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Chicago Cubs (82-69)

Mon. 9/16 Tue. 9/17 Wed. 9/18 Thu. 9/19 Fri. 9/20
vs. Cin
W 8-2
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vs. Cin
L 2-4
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Cin 2 - 1 ChC
Bot 7th
vs. StL
4:15 PM PT5:15 PM MT6:15 PM CT7:15 PM ET19:15 ET23:15 GMT7:15 4:15 PM MST6:15 PM EST6:45 PM VEN3:15 UAE (+1)6:15 PM CT
vs. StL
11:20 AM PT12:20 PM MT1:20 PM CT2:20 PM ET14:20 ET18:20 GMT2:20 11:20 AM MST1:20 PM EST1:50 PM VEN22:20 UAE1:20 PM CT

Lester ready to step up as Cubs face Reds

Jon Lester relied on his teammates for a lift during his most recent start for the Chicago Cubs.

As the left-hander prepares to face the visiting Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday night with the Cubs in the hunt for a playoff spot, Lester is hoping to be a catalyst himself.

Lester (13-10, 4.59 ERA) earned one of the wilder victories in his career on Friday. After yielding four first-inning runs to the Pittsburgh Pirates, he watched in appreciation as his teammates rallied for five runs in the bottom half, including home runs from Nicholas Castellanos, Willson Contreras and Nico Hoerner.

AVG: A. Rizzo.289
HR: K. Schwarber37
RBI: A. Rizzo93
SB: J. Báez11
W: J. Lester13
ERA: K. Hendricks3.26
Saves: C. Kimbrel13
K: Y. Darvish217
NL Central
St. Louis 8567.559-
Chi Cubs 8269.5432.5
Milwaukee 8269.5432.5
Cincinnati 7181.46714
Pittsburgh 6586.43019.5
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .254 (14)
Runs: 772 (10)
Hits: 1290 (15)
Home Runs: 243 (6)
Stolen Bases: 44 (28)
OBP: .333 (8)
SLG: .456 (7)
Total Bases: 2319 (10)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.02 (6)
Runs Allowed: 656 (7)
Saves: 37 (16)
Strikeouts: 1334 (14)
OpBA: .249 (11)
OBP: .320 (14)
SLG: .412 (6)
Run Support: 5.17 (10)
Date Player Transactions
9/15 K. Graveman Recalled From Minors Rehab Assignment
9/15 A. Russell Placed on 7-Day IL (Concussion)
9/13 D. Maples Called Up from Minors
9/10 T. Davis Outrighted to Minors
9/9 N. Hoerner Purchased From Minors
Show Transactions
Date Player Status
9/16 B. Kintzler Strained left oblique (day-to-day)
9/16 A. Rizzo Sprained right ankle (day-to-day)
9/12 A. Russell Concussion (on 7-day IL)
9/11 B. Zobrist Bruised knee (day-to-day)
9/2 C. Kimbrel Right elbow inflammation (on 10-day IL)
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