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  • Historically a slow starter, Jon Lester looks to turn things around

    Historically a slow starter, Jon Lester looks to turn things around
    PITTSBURGH — Despite his World Series success and six-year, $155 million contract, Jon Lester admittedly is a slow starter. With his "dead arm" period now more than a month in the past, Lester is ready to move ahead as he takes the mound for the...
  • Joe Maddon, Cubs trust Jon Lester will be in top form soon

    Joe Maddon, Cubs trust Jon Lester will be in top form soon
    Trust is paramount between a pitcher and his manager, and Joe Maddon continues to stress the significance of that relationship. His faith in winless free-agent starter Jon Lester remains undeterred after Sunday's 5-2 loss to the Padres. Lester, who...
  • Sunday's recap: Padres 5, Cubs 2

    Sunday's recap: Padres 5, Cubs 2
    The summary The Padres took two out of three from the Cubs after a 5-2 victory Sunday. Jon Lester, who gave up a two-run homer to Will Middlebrooks in the second inning, remains winless. Former Cub Andrew Cashner earned the victory. On the mound Lester...
  • Jon Lester throws glove with ball stuck in it to first base for an out

    Jon Lester throws glove with ball stuck in it to first base for an out
    Chicago Cubs pitcher Jon Lester used a little ingenuity to get an out in a game against the San Diego Padres when the ball got stuck in his glove. With one out and a runner on first base, Padres shortstop Clint Barmes hit a one-hopper to Lester, who...
  • Up next: Padres at Cubs

    Up next: Padres at Cubs
    All games on WBBM-AM 780. Season series: First meeting. Padres 4-3 in 2014. Friday: 1:20 p.m. ABC-7. RH James Shields (1-0, 2.08) vs. RH Jason Hammel (1-0, 4.50). Saturday: 1:20 p.m. CSN. RH Tyson Ross (1-0, 3.75) vs. RH Kyle Hendricks (0-0, 10.38)...
  • Series preview: Reds at Cubs

     Series preview: Reds at Cubs
    All games on WBBM-AM 780. Season series: First meeting. Reds 11-8 in 2014. Monday: 7:05 p.m., CSN-Plus, CLTV. RH Mike Leake (0-0, 4.76) vs. LH Jon Lester (0-1, 6.23). Tuesday: 7:05 p.m., CSN. RH Anthony DeSclafani (0-0, 3.00) vs. RH Jake Arrieta...
  • Jon Lester has a long way to go to get back to being himself

     Jon Lester has a long way to go to get back to being himself
    While the Cubs' $155 million pitcher was put under the microscope last week for failing to hold runners in his debut, the team president threw a ceremonial first pitch at the mascot and got off scot-free. "He was crowding the plate," Theo Epstein said...
  • Cubs find help from all corners in improving to 4-2

     Cubs find help from all corners in improving to 4-2
    Jorge Soler took Jon Lester off the hook with two impressive home runs Monday night. And if not for a lingering injury to Tommy La Stella that raises the possibility of Kris Bryant getting promoted, Arismendy Alcantara wouldn't have had the...
  • Monday's recap: Cubs 7, Reds 6 (10 innings)

    Monday's recap: Cubs 7, Reds 6 (10 innings)
    The summary The Cubs overcame two three-run deficits and a shaky start by Jon Lester to pull out a 7-6 win Monday night. Jorge Soler hit a pair of two-run homers. Arismendy Alcantara snapped an 0-for-16 slump with a bases-loaded single with one out in...
  • Billy Hamilton out of Reds' lineup vs. Cubs, Jon Lester

    Billy Hamilton out of Reds' lineup vs. Cubs, Jon Lester
    Jon Lester caught a break before taking the Wrigley Field mound Monday night. The Cincinnati Reds' lineup does not include speedster Billy Hamilton, who has seven stolen bases. That should bode well for Lester, who hasn't attempted a pickoff throw since...
  • Is criticism of Jon Lester's pickoff move much ado about nothing?

    Is criticism of Jon Lester's pickoff move much ado about nothing?
    Minutiae is in the eye of the beholder, as the Jon Lester pickoff controversy proved. After giving up three stolen bases to the Cardinals on opening night, the Cubs' $155 million pitcher was forced to answer the charge of intentionally ignoring opposing...