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vs. NYM
L 2-10
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vs. NYM
W 5-3
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Atl 3 - 8 ChC
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Contreras, Lester lead Cubs past Braves 8-3

CHICAGO (AP) Willson Contreras homered and had three RBIs, Jon Lester pitched five-hit ball through six innings and the Chicago Cubs beat the Atlanta Braves 8-3 Monday in a chippy matchup of NL division leaders.

Jason Heyward added a solo homer for Chicago, which moved one game ahead of Milwaukee in the NL Central. Lester (7-5) allowed two unearned runs and struck out seven.

The Cubs strung together five straight hits in a five-run fifth inning to break the game open. Kyle Schwarber doubled into the ivy to score Carlos Gonzalez. Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo, Javier Baez and Contreras followed with RBIs.

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Leaders
AVG: W. Contreras.290
HR: J. Báez19
RBI: A. Rizzo54
SB: J. Heyward5
W: K. Hendricks7
ERA: C. Hamels2.92
Saves: P. Strop9
K: Y. Darvish97
NL Central
TeamWLPctGB
Chi Cubs 4335.551-
Milwaukee 4236.5381
St. Louis 4037.5192.5
Cincinnati 3640.4746
Pittsburgh 3640.4746
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .252 (15)
Runs: 389 (14)
Hits: 654 (18)
Home Runs: 120 (9)
Stolen Bases: 23 (26)
OBP: .336 (7)
SLG: .446 (12)
Total Bases: 1157 (15)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.91 (6)
Runs Allowed: 330 (6)
Saves: 18 (19)
Strikeouts: 664 (16)
OpBA: .246 (11)
OBP: .320 (12)
SLG: .405 (7)
Run Support: 5.07 (12)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
6/23 T. Barnette Recalled From Minors Rehab Assignment
6/23 T. Barnette Removed From 60-Day IL (Right shoulder inflammation)
6/22 T. Collins Outrighted to Minors
6/22 R. Wick Sent to Minors
6/20 A. Alzolay Called Up from Minors
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Injuries
Date Player Status
6/15 K. Hendricks Right shoulder inflammation (on 10-day IL)
6/10 C. Edwards Jr. Left thoracic strain (on 10-day IL)
5/22 X. Cedeño Left wrist inflammation (on 10-day IL)
5/11 A. Webster Radial nerve inflammation (on 60-day IL)
5/7 P. Strop Strained left hamstring (10-day IL)
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