#Cubs Lester gets start vs Bucs
Jon Lester takes the mound Friday in the first game of the Cubs’ three-game series against the Pirates. The Cubs can clinch a playoff berth with a win Friday. Here’s the lineup:
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Lester, has 192 strikeouts this season, third-most in a single season for a Cubs lefty in franchise history. He’s 10 away from Ken Holtzman, who set the mark with 202 strikeouts in 1970. Lester has recorded four double-digit strikeout games this season, a franchise mark for a left-hander. Lester’s 192 strikeouts this season are tied for seventh-most in the NL with today’s opposing starter, Pittsburgh’s Gerrit Cole.
The Cubs have won 13 of their last 17 home games, and 20 of the last 26.