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With the way Jon Lester was pitching on Friday night, all the Boston Red Sox needed was one run. However, they got five as Lester spun a gem allowing just one hit in a complete game 5-0 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night at historic Fenway Park. {mp4remote}http://mediadownloads.mlb.com/mlbam/2013/05/11/mlbtv_27013499_1200K.mp4{/mp4remote} MOBILE/TABLET LINK For more slices of Red Sox goodness, head over to the Boston Globe, Boston Herald, CSN New England,  ESPN Boston, NESN, Providence Journal, RedSox.com and WEEI websites. And if you must check the enemy news, check out the National Post, Toronto Star, Toronto Sun and Globe and Mail websites. Follow Ian on Twitter @soxanddawgs. And be sure to like us on Facebook as well. photo credit: ap photo
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