Lester beats the A’s

Posted: August 6, 2016 by Daniel Kupres in baseball, post season, sports, Sports Time Radio, Uncategorized

The Cubs head West for a short three game series in Oakland.  Jon Lester searching for  his 12th win of the season and he hopes to get that against the A’s as Dillon Overton looks for his second win of his young career.

It doesn’t start off to well for Dillon as he gives up a leadoff home run to Dexter Fowler for the first run.  He gives up a one out single to Anthony Rizzo and them a two out single to Addison Russell.  Fresh off the DL, Jorge Soler cranks his sixth home run of the season putting the Cubs up by 4.  He gives up two singles in the second but no more runs.  In the top of the third, Bem Zobrist would leadoff with a double, then hits Russell.  Soler reaches but on a force out of Russell at second.  Jason Heyward drives in Zo to add to the board.  Javier Baez drives both of them in putting the Cubs up by 7.

Through three innings, Lester would only give up one hit to Khris Davis but gets caught stealing second base.

Andrew Triggs joins the A’s in the top of the fourth getting all three batters out.  As Lester continues to go through the A’s line up.  Triggs gives up a single in the top of the fifth but gets a double play and a strikeout to end the inning.  Lester continues with his one hitter going through the fifth.

Daniel Coulombe enters the game for the top of the sixth against the Cubs starting with Baez but gets he, David Ross and Folwer out on a strikeout and two ground outs.  Brett Eibner leads off the bottom of the sixth with a home run.  Lester strikes out Tyler Ladendorf for the first month but gives up a double to Bruce Maxwell.  Maxwell scores the second run for the A’s on Marcus Semiens ground ball single to center.  Jake Smolinski grabs a single, prompting a visit to the mound.  It seemed to help because Lester strikes out the next batter but an argument ensues and Danny Valencia is tossed from the game.  Lester gets out of the sixth and that would be the remainder of the scoring for the night.  

Lester goes seven full innings giving up the two runs on six hits but strikes out eight.  Carl Edwards Jr and Joe Smith both provide an ininning of work with Smith allowing one batter with a walk.  

Go Cubs Go!

Dan the Man

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