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L 3-5
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StL 5 - 8 ChC
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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: K. Bryant.328
HR: J. Báez5
RBI: J. Báez16
SB: I. Happ2
W: P. Strop2
ERA: K. Hendricks3.71
Saves: B. Morrow2
K: T. Chatwood18
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: .235 (17)
Runs: 75 (17)
Hits: 128 (24)
Home Runs: 16 (22)
Stolen Bases: 4 (28)
OBP: .333 (9)
SLG: .404 (11)
Total Bases: 220 (18)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.96 (17)
Runs Allowed: 64 (8)
Saves: 2 (26)
Strikeouts: 133 (25)
OpBA: .240 (16)
OBP: .337 (25)
SLG: .383 (12)
Run Support: 4.79 (10)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
4/17 A. Rizzo Removed From 10-Day DL (Lower back tightness)
4/16 E. Navarro Sent to Minors
4/10 E. Navarro Purchased From Minors
4/10 A. Rizzo Placed on 10-Day DL (Lower back tightness)
3/29 C. Coghlan Signed to a Minor League Contract
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Injuries
Date Player Status
4/17 B. Zobrist Back tightness (day-to-day)
4/13 A. Almora Jr. Illness (day-to-day)
4/6 A. Rizzo off 10-day DL
2/14 D. Smyly Recovery from left elbow surgery (on 60-day DL)
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