Sox Lose 4-3 as Hanson Outpitches Lester
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) – Tommy Hanson outpitched Boston Red Sox
opening day starter Jon Lester in the Atlanta Braves' 4-3 win
Hanson allowed a homer by Marco Scutaro on the second pitch of
the game, but the only other Boston base runner in the
right-hander's five innings came on a second-inning single by Ryan
Kalish. Hanson struck out five, including the last three batters he
faced to end a stretch of 10 straight outs.
Lester, named opening day starter earlier in the day, allowed
eight hits and three runs in 4 2-3 innings. He tired in the fifth
inning and gave up two runs after retiring 10 of 11 batters
following three straight hits to start the game. The left-hander
struck out four and walked two.
Braves third baseman Chipper Jones was 2 for 3 with an RBI.
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