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Cubs Go Up One Over Dodgers in NLCS Opener

Game 2 is Sunday night

(Newser) - Miguel Montero delivered a memorable swing, Javier Baez stole home with his daring dash down the line, and Jon Lester turned in another steady performance on the mound, reports the AP . It all added up to another dramatic victory for the Chicago Cubs, who are off and running in the... More »

Red Sox Take 3-2 Lead

They beat Cardinals 3-1 in Game 5

(Newser) - Jon Lester pitched the Boston Red Sox within a whisker of yet another World Series championship. He bested Adam Wainwright once again, journeyman David Ross hit a tiebreaking double in the seventh inning, and the Red Sox downed the St. Louis Cardinals 3-1 last night to take a 3-2 Series... More »

Red Sox Drank Beer, Played Video Games During Games

Team was full of slackers, Globe expose alleges

(Newser) - The Boston Red Sox’s three highest-paid pitchers—Jon Lester, Josh Beckett, and John Lackey—were in the habit of drinking beer, playing video games, and eating fast-food fried chicken in the clubhouse during games instead of supporting their teammates in the dugout, according to a scathing Boston Globe piece... More »

Angels Finally Avert Sweep, Stay Alive in 12

(Newser) - Francisco Rodriguez's biggest save of a record-breaking season came in a tie game. Rodriguez wriggled out of a bases-loaded jam in the 10th inning, Mike Napoli hit two early homers before scoring the go-ahead run in the 12th and the Los Angeles Angels avoided another playoff sweep by beating the... More »

Sox, Dodgers, Phillies Win Openers

Phillies, too

(Newser) - Jason Bay and Manny Ramirez both proved why they’d been acquired last night. Bay hit a two-run shot to give the Red Sox a lead they never relinquished, sending Anaheim to a 4-1 defeat, while the man he was traded for hit a solo shot in the Dodgers' 7-2... More »

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 »

One Series Sweep for Another

(Newser) - Kevin Youkilis had four RBIs and Jon Lester pitched six innings to lift the Boston Red Sox to a 7-3 victory over Tampa Bay yesterday, spoiling the return of Rays ace Scott Kazmir. After being swept for the first time in franchise history by Tampa Bay last weekend, the Red... More »

Lester Outduels Halladay

BoSox rally with two outs in the ninth against Toronto's ace

(Newser) - Kevin Youkilis lined a run-scoring single to center field in the ninth, ending a brilliant pitching duel between Roy Halladay and Jon Lester and giving the Boston Red Sox a 1-0 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. Halladay (2-4) retired the first two batters in the inning before walking David... More »

Angels Blast BoSox 6-4

Matthews homers twice; Kotchman adds another

(Newser) - Casey Kotchman's solo home run put Los Angeles ahead in the sixth inning, Gary Matthews Jr. hit two solo homers of his own and the Angels snapped the Boston Red Sox's six-game winning streak with a 6-4 victory Wednesday night. Kotchman hit his sixth of the season off Craig Hansen,... More »

Ortiz, Ramirez Push Red Sox to Comeback Win

Eighth-inning rally downs Rangers, bails out starter Lester

(Newser) - Manny Ramirez hit a two-run homer after slumping slugging partner David Ortiz tied it with an RBI single in the eighth inning, lifting the Boston Red Sox to a 5-3 win over the Texas Rangers last night. Dustin Pedroia doubled off the Green Monster against Joaquin Benoit (1-1) with one... More »

Red Sox Top A's Behind Lester, Ortiz

Lester pitches three-hit ball into seventh, Ortiz with two-run homer

(Newser) - Jon Lester pitched three-hit ball into the seventh inning, David Ortiz broke open a scoreless game with a two-run homer and the Boston Red Sox beat the Oakland Athletics 5-0 Wednesday. Kevin Youkilis had a double and a run-scoring single while setting the major league record for consecutive errorless games... More »

Papi Puts Away the D-Rays With Just 2 Swings

Walk-off homer boosts Sox to 5-4 win

(Newser) - Jonathan Papelbon got the win, but it was David Ortiz who had all the RBIs in Boston's 5-4 defeat of the Devil Rays last night at Fenway, AP reports . Ortiz went deep in the third inning to narrow Tampa Bay's 4-0 lead to 4-3, and came through again in the... 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 »

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 »

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