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  • Cubs scratching for runs, and got two in the 11th inning for 2-0 victory

     Cubs scratching for runs, and got two in the 11th inning for 2-0 victory
    Run prevention is important to manager Joe Maddon, but the need for more offense is becoming more urgent for the Cubs. For the first time this season, veteran catcher Miguel Montero caught Jon Lester — in the seventh inning of Wednesday night's 2-...
  • Jon Lester envisions springboard for Cubs' future pitching success

    Jon Lester envisions springboard for Cubs' future pitching success
    After three mercurial months, Jon Lester started July with an impressive start that he hopes will lead to sustained success for the rest of the season. Lester, who had an 0-3 record and 5.74 ERA in June following a 4-1 record in May, threw seven shutout...
  • Series preview: Cubs at Mets

    Series preview: Cubs at Mets
    All games on WBBM-AM 780. Season series: Cubs 4-0. Tuesday: 6:10 p.m., CSN. RH Kyle Hendricks (2-4, 4.46) vs. LH Jonathon Niese (3-7, 4.12). Wednesday: 6:10 p.m., WGN-9. LH Jon Lester (4-6, 4.03) vs. RH Bartolo Colon (9-6, 4.89). Thursday: 12:...
  • Dodgers beat Cubs, 4-0, as Justin Turner continues to be a big hit

    Dodgers beat Cubs, 4-0, as Justin Turner continues to be a big hit
    CHICAGO — Justin Turner shrugged. "Game of inches, huh?" he said. Turner fell an inch short of his 11th home run of the season Thursday, as replay officials ruled the ball he hit in the seventh inning hit the top of the short protruding fence in...
  • Dodgers make early output hold up for 4-0 victory over Chicago Cubs

    Dodgers make early output hold up for 4-0 victory over Chicago Cubs
    Score early and hang on. Not the greatest approach maybe, but over the course of a six-month season, you win games any and every way you can. So the Dodgers scored a pair of runs in the first and second innings, held on as Carlos Frias flirted with...
  • Dodgers chase Jon Lester in 4-0 win over Cubs

    Dodgers chase Jon Lester in 4-0 win over Cubs
    Dodgers 4, Chicago 0 KEY MOMENT: With the Dodgers facing a left-handed pitcher in Cubs starter Jon Lester, Manager Don Mattingly elected to field an entirely right-handed-hitting lineup. Adrian Gonzalez, Joc Pederson and Yasmani Grandal didn't start....
  • Jon Lester says reason for argument with ump a mystery to him

    Jon Lester says reason for argument with ump a mystery to him
    Jon Lester isn't afraid to show emotion, but catcher David Ross had to intercept umpire Andy Fletcher between the mound and home plate after Lester issued a walk in the second inning of the Cubs' 4-0 loss to the Dodgers. "I didn't say anything...
  • Right now, Jon Lester biggest reason for concern about Cubs rotation

    Right now, Jon Lester biggest reason for concern about Cubs rotation
    No longer does Cubs pitcher Jon Lester take the wrong way to the clubhouse navigating the dank halls of Wrigley Field. "I've stopped turning left,'' Lester said Thursday after the Cubs' 4-0 loss to the Dodgers. "I've figured my way around.'' According...
  • Thursday's recap: Dodgers 4, Cubs 0

     Thursday's recap: Dodgers 4, Cubs 0
    The summary Third baseman Kris Bryant left after two innings because of flu-like symptoms as the Dodgers pounced on Jon Lester in the first two en route to a 4-0 victory. Addison Russell started at shortstop in place of Starlin Castro, who attended...
  • Cubs don't fear Dodgers, Cardinals after dominant pitching performances

     Cubs don't fear Dodgers, Cardinals after dominant pitching performances
    MINNEAPOLIS — Bring it on. That seems to be the Cubs' theme after Jon Lester and Jake Arrieta had dominant performances to help them win a series against the surprising Twins with the National League-power Dodgers and Cardinals ahead in the next...
  • Saturday's recap: Cubs 4, Twins 1

    Saturday's recap: Cubs 4, Twins 1
    The summary After wasting scoring opportunities in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings Saturday, the Cubs rallied in the 10th on Starlin Castro's two-run, tiebreaking single for a 4-1 win over the Twins. Jon Lester was left with a no-decision despite...