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Jon Lester struggled some but offense picked him up and 'W is W'

Jon Lester struggled some but offense picked him up and 'W is W'

Jon Lester described his outing against the Diamondbacks on Friday as a "grind," but Cubs hitters made for a smooth result for the veteran starter. "I didn't do a very good job, even though these guys picked me up, of getting these guys back to the dugout," Lester said after the Cubs hammered the Diamondbacks 14-5 at Wrigley Field. "But a 'W' is a 'W.' You have to look at it that way and take the positives from it." Lester (9-10) allowed two runs on five hits while walking two and striking out three in five innings. Of his 91 pitches, Lester threw 59 strikes. The offense staked him to a 4-0 lead after two innings and a 14-2...

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