CUBS HANDLE DODGERS BEHIND LESTER

The Chicago Cubs are tied for first place with the Milwaukee Brewers in the National League Central Division after Jon Lester scattered five hits over seven innings of a 4-0 shutout of the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday afternoon at Wrigley Field. Kyle Schwarber blasted a long home run and Javier Baez had two doubles and a triple to back Lester’s solid outing. The Cubs took the last two games of the brief three game home series. They are in Cincinnati Thursday night to open a four game set with the Reds at the Great American Ballpark. Pitching pairing for the opener has Kyle Hendricks (5-6) going for the Cubs and Matt Harvey (1-5) for Cincy. Broadcast time on Lite 103 WAKO from the Queen City is 5:35 p.m. Central Time 6:35 Eastern.