Jon Lester was in the zone and could not be stopped. He tossed a complete game gem allowing just one hit that hurt, a lead off home run to the Dodgers Enrique Hernandez in the top of the first inning.
Kris Bryant saved the day for the Cubs (36-15), in what turned into a pitching duel, when he pounded a two-run home run in the bottom of the third inning.
And that was all Lester would need as the Cubs cruise to the win by the score of 2-1 behind Lester’s masterful pitching performance.
Stats that mattered
- Jon Lester was a man on a mission – 9IP, 1R, 4H, 10Ks
The Cubs close out the series against the Dodgers today at 1:20 PM CDT. Kyle Hendricks will take the mound for the Cubs as they look to take the series from the Dodgers.