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Day of firsts for Addison Russell and Jon Lester at Wrigley Field

Day of firsts for Addison Russell and Jon Lester at Wrigley Field

Rookie Addison Russell deposited his first major league home run into the empty — under construction — left-field bleachers on Friday at Wrigley Field. And veteran left-hander Jon Lester earned his first victory for the Cubs as Russell's homer was enough to beat the Brewers 1-0. Russell said he was expecting the traditional silent treatment in the Cubs dugout after his blast led off the third inning against Brewers starter Wily Peralta (0-4). "But everyone was just waiting for me right there in the dugout. And it was awesome," said Russell, who added that Cubs personnel retrieved the home run ball for his trophy case. Friday marked the first time a Cubs...

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