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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Jon Lester gave up 7 runs on 8 hits, 3 walks and a hit batter on Wednesday over 4.1 innings without striking anyone out. The Rays also stole 3 bases on him. The Cubs lefty simply hasn't been sharp, especially to start games, as his second half ERA ballooned to 5.11.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Jon Lester gave up two stolen bases to Steven Souza in the fifth inning, both on errant throws, to first base and third base, respectively. Neither were scored as errors but if either were on target Souza would have been nabbed. Its only the 18th and 19th stolen bases against Lester this year, down from a league high of 44 in 2015. He gave up 28 stolen bases last season.

Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

PGA Tour pros Russell Henley and Jhonattan "Johnny" Vegas get the crowd at Sun Trust Stadium jacked up doing "The Chop" for the Atlanta Braves in there game vs. the Washington Nationals. Both players are in Atlanta for the PGA Tour's Tour Championship being played at East Lake Golf Club.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Jon Lester has tied teammate John Lackey for most first inning home runs given up in the NL as Steven Souza Jr took him deep early in Wednesday's game. Lester and Lackey have both given up eight home runs in the first inning this season which is also the same amount Gio Gonzalez has served as well.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Martín Maldonado sporting a "Pray 4" on his Team Puerto Rico hat during stretch today. Maldonado hasn't been able to speak to any of his family members back home in Puerto Rico since it got devastated by Hurricane Maria.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

One of the fascinating subplots these final 12 days is the Indians trying Jason Kipnis in center field. Terry Francona said on MLB Radio today that they're not going to break up the current lineup of Jose Ramirez at second and Yandy Diaz at third, so they're giving Kipnis time in center, where he played in college. Of course, Kipnis has to get his stroke back and while it seems risky, this is the team that played Carlos Santana in left field in the World Series.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

I have talked to or texted with a lot of the Puerto Rican players in MLB, and a lot of them have not heard from their families regarding the impact of Hurricane Maria. This morning, Hurricane Maria became the first category 4 hurricane to make landfall in Puerto Rico since the 1920's. After the direct hit, most of the island is without power and communication is very limited.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Javier Baez hasn't talked to his family in Puerto Rico since last night. He thinks they are safe and should be able to reach them around game time.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

After walking Giancarlo Stanton four times on Tuesday, the Mets pitched to him today and the big guy swatted his 56th home run. With 10 games remaining, can Stanton get to 60? Based on his season rate of home runs, he'd hit 3.75 in the Marlins' remaining 10 games. Meanwhile, Aaron Judge slammed his 45th home run as he closes in on Mark McGwire's rookie record of 49 set in 1987. That's eight HR, 19 RBI and 20 runs in September for Judge as he re-ignites his MVP case.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Let's talk magic numbers. The Astros, Indians and Nationals have already clinched division titles, and the Dodgers can join them tonight. Their number is two, so they need a win over the Phillies -- the Phillies won the first two games of the series -- and a Diamondbacks loss to the Padres to pop the champagne. Will they stay up in Philly to possibly celebrate? Other magic numbers: Red Sox: 9 Cubs: 9

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs announced their rotation for their weekend series against the Brewers. Jake Arrieta will return from his hamstring injury on Thursday followed by John Lackey for Friday's game, Kyle Hendricks on Saturday and then Jose Quintana in the finale on Sunday. Going into Wednesday night's action the Cubs lead the Brewers by 3.5 games.