A trip out West can sometimes leave a team looking flat and tired, but that certainly wasn’t the case for the Cubs, who came out swinging right away – Dexter Fowler led the game off with a homer – and wound up running away with this one against the A’s. That’s five in a row for the Cubs.

Jon Lester was fantastic, Carl Edwards Jr. and Joe Smith finished things up, and it was simply a comfortable win against a struggling A’s team.

Oh, and there was this …

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