Jon Lester tossed eight-plus shutout innings against the San Francisco Giants on Monday (AP photo Chris O'Meara)
Jon Lester was a Giant-killer Monday night at AT&T Park in San Francisco, tossing eight-plus effortless innings to lead the Red Sox to a 7-0 interleague shutout over the Giants in the opener of a three-game set in The City By The Bay.
Lester’s cutter was cutting the whole night, and the lefty only allowed six singles, retiring the first nine he faced until giving up a hit to Andres Torres to lead off the bottom of the fourth inning. With the 115-pitch win, Lester moved to 11-7 on the year and lowered his ERA to 4.09. Versatile fill-in reliever Brandon Workman came on in the ninth with two men on and struck out both batters he faced to keep the Giants off the board.
For the Giants, Tim Lincecum only survived five innings, giving up five runs on nine hits while walking four to fall to 6-13 with a 4.53 ERA. While Guillermo ...