Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 5/19/12
8 a.m. ET: The Red Sox dropped the series opener against former closer Jonathan Papelbon and the Phillies. The team will have a chance to redeem itself on Saturday when Jon Lester takes the hill against Joe Blanton. Lester is coming off his best start of the season, when he walked one and struck out six in a complete-game gem against the Mariners. Lester is 2-0 with a 0.43 ERA in three career starts against the Phillies. Blanton, who is 4-3 with a 2.96 ERA, will likely be reunited with Sox outfielder Daniel Nava. Nearly two years ago, Nava crushed...

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