Jon Lester homers, reaches 2,000 career strikeouts

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Cubs starter Jon Lester became the 82nd pitcher in baseball history to record 2,000 career strikeouts, punching out Jack Reinheimer to end the top of the fourth inning during Tuesday’s game at Wrigley Field. Lester is the 25th left-hander to accomplish the feat.

Lester also joined Max Scherzer as pitchers who hit their first career home runs on Tuesday night. Lester’s shot came with a runner on base on a 2-2 count facing Patrick Corbin.

Lester entered the start 8-6 with a 3.88 ERA and a 130/39 K/BB ratio over 130 innings. At the plate, Lester had taken 234 plate appearances entering Tuesday night without a home run.