Found August 18, 2012 on RedSoxLife:
A strong outing from Jon Lester, a two-run home run from Adrian Gonzales, and a 4 for 4 day from Pedro Ciriaco (pictured) are enough to get it done.In other news, Carl Crawford reportedly plans to to ask the team's permission to get Tommy John surgery -- next week. If he does he would be out for the rest of the year, but potentially ready at the start of next season.
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