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Watch: Jon Lester gives up hit in 7th

The Cardinals got their first hit from All-Star Jhonny Peralta's solid one-hopper to fellow All-Star Kris Bryant, who couldn't handle it. It's 0-0 in the 7th, but the Cardinals are threatening. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

Jayson Stark @jaysonst

Ned Yost only had option to add 2 position players, plus Teixeira as replacement for Miggy. Took Martin as 3rd C & Holt as only #Redsox rep

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Cubs pitcher hasn't thrown a no-hitter at Wrigley Field since 1972 (Milt Pappas). Jon Lester takes his bid into 7th inning vs STL (ESPN)

Watch: Cubs miss huge chance

All-Stars Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant started off the bottom of the 6th with back-to-back singles off Cards RHP John Lackey, but after Miguel Montero struck out, Starlin Castro hit into a DP to end the inning. It's scoreless through 6. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

Sale likely not reaching double-digit K's

White Sox SP Chris Sale has struck out 5 batters through 8 IP and is trailing 2-1 to the Blue Jays after giving up homers to Chris Colabello and Josh Donaldson. He'll need a lot of help if he's to get his record 9th straight game with at least 10 K's. Follow live

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Manny Parra tosses a 1-2-3 inning. We'll head to the 8th inning in DC all knotted up at 2. Pena will lead it off for the #Reds

Watch: Lester rolling, but rain is coming

Cubs LHP Jon Lester has allowed no hits vs. the Cardinals through 6 IP, but it's begun to rain at Wrigley. John Lackey is also dealing, giving up 3 hits and 0 runs as it remains scoreless in the 6th. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

Reds go ahead, then Nats tie it up

After Reds SS Eugenio Suarez hit a go-ahead RBI single in the top of the 6th, Nationals 3B Danny Espinosa evened it up again at 2-2 with a solo shot to right in the bottom half of the inning. Follow live

Watch: Jon Lester dealing at Wrigley

The Cubs LHP hasn't given up a hit through 5 vs. the Cardinals, and his only baserunner was a Matt Carpenter walk in the 1st inning. Chicago is looking to get on the board in the bottom of the 5th. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

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Chris Sale 61 pitches, 41 strikes through five innings. Mark Buehrle 61 pitches, 41 strikes through five innings.

Sale with just 4 whiffs through 5

Chris Sale will have some work to do if he is to reach double-digit strikeouts for a record 9th straight game. He has just 4 strikeouts through 5 innings, as the White Sox and Blue Jays are tied at 1. Follow live

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Jon Lester finally breaks his 0-for-life

Check out Lester's first MLB hit -- a solid, infield single. He was 0-for-71 in the regular season and postseason combined. The Cubs and Cards are scoreless in the 4th.

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