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Friday, July 18 (All times Eastern)

Chicago Cubs (40-54) at Arizona Diamondbacks (40-56), 9:40 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Chicago - Edwin Jackson (5-10, 5.64) Arizona - Trevor Cahill (1-6, 5.66)

(SportsNetwork.com) - Edwin Jackson will try to avoid a fourth straight losing decision on Friday evening when the Chicago Cubs kick off a three-game set with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Jackson has not won since June 20 and was shelled for nine runs in 3 2/3 innings of his final start before the All-Star break against Atlanta. The right-hander gave up seven hits and four walks while getting taken deep three times.

One of those home runs was hit by opposing pitcher Mike Minor.

"It was an embarrassing and horrendous game," said Jackson. "It is one of those games to put way back in the back of your memory."

The 30-year-old Jackson dropped to 5-10 with a 5.64 earned run average on the year and that includes a loss at home to Arizona back on April 24. Jackson did log a quality start on that day by allowing three runs over seven innings, but still fell to 2-4 lifetime versus the Diamondbacks with a 4.80 ERA.

While Jackson is looking to get on track, Arizona hopes that Trevor Cahill can also get his season on the correct path. The former All-Star went 1-6 with a 5.66 ERA in 19 games with four starts before a demotion to the minors.

The right-handed Cahill went 2-2 with a 3.49 ERA in six starts with Triple-A Reno before getting recalled on Saturday. He is scheduled to make his first major league appearance since June 6 and first start since April 15.

"I wasn't contributing as much as I could, so (I got) a chance to go down there and work out some kinks and hopefully come back up here and contribute," Cahill told Arizona's website.

"I felt more comfortable as it went on. We tried different things. I had some good ones. I had some bad ones."

The 26-year-old's lone victory of the campaign came in relief on April 23 against the Cubs. He is 3-1 with a 3.68 ERA versus them lifetime in four meetings, including three starts.

The Diamondbacks and Cubs both occupy last place in their respective divisions, with Arizona having lost eight of its past 13 while going 17-31 at home.

Arizona has gotten a good look at rookie outfielder David Peralta, who is hitting .321 in 36 games with three homers and 16 RBI.

The Cubs, meanwhile, have dropped eight of their past 10 and also figure to showcase some youth down the stretch. That should include infielder Arismendy Alcantara, who is 9-for-23 over the first give games of his career with a homer and five RBI.

The Cubs and Diamondbacks split a four-game set in Chicago from April 21-24.

07/18 10:36:17 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
STONYBROOK 0
NCSTATE 3
 
6th
SYR 0
DUR 0
 
Final
KAN 8
CHC 4
6th
COL 2
PHI 0
 
6th
TAM 1
BAL 0
 
6th
MIA 4
NYM 1
 
5th
WAS 0
CIN 1
 
2nd
BOS 0
TEX 0
 
1st
ARI 1
MIL 0
 
1st
CWS 0
HOU 0
 
8:10pm Tonight
TOR 0
MIN 0
1st
LOS 0
STL 0
 
10:05pm Tonight
DET
ANA
10:05pm Tonight
NYY
OAK
10:10pm Tonight
CLE
SEA
10:10pm Tonight
PIT
SDP
10:15pm Tonight
ATL
SFG
1st
TAM 0
NYR 0
 
Final
AUBURN 6
CHARLESTON 7
 
Final
CALIFORNIA 9
CCAROLINA 3
 
Final
COLUMBIA 6
ECAROLINA 3
 
Final
ORALROBRTS 6
ARKANSAS 8
 
Final
SFLORIDA 5
FAU 3
 
Final
WRIGHTST 7
NOTREDAME 13
 
Final
MICHIGAN 10
BRADLEY 5
 
Final
OREGON 1
IOWA 3
 
Final
TEXAS 4
OREGONST 5
 
Final
INDIANA 7
RADFORD 1
 
Final
ULLAFAYETE 7
RICE 6
 
Final
STONYBROOK 0
NCSTATE 3
 
6th
LEHIGH 2
LSU 6
 
8th
CLEMSON 2
ARIZONAST 4
 
7th
MERCER 4
FLORIDAST 4
 
7th
MOREHEADST 2
LOUISVILLE 5
 
8th
VIRGINIA 3
USC 1
 
7:00pm Tonight
CANISIUS 0
SWMISSOURI 0
 
5th
FIU 0
MIAFLA 6
 
4th
FLAAM 0
FLORIDA 6
 
4th
MARYLAND 3
MISS 0
 
5th
STJOHNS 2
OKLAHOMAST 3
 
5th
TSOUTHERN 0
TEXASAM 2
 
4th
VCU 0
DALLASBAPT 0
 
1st
HSTNBAPT 3
HOUSTON 0
 
1st
LIPSCOMB 0
VANDERBILT 0
 
2nd
OHIO 1
ILLINOIS 1
 
2nd
SACREDHART 0
TCU 1
 
9:30pm Tonight
TULANE
NWILMINGTN
 
10:00pm Tonight
PEPPERDINE
FULLERTON
 
10:00pm Tonight
SANDIEGOST
CSANTABAR
 
11:00pm Tonight
CSBAKER
UCLA
 
6th
SYR 0
DUR 0