Chicago Cubs News: Series even with Nats thanks to Contreras

CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 05: Fans cheer as Willson Contreras
CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 05: Fans cheer as Willson Contreras /

The Chicago Cubs Willson Contreras homered again, backing starter John Lackey as he picked up his fourth win in his past five games in the 7-4 victory.

For the Chicago CubsWillson Contreras, Joe Maddon simply needs to find him a spot on the field to play. After giving his knees a rest from catching, Contreras got the start in left field. His three RBI day helped give the Cubs the 7-4 win. And don’t look now, but John Lackey is pitching well. You know, the guy everyone was ready to cast out as fast as possible?

Lackey won again, the fourth win in his past five games–and his fifth starting quality start. He’s lowered his ERA almost half a run since allowing eight runs in his June 28 outing against the Nats. The Cubs’ Alex Avila picked up his first hit as a Cubs–a two-run home run–as the were able to hold off the Nats late comeback effort.

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