Red Sox send Lester to the minors

BOSTON, March 29 (UPI) -- Boston Red Sox left-hander Jon Lester will begin the 2007 season at Class A Greenville (S.C.) in the South Atlantic League.

Bruins rookie confirms he has cancer

BOSTON, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Rookie center Phil Kessel of the Boston Bruins Saturday confirmed he has testicular cancer.

Red Sox pitcher to end chemotherapy

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Boston Manager Terry Francona said Tuesday Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester is nearly done with chemotherapy treatments for his lymphoma.

Jon Lester has cancer

BOSTON, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- The Boston Red Sox announced Friday evening that 22-year-old left-hander Jon Lester has lymphoma, a form of cancer.

Ortiz out of Boston hospital

BOSTON, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz, sidelined because of an irregular heartbeat, has been released from a Boston hospital after additional tests.

MLB: Boston 5, LA Angels 4

ANAHEIM, Calif., Aug. 24 (UPI) -- David Ortiz and Wily Mo Pena hit two-run homers Wednesday night as the Boston Red Sox beat the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, 5-4.

MLB: Boston 11, Baltimore 9

BOSTON, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Mike Lowell and Kevin Youkilis combined to drive in seven runs Sunday afternoon as Boston beat Baltimore, 11-9, for a three-game sweep.

MLB: L.A. Angels 8, Boston 3

BOSTON, July 29 (UPI) -- Maicer Izturis hit a go-ahead RBI double in a six-run seventh inning Friday night as the Los Angeles Angels beat Boston, 8-3.

MLB: Boston 1, Kansas City 0

BOSTON, July 18 (UPI) -- Jon Lester allowed one hit over eight scoreless innings Tuesday to remain unbeaten in his major league career as the Boston Red Sox edged Kansas City, 1-0.

MLB: Boston 7, Chi. White Sox 2

CHICAGO, July 7 (UPI) -- David Ortiz and Mike Lowell both drove in two runs Friday night as Boston beat the Chicago White Sox, 7-2.

MLB: Boston 9, N.Y. Mets 4

BOSTON, June 27 (UPI) -- Manny Ramirez, Jason Varitek and Alex Gonzalez each had two RBIs Tuesday as the Boston Red Sox won their 10th straight with a 9-4 win over the New York Mets.

MLB: Boston 9, Washington 3

BOSTON, June 21 (UPI) -- David Ortiz hit a grand slam home run Wednesday night to help the Boston Red Sox trounce Washington, 9-3, for their six straight win.

MLB: Boston 4, Atlanta 1

ATLANTA, June 16 (UPI) -- Jason Varitek had three hits and knocked in three runs Friday night as Boston beat the Atlanta Braves, 4-1.

Texas at Boston, Game One, ppd.

BOSTON, June 10 (UPI) -- The opener of a day-night doubleheader between the Red Sox and Texas at Boston's Fenway Park was postponed by rain.
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