Jon Lester is having himself quite the season.
The Chicago Cubs pitcher was 10-2 with a 2.18 ERA going into Sunday’s matchup against the Minnesota Twins. But the lefty not only contributed on the mound, but at the dish as well.
With the Cubs down 1-0 and two men on, Lester cranked an opposite field home run to put his team up by two.
Have a look:
JON LESTER! 3-run jack! #PitchersWhoRake
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No doubt about that one. Of course, the crowd went nuts and Lester came out of the dugout for the curtain call after he made his way around the bases.
It was Lester’s second career home run and is the oldest Cubs pitcher (34 years, 175 days) to homer in a game since David Ross (38 years, 129 days) did it in 2015 when he entered the game as a pitcher.
The homer sparked an eight-run second inning en route to an 11-10 victory, improving Lester to 11-2 on the season.
Source:: NESN.com – MLB