Latest Jon Lester News

Dodgers leave Buehler off wild-card roster; Cards add Yepez

Oct. 06, 2021 15:05 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pitcher Walker Buehler was left off the Dodgers' roster for their one-game wild-card playoff against the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday night. The move was expected because Buehler pitched five innings in Sunday's regular-season finale. He would...

Cubs looking to pick themselves up after dismantling core

Oct. 04, 2021 16:29 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs took the wrecking ball to their championship core. Now, it's time to start piecing things back together. While Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo and Kyle Schwarber turn their attention toward playoff games with new teams, the Cubs come into the...

Happ's home run caps comeback as Cubs stun Cardinals 6-5

Oct. 02, 2021 23:29 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Ian Happ drove a two-out, two-run homer in the ninth inning to sour what could be Jon Lester’s final career start, lifting the Chicago Cubs over the St. Louis Cardinals 6-5 Saturday night. Lester, 37, hasn’t declared whether he intends to come back...

Goldschmidt walk-off hit, O'Neill 2 HRs as Cards beat Cubs

Oct. 02, 2021 00:46 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt hit a walk-off RBI single in the ninth inning, and the playoff-bound St. Louis Cardinals won for the 19th time in their last 20 games, 4-3 over the Chicago Cubs on Friday night. Tyler O'Neill homered twice and threw out the potential...

Castellanos solo homer in 9th lifts Reds over Nationals 7-6

Sep. 25, 2021 23:47 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Nick Castellanos hit a solo home run with one out in the ninth inning and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Washington Nationals 7-6 on Saturday night. The Reds remained six games behind St. Louis, which has won 15 in a row, for the second NL wild-card...

Cardinals set team record with 15th straight win, beat Cubs

Sep. 25, 2021 22:00 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Harrison Bader and the St. Louis Cardinals clearly recognize their record is impressive. Now they also want to win their next game — and many more after that. The Cardinals set a franchise mark with their 15th straight win, boosted when catcher Yadier...

LEADING OFF: Cardinals seek franchise-best 15th straight win

Sep. 25, 2021 03:08 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ RED-HOT REDBIRDS The soaring Cardinals will try for a franchise-record 15th consecutive victory when they play the Cubs at Wrigley Field. St. Louis swept a doubleheader from...

Cards match record with 14th straight win, rip Cubs 12-4

Sep. 25, 2021 01:14 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The surging St. Louis Cardinals emphatically matched a team record with their 14th straight win on Friday night, pounding the Chicago Cubs 12-4 in the second game of a doubleheader behind Tyler O’Neill’s three-run homer and a pair of solo shots by Lars Nootbaar. ...

LEADING OFF: Cardinals seek franchise-best 15th straight win

Sep. 24, 2021 23:15 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors Saturday: ___ RED-HOT REDBIRDS The surging Cardinals will try for a franchise-record 15th consecutive win in a game at Wrigley Field. St. Louis swept a doubleheader against the Cubs on...

Lester wins 200th, Cards down Brewers for ninth straight win

Sep. 20, 2021 23:36 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jon Lester notched his 200th career win, Nolan Arenado hit a two-run homer and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers 5-2 Monday night for their ninth consecutive win. The Cardinals have won nine straight for the first...