Lester's woes continue as Sox lose

Jim Monaghan
Contributing writer

OK, anyone else worried about Jon Lester? The Red Sox lefty lasted only five innings giving up five runs - all earned - on nine hits while striking out eight as the Orioles beat Boston 6-3 at Camden Yards. One bright note - he didn't walk a batter.

With the win, the O's took three of four from Boston over the weekend to narrow the gap in the American League East.

The Orioles jumped out in front in the bottom of the third inning with three runs. Chris Davis hit his third home run in his last five games, this one with a man on to give Baltimore a 3-0 lead.

After allowing two more runs in the bottom of the fifth inning, the Red Sox got things close in the top of the seventh on Will Middlebrooks' (pictured) ninth home run of the season with two runners on to get the score to 5-3.

Jacoby Ellsbury had two of the team's six hits.

For Lester, it was his first career loss at Camden Yards; he's also now lost four games in a row.

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