Jon Lester

Soler, Ross, Bryant hit long HRs as Cubs pound Phillies 6-2

In a game where the Cubs hit several mammoth drives, David Ross' smash against an advertising sign beyond the left-field bleachers stood out.

His 100th career home run was something to behold, and it wasn't just because of the distance it traveled. It was the feelings it generated.

Ross' drive broke open a game in which Jorge Soler and Kris Bryant hit long homers to back Jon Lester and lead Chicago to a 6-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on a rainy Friday afternoon.

"He makes our clubhouse better, he makes our guys better," said Lester, Ross' teammate in Boston and Chicago. "He knows how to go about pushing buttons with certain guys and...