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Lester Leads Cubs to 6th Straight Win

Chicago Cubs/MLB(CHICAGO) -- John Lester pitched seven innings allowing nine hits, one run, one walk, while striking out seven, to lead the Chicago Cubs to its sixth straight win, this one over the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-1 Saturday.

Lester outpitched Pirates starter Gerrit Cole, who threw six innings allowing seven hits, two runs, one walk, while striking out eight.

"I was fortunate to get some quick outs, especially early in the game," Lester said, "and then kind of from there, just trying to maintain, trying to keep our guys in the dugout as best we could, get out of that warm air and you know get these guys up to bat against Cole."

Kris Bryant went 2-for-2 with two walks and two runs scored, and Starlin Castro had two RBIs in the win.

The Cubs are on their longest winning-streak since 2011 when they won seven straight.

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Cubs Sign Denorfia to 1-Year Deal

Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images(CHICAGO) -- The Chicago Cubs signed free agent outfielder Chris Denorfia to a one-year, $2.6 million contract Friday.

The deal also includes $400,000 in incentives.

The 34-year-old Denorfia played last season with the Padres and Mariners, combining to hit .230 with three home runs, 21 RBIs and nine stolen bases.

"He can play both corners and some center field in a pinch," Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer said. "Good in the clubhouse. For lack of a better term he's a gamer."

Denorfia has played for Cincinnati, Oakland, San Diego and Seattle throughout his nine major league seasons. During that time he has compiled a .272 average with 38 home runs, 271 runs scored, 56 stolen bases and a .331 on-base percentage.

The Cubs designated left-handed pitcher Mike Kickham for assignment to make room for Denorfia on the 40-man roster.

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Report: Cubs Land Cuban Outfielder Jorge Soler

Major League Baseball(NEW YORK) -- The Chicago Cubs may have one of the worst records in the National League this season, but there is no doubt they are building for the future. According to Ken Rosenthal, the team has signed Cuban outfielder Jorge Soler.

The Cubs put in the winning bid on the 20-year old Soler, which was believed to be around $30 million. The other teams reportedly interested in his services were the Yankees, Braves, Dodgers, and Phillies among others.

Unlike fellow Cuban defector Yoenis Cespedes, who was signed by the Oakland Athletics during the offseason, Soler is more of project player. He is said to be a five-tool player, but will need more time to develop into a Major Leauge player. Soler stands in at 6-foot-3 and weighs 225 pounds. He is projected to be an everyday right fielder at the Major League level.

According to various reports, Soler's deal with the Cubs is for nine years. He most recently worked out for several teams on Wednesday and had until July 2 to sign a contract tender under the previous collective bargaining agreement.

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