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Cubs-Diamondbacks Preview

(AP) -- As Jon Lester tries to remain perfect this month for the Chicago Cubs, the Arizona Diamondbacks look to stay undefeated for this week.

The left-hander attempts to win five straight starts for the first time in almost five years and help the visiting Cubs keep the Diamondbacks from extending their longest winning streak in nearly two years Friday night.

Lester (4-2, 3.70 ERA) didn't fret while going 0-2 with a 6.23 ERA in four April starts, and he's regrouped quite nicely to go 4-0 with a 1.67 ERA in four May outings. The only time he's won more consecutive starts was a six-game streak Aug. 27-Sept. 25, 2010.

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Leaders
AVG: A. Rizzo.324
HR: A. Rizzo8
RBI: K. Bryant27
SB: D. Fowler9
W: J. Arrieta4
ERA: J. Hammel2.70
Saves: H. Rondon9
K: J. Arrieta55
NL Central
TeamWLPctGB
St. Louis 2714.659-
Chi Cubs 2317.5753.5
Cincinnati 1822.4508.5
Pittsburgh 1822.4508.5
Milwaukee 1527.35712.5
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .245 (18)
Runs: 169 (16)
Hits: 333 (20)
Home Runs: 39 (12)
Stolen Bases: 39 (4)
OBP: .326 (9)
SLG: .389 (17)
Total Bases: 529 (19)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.84 (13)
Runs Allowed: 166 (10)
Saves: 10 (18)
Strikeouts: 351 (6)
OpBA: .247 (12)
OBP: .302 (7)
SLG: .386 (13)
Run Support: 4.21 (16)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
5/19 M. Baxter Purchased From Minors
5/19 P. Coke Designated for Assignment
5/19 J. Lake Called Up from Minors
5/19 Y. Medina Traded Seattle (for C Welington Castillo)
5/19 Y. Medina Sent to Minors
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Injuries
Date Player Status
5/5 C. Denorfia Strained left hamstring (on 15-day DL)
4/22 D. Fowler Left game - right groin tightness (day-to-day)
4/16 N. Ramirez Right shoulder inflammation (on 15-day DL)
4/15 M. Olt Hairline fracture, right wrist (on 60-day DL)
4/9 T. La Stella Strained right oblique (on 15-day DL)
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