Jon Lester Notches 2,000th Strikeout, Hits First Big League HR In Cubs' Blowout Of D-BacksAnthony Rizzo went deep twice and Ian Happ and Javier Baez also connected for home runs.
Levine: NL Central Implications On Line, Cubs Primed For Clash With BrewersThe Cubs have surged out of the All-Star break, while the Brewers are collapsing.
Pitching With Heavy Heart, Jon Lester Comes Through For CubsJon Lester pitched honoring his uncle, who passed away Friday.
Levine: Disappointing Day For Cubs Ends With Loss To RockiesMissing Addison Russell for personal reasons, the Cubs lost 4-1.
Levine: Jon Lester's Gem, Kyle Schwarber's Blast Ignite Cubs In Win Over GiantsLester was dominant in a complete game, allowing one run on four hits while striking out 10.
Levine: Jon Lester Profits From Cubs' Offensive SupportLester was left battling, but the Cubs came through for him with run support in an 8-3 win.
Cubs Notes: Rotation Tweaked, Tough Roster Decision Awaits This WeekendJon Lester will start Friday at Cincinnati, with Jake Arrieta pushed back to Saturday.
Levine: Jon Lester Gets Tough No-Decision As Cubs Bullpen FaltersThe Cubs were swept by the Pirates after struggling in several areas in a 6-1 loss Sunday.
Cubs Move Jake Arrieta Up A Day In Rotation, Will Start Jon Lester Against DodgersInstead of getting the ball Sunday, Lester will start Monday against a lefty-heavy Dodgers team.
Bernstein: Cubs' Jon Lester, Willson Contreras Must Grow TogetherOnly live-game experience can provide Willson Contreras with the needed understanding of catching Jon Lester.
Levine: Cubs' Jon Lester Working On Fastball CommandLester threw a 62-pitch session against minor leaguers Thursday with mixed results.
Levine: Cubs' Jon Lester Happy To Move On From First Spring OutingThe Cubs want to be mindful of the stressful innings that Lester is tasked with this season.
Jon Lester Named Cubs' Opening Day StarterIt will be the second time in three years that Lester takes the hill for the Cubs in their opener.
Levine: Cubs' Jon Lester Adjusting To Life Without David Ross"He wants to get better, and he is eager to please," Lester says of young catcher Willson Contreras.
Cubs' Jon Lester Is Good At Self-DeprecationLester has jokes about his inability to throw to bases.