CLEVELAND, July 23 (UPI) --
Cancer survivor Jon Lester
held Cleveland to two runs Monday in his first start in 11 months and the Boston Red Sox rolled to a 6-2 victory.
Lester (1-0) struck out six while giving up five hits and three walks over six innings in his first major-league start since Aug. 23. He set down the final eight batters he faced as Boston won its fourth straight.
The 23-year-old was 7-2 with the Red Sox in 2006 after being promoted from Pawtucket. But he went on the disabled list in September when he was diagnosed with of a treatable form of anaplastic large cell lymphoma.
Many Ramirez, Coco Crisp and Dustin Pedroia keyed the Red Sox' offense. Ramirez contributed a two-run double, Crisp went 4-for-5 with three runs scored, and Pedroia had three hits and scored a run.
Cleveland's Jake Westbrook (1-6) allowed five runs on 10 hits and four walks in six innings. Grady Sizemore hit a two-run homer for the Indians.
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