Jim Monaghan
Contributing writer

Jon Lester held the Yankees to one run on just three hits over eight innings as the Red Sox cruised to a 5-1 win over New York at Fenway Park. He picked up his fourteenth win of the year and his sixth in eleven starts since the All-Star break.

The Red scored in four consecutive innings (two through five) beginning with a Will Middlebrooks RBI ground out in the bottom of the second. David Ortiz and Jonny Gomes each drove in a run in the third, Shane Victorino added an RBI single in the fourth, and Daniel Nava drove in the final Red Sox run with a sacrifice fly in the fifth.

Lester (pictured) was dominant; he was perfect through the first three innings until finally allowing a triple in the top of the fourth inning to Curtis Granderson. Lester walked two, struck out five, and threw 79 of his 115 pitches for strikes.

Franklin Morales tossed a 1-2-3 ninth inning as the Red Sox won for the tenth time this month.

C.C. Sabathia was charged with the loss which evens his record at 13-13. He's now allowed twenty runs in his last five starts.

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Jim Monaghan 9/14/2013 03:50:00 PM Edit
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