CHICAGO (AP) — Cubs pitcher Jon Lester has thrown six hitless innings against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Lester, who hasn't won since May 16, had thrown 74 pitches in a scoreless game Monday night. The left-hander also singled in the second for his first major league hit after 66 fruitless at-bats — plus five more in the World Series.
Lester pitched a no-hitter on May 19, 2008, with the Boston Red Sox.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The New York Mets have called up Kirk Nieuwenhuis from Triple-A Las Vegas and optioned fellow outfielder Darrell Ceciliani to their top farm club.
Nieuwenhuis is set to start in left field Monday night against San Francisco.
He returns to the Mets after they traded him to the Los Angeles Angels for cash on May 27. In 10 games with the Angels, Nieuwenhuis batted .136 (3 for 22) with two doubles before getting designated for...