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Mon Oct 1601:29LHP Jon Lester got no-decision against Dodgers in Game 2 of Nati...
LHP Jon Lester got a no-decision against the Dodgers in Game 2 of the National League Championship Series on Sunday after he allowed one run on three hits and five walks in 4 2/3 innings. Lester held the Dodgers scoreless through four innings, but the Dodgers made him work for it, elevating his pitch count. In the fifth, he gave up a two-out RBI single to 3B Justin Turner. After he walked 1B Cody Bellinger, Lester had made 103 pitches, and he was taken out of the game.
Sun Oct 1504:27LHP Jon Lester officially named starter for Sunday's Game 2 of N...
LHP Jon Lester was officially named the starter for Sunday's Game 2 of the NLCS. The outing will come three days after he threw 51 pitches in a relief outing during Game 4 of the NLDS at home against the Nationals. Lester game up one run on two hits over six innings during a NLDS Game 2 start against the Nationals. He started in two of the Cubs' four victories over the Dodgers in the NLCS last year.
Thu Oct 1203:45LHP Jon Lester made first postseason relief appearance since Gam...
LHP Jon Lester made his first postseason relief appearance since Game 7 of the 2016 World Series. Lester took over for starter Jake Arrieta on Wednesday and retired the first 10 hitters he faced against the Washington Nationals. Lester pitched 3 2/3 innings and allowed one hit, one run, struck out three and walked one. Wednesday's relief appearance was the fourth of his career.
Sun Oct 804:07-LHP Jon Lester six innings Saturday and allowed just one run at...
-LHP Jon Lester went six innings Saturday and allowed just one run at Washington. It was his 20th postseason start. Lester did not figure in the decision as the Nationals scored five runs in the eighth for a 6-3 win.
Sat Oct 704:07LHP Jon Lester slated to start game 2 of NLDS on Saturday in Was...
LHP Jon Lester is slated to start game 2 of the NLDS on Saturday in Washington. Lester has not beaten the Nationals since 2009, but he is 2-1 with a 2.79 ERA in six career starts against Washington. He was 0-0 in two starts against the Nationals this season with a 2.84 ERA in 12 2/3 innings. Lester has trouble holding on runners, and that could be an issue as Washington leadoff man Trea Turner was third in the National League in steals this year.
Sun Oct 116:56MLB roundup: Red Sox wrap up AL East title
BOSTON -- The Boston Red Sox clinched their second consecutive American League East title with a 6-3 win over the Houston Astros on Saturday afternoon at Fenway Park.Mitch Moreland had a pair of RBIs, Mookie Betts hit a solo home run, and Hanley Ramirez, Rafael Devers and Andrew Benintendi each drove in one run for the Red Sox, who needed a win or a New York Yankees loss to clinch. It marked the first time since division play began in 1969 that the Red Sox have won back-to-back AL East crowns.Boston's Drew Pomeranz (17-6) bounced back from a short start last Monday to toss six-plus innings, allowing one run, striking out three and giving up two hits and two walks.Brian McCann launched a solo home run, his 18th, and Evan Gattis and Yuli Gurriel each had RBI singles for AL West champion Houston (100-61), which will finish with the second-best record in the league behind the Cleveland Indians and is set to face the Red Sox in the AL Division Series. Game 1 of the series is Thursday in Hou... [More]
Sun Oct 103:38LHP Jon Lester (13-8, 4.33 ERA) struck out seven in five scorele...
LHP Jon Lester (13-8, 4.33 ERA) struck out seven in five scoreless innings for his fifth victory in six starts and second scoreless outing of the season. He also threw seven scoreless innings on April 16 against Pittsburgh. He is 13-3 with a 2.25 ERA in September since he joined the Cubs in 2015.
Sat Sep 3003:08LHP Jon Lester (12-8, 4.46 ERA) has reached 32 starts in each of...
LHP Jon Lester (12-8, 4.46 ERA) has reached 32 starts in each of the last six seasons and will make his fourth start of 2017 against the Reds. He's 1-0 with a 10-13 ERA in three previous starts against Cincinnati, including nine runs in 1 2/3 innings in his last start on Aug. 17 at Wrigley Field. He has limited left-handed batters to a .213 average while righties have batted .274. In his last start on Monday at St. Louis, he allowed one run in six innings in the Cubs' 10-2 victory.
Tue Sep 2616:18MLB roundup: Judge ties, breaks rookie HR mark
NEW YORK -- Aaron Judge tied Mark McGwire's rookie record for homers in the third inning and broke the mark in the seventh as the New York Yankees beat the Kansas City Royals 11-3 during a makeup game Monday afternoon.Judge tied McGwire by hitting a full-count fastball from Jakob Junis (8-3) into the back rows of the lower portion of the right-center-field seats just below the bleachers with one out in the third.Judge reached 49 in his 150th game and 525th at-bat. McGwire did it in 151 games and 547 at-bats for the Oakland A's in 1987. In his second attempt at getting the 50th homer, Judge emphatically broke McGwire's mark, hitting a 2-1 breaking ball from Trevor Cahill into the left-center-field seats beyond the Royals bullpen, giving New York a 7-3 lead and becoming the fifth Yankee to reach 50 homers.Greg Bird hit a two-run homer and Gary Sanchez followed Judge's record-breaking homer with his 33rd of the season as the Yankees lowered their magic number for clinching home field in n... [More]
Tue Sep 2605:47LHP Jon Lester may have calmed some Cubs fans' fears Monday nigh...
LHP Jon Lester may have calmed some Cubs fans' fears Monday night with six solid innings of work in his 12th win of the year in St. Louis. Lester gave up five hits and a run, walking two and fanning four. While his location could have been better over the first four innings, Lester clearly improved as the game progressed, retiring eight of the last nine hitters he faced.
Sun Sep 2403:44LHP Jon Lester will make next start as scheduled Monday when Cub...
LHP Jon Lester will make his next start as scheduled Monday when the Cubs open a four-game series at St. Louis. Manager Joe Maddon said he wasn't concerned with Lester's recent command issues. "There's nothing wrong with him, ailment-wise," Maddon said. "If there was, I'd be concerned. But I'm not getting that at all."
Thu Sep 2105:27LHP Jon Lester saw three-game win streak end Wednesday with roug...
LHP Jon Lester saw a three-game win streak end Wednesday with a rough outing in an 8-1 loss to the Rays. Lester only pitched 4 1/3 innings and gave up seven earned runs on eight hits. Against a Rays team that will strike out 1,500 times this season, he couldn't record a single strikeout.
Thu Sep 1405:31LHP Jon Lester (11-7) pitched second straight quality start, imp...
LHP Jon Lester (11-7) pitched his second straight quality start, improving to 3-0 with a 3.71 ERA in three starts since coming off the disabled list earlier this month. He tossed 114 pitches, the most since 120 on May 7 against the Yankees. Lester allowed two runs on six hits, walked four and struck out five.
Thu Sep 1401:50MLB roundup: Indians notch AL-record 21st straight win
CLEVELAND -- Jay Bruce and Roberto Perez each homered as the Cleveland Indians set an American League record with their 21st consecutive win, a 5-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday.The 2002 Oakland Athletics previously held the AL record with a 20-game winning streak.The Indians are also tied with the 1935 Chicago Cubs for the second-longest winning streak in major league history. The longest is 26 games by the 1916 New York Giants, although there was a tie game during that streak.Mike Clevinger (10-5) gave up one earned run in 5 2/3 innings. Cody Allen pitched the ninth inning to earn his 27th save.Twins 3, Padres 1 (10 innings)MINNEAPOLIS -- Eddie Rosario's two-run, two-out homer in the 10th inning sent Minnesota past San Diego.Joe Mauer hit a one-out single, and Rosario followed with a towering homer to right field off rookie Phil Maton (3-1) on a 2-0 count. Matt Belisle (2-2) pitched 1 2/3 perfect innings for the Twins, who have won two in a row and five of their past s... [More]
Thu Sep 1401:40MLB roundup: Indians notch AL-record 21st straight win
CLEVELAND -- Jay Bruce and Roberto Perez each homered as the Cleveland Indians set an American League record with their 21st consecutive win, a 5-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday.The 2002 Oakland Athletics previously held the AL record with a 20-game winning streak.The Indians are also tied with the 1935 Chicago Cubs for the second-longest winning streak in major league history. The longest is 26 games by the 1916 New York Giants, although there was a tie game during that streak.Mike Clevinger (10-5) gave up one earned run in 5 2/3 innings. Cody Allen pitched the ninth inning to earn his 27th save.Twins 3, Padres 1 (10 innings)MINNEAPOLIS -- Eddie Rosario's two-run, two-out homer in the 10th inning sent Minnesota past San Diego.Joe Mauer hit a one-out single, and Rosario followed with a towering homer to right field off rookie Phil Maton (3-1) on a 2-0 count. Matt Belisle (2-2) pitched 1 2/3 perfect innings for the Twins, who have won two in a row and five of their past s... [More]
Fri Sep 804:09LHP Jon Lester, in second game back since returning from DL, gav...
LHP Jon Lester, in his second game back since returning from the DL, gave up one run and five hits in six innings for the win, setting the Pirates down in order in the fifth and sixth. He walked four and struck out five. "The first couple innings, (I was) able to get ahead of guys, just wasn't really able to get them out as quick as we would have liked to," Lester said. "Whether that's a little bit of rust or being too fine, I don't know, but we got through it and a couple good defensive plays helped."
Sun Sep 306:26LHP Jon Lester (9-7) earned win in first start since Aug
LHP Jon Lester (9-7) earned the win in his first start since Aug. 17 against Cincinnati and collected his first victory since July 27 against the White Sox. Lester was officially activated off the disabled list prior to Saturday's start. He was sidelined since Aug. 18 with left lat tightness and general shoulder fatigue. It was his first time on the disabled list since 2011. He also went 1-for-1 at the plate and is 4-for-11 with two walks and three runs scored in his last seven starts.
Fri Sep 106:27LHP Jon Lester (8-7, 4.37 ERA) scheduled to come off disabled li...
LHP Jon Lester (8-7, 4.37 ERA) is scheduled to come off the disabled list on Saturday and take the mound against Braves right-hander Lucas Simms (2-4, 4.41 ERA). Lester has been on the disabled list since Aug. 18 with left lat tightness and general shoulder fatigue.
Fri Aug 2503:13LHP Jon Lester remains on schedule to have bullpen on Friday in ...
LHP Jon Lester remains on schedule to have a bullpen on Friday in Philadelphia. He threw on the side Wednesday at Great American Ball Park. "He was smiling, I know you guys don't see that too often," said Cubs Joe Maddon. Lester has been on the disabled list since August 18 with lat tightness and shoulder fatigue. He's 8-7 with a 4.87 ERA in 26 starts and has thrown 148 1/3 innings this season.
Thu Aug 2404:03LHP Jon Lester threw on side Wednesday at Great American Ball Pa...
LHP Jon Lester threw on the side Wednesday at Great American Ball Park and the reports from pitching coach Chris Bosio to manager Joe Maddon were positive. The next step is a bullpen session scheduled for Friday in Philadelphia. Maddon said a simulated game likely would follow, but he didn't want to look ahead. Lester has been on the disabled list since Aug. 18 with lat tightness and shoulder fatigue. He's 8-7 with a 4.87 ERA in 26 starts and has thrown 148 1/3 innings this season.
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