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Jon Lester‘s third spring training start made his first two look like works of art. But while Wednesday’s outing against the Pirates wasn’t without flaws, the left-hander should at least be able to benefit from the difficulties he encountered. Lester entered Wednesday’s game on the heels of two scoreless performances. In his first start of the spring, Lester was perfect. He didn’t allow a baserunner in two innings against the Cardinals, and he picked up the win while striking out one. In his second start, Lester was nearly perfect. He gave up a hit and walked one, but he struck out two and secured another win in three innings of work. When Lester punched out for the day on Wednesday, his stat line wasn’t quite as immaculate. He allowed a run, gave up two hits and walked three in four innings. He briefly struggled with his command, and the results may have been worse had he not been able to escape a bases-loaded jam in the second inning. Fortunately for Lester, he was able to come aw...
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