Cubs lose their 3rd straight to the Cardinals 7-3 as Jon Lester and the bats falter

The wind gusts were so strong Sunday night, Anthony Rizzo camped under a first-inning pop-up in foul territory … and then watched as the ball landed 10 feet from him, an inch inside the baseline. It bounced high enough for Rizzo to snatch it and step on first.It would go down as Jon Lester’s easiest out.Yes, the flapping flags at fan-free Wrigley Field left no doubt this was a rough night to pitch. So did Paul Goldschmidt’s 465-foot bomb onto Waveland Avenue.But Lester’s performance was still concerning in the Chicago Cubs’ latest loss, a 7-3 decision against the St. Louis Cardinals that shrin…

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