The Only real trouble Lester had was in the 7th when the Buccos when there was runners on the corners and the Cubbies turned an double play as the Buccos Aramis Ramirez scored cutting that deficit to one 2-1. The biggest pitches of the night is when Lester battled the Buccos Jung Ho Kang and struck him out to end the frame leading 2-1 as Pittsburgh leaves a man stranded.
Lester moves to 10-10 as he is just getting started the closer the Cubbies get to October. A.J. Happ takes the "L" for the Buccos as he falls to 9-8. The Cubs (83-61) losing the first of the Twin Bill gets one back and starts the night four back and ends the night at four back of Pittsburgh (87-57).