Jon Lester is officially back. After another dazzling outing (7.1 innings, 1 earned run), Lester is now 4-1 with a 2.31 ERA over his last seven starts. His performance helped Boston defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers of Los Angeles today, 4-2. The big blow on the offensive side of the ball was Jonny Gomes' three-run jack in the top of the first inning—giving The Carmine Hose an early (and ultimately) insurmountable lead. Xander Bogaerts also got his first major league hit in the game—a one-out single to right in the top of the ninth inning. The win kept Boston percentage points behind the first-place Rays—who defeated The Evil Ones again, 4-2.