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Scouting Report on Today’s Starting Pitchers

Ryan Dempster is having no trouble with the conversion from closer to starter. The right-hander, who was the Cubs’ closer for three seasons, picked up a win in his last start against the Brewers, giving up three runs on four hits over six innings. He got a boost when the Cubs scored six runs in the first inning. Dempster did walk five in that game, matching his season-high. He also issued five walks on April 15 when he faced the Reds — and won. In that game, he held Cincinnati to four runs on five hits.

Johnny Cueto provided the Reds with their shortest start of the season, lasting 1 2/3 innings in Tuesday’s 7-2 loss to the Cardinals. The right-hander allowed seven runs, six earned, on eight hits with one walk and two strikeouts. Over his past four starts, Cueto has a 7.48 ERA with 18 earned runs allowed over 21 2/3 innings.

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Organizational Roundup

(AAA) – Iowa Cubs – Lost vs. Sacramento (4-5)

(AA) – Tennessee Smokies – Lost vs. Jacksonville (4-5)

(High A) – Daytona Cubs – Won vs. Fort Myers (4-6)

(A) – Peoria Chiefs – Lost vs. South Bend (0-2)

(SS) – Boise Hawks open their season June 17th

(RK) – Arizona Cubs open their season June 22nd

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