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(Jim Rogash/Getty Images)It was time for Jon Lester to look like the Jon Lester of old—and he did just that last night. The big lefty had all four of his pitches working and carried a no-hitter into the fifth inning in a 7-4 victory over the recently surging Blue Jays. Lester went seven solid innings, giving up just four hits and striking out five. He left with two on and no one out in eighth (with a 3-0 count on the next hitter) when he suffered a jammed hip on an awkward pitch. It's not yet known how severe the injury is. The Boston offense was all accomplished in the second inning—when they sent eleven batters to the plate and scored seven runs. The outburst was highlighted by Dustin Pedroia's fifth HR of the year (a two-run shot) and featured five straight hits by Boston players off loser Chien-Ming Wang.
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A new windup brought a marked improvement for Jon Lester. And he did it against the white-hot Toronto Blue Jays to boot.
But Lester, who had been lacking sharpness over the last month, also
BOSTON — Jon Lester gave the Red Sox a scare on Thursday, but it appears that’s all it was.
Lester, who left Thursday’s game in the eighth inning after landing awkwardly and jamming his hip, is expected to make his next scheduled start against the Padres, according to manager John Farrell.
“He came in and checked in as he would after any other start,” Farrell said Friday...
Boston left-hander Jon Lester left Thursday night's game against the Toronto Blue Jays with an apparent injury in the eighth inning.
Lester had cruised through the first seven innings, allowing just two runs and three hits before allowing back-to-back singles to begin the eighth. After running the count to 3-0 on Emilio Bonifacio, Red Sox manager John Farrell came running to...
Boston Red Sox left-hander Jon Lester exited Thursday’s start early due to a right hip injury. The ailment showed no ill effects
yesterday, and manager John Farrell told reporters – including Ian Browne of
MLB.com – that Lester is on track to make his next scheduled start.
"He feels improved," Farrell said, "so we're
considering today similar to any...
Getting ahead of batters has not been a problem for Jon Lester this season, but finishing them off has.
After starting the season 6-0, the Red Sox starter dropped four of his next five decisions and has now gone nearly a month and a half without a win. Manager John Farrell addressed Lester’s recent struggles before Thursday’s game against Toronto, mentioning the lefty’s recent...
Red Sox fans, take a deep breath in..hold it...hold it..okay now exhale. Jon Lester is expected to make his next scheduled start on Wednesday against the San Diego Padres.
"We fully expect him to be on the mound against San Diego next week," Farrell said.I know I'm relieved and i'm almost certain all of Red Sox nation is with me....
Jon Lester pitched into the eighth inning before leaving with an apparent injury, and Dustin Pedroia homered in a seven-run second to help the Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-4 in the opener of a four-game series Thursday night.
Toronto, which reeled off 11 straight wins this month, had won 12 of its past 14 games and 15 of 19 to close within 6 games of the AL East-leading...
Red Sox starter Jon Lester left Thursday night's 7-4 win against the Blue Jays in the eighth inning with an apparent lower body injury.
Red Sox manager John Farrell and the training staff were called out to the mound by catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia after Lester seemed to slip delivering a pitch. Farrell wasted no time in bringing in reliever...
Jon Lester has been the elephant in the room. You really can’t say he’s a bad pitcher. But right now, you can’t say he’s a good pitcher either. He’s not hurt, so what’s wrong with him?
Manager John Farrell put in his two cents about Lester before yesterday’s win over the Colorado Rockies.
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The Red Sox got out to a fast lead, scoring seven runs in the 2nd inning, and held on to win 7-4 despite a late Blue Jays rally.
Jon Lester pitched seven strong innings. John Farrell sent him back out for the 8th and he immediately gave up two singles. Junichi Tazawa relieved Lester but allowed the two inherited runs, pushing the score into save territory, and forcing (because Farrell...
Jon Lester left Thursday night’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays with an apparent hip injury after pitching masterfully for 7-plus innings. This comes after word that Clay Buchholz will have to remain out a few more days with his injured neck not fully healed.
Yup, the top two pitchers on the Red Sox staff are ailing. Never good news for any...
Well it seemed like yesterday that the Red Sox started the season in New York but it is now the halfway point. The Red Sox are in first place in the AL East. The team is providing the offense and the pitching is doing what they need to in order to continue to contend in the best division in baseball. Tonight the Red Sox jumped all over the Blue Jays...
The conclusion of tonight's game will mark the exact mid-point of the 2013 season. Eighty-one up, eighty-one to go. As we look at this morning's standings, your Carmine Hose are the only team in baseball to have scored 400 runs and are one behind the Cardinals for most wins in all of MLB. They also have the best run differential (+78) in the American League. All this with...
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Fenway Park plays host to the most crucial four-game set to end the month of June, likely ever. The American League East-leading Boston Red Sox (47-33) open a series against East Division rival Toronto Blue Jays (39-38) tonight. Yeah, it’s only June, but...
Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell isn't surprised that his former team, the Toronto Blue Jays, are working their way back into contention in the AL East.
Farrell will also be hoping that Jon Lester can return to the form he has displayed against Toronto this year in Thursday night's opener of a four-game set at Fenway Park.
Although Toronto (39-38) is still in last place...