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@ ChC
W 5-3
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Lester, Heyward lead Cubs past Cardinals 8-5

CHICAGO (AP) The Cubs made Jon Lester's job easier by staking him to an early lead.

Lester was dominant through six innings of two-hit ball in his 100th start with the Cubs, Jason Heyward hit a two-run homer and Chicago defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 8-5 on Thursday.

Kris Bryant and Kyle Schwarber each had two RBIs as Chicago took a 6-1 lead after two innings. Every Cubs starter had a hit, including three by Anthony Rizzo and two each by Heyward, Schwarber and Javier Baez.

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Leaders
AVG: J. Martínez.339
HR: P. DeJong5
RBI: J. Martínez15
SB: T. Pham5
W: C. Martínez2
ERA: C. Martínez1.75
Saves: B. Norris4
K: C. Martínez30
NL Central
TeamWLPctGB
Pittsburgh 126.667-
St. Louis 108.5562
Milwaukee 109.5262.5
Chi Cubs 88.5003
Cincinnati 315.1679
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .244 (9)
Runs: 79 (14)
Hits: 141 (15)
Home Runs: 25 (5)
Stolen Bases: 9 (16)
OBP: .327 (11)
SLG: .408 (8)
Total Bases: 236 (14)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.22 (7)
Runs Allowed: 59 (6)
Saves: 5 (11)
Strikeouts: 154 (15)
OpBA: .239 (15)
OBP: .327 (20)
SLG: .378 (11)
Run Support: 4.63 (12)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
4/19 J. Brebbia Sent to Minors
4/19 T. O'Neill Called Up from Minors
4/16 L. Gregerson Recalled From Minors Rehab Assignment
4/16 L. Gregerson Removed From 10-Day DL (Hamstring strain)
4/16 J. Gyorko Removed From 10-Day DL (Strained right hamstring)
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Injuries
Date Player Status
4/10 S. Tuivailala Left knee strain (on 10-day DL)
4/6 R. Sherriff Right great toe fracture (on 10-day DL)
4/3 J. Gyorko off 10-day DL
3/30 B. Cecil Strained left shoulder (on 10-day DL)
3/26 L. Gregerson off 10-day DL
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