Lester Goes Seven Strong as Sox Avoid Sweep
BOSTON (AP) – Jon Lester pitched seven strong innings and Jeremy
Hermida homered and drove in three runs as the Boston Red Sox beat
the New York Yankees 9-3 on Sunday night to salvage the final game
of their series.
After losing 10-3 and 14-3, the Red Sox finally put their
hitting and pitching together and broke the Yankees six-game
Lester (3-2) entered the game having allowed just one earned run
over his previous 20 2-3 innings and won his third consecutive
start. A.J. Burnett (4-1) worked 4 1-3 innings and gave up nine
runs, matching his career-high, also set at Fenway Park last Aug.
Alex Rodriguez tied Hall of Famer Frank Robinson for seventh
place with 586 career homers when he hit a solo shot off Lester in