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It’s probably a safe bet that Jon Lester isn’t singing Sweet Home Chicago whenever the Red Sox southpaw gets set to toe the mound against the White Sox.
In nine career starts against the Chicago South Siders, Lester is 4-5 with a 5.43 ERA.
Last night at U.S. Cellular Field Lester didn’t stray far from the script, surrendering five runs in the first two innings to spot Chicago a lead they would not relinquish.
In the first inning, after issuing a single to Alex Rios and a free pass to Paul Konerko, Adam Dunn crushed a Lester fastball to right for an early 3-0 lead.
“I ended up leaving up a cutter over the middle to a guy that’s got stupid pop, and he did what he’s supposed to do with it,” said Lester.
In the second inning, Lester got into another jam, giving up three straight doubles to Tyler Greene, Alejandro De Aza and Alexei Ramirez, respectively, to allow Chicago to tack another two runs.
Lester settled d...