Recap - Lester & Papi lead Sox past O's

Jim Monaghan
Contributing writer

A strong outing by Jon Lester, combined with a mult-hit game from David Ortiz, and some expert phone repair work by Jonny Gomes and Ryan Dempster added up to 5-0 Red Sox win over the Orioles in Baltimore. The win, combined with the Yankees victory over Tampa, pushed the Red Sox back into first place in the American League East.

One day after his attempted demolition of a dugout phone, Ortiz (pictured) pounded out four hits including his twentieth home run of the season; it came with a man on in the top of the third inning. It was Papi's second four-hit game of the year.

Jacoby Ellsbury, Mike Napoli and Jarrod Saltalamacchia each had a pair of hits. Salty's afternoon included a two-RBI single in the top of the eighth.

Jon Lester threw seven shutout innings, giving up four hits and walking just two. He struck out eight, matching his season high. It was the fourth time he's reached that mark. Lester's career record against the Orioles improved to 15-2 and 8-1 at Camden Yards.

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