Jon Lester looked great in his first start of the second half as the Cubs beat the Mets 5-1.
The Cubs scored first with a Rizzo three run home run in the third to give the Cubs a 3-0 lead. The Cubs added another run on a Ross sacrifice fly in the sixth. The Mets scored their only run on a Flores solo home run in the seventh making it 4-1. The Cubs added one more run in the eighth thanks to an Almora Jr. RBI single.
Jon Lester got the win improving to 10-4 on the season. Lester gave up 1 run on 4 hits while striking out 3 and walking 3 over 7 and 2/3 innings. Matz took the loss falling to 7-6 on the year. Matz gave up 4 runs on 8 hits while striking out 5 and walking 1 over 5 innings.
The Cubs continue their series with the Mets tonight at 6 PM.