Lester, Ordonez share AL player award

Lester, Ordonez share AL player award

NEW YORK, May 27 (UPI) -- Boston pitcher Jon Lester and Detroit outfielder Magglio Ordonez were named the American League players of the week, league officials said Tuesday.

MLB: Oakland 6, Boston 3

OAKLAND, Calif., May 25 (UPI) -- A two-run seventh-inning homer by Jack Cust Sunday gave the Oakland Athletics a 6-3 victory over the Boston Red Sox.
MLB: Boston 7, Kansas City 0

MLB: Boston 7, Kansas City 0

BOSTON, May 19 (UPI) -- Left-hander Jon Lester pitched the 18th no-hitter in Red Sox history Monday when Boston defeated the Kansas City Royals, 7-0.

MLB: Boston 7, Tampa Bay 3

BOSTON, May 4 (UPI) -- Kevin Youkilis' three hits and four RBI Sunday led the Boston Red Sox 7-3 win over the Tampa Bay Rays.

MLB: Boston 1, Toronto 0

BOSTON, April 29 (UPI) -- Kevin Youkilis' two-out single in the bottom of the ninth scored David Ortiz with the game's only run Tuesday, delivering Boston a 1-0 win over Toronto.

MLB: LA Angels 6, Boston 4

BOSTON, April 23 (UPI) -- Gary Matthews hit two of Los Angeles' three solo homers Wednesday, helping carry the Angels to a 6-4 win over Boston.

MLB: Boston 6, Cleveland 4

CLEVELAND, April 14 (UPI) -- Manny Ramirez hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning Monday to give the Boston Red Sox a 6-4 victory over the Cleveland Indians.

MLB: Detroit 7, Boston 2

BOSTON, April 9 (UPI) -- Marcus Thames and Carlos Guillen homered Wednesday and Detroit finally became the last major league team with a victory by downing Boston 7-2.

MLB: Oakland 5, Boston 1

TOKYO, March 26 (UPI) -- Rich Harden allowed three hits and struck out nine over six innings Wednesday, helping the Oakland Athletics to a 5-1 win over the Boston Red Sox in Tokyo.
Matsuzaka to start Red Sox game in Japan

Matsuzaka to start Red Sox game in Japan

TAMPA, Fla., March 17 (UPI) -- Daisuke Matsuzaka will be the opening day pitcher of the Boston Red Sox when they begin the 2008 season in his native Japan, the team said Monday.

MLB: Boston 4, Colorado 3

DENVER, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Mike Lowell homered and scored a run Sunday night, as the Boston Red Sox beat Colorado, 4-3, to complete a four-game World Series sweep.

MLB: Boston 10, Colorado 5

DENVER, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Jacoby Ellsbury had four hits, drove in two runs and scored twice Saturday night, as the Boston Red Sox beat Colorado, 10-5, to go up 3-0 in the World Series.

MLB: Cleveland 13, Boston 6

BOSTON, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Trot Nixon had the go-ahead RBI and Franklin Gutierrez hit a three-run homer in a seven-run 11th Saturday night, as the Cleveland Indians beat Boston, 13-6.

MLB: Boston 11, Oakland 6

BOSTON, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Mike Lowell had three hits and drove in five runs Wednesday as Boston inched closer to a division title with an 11-6 shelling of Oakland.

MLB: Toronto 4, Boston 3

TORONTO, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- A.J. Burnett came within one out of a complete game and Russ Adams hit a two-run double Tuesday, carrying Toronto to a 4-3 win over Boston.
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Jon Lester
Boston Red Sox lefty Jon Lester starts against the Oakland Athletics at Fenway Park in Boston on July 13, 2006. (UPI Photo/Katie McMahon)

Jonathan Tyler Lester (born January 7, 1984, in Tacoma, Washington) is an American professional baseball pitcher with the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball. Less than two years after being diagnosed with lymphoma, Lester started and won the final game of the 2007 World Series, and in May 2008, pitched a no-hitter against the Kansas City Royals.

Lester attended Bellarmine Prep in Tacoma, Washington, where he was a three-time MVP and three-time All-Area selection. In addition, he was named Gatorade State Player of the Year for Washington in 2000.

The Red Sox drafted Lester in the second round (No. 57 overall) of the 2002 draft and gave him the highest signing bonus of any second-rounder that year, $1 million.

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