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Chicago Cubs (12-10)


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vs. LAD
W 7-2
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vs. LAD
W 7-6
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LAD 2 - 1 ChC
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Lester solid in return, but Dodgers get past Cubs 2-1

CHICAGO (AP) Although it wasn't enough to keep the Cubs rolling, Jon Lester was pleased with his first outing in more than two weeks.

The Los Angeles Dodgers spoiled the veteran left-hander's return to the rotation by scoring on an error and a sacrifice fly, beating Chicago 2-1 on Thursday to avoid a three-game sweep.

Lester (1-1), who spent 16 days on the injured list with a left hamstring strain, allowed one run on four hits in five innings. He struck out five and walked none.

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Leaders
AVG: J. Heyward.333
HR: J. Báez8
RBI: J. Báez21
SB: J. Heyward3
W: C. Hamels3
ERA: C. Hamels3.16
Saves: P. Strop3
K: J. Quintana36
NL Central
TeamWLPctGB
St. Louis 159.625-
Chi Cubs 1211.5222.5
Pittsburgh 1211.5222.5
Milwaukee 1313.5003
Cincinnati 914.3915.5
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .258 (10)
Runs: 124 (10)
Hits: 192 (21)
Home Runs: 30 (21)
Stolen Bases: 9 (23)
OBP: .354 (3)
SLG: .440 (13)
Total Bases: 327 (20)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.19 (13)
Runs Allowed: 101 (11)
Saves: 3 (28)
Strikeouts: 202 (24)
OpBA: .253 (19)
OBP: .336 (21)
SLG: .417 (14)
Run Support: 5.83 (2)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
4/25 J. Lester Removed From 10-Day IL (Left hamstring strain)
4/24 D. Bote Reinstated from Paternity Leave List
4/24 T. Collins Sent to Minors
4/24 A. Russell Sent to Minors For Rehabilitation
4/23 D. Bote Placed on Paternity Leave List
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Injuries
Date Player Status
4/12 V. Caratini Fractured hamate bone, left hand (on 10-day DL)
4/9 J. Lester Left hamstring strain (on 10-day DL)
4/5 M. Montgomery Strained left lat (on 10-day DL)
3/25 T. Barnette Right shoulder inflammation (on 10-day DL)
3/25 X. Cedeño Left wrist inflammation (on 10-day DL)
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