Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 2/24/13
8 a.m. ET: The Red Sox dropped their first spring training game against major league competition on Saturday at JetBlue Park. They’ll look to bounce back on Sunday when they travel to Jupiter — Fla., not the planet — to take on the St. Louis Cardinals. Jon Lester is expected to get the start for Boston, with Rubby De La Rosa, Junichi Tazawa, Joel Hanrahan, Andrew Bailey, Andrew Miller and Koji Uehara all expected to come on in relief. It’ll be Lester’s first start of the spring. This year as a whole will be huge for the 29-year-old lefty. Not only is Lester looking to bounce back after a disappointing 2012 season, but he’ll also be looking to prove that he deserves to get paid like a front-end starter. Lester said recently that he hasn’t yet discussed a possible extension with the Sox, but that could all change before long. Sunday’s first pitch is scheduled for 1:05 p.m. Be sure to check back with NESN.com throughout the morning and afternoon for all sorts of fun updates.

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