Originally written on RedSoxLife  |  Last updated 11/18/14
Jonny Gomes hit a three-run homer in the first inning to stake the Sox to a 4-0 lead on Saturday in Los Angeles (Mark J. Terrill/AP photo) Jan-Christian Sorensen Contributing Writer It’s been clear in the first two games of the Red Sox-Dodgers series that when two stacked teams such as these tangle, neither one actually wins — one side simply outlasts the other. In Friday’s narrow, 2-0 loss in the opener, the Sox ended up with the defeat despite starter John Lackey only giving out three hits while striking out six. On Saturday, the Sox fended off several threats from the hosts but still eked out a 4-2 win over L.A. to take Round Two. Much like Lackey in Game One, starter Jon Lester was in Vintage Mode throughout the game, limiting the L.A. offence to just three hits and one run over seven-plus innings of work while striking out six and walking four to move to 12-7 and a 3.97 ERA. Koji Uehara came on in with two out in the bottom of the eighth and stayed on to close out the gam...
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