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Jon Lester posts first career hit in 67 ABs with liner off John Lackey's leg

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Lester notches first hit of career

Cubs pitcher Jon Lester hits an infield single in the bottom of the second inning against the Cardinals, which is the first major league hit of his career.

CHICAGO -- Cubs pitcher Jon Lester broke a career 0-for-66 mark at the plate with a second inning infield single off of St. Louis Cardinals starter John Lackey on Monday night.

With two outs and two men on-base in 0-0 game, Lester hit a 0-2 pitch right back at Lackey as the ball hit the pitcher's leg and bounced near shortstop Jhonny Peralta, who had no play.

Lester received a standing ovation when he reached first base and then looked up and pointed at the sky with both fingers as players often do when getting on-base.

Lester now has one walk and one hit in his career. Including the postseason, he's 1 for 72.