Jon Lester Makes Case As Ace For Red Sox

September 4, 2013 2:05 PM
Jon Lester Makes Case As Ace For Red Sox
" BOSTON (CBS) — With just over three weeks remaining in the regular season, the Boston Red Sox own the best record in the American League and hold a 5 1/2-game lead over the Rays in the American League East. All signs are pointing to the postseason, but one question remains unanswered as the Sox head into the final stretch: Who starts Game 1?

A number of things need to shake out before that decision is made by manager John Farrell, but the man who should be the answer made a strong case on Tuesday night.

Jon Lester stepped to the mound against the Tigers, on a night when the MLB leader in wins opposed him and a night when the MLB leader in batting average and RBIs re-entered the lineup after a few days off. He walked off the mound seven innings later after allowing just one run and striking out nine batters, with his team holding a 2-1 lead that would stick as the final.

Lester not only gave his team a win, but an added dose of confidence.

“Jon was outstanding once again "

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