A Wrigley farewell? An emotional Jon Lester reflects on what could be his final start at Wrigley Field

Pitcher Jon Lester might have walked off the Wrigley Field diamond for the final time Wednesday night. | Kamil Krzaczynski/AP “I didn’t think six years would go this fast,” Lester said after his final home start of 2020. Almost six years ago, Jon Lester took a chance. One of the game’s true aces made the […]

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Jon Lester keeps things close as Cubs walk-off Indians in 10 innings

AP Photo/Mark Black Lester allowed two runs in five innings in the Cubs’ 3-2 victory. Javy Baez delivered the game-winning single with two outs and two strikes. Starting pitcher Jon Lester felt like he figured something out before his last start against the Brewers, and those corrections in his mechanics allowed him to throw six […]

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If the Cubs plan to have success in October, they need this Jon Lester

AP Photo/Morry Gash Lester allowed just three hits and struck out a season-high eight batters in six scoreless innings in the Cubs’ 1-0 loss to the Brewers. MILWAUKEE — The Cubs need this version of Jon Lester if they plan to have success down the stretch and into October. The veteran left-hander turned in his […]

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Jon Lester showing he has a lot left in the tank for Cubs in shortened season

Photo by Ron Schwane/Getty Images Lester lowered his ERA to 1.06 in Cubs’ 7-1 victory over the Indians on Tuesday. It was his second consecutive victory and his third straight start allowing four or fewer hits. Left-hander Jon Lester has been the leader of the Cubs’ rotation since signing with the club before the 2015 […]

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Jon Lester tosses five no-hit innings in first start of 2020; Cubs hang on for 8-7 victory

AP Photo/Bryan Woolston Lester struck out one and walked one and threw 76 pitches. The Cubs’ starters have a 1.50 ERA in the first four games. CINCINNATI — If there was any worry that Jon Lester wouldn’t be ready once the season started, the veteran left-hander did his best Monday night to ease those fears. […]

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Cubs’ Jon Lester throws well — to home plate, that is — in intrasquad scrimmage debut

Jon Lester threw an encouraging couple of innings. | Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images The lefty struck out Albert Almora Jr. and Kyle Schwarber in a 1-2-3 first inning. Then he struck out Jason Heyward and David Bote in what should’ve been a 1-2-3 second inning. Jon Lester looked like his old self Sunday at […]

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Cubs’ Jon Lester will get to the starting line when he’s good and ready

Jon Lester is slowly warming up for the 2020 season. | Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images While other pitchers maintained ambitious throwing programs during baseball’s months-long shutdown, Lester kept things quiet and simple. Why? He doesn’t have any bullets to waste. Yu Darvish, Kyle Hendricks, Tyler Chatwood, Alec Mills — they’re stretched out and almost […]

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‘Green Acres’ star Tom Lester dead at 81

Tom Lester, a devoted evangelist who starred as friendly farmhand Eb Dawson on the ’60s series “Green Acres,” has died. He was 81. He died of complications from Parkinson’s disease in the Nashville home of his fiancée and long-term caregiver Jackie Peters on Monday, Mississippi’s Laurel Leader-Call reported. His brother Michael Lester did not immediately respond […]

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