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Lester goes 7 innings to help Cubs beat Marlins 5-3

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Baez's double is the tiebreaker (0:41)

In the sixth inning knotted at 3-3, Javier Baez doubles to deep right field, plating Addison Russell and Ian Happ to give the Cubs a 5-2 lead over the Marlins. (0:41)

MIAMI -- Jon Lester gave up a three-run homer to J.T. Realmuto in the first inning and then settled down to help the Chicago Cubs beat the Miami Marlins 5-3 Saturday afternoon.

Lester (5-4) went seven innings, retiring 13 in a row after Realmuto's seventh homer of the year. Cubs starters have an ERA of 2.52 over the past 11 games.

Wade Davis completed the four-hitter with a 1-2-3 ninth for his 15th save.

Javier Baez had an RBI single in the fourth, and his two-run double off Nick Wittgren (1-1) in the sixth put the Cubs ahead to stay. Jon Jay, a one-day sub for Anthony Rizzo in the leadoff spot, had two hits and scored a run. Addison Russell had two hits and scored twice.

Lester beat Miami for the first time in five career starts.