Originally written on RedSoxLife  |  Last updated 7/5/13
Ryan MacLeod Contributing Writer The Red Sox made the most of the San Diego Padres trip to Boston, sweeping them and increasing their lead in the AL East. The team is now 53-34 and 31-16 at home. Here are the 3 stars of the game. Game 86: Star 3: Edinson Volquez Volquez pitched fantastically for the Padres giving his team 6 strong innings of work. He allowed only 7 hits in that span but more importantly held the Red Sox offense to only 1 run. He walked 1 and struck out 6 in his outing. Star 2: Jon Lester Lester dominated in the pitchers duel, continuing to improve on the year. He pitched 7 innings giving up 6 hits and allowing only 1 run. He struck out 5 and walked 1. His performance brought his ERA down to 4.41 but again got a no decision. Star 1: Jonny Gomes Gomes only saw 5 pitches in his one at bat, but it was the last pitch that was the only one he needed to see. He came in to pinch hit for Snyder in the bottom of the 9th inning in a tied ball game and ended the game with a w...
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