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Chicago Cubs (31-22) at Pittsburgh Pirates (15-38)

Monday, September 21, 2020 at 7:05 pm

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At 7:05 pm, our selection is on the Chicago Cubs over the Pittsburgh Pirates.  Nobody can argue that Cubs' LH Jon Lester is now in the twilight of his career.  But having said that, crafty southpaws have a way of hanging around in the Majors if they can prove to still be useful out on the mound every five days (or in relief if necessary).  And despite some numbers that are tailing off, Lester has shown that he can definitely be a useful starter.  Like in his last start last Wednesday when the 36-year-old held a strong Indians offense in check long enough (five innings in this case) for his team to get the win. Tonight, the Cubs will face a much weaker opponent, as the Bucs have won just once in their last 13 games.  In his career, Lester is 12-6 with a 3.30 ERA in 25 starts vs. the Bucs, including a 6-3 record (in 12 starts) here in Pittsburgh.  The Cubs are 5-1 in the last six meetings and they are also 14-5 (+10 games on the moneyline) in Lester's last 19 starts after he allowed no more than two ER in his two previous games.  Take Chicago.  As always, good luck...Al McMordie.

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