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MLB: Boston 5, New York Yankees 1

BOSTON, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Jon Lester dominated New York on one run over eight efficient innings Saturday, boosting the Boston Red Sox over the Yankees 5-1.

MLB: Boston 2, Detroit 1

BOSTON, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Boston's Jon Lester outdueled Detroit ace Max Scherzer Tuesday, tossing seven innings of one-run ball for the Red Sox in their 2-1 decision over the Tigers.

MLB: Baltimore 3, Boston 2

BOSTON, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Chris Tillman struck out eight over seven innings Thursday and Baltimore relied on its bull pen to hold off Boston 3-2.

MLB: Boston 4, Los Angeles Dodgers 2

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Jon Lester fired 7 1/3 innings of one-run ball and Jonny Gomes homered Saturday, handing the Boston Red Sox a 4-2 interleague win over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

MLB: Boston 7, San Francisco 0

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Jon Lester twirled 8 1/3 shutout innings Monday and the Boston Red Sox rapped out 12 hits in their 7-0 interleague whitewash of San Francisco.

MLB: Kansas City 5, Boston 1

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Bruce Chen threw 7 2/3 shutout innings Thursday and Mike Moustakas keyed a three-run first inning to bring Kansas City a 5-1 triumph over Boston.

MLB: Boston 5, Baltimore 0

BALTIMORE, July 28 (UPI) -- Jon Lester tamed the Orioles with seven shutout innings Sunday and the Boston Red Sox vaulted into first place with a 5-0 whitewash of Baltimore.

MLB: Boston 6, Tampa Bay 2

BOSTON, July 23 (UPI) -- Jon Lester struck out eight over 6 1/3 innings Tuesday and the Boston Red Sox retained first place with a 6-2 victory over Tampa Bay.

MLB: Oakland 3, Boston 0

OAKLAND, Calif., July 14 (UPI) -- A.J. Griffin fired eight shutout innings Saturday and the Oakland Athletics cruised to a 3-0 victory over Boston.

MLB: Seattle 11, Boston 4

SEATTLE, July 9 (UPI) -- Felix Hernandez supplied seven solid innings and Michael Saunders backed him with three RBI Monday in the Seattle Mariners' 11-4 win over Boston.

MLB: Boston 7, Toronto 4

BOSTON, June 27 (UPI) -- Dustin Pedroia finished off a seven-run second inning with a two-run homer Thursday and Boston held on from there to defeat Toronto 7-4.

MLB: Boston 10, Detroit 6

DETROIT, June 21 (UPI) -- Shane Victorino had four of Boston's 17 hits Friday and drove in a season-best five runs, powering the Red Sox to a 10-6 decision over Detroit.

MLB: Baltimore 6, Boston 3

BALTIMORE, June 16 (UPI) -- Chris Davis launched his major league-leading 23rd homer, a two-run shot, and finished with three RBI Sunday in the Baltimore Orioles' 6-3 win over Boston.

MLB: Tampa Bay 8, Boston 3

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., June 11 (UPI) -- Desmond Jennings smacked two of the four homers belted by Tampa Bay Tuesday in the Rays' 8-3 waltz over Boston.

MLB: New York Yankees 4, Boston 1

NEW YORK, May 31 (UPI) -- CC Sabathia turned in a solid outing Friday and the New York Yankees welcomed back two key players in a 4-1 decision over Boston.
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Boston Red Sox lefty Jon Lester starts against the Oakland Athletics at Fenway Park in Boston on July 13, 2006. (UPI Photo/Katie McMahon)
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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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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Jon Lester."
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