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Jon Lester | Starting Pitcher | #34

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (33) / 1/7/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 240
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 2 (0) / BOS
Contract: view contract details

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Jon Lester surrendered two runs -- both on a singular wild pitch -- in three innings of relief during Wednesday's win over the Indians in Game 7 of the World Series.
Lester came on for Kyle Hendricks after the latter walked Carlos Santana with two outs in the fifth inning. Jason Kipnis proceeded to burn the ace southpaw for an infield single, and that damage was compounded on David Ross' sailed throw which allowed the runners to advance to second and third. Lester then bounced a curveball which smacked off Ross' mask and hopped in the opposite direction. Both Santana and an ultra-aggressive Kipnis scored on the play. Credit to Lester, though, as he locked in after the rocky start to pitch scoreless ball into the eighth inning. Aroldis Chapman surrendered an RBI double to score an inherited runner on Lester's line with two outs in that frame before the Cubs finally closed things out in the 10th. Lester gets some much-deserved rest now -- well, after he's done celebrating. Thu, Nov 3, 2016 12:58:00 AM

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C1Willson Contreras
2Miguel Montero
3Victor Caratini
4Ali Solis
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Javier Baez
3Tommy La Stella
4Jemile Weeks
SS1Addison Russell
3B1Kris Bryant
LF1Kyle Schwarber
CF1Jon Jay
2Albert Almora
3Jacob Hannemann
RF1Jason Heyward
2Matt Szczur
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S1Jon Lester
2Jake Arrieta
3Kyle Hendricks
4John Lackey
5Mike Montgomery
6Brett Anderson
7Aaron Brooks
8Duane Underwood
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R1Wade Davis
2Hector Rondon
3Pedro Strop
4Koji Uehara
5Carl Edwards Jr.
6Justin Grimm
7Rob Zastryzny
8Felix Pena
9Jose Rosario
10Eddie Butler
11Jake Buchanan
12Alec Mills
13Brian Duensing
14Jack Leathersich
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16David Rollins