Jon Lester turned in an all-around solid pitching performance Thursday night in Kansas City, allowing just one earned run in seven innings of work.
Lester bounced back nicely after getting rocked by Arizona last Friday, but the Boston batting order was silenced by Red Sox alum Bruce Chen, who pitched 7 2/3 scoreless frames in a 5-1 win for the Royals. Kansas City has been arguably the hottest team in baseball since the All-Star break, and Thursday’s win was the 14th in the team’s last 16 games.
Hear what Lester had to say after the game in the video above.
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