Cardinals @ Cubs: Wainwright vs Hendricks (Game 160)

STL (87-72): RHP Adam Wainwright (2-3, 4.08)
CHC (93-66): RHP Kyle Hendricks (13-11, 3.49)
First pitch: 1:20pmCST

Hendricks gave up 1 ER in 7.2 innings and won on the Southside on Sunday. He's 2-0 with a 4.08 in three games against the Cards this season. Overall, they are 41-168 (.244) against him. Ozuna is 7-19 with 2 HR.

Pirates @ Cubs: Williams vs Lester (Game 159)

PIT (80-77): RHP Trevor Williams (14-9, 3.04)
CHC (92-66): LHP Jon Lester (17-6, 3.43)
First pitch: 7:05pmCST

Lester won on the Southside on Saturday (5 IP, 2 ER). After an inconsistent couple of months, he's 3-1 with a 1.90 in September. He's 3-1 with a 3.72 in 5 starts against the Pirates this season. Overall, they are 51-208 (.245) against him. Bell is 5-16 with a HR.

Pirates @ Cubs: Nova vs Quintana (Game 158)

PIT (80-76): RHP Ivan Nova (9-9, 4.01)
CHC (91-66): LHP José Quintana (13-11, 4.11)
First pitch: 7:05pmCST

Quintana gave up 5 ER in as many innings and lost to the White Sox on Friday. He had a no-decision in Pittsburgh (5 IP, 1 ER) on August 19. Overall, the Pirates are 11-52 (.212) against him. Dickerson is 4-9

Nova, who had a no-decision against the Brewers his last time out (4.1 IP, 1 ER), is 2-1 with a 2.33 in three starts against the Cubs this season. For their careers, these Cubs are 41-176 (.233) against him. Happ is 4-17 with 3 HR, and Contreras is 5-11.

Pirates @ Cubs: Archer vs Montgomery (Game 157)

PIT (79-76): RHP Chris Archer (5-8, 4.49)
CHC (91-65): LHP Mike Montgomery (5-5, 3.75)
First pitch: 7:05pmCST

Montgomery won in Arizona his last time out (6 IP, 1 ER). He's 2-0 with a 2.63 in two starts (and three games) against the Pirates. Overall, they are 17-70 (.243) against him. Mercer is 4-9 with a HR.

Archer gave up 1 ER in 7 innings and beat KC his last time out. The Cubs are 15-47 (.319) against him for their careers. Baez is 3-6.

Quintana and Nova tomorrow at the same time.

Go Cubs!

Pirates @ Cubs: Taillon vs Hamels (Game 156)

PIT (78-76): RHP Jameson Taillon (13-9, 3.24)
CHC (91-64): LHP Cole Hamels (9-10, 3.90)
First pitch: 7:05pmCST

Hamels didn't have it on Wednesday in Arizona—to say the least, giving up 7 ER in 6 innings. That was probably bound to happen. He has two wins and twelve scoreless innings against the Pirates this season—and a nice chance to right the ship. Overall, they are 20-78 (.256) against him. Marte is 10-20 with a HR.

Cubs @ White Sox: Hendricks vs Rodon (Game 155)

CHC (90-64): RHP Kyle Hendricks (12-11, 3.58)
CHW (61-93): LHP Carlos Rodon (6-6, 3.22)
First pitch: 1:10pmCST

Hendricks came within one out of a complete game in Arizona on Monday but came away with just the win--or these days what we call a perfect game. He lost to these White Sox on May 13 at Wrigley (6 IP, 3 ER). Overall, they are 23-62 (.371) against him. Davidson is 2-4 with a HR.

Rodon lost in Cleveland his last time out (7 IP, 4 ER). For their careers, these Cubs are 8-23 (.348) against him. Contreras is 2-3 with a HR.

Cubs @ White Sox: Lester vs Giolito (Game 154)

CHC (89-64): LHP Jon Lester (16-6, 3.43)
CHW (61-92): RHP Lucas Giolito (10-11, 5.77)
First pitch: 6:10pmCST

Lester went 7 scoreless for the win against the Reds on Saturday. He beat these White Sox (5.2 IP, 1 ER) at Wrigley on May 12. Overall, they are 15-69 (.217) against him. Castillo is 3-7.

Giolito has had an ugly season, especially at home, where he is 3-6 with a 7.91. He beat the Cubs on May 13 (5.2 IP, 3 ER). In his last outing, he gave up 4 ER in 6 innings and was tagged with the loss in Baltimore.

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