Red Sox Finish Road Trip With Over Orioles

Lester stays perfect against O's, Red Sox win 6-2

      BALTIMORE (AP) – Jon Lester improved to 14-0 all-time against
Baltimore with eight dominating innings, Dustin Pedroia hit a
tiebreaking infield single and the Boston Red Sox averted a
three-game sweep with a 6-2 victory over the Orioles on Thursday
night.
      Lester (3-1) is unbeaten in 17 career starts versus the Orioles.
He yielded two runs on four hits, walked three and struck out five.
      After Derrek Lee's RBI single in the first, the left-hander
didn't allow another hit until Vladimir Guerrero's solo homer in
the sixth.
      It was 2-all when Carl Crawford doubled off Jim Johnson (1-1) to
the start the seventh. Crawford held second when Marco Scutaro
couldn't execute a sacrifice bunt, took third on Jacoby Ellsbury's
grounder and scored when third baseman Mark Reynolds bobbled
Pedroia's slow roller.
      
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