Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Lester Ties The Babe For Wins; Sox Win, 6-5

Lester deals today (FenwayNation Photo)
Jon Lester was pretty shaky this afternoon, but he was good enough to notch his 89th career win—tying Babe Ruth for the fifth-most Red Sox victories by a left-hander. Lester was troubled by a high pitch count, and lasted only 5 2/3 innings—walking six batters. After falling behind 3-0, Boston tied the game in the fourth and surged ahead for good in the fifth, winning 6-5. Key hits by David Ortiz and Stephen Drew paced the offense. The Red Sox took another series and now have 14 victories on the young season—tops in the American League East. Next up are the new league mates Houston—who, by the way, scored 10 runs today.