Josh Beckett

Lester goes 7 innings to help Cubs beat Marlins 5-3

When Jon Lester gave up a three-run homer in the first inning Saturday, he drew upon a long-ago lesson from former teammates Curt Schilling and Josh Beckett: Start the start over.

Lester retired the next 13 in a row, went seven innings and helped the Chicago Cubs rally past the Miami Marlins 5-3.

After J.T. Realmuto homered on a hanging curve to put Miami up 3-1, Lester (5-4) allowed only two more baserunners, both on singles.

"When you give up three in the first, you have to try to figure out a way to pitch innings," Lester said. "That's one thing I learned at an early age in Boston with Schill and Josh: Man, it doesn't matter, we start over. You...