#Cubs and Lester face Pirates
Jon Lester will start Saturday night at PNC Park as the Cubs play the Pirates in Game 2 of a three-game series. The Cubs have lost eight of their last nine games. The starting pitchers are 1-5 with 7.71 ERA (38 earned runs over 44 1/3 innings) in that stretch. Chicago is looking to avoid its first five-game losing streak since losing five in a row June 24-28, 2015.
Lester enters the game with a 2.67 ERA, the fourth lowest mark among left-handed pitchers in all of baseball and trailing only Clayton Kershaw (1.79 ERA), Madison Bumgarner (2.09) and Drew Pomeranz (2.47).
Here’s the lineup:
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