Originally written April 23, 2012 on Fenway West:
Daniel Bard got the first win of the season, just not in the way he had envisioned.   Lester was taking the mound in hopes of stopping a 5 game losing streak from the Sox.  Bard was scheduled to start on Sunday, but since it was rained out his start was skipped and he was temporarily sent to the pen to help if needed before his scheduled start on Friday.  It didn't take the Sox long to need him.  Lester started out well and the Sox bats spotted him some runs early in the game.  The Sox scored their first run on a Gonzo sac fly in the first.  The Sox scored 2 more runs in the 2nd with a HR from Jarrod Saltalamacchia.  He started off the season horribly, however he has looked great in his last couple of games.  Lester had an early lead, however he got himself into trouble in the 4th.  Lester gave up a single to Mauer, walked Willingham and then gave up a 2 RBI hit to Doumit.  Lester followed that up 2 run HR to Valencia.  Suddenly the Sox lead was gone.   The Twins added another ...

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