#Cubs and Lester face Dodgers

Jon Lester gets the start Wednesday night at Wrigley Field when the Cubs play host to the Dodgers for Game 3 of this four-game series. Here’s the lineup:

Fowler CF

Heyward RF

Bryant LF

Rizzo 1B

Zobrist 2B

Russell SS

Baez 3B

Ross C

Lester P

The Cubs enter the month of June with a 6 1/2 game lead in the NL Central. It’s the first time the Cubs have begun the month with a lead in the division since 2008. The 6 1/2 game lead is currently the Cubs’ second largest ever entering June. In 1969, the Cubs had a 7 1/5 game lead.

The Cubs finished May 18-10, and the pitchers combined for a 2.81 ERA, second best in the Majors behind the Giants.

Ben Zobrist batted .406 in May. Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo are tied for second in the NL with 37 RBI apiece.

 

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Did I mention my man, Jon Lester, hurled a complete game tonight? Am going to witness his next start at Citizens` Bank Park in the City of Brotherly Love Monday, June 6, 2016. Can he repeat this? I`m thinking y`all want that.

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