John Lackey had a little extra something in the tank for his old team.
The 37-year-old right-hander struck out 11 in seven innings of four-hit ball and delivered an RBI single, leading the Chicago Cubs over the St. Louis Cardinals 5-0 Monday night.
"I've been known to be able to focus a little bit, I guess," Lackey said. "I kind of like this sort of situation."
"You could tell he was amped up," Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said.
Jason Heyward, playing at Busch Stadium for the first time since leaving to sign with Chicago, was 0 for 4 at the plate, made two nice catches in right field and was booed throughout.