Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 8/24/13
Jon Lester pitched three-hit ball into the eighth inning, Jonny Gomes' three-run homer capped a four-run first, and the Boston Red Sox beat Los Angeles 4-2 on Saturday, snapping the Dodgers' four-game winning streak. The Red Sox began the day percentage points behind Tampa Bay for first in the AL East. They won at Dodger Stadium for the first time in five games dating to their first visit in 2002, when they were swept in three games. Lester (12-7) gave up one run in 7 1-3 innings, struck out six and walked four. Koji Uehara got the final four outs to earn his 13th save in 16 chances. The Red Sox got to rookie Hyun-Jin Ryu (12-5) right away under a searing sun in 82-degree heat. With one out in the first, Ryu hit Shane Victorino with a pitch before Dustin Pedroia reached on an infield single to second. Victorino scored on Mike Napoli's RBI single. Gomes followed with his 11th homer on Ryu's next pitch, scoring Pedroia and Napoli to make it 4-0. Ryu struck out Stephen Drew and Wi...
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