Cubs hit 3 HRs to back Lester in 5-1 win over Padres

BY foxsports • August 23, 2016

SAN DIEGO (AP) Kris Bryant, Addison Russell and Jason Heyward all homered to back Jon Lester's strong outing, and the Chicago Cubs beat the San Diego Padres 5-1 on Monday night.

Bryant's solo shot in the fifth inning was his 32nd of the year, tying him with Colorado's Nolan Arenado for the National League lead.

Russell added his third home run in two days, and Hayward got his first since July 29. Anthony Rizzo had four hits.

Lester (14-4) limited the Padres to a run and five hits in six innings. He struck out eight and walked two in winning for the 10th time in his last 11 decisions.

The NL Central-leading Cubs have won six of their last eight games and 20 of 25.

Edwin Jackson (3-4) gave up five runs and seven hits in five innings. The right-hander struck out two and walked four, one intentionally, as he snapped a three-start winning streak.

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