Monday, June 2, 2014

Lester, Holt Push Sox To Seventh Straight Win

(Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
Jon Lester hurled seven superb innings and Brock "The Babe" Holt went 4 for 4 (with four doubles and a walk) to pace the surging Red Sox to a 4-0 win over the fading Tampa Bay Rays. Lester picked up his sixth win of the year—giving up just four hits and striking out twelve. Lester is now tied for the MLB lead in strikeouts (95).  Rookies Garin Cecchini and Alex Hassan collected their first MLB hits in their debuts, as the Red Sox came within two games of the .500 mark—six games out in the AL East.