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Probable Pitchers

Chicago Cubs @ Los Angeles Dodgers

, Dodger Stadium
Jason Hammel, RHP
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Hammel recorded his longest outing since July 3 in his last start, when he allowed two runs across 6 1/3 innings. The right-hander said it was the first time he felt like himself, using an aggressive approach.

Clayton Kershaw, LHP
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After another wasted start in Houston, Kershaw called out his club for not playing with a sense of urgency or panic. Nobody ever says that about him.

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Chicago Cubs @ Los Angeles Dodgers

, Dodger Stadium
Jon Lester, LHP
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Rebounding from his shortest outing of the season, Lester nearly had a complete-game shutout in his last start vs. the Indians, but he gave up a run with one out left.

Mat Latos, RHP
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Dropped from the rotation for two weeks, Latos returns but figures to be on a short leash with rosters expanding and Mike Bolsinger in the wings.

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Chicago Cubs @ Los Angeles Dodgers

, Dodger Stadium
Jake Arrieta, RHP
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Arrieta will be vying for his 14th consecutive quality start, which would tie him with Greg Maddux for the longest stretch by a Cubs pitcher. Maddux did so in 1992, when he won his first Cy Young. Arrieta has a 0.54 ERA in five August starts.

Alex Wood, LHP
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Yanked in the sixth with a four-hit shutout in Cincinnati, Wood wasn’t happy with the quick hook, although he earned his second win against the Reds in as many starts.

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Cincinnati Reds @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
David Holmberg, LHP
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There is a chance Holmberg doesn’t make this start and Michael Lorenzen is called up to take the spot. Holmberg is 0-3 with a 15.19 ERA in his past three starts.

Kyle Hendricks, RHP
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Hendricks had trouble in the first inning of his last start vs. the Giants, serving up a leadoff home run and walking three. He'll be happy to turn the calendar. He's 2-1 with a 5.40 ERA in five August starts.

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Cincinnati Reds @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Anthony DeSclafani, RHP
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DeSclafani was a 1-0 loser to Zack Greinke on Thursday despite seven strong innings. He has six quality starts in his past seven outings and a team-high 15 in '15. He challenged hitters and also helped himself by inducing four double-play grounders.

Dan Haren, RHP
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Haren posted his longest outing for the Cubs in his last start, throwing 105 pitches over 6 1/3 innings against the Giants. Said manager Joe Maddon: "I think it's something for him to build off of going into the next outing."

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