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LEADING OFF: Lester eyes NL-best 12th win, A's stay hot

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CHICAGO'S ACE

Jon Lester has put together some ace-worthy seasons during his 13-year major league career, including four All-Star appearances and a runner-up finish in the Cy Young voting two years ago. The Chicago Cubs left-hander is in the middle of what might prove to be his finest season so far, and he'll look to become the National League's first 12-game winner when he takes the mound against the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday. Lester is 11-2 with a 2.25 ERA this season, and he's won his last seven starts — including going 5-0 with a 1.13 ERA during June.

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