There was some wonder after Sunday’s victory over the Washington Nationals whether the Chicago Cubs (14-9) even wanted a day off. After three wins in a row, two of them in extra innings, it appeared as though they were finally meshing as a team. That continued on Tuesday with a win against the San Diego Padres (11-11) back at Wrigley Field, via MLB The Show 20.
Jon Lester took the mound for the Cubs and was impressive despite a pitching line that was less than desirable. He ultimately went 6 2/3 innings, allowing four earned runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out eight batters.