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Jon Lester struck out a season-high nine to lead the Red Sox past Tigers ace Max Scherzer on Tuesday at Fenway (Boston Herald photo) Jan-Christian Sorensen Contributing Writer Redsox.com was labeling this one as the “Ace-off”. And while both Detroit’s Max Scherzer and Boston’s Jon Lester more than lived up to the advance billing, it was the Red Sox that managed to outwit the Tigers and scrape together a 2-1 victory in Game Two of the three-game set at Fenway Park on Tuesday. At first glance, the numbers didn’t favor Lester — he came into the game with a 5.26 ERA and a .304 opponent average lifetime against the Tigers — but he’d also posted quality starts in eight of his last nine outings, going 4-3 with a 2.75 ERA over that span. Scherzer, meanwhile, entered the game 19-1 overall and a spotless 8-0 with a 2.14 ERA on the road this year, but was just 1-1 with a 4.34 ERA at Fenway in his career. Something had to give. Thankfully, it wasn't Lester, who put on one of his bes...
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