Cubs LHP Jon Lester departs with hamstring tightness
Lester hit an RBI double and scored from second on Ben Zobrist’s single during Chicago’s six-run second inning on Monday. He allowed consecutive singles in the third before manager Joe Maddon replaced him with Brad Brach.
The 35-year-old Lester pitched six innings of two-run ball in each of his first two outings this year. He went 18-6 with a 3.32 ERA in 32 starts last season.