#Cubs Lester faces Padres

Jon Lester will open the Cubs’ series against the Padres at Wrigley Field Monday night. Lester is 3-1, and has yet to win at home. Here’s the lineup:

Fowler CF

Heyward RF

Bryant LF

Rizzo 1B

Zobrist 2B

Baez 3B

Russell SS

Ross C

Lester P

The Cubs have three of the top four pitchers in National League ERA: Jake Arrieta 1.13 ERA, Lester 1.58 ERA, the Dodgers’ Maeda 1.66 ERA, and Hammel 1.85.

The Cubs have scored 184 runs, the most in the Majors. They’ve allowed 82 runs, the fewest in the Majors. Their plus 102 run differential is the highest thru 30 games by any team in the World Series era.

The Cubs have won 11 of their last 12 games, including seven straight. Over the last 12 contests, Cubs’ starters are 7-0 with a 1.76 ERA (14 ER/71.2 IP).

 

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