
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    Chase Anderson, regular season
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    Chase Anderson, last 5 years vs. PIT
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Career stats

Anderson pitched well enough to win last time out against the Reds, allowing just one run over seven innings, but got a no-decision. In two starts since getting 14 days to freshen up his arm Anderson has a 2.08 ERA.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ Arizona Diamondbacks

, Chase Field
Francisco Liriano, LHP
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    Francisco Liriano, last 3 starts
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    Francisco Liriano, last 5 years vs. ARI
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Career stats

Unlike the guy who struggled before, Liriano has been his old self since recovering from a strained left oblique. He has allowed two earned runs in his last 21 innings, with 26 strikeouts in them. His opponents' average is down to .231.

Trevor Cahill, RHP
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    Trevor Cahill, last 3 starts
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    Trevor Cahill, regular season
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    Trevor Cahill, last 5 years vs. PIT
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Career stats

Cahill had his best start since coming back up from the Minors last time out against the Reds, allowing three runs in six innings. He has not walked a batter in two straight starts for the first time in his career.

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