Wednesday, May 1, 2019


Jon Lester hurled seven shutout innings on Wednesday allowing a single hit, one walk and striking out eight, lowering his season ERA to 1.73.  The Cubs offense erupted in the second inning starting with a Javy Baez HR, his tenth of the season and the scoring was also ended on a Baez double as the boys in blue put up a six spot.    Five additional runs would be added as Willson Contreras and Anthony Rizzo would each hit solo homers.  The Cubs also hit four sacrifice flies in the game, a point of emphasis after failing to do so much of last season.  The duo of Webster and Maples slammed the door shut on the M's each going an inning and combining for four strike outs as the Cubs earned the two game sweep.  After a day off tomorrow the Redbirds come to Wrigley in what should be a very good series.  The Professor Kyle Hendricks will square off against Jack Flaherty at 1:20 CST.

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