Lester, Offense Combine To Stop the Bleeding - Sox Top Jays 14-0

Coming off perhaps his most frustrating start of the season (that ugly 1st inning against the Yankees last week ring a bell?), Jon Lester tossed 7 shutout innings and the Red Sox offense erupted for 14 runs on 20 hits in a dominant 14-0 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. Lester struck out 11 while allowing just 3 hits and one walk in earning his 15th win of the season.

The Sox banged out nine doubles including three off the bat of former Blue Jay Marco Scutaro and a pair from David Ortiz. Every Boston starter had at least one hit save for Dustin Pedroia who hit the ball hard for had an 0-5 collar to show for it.


When is a sprain considered good news? When it's related to the ankle of starting pitcher Josh Beckett and there's no need for surgery. Early estimates called for at least one missed start.

Clay Buchholz continued his throwing program and is expected to be throwing off a mound by the end of next week. The hope is that Buchholz will be able to contribute down the stretch, even if it is out of the bullpen.