The Pittsburgh Pirates and Chicago Cubs are heading in opposite directions…fast. After a 3-1 victory yesterday at Wrigley Field, the Cubs continued their red-hot play with a 2-0 win over the lifeless Bucs. Jon Lester was dominant and the Cubs offense did enough to cruise to a fourth straight win.
The Pirates have now lost 16 of their last 21 games and, yes, today’s loss clinched their seventh straight series defeat. They are in a freefall right now and there doesn’t seem to be any end in sight.
Over the past few years, Lester has struggled against the Pirates. But today, he was in complete control, giving up just one hit and two walks while striking out five in seven innings. He improved his record to 7-2 and lowered his ERA to 2.22 for the season.
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