Recap - Lester dominates as Sox beat Yanks

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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