AROUND THE HORN
Cubs: LHP Jon Lester pitched 72⁄ innings of no-hit ball before settling for a three-hitter and his second complete game of the season, helping the sizzling Cubs beat the Giants 2-1 Friday to move a season-high 40 games over .500. The Giants are a major-league-worst 15-29 since the All-Star break. C David Ross and OF Dexter Fowler had RBIs for the Cubs.
Dodgers: LHP Clayton Kershaw is scheduled to pitch in a minor-league rehab game for Class A Rancho Cucamonga on Saturday. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Kershaw will throw three innings or around 50 pitches, with LHP Brett Anderson to follow. Anderson is on the dis- abled list with a finger blister. Kershaw, who has been sidelined for more than two months with a herniated disk in his back, came out of a simulated game at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday in good order after two innings.
Angels: OF Mike Trout was hitting in his usual No. 3 spot for the Angels two days after he was involved in a multivehicle accident. Trout, who declined to go into specifics, reportedly crashed his Mercedes into the back of a stationary car on a Los Angeles freeway while traffic was stopped due to a backup from another accident. Trout’s car was left disabled and occupants of other vehicles involved had to be taken to the hospital.
Mets: RHP pitcher Jacob deGrom is likely to miss his next scheduled start because of soreness in his right forearm. The team made the announcement during the first inning of its game against the Nationals. A precautionary MRI performed on de Grom earlier in the day was negative.
Cardinals: 1B Matt Adams was activated off the 15-day DL before the start of a weekend series against the Reds. Adams, who has been sidelined since Aug. 10 with inflammation in his right shoulder and missed 19 games, was batting .353 with runners in scoring position — fifth in the National League — when he went on the DL.