The Cubs started the series with the Padres with a 5-1 win.
The Cubs got on the board in the second inning with a Russell solo home run. The Cubs added another run in the third on a Russell sacrifice fly to make it 2-0. The Cubs added three runs in the fifth on a Bryant solo home run and a Heyward two run home run to make it 5-0. The Padres scored in the seventh on a wild pitch to make it 5-1.
Lester got the win improving to 14-4 on the year. Lester gave up 1 run on 5 hits while striking out 8 and walking 1 over 6 innings. Jackson took the loss falling to 3-4 on the season. Jackson gave up 5 runs on 7 hits while striking out 2 and walking 4 over 5 innings.
The Cubs continue their series with the Padres today at 9:10 PM.