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L 5-15
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W 2-1
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L 6-7
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Cubs' Lester looks to stay hot versus Reds

CHICAGO -- Jon Lester hopes to resume a positive post-All-Star break run as the Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds wrap up a four-game series at Wrigley Field on Thursday.

Lester (8-7, 3.99 ERA) is 3-1 with a 3.26 ERA in six starts since the break with one blip -- allowing four runs (three earned) and seven hits over six innings in a 6-2 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday.

"It's like a start over for us at the break," Lester said recently. "As of now, that stuff is going well. There are some clunkers in there I wish I could take it back or grind through better and have a better outcome."

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Leaders
AVG: J. Votto.316
HR: J. Votto31
RBI: J. Votto83
SB: B. Hamilton50
W: S. Feldman7
Saves: R. Iglesias21
K: T. Adleman99
NL Central
TeamWLPctGB
Chi Cubs 6356.529-
Milwaukee 6359.5161.5
St. Louis 6159.5082.5
Pittsburgh 5862.4835.5
Cincinnati 5071.41314
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .254 (17)
Runs: 565 (13)
Hits: 1049 (13)
Home Runs: 171 (9)
Stolen Bases: 91 (4)
OBP: .329 (12)
SLG: .438 (9)
Total Bases: 1810 (7)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 5.30 (30)
Runs Allowed: 666 (30)
Saves: 24 (26)
Strikeouts: 978 (15)
OpBA: .268 (25)
OBP: .347 (30)
SLG: .478 (30)
Run Support: 4.74 (14)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
8/15 P. Ervin Called Up from Minors
8/15 D. Mesoraco Placed on 10-Day DL (Left foot fracture)
8/15 S. Schebler Sent to Minors For Rehabilitation
8/14 A. Alcántara Outrighted to Minors
8/13 A. Brice Placed on 10-Day DL (Strained right lat)
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Injuries
Date Player Status
8/15 D. Mesoraco Left foot fracture (on 10-day DL)
8/13 A. Brice Strained right lat (on 10-day DL)
8/7 L. Bonilla Right elbow inflammation (on 10-day DL)
8/3 R. Stephenson off 10-day DL
7/31 S. Schebler Strained left shoulder (on 10-day DL)
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