Red Sox Beat The Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Jon Lester pitched a five-hitter, David

Ortiz splashed a home run into McCovey Cove and the Boston Red Sox

beat Tim Lincecum and the San Francisco Giants 5-1 Sunday.

Lester put the Red Sox ahead for good with a sacrifice fly in

the second inning. Adrian Beltre also homered and Marco Scutaro and

Bill Hall each hit RBI singles as Boston took the series.

The Red Sox finished up a six-game road trip that included

several injuries and lots of lineup shuffling.

Lincecum (8-3), the two-time reigning NL Cy Young Award winner,

was done after a season-low three innings having already thrown 79

pitches. He had a three-start winning streak snapped.


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