Cubs, Jon Lester fracture through for 2-zero lead in Eighth


Supervisor Joe Maddon was not kidding when I had intimated he had about a pointers on fielding a certain lineup following a 14-inning victory over the Mets on Saturday evening.

Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo and Ben Zobrist did not originate up, but it undoubtedly did not matter as Jon Lester threw seven innings of two-hit ball Sunday to handbook the Cubs to a 2-zero victory to total a four-game sweep of the Mets at Citi Field .

The Cubs pulled off two surprises to snap to scoreless tie within the seventh.

The first came within the production of a double eradicate, as Javier Baez broke into dwelling and scored as left-hander Steve Matz threw to first unsuitable as Willson Contreras broke toward second.

After Contreras reached zero.33 on a single by Kyle Schwarber, Zobrist hit a pop to shallow honest. Mets second baseman Luis Guillorme backpedaled and called for the ball as honest fielder Jay Bruce charged in.

Contreras wisely tagged up and scored as Guillorme's throw to dwelling arrived tiring and offline.

Lester did not enable a success unless two out in the sixth when a grounder by Kevin Plawecki grazed the outstretched glove of Baez, who moved to shortstop earlier in the after inning Addison Russell left as a result of a left heart finger bruise on a swing .

Lester loaded the bases but triggered Adrian Gonzalez to ground to first.

Lester walked two batters to originate the bottom of the first but struck out the following three batters and retired 16 of 17 batters at one juncture.

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