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Probable Pitchers

Washington Nationals @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Joe Ross, RHP
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With an undisclosed innings limit looming, Ross will start against the Cardinals for the first time. Ross has walked zero or one batter in nine of his 11 starts, and he's struck out at least six in seven of them.

Marco Gonzales, LHP
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Gonzales will make his 2015 season debut in place of Carlos Martinez, who has a stiff back. The 23-year-old left-hander is ranked No. 4 among Cardinals prospects, per MLB.com. He went 4-2 with a 4.15 ERA in 10 Major League appearances in 2014.

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Washington Nationals @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Max Scherzer, RHP
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Happy to be done with August, Scherzer returns to St. Louis, where he grew up, for his fourth career start against the Cardinals. Scherzer was 0-3 with a 6.43 ERA in August, one of the worst months of his career.

Michael Wacha, RHP
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Wacha’s defense did him no favors in his last start, as he was charged with four unearned runs over six innings. Wacha is 6-2 with a 2.43 ERA in 11 starts at home and has finished at least six innings in 20 of his 25 starts.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
J.A. Happ, LHP
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Lance Lynn, RHP
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Lynn left his start Saturday in the eighth inning after suffering a mild right ankle sprain. The injury was not serious enough, though, to cause Lynn’s schedule to change. In his last start vs. Pittsburgh, Lynn lasted just two-thirds of an inning.

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Pittsburgh Pirates @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Charlie Morton, RHP
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Jaime Garcia, LHP
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Garcia has finished at least six innings in 13 of his 14 starts this year and has won his last four decisions. He has given up four earned runs in a start just once, that being his most recent. Garcia has not faced the Pirates this season.

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