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Cincinnati Reds (71-81)


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@ ChC
L 2-8
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@ ChC
W 4-2
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@ ChC
5:05 PM PT6:05 PM MT7:05 PM CT8:05 PM ET20:05 ET0:05 GMT8:05 5:05 PM MST7:05 PM EST7:35 PM VEN4:05 UAE (+1)7:05 PM CT
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vs. NYM
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vs. NYM
1:10 PM PT2:10 PM MT3:10 PM CT4:10 PM ET16:10 ET20:10 GMT4:10 1:10 PM MST3:10 PM EST3:40 PM VEN0:10 UAE (+1)3:10 PM CT

Lester ready to step up as Cubs face Reds

Jon Lester relied on his teammates for a lift during his most recent start for the Chicago Cubs.

As the left-hander prepares to face the visiting Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday night with the Cubs in the hunt for a playoff spot, Lester is hoping to be a catalyst himself.

Lester (13-10, 4.59 ERA) earned one of the wilder victories in his career on Friday. After yielding four first-inning runs to the Pittsburgh Pirates, he watched in appreciation as his teammates rallied for five runs in the bottom half, including home runs from Nicholas Castellanos, Willson Contreras and Nico Hoerner.

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Leaders
AVG: J. Iglesias.285
HR: E. Suárez47
RBI: E. Suárez101
SB: N. Senzel14
W: L. Castillo15
ERA: S. Gray2.80
Saves: R. Iglesias32
K: L. Castillo211
NL Central
TeamWLPctGB
St. Louis 8467.556-
Chi Cubs 8269.5432
Milwaukee 8269.5432
Cincinnati 7181.46713.5
Pittsburgh 6586.43019
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .244 (24)
Runs: 672 (22)
Hits: 1246 (24)
Home Runs: 217 (13)
Stolen Bases: 72 (12)
OBP: .314 (22)
SLG: .425 (22)
Total Bases: 2166 (22)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.20 (9)
Runs Allowed: 666 (8)
Saves: 43 (8)
Strikeouts: 1461 (4)
OpBA: .237 (4)
OBP: .311 (6)
SLG: .412 (7)
Run Support: 4.50 (22)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
9/16 C. Colón Purchased From Minors
9/8 J. Herget Called Up from Minors
9/7 J. Graterol Removed From 10-Day IL (Concussion)
9/4 K. Farmer Placed on 10-Day IL (Strained left oblique)
9/4 J. Peraza Called Up from Minors
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Injuries
Date Player Status
9/16 J. Votto Illness (day-to-day)
9/14 J. Iglesias Lower back stiffness (day-to-day)
9/4 A. Blandino Shoulder contusion (day-to-day)
9/4 K. Farmer Strained left oblique (on 10-day IL)
9/4 N. Senzel Torn right labrum - out for season (day-to-day)
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