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Jon Lester
2.10 9-3 99
Team: Chi CubsHt / Wt: 6-4 / 240 NFBC ADP: 60.69
Position: SPBorn: 1/7/1984 Birthplace: Tacoma, Washington
Bats/Throws: L/L Draft: 2nd Round by Red Sox (2002)

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June 24 10:04 AM PT11:04 AM MT12:04 PM CT1:04 PM ET13:04 ET17:04 GMT1:04 10:04 AM MST12:04 PM EST12:34 PM VEN21:04 UAE12:04 PM CT-Lester went seven innings and allowed two runs, on homers by Stanton and Marcell Ozuna, in the Cubs' 4-2 loss to the Marlins on Thursday.
Analysis: Miami ended Lester's streak of wins in five consecutive starts, but the lefty's 1.45 ERA in his last six outings is tough to ignore.
June 17 6:09 PM PT7:09 PM MT8:09 PM CT9:09 PM ET21:09 ET1:09 GMT9:09 6:09 PM MST8:09 PM EST8:39 PM VEN5:09 UAE (+1)8:09 PM CT-Lester goes for his fifth consecutive win when he faces the Pittsburgh Pirates at Wrigley Field on Saturday.
Analysis: Lester is 4-0 with a sparkling 0.59 ERA in four starts since he pitched just 2 2/3 innings in a 5-3 loss at San Francisco on May 21. He has allowed just one earned run in 24 innings in June.
June 13 8:19 AM PT9:19 AM MT10:19 AM CT11:19 AM ET11:19 ET15:19 GMT23:19 8:19 AM MST10:19 AM EST10:49 AM VEN19:19 UAE10:19 AM CT-Lester won his fourth consecutive start Sunday, allowing one run - none earned - and five hits over seven innings in a 13-2 rout of Atlanta. He also struck out seven.
Analysis: Lester has posted an 0.59 ERA with 33 strikeouts over 30 1/3 innings during his winning streak. He's given the Cubs quite a top three with Jake Arrieta and John Lackey. Ride this wave while you can.
June 7 9:45 PM PT10:45 PM MT11:45 PM CT12:45 AM ET0:45 ET4:45 GMT12:45 9:45 PM MST11:45 PM EST12:15 AM VEN8:45 UAE11:45 PM CT-Lester pitched eight scoreless innings in Monday's 6-4 win at Philadelphia.
Analysis: Lester (7-3) improved to 6-0 in eight career starts against the Phillies while lowering his ERA against them to 1.46. He struck out nine, walked none and allowed four hits.
June 2 10:51 AM PT11:51 AM MT12:51 PM CT1:51 PM ET13:51 ET17:51 GMT1:51 10:51 AM MST12:51 PM EST1:21 PM VEN21:51 UAE12:51 PM CT-Lester struck out 10 in a complete-game gem Wednesday against the Dodgers.
Analysis: After giving up a leadoff home run to Kike Hernandez, Lester yielded only three more hits in the 2-1 win to lower his season ERA to 2.29. He's been a model of consistency thus far, having allowed one earned run or fewer in eight of his 11 starts.
May 16 2:20 PM PT3:20 PM MT4:20 PM CT5:20 PM ET17:20 ET21:20 GMT5:20 2:20 PM MST4:20 PM EST4:50 PM VEN1:20 UAE (+1)4:20 PM CT-Lester took a no-hitter into the seventh inning Sunday but suffered a 2-1 loss to Pittsburgh, ending a personal three-game win streak.
Analysis: Lester (4-2, 1.88 ERA) gave up one run and two hits in 6 2/3 innings while striking out nine.
May 11 10:13 AM PT11:13 AM MT12:13 PM CT1:13 PM ET13:13 ET17:13 GMT1:13 10:13 AM MST12:13 PM EST12:43 PM VEN21:13 UAE12:13 PM CT-Lester earned his third consecutive win in an 8-7 victory against the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Lester (4-1, 1.96 ERA) gave up three runs in six innings after posting a 1.00 ERA in his previous four games.
May 5 1:21 PM PT2:21 PM MT3:21 PM CT4:21 PM ET16:21 ET20:21 GMT4:21 1:21 PM MST3:21 PM EST3:51 PM VEN0:21 UAE (+1)3:21 PM CT-Lester improved to 3-1 as he scattered eight hits in 5 2/3 scoreless innings, struck out five and walked two Wednesday.
Analysis: The left-hander has allowed one run or none in five of six starts this season.
Apr. 30 5:46 PM PT6:46 PM MT7:46 PM CT8:46 PM ET20:46 ET0:46 GMT8:46 5:46 PM MST7:46 PM EST8:16 PM VEN4:46 UAE (+1)7:46 PM CT-Lester gave up one run in seven innings and fanned 10 on Friday, but he did not get a decision in a 6-1 win over Atlanta.
Analysis: Lester (2-1, 1.83 ERA) has allowed one run while pitching at least seven innings in each of his last three starts. He has 24 strikeouts and five walks in his past 21 1/3 innings.
Apr. 23 3:48 PM PT4:48 PM MT5:48 PM CT6:48 PM ET18:48 ET22:48 GMT6:48 3:48 PM MST5:48 PM EST6:18 PM VEN2:48 UAE (+1)5:48 PM CT-Lester continued to roll on Friday, tossing seven strong innings in an 8-1 win over the Reds.
Analysis: He allowed one run and five hits while walking one and striking out four.
Apr. 6 2:58 PM PT3:58 PM MT4:58 PM CT5:58 PM ET17:58 ET21:58 GMT5:58 2:58 PM MST4:58 PM EST5:28 PM VEN1:58 UAE (+1)4:58 PM CT-Lester gave up one run in seven innings to beat the Angels on Tuesday.
Analysis: It was a solid first start for Lester, who gave up four hits and threw 93 pitches.

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