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Lester, Schwarber return to Wrigley Field with Nationals

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CHICAGO (AP) — Jon Lester and Kyle Schwarber are back at Wrigley Field with the Washington Nationals for a four-game series against their former team. Lester’s December 2014 deal with the Chicago Cubs in free agency was a key move in the franchise’s rise from the bottom of the standings to World Series champion. Schwarber, a first-round pick by Chicago in 2014, also played a big role when the Cubs won it all five years ago for the first time since 1908. Cubs manager David Ross caught Lester frequently during his playing career. He says Lester and Schwarber were a key part of the team’s success in recent years.

By JAY COHEN
AP Baseball Writer

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