Weekly Planner: Dan Haren picking up the slack for the Dodgers

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Dan Haren has helped stabilize the Dodgers amid injuries and inconsistent offensive output.

Dan Haren has helped stabilize the Dodgers amid injuries and inconsistent offensive output.

Cardinals (vs. Chicago Cubs, vs. Atlanta) -- The Braves have a league-leading 2.66 ERA and 2.96 FIP, and while the Cardinals won't see Julio Teheran or Mike Minor, they will have a serious challenge this weekend. The Cubs' staff has a whole has been about average this year, but Jeff Samadzija and Jason Hammel have been great. They're both scheduled to start in the Cardinals' four-game set with the Cubs this week.