Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 5/14/12
BOSTON –– For the fourth straight game, the Red Sox' pitching staff continued its dazzling display. And this time around, Jon Lester took center stage. With Kelly Shoppach as his backstop, Lester sparked the team's 6-1 win, going the distance while allowing just eight hits and one run –– allowed in the ninth inning –– to post his strongest start of the season. The Red Sox have now outscored opponents 29-8 during their four-game winning streak, and Lester is sensing that the rotation is finally hitting its stride. "When you watch your other guys as a staff, we're pretty prideful...

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