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The Red Sox needed Jon Lester to step up Monday. He responded with a vintage performance.
Lester tossed 8 1/3 shutout innings as the Red Sox opened up their West Coast trip with a much-needed 7-0 victory over the Giants. It was an important win, an impressive win and a win that Lester was steadfast on providing.
The Red Sox entered Monday’s game in San Francisco having lost four of their last five games, including two of three against the Yankees over the weekend. It wasn’t necessarily a case of full-blown hysteria in Boston, but given all that transpired in Sunday’s 9-6 loss to the Yankees, there were certainly some concerns about the direction that the Red Sox were headed. Lester mitigated those concerns — at least temporarily — with a performance that was reminiscent of his days as Boston’s ace.
“An outstanding effort on his part,” John Farrell said. “A lot of strikes. I thought his fastball was sharp. It was powerful and he mixed in some breaking balls, particularly his cutter, ...
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ended well past midnight. They staggered home after a loss, caught a few
hours of sleep, then flew here in the morning.
The Red Sox have hit a skid in the last few weeks, but it hasn’t been without a couple of bright spots. One of the most encouraging developments for the club in that time, however, has been the performance of Jon Lester.
Despite Boston’s impressive season atop the American League East standings for much of the year, Lester’s struggles that defined him late in 2011 and for all...
After a late night battle with the Yankees, the Red Sox traveled 3000 miles Monday to San Francisco to take on the Giants.
It would have been understandable if the Sox came out flat, but it looked as if it was the Giants that were jet lagged.
Sox starter Jon Lester (11-7) was dominant, hurling 8 1/3 strong innings, scattering six hits and striking...
It wasn't merely the breeze blowing in from McCovey Cove that gave the feeling of April baseball here last night.
It also was the performance of Jon Lester.
With the Red Sox requiring a pick-me-up after their day-of-game cross-country flight Lester delivered 8-1/3 scoreless innings in a series-opening 7-0 win over the Giants. He retired 16 of the first 18 batters didn't...
(Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)Jon Lester was about as dominant as a Red Sox pitcher has been all year. The lefty tossed 8 1/3 shutout innings at the Giants last night on the way to a 7-0 win over San Francisco. Shane Victorino and Daniel Nava each had three-hit nights—and Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Stephen Drew had multi-hit games to spark the offense. The win kept...
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...
Monday: Boston Red Sox 7, San Francisco Giants 0 Win: Jon Lester (11-7) Loss: Tim Lincecum (6-13) Looking to grab a win following a tough loss on Sunday Night Baseball, the Red Sox started off this West Coast road trip with a bang, in part to the masterful pitching...
The Boston Red Sox left early this morning for a cross-country flight to San Francisco where they begin a six-game West Coast trip against the Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Sox have lost 7 of their last 10 games and lead the AL East by just a game over the Tampa Bay Rays.
Tonight, Jon Lester will try to end their woes when he gets the...
Well that beat last night's debacle, huh?
The Red Sox walloped the Giants in the finale of their three game series 12-1 in an afternoon matchup. Felix Doubront followed Jon Lester's tune from Monday night with another gem. On 114 pitches, Doubront threw eight innings allowing five hits, one walk, and only one earned run (Joaquin Arias solo-shot). The lefty also contributed...
Coming off a late night game and a cross-country flight, it seemed natural that the Red Sox would be a bit sluggish last night in San Francisco. Instead, Jon Lester pitched shutout ball into the ninth inning, and the Red Sox beat the Giants 7-0.
Lester showing that Sox can count on him again – Sean McAdam says that this was the Lester that the Sox need the rest of the way.
Ryan Dempster wants to put Sunday’s A-Rod debacle behind him, serve his suspension and move on. It’s easier said than done.
Alex Rodriguez isn’t going anywhere for now, and until he’s forced to serve a suspension, neither is the circus that accompanies him. Rodriguez is going to be under a microscope for as long as he’s playing, which is something that those in the Red...
8:09 p.m.: The Red Sox have made a flurry of roster moves.
The headline grabber is top prospect Xander Bogaerts getting called up to the major league club. To make room for Bogaerts on the active roster, the Red Sox have optioned Brock Holt to Triple-A Pawtucket. To make room for Bogaerts on the 40-man roster, Clay Buchholz, who has been out since June 8, has been transferred to...