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by: Jesse Rogers — ESPN Chicago: Cubs Blog 22 Jun
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by: The Associated Press — Yahoo Sports 16h
Whether they were making neat grabs or nailing runners at the plate, the Chicago Cubs came through with one sparkling play after another. It was just what Jon Lester needed. The four-time All-Star won his fifth straight start, Javier Baez backed him with.
by: Matthias Woeckener — Cubs Insider 21 Jun
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by: Paul Sullivan — Chicago Tribune 21 Jun
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by: Mark Gonzales — Chicago Tribune 21 Jun
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by: Tony Andracki — NBC Sports Chicago 21 Jun
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by: Bruce Miles — Daily Herald 21 Jun
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by: WGN Web Desk — WGN 20 Jun
CHICAGO -- Jon Lester won his fifth straight start, Javier Baez backed him with three hits and two runs, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-0 on Wednesday. Lester (9-2) gave up five hits over seven innings. Baez had two doubles, a triple.
by: N/A — MLB: Cubs 20 Jun
CHICAGO -- Jon Lester admitted he didn't have his best stuff on Wednesday. It didn't matter. He let his teammates pick him up with some stellar defense. Lester threw seven strong innings and Kyle Schwarber gave him a boost with a solo home run, his...
by: Aldo Soto — Sports Mockery 20 Jun
It happened in Colorado and now again at Wrigley Field, Cubs fans serenade Javier Baez with "Javy" chants.
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