Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 9/8/13
Tuesday night’s matchup between the Tigers and the Red Sox featured a good old-fashioned pitchers’ duel. Detroit’s ace Max Scherzer took the mound for the Tigers, hoping to record his 20th win on the season, but Jon Lester and the Red Sox made sure that milestone didn’t come at Fenway. The Cy Young front-runner was as good as advertised, but on Tuesday night Jon Lester was better. The left-hander allowed just one run on eight hits and he didn’t issue any walks in the seven-inning performance. Lester also recorded a season-high nine strikeouts in the outing, and earned his 13th win of the season. The southpaw has continued his streak of dominance since the All-Star break, and shutting down one of the highest-scoring teams in baseball on Tuesday, earns Lester the Amica Pitcher of the Week honors. Filed under: Amica Pitcher of the Week, Boston Red Sox, Headlines, Jon Lester, NESN Staff

This article first appeared on NESN.com and was syndicated with permission.

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