Watch: Chicago Cubs pitcher Jon Lester finally collects first career hit

Tuesday July 7th, 2015

Chicago Cubs pitcher Jon Lester got his first career hit on Monday night against the St. Louis Cardinals.

With runners at first and second and the score tied at 0, Lester hit a ball off the body of Cardinals pitcher John Lackey for an infield single.

Before the base hit, Lester was 0-for-66 during the regular season in his career. According to The Wall Street Journal, Padres pitcher Joey Hamilton held the previous record after going 66 plate appearances without a hit to start his career. Lester was also hitless in five postseason plate appearances

Lester is now batting .015 during the regular season.

Lester spent his first nine major league seasons with the Boston Red Sox and Oakland Athletics in the American League, and averaged just 4.7 plate appearances a season.

The Cubs fans at Wrigley Field gave Lester a loud ovation after he reached first base.

- Sarah Barshop

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