On a night when League Leader in Home Runs Bryce Harper notched his 18th of the season, this game came down to some stellar pitching.
Cubbie Jon Lester gave up two runs (one earned) on seven hits to include a home run. He also had two walks with ten strikeouts in seven innings.
“Max threw the ball just a little bit better than I did,” Lester said. “Obviously, we lost, and that’s not the ultimate goal, but if you’re a pitcher or just a purist of the game and like watching pitching matchups, that was fun tonight. That’s what it lived up to be.”