MLB Odds: Lester Faces Taillon on Tuesday The Pittsburgh Pirates will host the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday in what should be the most interesting pitching matchup of the night. Jon Lester will be on the mound for the Cubs, while the Pirates will counter with Jameson Taillon.
Lester has been absolutely dominant for Chicago this season. Heading into Tuesday’s start, he has a 12-3 record and 3.06 ERA. After a rare off night against the St. Louis Cardinals on July 20, Lester bounced back with a solid outing in which he allowed just one earned run on four hits over 6.0 innings of work in a 2-1 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks. Lester is 7-1 with a 3.16 ERA in 10 road starts this season.
Pittsburgh will hope that Taillon will match Lester’s level of performance on Tuesday. Despite a solid 3.73 ERA and a 1.22 WHIP, Taillon is just 7-8 this season. The 26-year-old right-hander has been at his best of late with just four earned runs allowed in 18.1 innings over his last three starts. Taillon is 3-4 with a 3.88 ERA in 10 road starts this season.
Tuesday’s game will be the 10th meeting of the season between these teams. The Cubs have a 5-4 edge in the head-to-head season series so far. Get your MLB odds at Bovada today.