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Probable Pitchers

Chicago Cubs @ Los Angeles Dodgers

, Dodger Stadium
Jake Arrieta, RHP
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Arrieta will open the Cubs' West Coast trip at Dodger Stadium where he threw his first no-hitter on Aug. 30, 2015. He's 1-2 with a 3.24 ERA in four career starts against the Dodgers.

Alex Wood, LHP
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Wood has made his case for a spot in the Dodgers’ rotation. After beginning the season in the bullpen, Wood is 5-0 and will start the series opener against the Cubs. Wood started vs. the Cubs on April 10, allowing two runs in 3 2/3 innings.

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Chicago Cubs @ Los Angeles Dodgers

, Dodger Stadium
John Lackey, RHP
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Lackey has faced three consecutive rough situations -- pitching in Colorado, then back-to-back starts at Wrigley Field with the wind blowing out. He gave up five runs to the Giants in his last start, including two homers.

Brandon McCarthy, RHP
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McCarthy is coming off a six-inning start against the Marlins in which he gave a season-low three hits. McCarthy started the only game the Dodgers won in the three-game series against the Cubs earlier this season.

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Chicago Cubs @ Los Angeles Dodgers

, Dodger Stadium
Jon Lester, LHP
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Lester threw his 15th complete game in his last start, holding the Giants to four hits while striking out 10. He'll miss Wrigley Field. He's now 12-0 with a 1.55 ERA in his last 16 regular-season home starts.

Clayton Kershaw, LHP
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Kershaw had one of his best outings of the season with a near shutout against the Cardinals on Tuesday night. The lefty struck out 10 in the no-decision. No surprise that the Dodgers won, as they are 42-11 when he reaches double-digit K's.

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Los Angeles Dodgers @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
To Be Announced

Mike Leake, RHP
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Leake was dominant against the Dodgers on Wednesday, limiting LA to one run on four hits to reclaim his place on the NL ERA leaderboard. He’s opened the season with nine consecutive quality starts, the longest such stretch of his career.

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Los Angeles Dodgers @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
To Be Announced

Michael Wacha, RHP
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For the first time this season, Wacha failed to finish six innings in a start. He allowed a season-high six runs and had particular trouble finding the feel of his changeup. He generated just one swing and miss on the pitch.

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