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What to watch for Sunday in MLB: Angels’ Ohtani returns to mound, Nola vs Lester

Angels rookie Shohei Ohtani is set to pitch again, and will start against the Astros at Minute Maid Park. The two-way sensation from Japan hasn’t been on the mound in …


MLB roundup: Ryan Zimmerman powers Nationals past Jon Lester, Cubs

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MLB capsules: Jon Lester, Cubs 1-hit Pirates for 11th win in 13 games

Jon Lester combined with two relievers on a one-hitter, and the Cubs took advantage of a first-inning slip by center fielder Starling Marte in a 2-0 victory Saturday over the …


MLB notes: Dodgers sweep Cubs as aces for both teams struggle

Cody Bellinger and Kike Hernandez led an offensive outburst with three-run homers that upstaged the anticipated duel between aces Jon Lester and Clayton Kershaw, helping the Los Angeles Dodgers beat …


Cubs’ Bryant, Lester, Hendricks, Maddon up for major awards

Slugger Kris Bryant, pitchers Jon Lester and Kyle Hendricks, and manager Joe Maddon of the World Series champion Chicago Cubs are among the finalists for baseball’s major postseason awards.


Lester, Cubs ready in case Cleveland tries to run wild

Jon Lester is a study in contrasts. When the baseball leaves his left hand on its way to the plate, the Chicago Cubs ace is dominant, particularly in October. When …


Cubs beat Dodgers, head home with 3-2 lead in NLCS

Jon Lester pitched seven sharp innings, Addison Russell hit a tiebreaking homer and the Chicago Cubs moved one win from their first World Series trip in 71 years by beating …


Miguel Montero’s pinch-hit slam lifts Cubs over Dodgers 8-4 in NLCS opener

CHICAGO – Miguel Montero snapped an eighth-inning tie with the third pinch-hit grand slam in postseason history, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-4 in their N.L. …


Lester, Baez help Cubs blank Giants 1-0 in NLDS opener

Jon Lester outpitched Johnny Cueto with eight sparkling innings, Javier Baez homered in the eighth and the Chicago Cubs beat the San Francisco Giants 1-0 in a tense Game 1 …


Lester squeezes in deciding run as Cubs beat Mariners in 12

Pitcher Jon Lester drove in Jason Heyward with a two-strike squeeze bunt in the 12th inning, and the Chicago Cubs overcame a six-run deficit to beat the Seattle Mariners 7-6 …


Jon Lester recovers from rut of bad starts, Cubs rout Mariners

Jon Lester recovered from a rut of bad starts, pitching six shutout innings that led the Chicago Cubs over the Seattle Mariners 12-1 Friday for their third straight win.


Newsmakers

Announced The Chicago Cubs have officially announced the signing of new ace Jon Lester. The Cubs are scheduled to introduce him at a news conference Monday at Spiaggia Restaurant, a …


Mariners fail to home in

SEATTLE – If the Mariners are going to find their way into the postseason for the first time in more than a decade, they’ll need to be the best road …


Red Sox within win of crown

ST. LOUIS – Jon Lester pitched the Boston Red Sox within a whisker of yet another World Series championship. Now, this bearded band goes back to Fenway Park just one …


No joke: Wainwright, Beltran try to win together

Adam Wainwright helped the St. Louis Cardinals win the 2006 World Series, perhaps making their most important pitch of the season.