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Lester Throws No-Hitter

24-year-old Red Sox lefty and cancer survivor beats KC Royals

(Newser) - Jon Lester can now add pitching a no-hitter to his already amazing list of accomplishments. The 24-year-old lefty, who survived cancer to pitch the clincher of Boston's 2007 World Series victory, shut down Kansas City 7-0 Monday night for the first no-hitter in the majors this season. "Really, words... More »

Red Sox Still Slipping as Jays Come Back 4-3

Gagne gives the game to Toronto; division lead drops to 2½

(Newser) - Red Sox starter Jon Lester gave up only one run in six innings, but a late Blue Jays rally gave the win to A.J. Burnett, who was one batter away from a complete game. The loss, along with a blown save, was handed to Eric Gagne, who walked in... More »

Yanks Sweep Sox In The Bronx

Wang's one-hitter gives Yanks half-game lead in AL wild card race

(Newser) - Pitcher Chien-Ming Wang's one-hit outing handed the Yankees a 5-0 win over Boston last night, the final installment of a crucial three-game sweep in the Bronx. Though the Sox busted Wang's no-hitter in the seventh, the righty blanked their All-Star lineup to give New York a half-game lead over Seattle... More »

Clemens, Yanks Down Sox, 4-3

NY ties Seattle for AL wild-card lead with key victory over Boston

(Newser) - The Yankees grabbed a share of the AL wild-card lead last night with a 4-3 win over Boston in the Bronx. Roger Clemens took a no-hitter into the sixth and surrendered only two hits in six innings for New York, while Boston's Josh Beckett gave up 13 hits en route... More »

Yanks Topple Boston 5-3

Pettitte and the Bombers best Matsuzaka and the Sox in first of three

(Newser) - The Yankees downed Boston 5-3 last night in the first of a crucial three-game series. Andy Pettitte was masterful for New York, surrendering six hits in seven innings, while the Bombers hammered Boston hurler Daisuke Matsuzaka. Johnny Damon's tie-breaking homer in the seventh handed closer Mariano Rivera a two-run lead,... More »

Tigers Trounce Yanks 16-0

Verlander blanks New York; Detroit hammers Mussina to take a key 3-1 series win

(Newser) - The Tigers punished the Yankees 16-0 last night in the final match-up of a crucial four-game series. Starter Justin Verlander was masterful for Detroit, blanking New York and surrendering only three hits in seven innings, while the Tigers pounced on Yankee hurler Mike Mussina for their highest run total this... More »

BoSox Sweep ChiSox

Boston routs Chicago 11-1 to move 7½ games ahead of the Yanks in the AL East

(Newser) - The Red Sox routed the White Sox 11-1 yesterday, with home runs from David Ortiz, J.D. Drew, and Bobby Kielty rounding out Boston's four-game sweep in Chicago. The Sox, climbing to 7½ games ahead of the Yanks in the American League East, hammered pitcher Javier Vazquez to end his... More »

Lester Scores Victorious Return

After battling cancer, lefty makes taking down Indians look easy

(Newser) - In his first big-league start since being diagnosed with cancer last year, Boston lefty Jon Lester allowed only five hits in six innings on his way to a 6-2 win last night in Cleveland. The Sox staked the 23-year-old to a four-run lead, and Coco Crisp's four-run night helped secure... More »

Lester Will Pitch for Boston

After battling cancer, the 23-year-old to throw against Cleveland tonight

(Newser) - Boston will send left-hander Jon Lester to the mound against Cleveland tonight, marking the 23-year-old's first outing since being diagnosed with cancer last year. "I don't think it really  has sunken in," said Lester, who put up a 3.89 ERA in his 14 games with Pawtucket this... More »

Jays Snap Yanks' Win Streak

Wang cranks out 6 solid innings before wheels come off; NY falls 7½ behind Boston

(Newser) - The Blue Jays snapped the Yankees' five-game winning streak yesterday in the Bronx, hammering ace Chien-Ming Wang in a 3-2 win. Wang, who had been masterful this season, blew a 2-0 lead by surrendering six hits in the seventh, and the Bombers' bats had no reply. More »

Sox Fall to Royals, 6-5

Struggling Tavarez is yanked early, Sox lose 7th in 10 games

(Newser) - Boston's Julan Tavarez threw less than six innings in a sloppy outing last night, as the Sox fell to Kansas City 6-5. With New York finding its stride, the Sox are beginning to feel some heat in the AL East, and may replace the faltering Tavarez with prospect Jon Lester... More »

A-Rod Slams 30th as Yanks Bedevil Angels

Hot corner-tender surpasses Gehrig in 12-run shutout

(Newser) - Alex Rodriguez inked 4 RBIs and hammered an MLB-leading 30th home run in a 12-0 shellacking of Ervin Santana and the Angels yesterday. The blast lifts A-rod to 22nd on the all-time list, besting Lou Gehrig and giving him the most home runs by a pinstriper at the All-Star break... More »

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