New York Mets vs Chicago Cubs
CHICAGO -- Jon Lester will try to help the streaky Chicago Cubs open a little more space in the tight National League Central race Wednesday night when he starts against the New York Mets.
Injuries and slumps have caused the Cubs to stumble this season after they breezed to the division title last season. Chicago (78-66) is two games ahead of the St. Louis Cardinals (76-68) and 2 1/2 on top of the Milwaukee Brewers (76-69).
Lester (10-7, 4.35 ERA) will make his third start since spending two weeks on the disabled list with lat tightness and shoulder fatigue. At Pittsburgh on Thursday, the left-hander looked to be nearly back in form, tossing six innings and allowing one run and five hits. He issued a season-high four walks, though.Read More...