Found July 28, 2013 on
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I, and I am sure many of you, had very little faith in the Sox winning the series. Well, they proved us wrong, and won their first series against the Orioles this season, behind Jon Lester and David Ortiz.
Jon Lester returned to old form, shutting down the Orioles in convincing fashion. Lester went 7 very strong score-less innings, scattering 4 hits, 2 walks and striking out 8. Thornton and Beato came in for the 8th and 9th and did continued to shut them down.
On the offensive side, the Sox got it started right out of the gate. Mike Napoli drove in the winning run in the first inning, a hard hit double to right to score Victorino. It was surprising they needed only 1 run against this Orioles club. David Ortiz though he would add some insurance runs with a 2-run homer in the third. That was part of David Ortiz' 4-for-4 afternoon. Pretty nice. Salty added a 2-run single in the 8th to cap it off.
The Yankees help the Sox out this afternoon by beating the Rays which brought the Sox back to the top of the AL East. Yeah, we actually rooted for the Yankees this weekend. Sort of.
The Sox will have a chance to build on that tiny 1/2 game lead tomorrow evening when the Rays come back into town to make up last Thursday's game.
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Jon Lester has showed bouts of inconsistency this season, but this past week the left-hander returned to dominance as he led the Red Sox past the Rays on Tuesday night.
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Jon Lester had a great outing against the Rays on Tuesday night, and when he takes the mound Sunday afternoon, the left-hander will look to build off that momentum.
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The Red Sox regained first place in the American League East with a 5-0 win over Baltimore on Sunday afternoon, and Jon Lester led the way tossing seven shutout innings.
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Jon Lester threw seven innings with eight strikeouts while David Ortiz hit a two-run home run to help the Boston Red Sox to a 5-0 shutout win over the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday afternoon at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
With the win along with the Tampa Bay Rays loss, the Red Sox now have a 1/2 game lead over their opponent tonight.
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For most of his career, facing the Orioles has been a good thing for Jon Lester. The Red Sox left-hander holds a 14-2 record with a 2.86 ERA against Baltimore.
However, Boston has lost the last five games Lester has started against the O’s. The Red Sox will need him to return to his old ways against the Orioles if they are to earn a series win on Sunday.
Lester is coming off of...
With Clay Buchholz watch entering day 51 and on the shelf until further notice, the Red Sox need for an ace is readily apparent. Sunday afternoon Jon Lester stepped up and returned the Sox to first place in the AL East.
Lester tossed seven shutout innings, gave up just four hits and struck out a season-high eight Orioles in a 5-0 win. Lester is now...
An offensive outburst in Baltimore was just what the doctor ordered. Oh, and the Red Sox had one, too.
David Ortiz’ tirade on a dugout phone appeared to be Big Papi letting out his frustration with the way the Sox had been playing since the All-Star Break. Granted, Boston (62-43) was leading 7-2 in the seventh inning at the time and had received...
(Greg Fiume/Getty Images)David Ortiz went long distance today—and this time the phone company was OK with it. The Boston DH cranked out his 20th HR—along with three other hits—helping power Boston back into first place with a 5-0 win. Jon Lester did his part—capturing his 10th win of 2013 with seven shutout innings. The lefty gave up just four hits, struck out eight and walked...
David Ortiz put his bat to good use, Jon Lester rekindled his dominance of the Baltimore Orioles and the Boston Red Sox climbed back into first place in the AL East.
All in all, the Red Sox couldn't have found a better way to end a whirlwind weekend.
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