Jacoby Ellsbury may have powered the Red Sox offense in yesterday’s early game, but it was Jon Lester who ultimately lifted them to victory.
The lefty ace threw seven innings of one-run, three-hit ball in Boston’s 3-1 win. He fanned eight and walked one.
Daniel Bard and Jonathan Papelbon threw an inning each of perfect relief.
Lester (12-6) improved his ERA to 3.22 on the season.
Getaway day matinee for Sox
John?Lackey will start for Boston in today’s getaway day matinee against Tampa Bay (1:35 p.m., NESN).
David Price gets the ball for the Rays.