Found July 23, 2013 on Ted's Army:
  The Red Sox maintained their AL East lead with a 6-2 win over Tampa at Fenway. Jon Lester notched his ninth win of the year off a much-needed solid performance. He went six and a third, scattering seven hits to give up just two runs, both solo bombs. Perhaps most importantly, Lester didn't walk anyone. He made the Rays swing the bat, which he doesn't always do. The Red Sox offense capitalized on Fau-berto Hernan-mona, the lone Rays starter who doesn't terrify everyone. They pushed out to a 3-2 lead, and then late in the game pounced on Kyle Farnsworth to add some insurance runs. A Stephen Drew RBI preceded a Jose Iglesias infield single (I think Jose might hold the career record for infield singles despite only playing half a season) that produced two runs thanks to a throwing error, and all of a sudden the Sox held a four-run lead.  Koji Uehara shut the door in the ninth as he had warmed up for what would have been a save situation. The Sox needed the win, so I guess we can be OK with the usage...but it was Uehara's 47th appearance of the season. Farrell will have to start using him more judiciously as the season progresses. It was a pretty sound game top to bottom for Boston. Nine Red Sox got hits (including pinch hitter Jonny Gomes), and the only one who didn't, rich man Dustin Pedroia, reached base on a hit-by-pitch. Lester did his job, and the bullpen was dynamite -- Matt Thornton, Junichi Tazawa, and Koji combined for eight outs, five of which came by way of the K (copyright Don Orsillo trademark all rights reserved). The only cause for concern was the absence of Jacoby Ellsbury, whom John Farrell insisted was getting scheduled rest...despite being a few days removed from the All-Star Break. Let's see what the rumor mill produces. Every game counts the same in the standings, but this was a big one. Box score

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