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Dempster to make 300th career start

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Ryan Dempster will make his 300th career start when he pitches against the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday.

Dempster will be the 19th active pitcher to reach the milestone. Jamie Moyer leads active pitchers with 635 starts.

Dempster is 0-1 with a 1.02 ERA in five starts this season. He leads the majors in ERA. He has received a NL-worst average 2.04 run support.

Dempster will be countered by Cardinals starter Jake Westbrook (4-2, 1.76) on Monday. Here’s the Cubs’ lineup:

1. David DeJesus -- RF

2. Tony Campana – CF

3. Starlin Castro – SS

4. Bryan LaHair – 1B

5. Alfonso Soriano – LF

6. Ian Stewart – 3B

7. Geovany Soto – C

8. Darwin Barney – 2B

9. Ryan Dempster -- P