Lester Wins, As Sox Beat D-Backs


AP Sports Writer

BOSTON (AP) – Dustin Pedroia and Kevin Youkilis homered, and Jon

Lester scattered four hits over seven innings to earn his eighth

straight victory and lead the Boston Red Sox to a 6-2 victory over

Arizona on Wednesday night.

It was the Diamondbacks' franchise-record 12th straight road


Lester (8-2) gave up Justin Upton's two-run homer in the second

inning and then just a pair of singles before leaving. He walked

three and struck out seven, giving him a share of the AL lead for

strikeouts with 96.

After Ramon Ramirez put two men on in the ninth, Jonathan

Papelbon got the last out for his 15th save.


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