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|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||205.00||13.00||13.00||0.00||3.73||1.34||173.00||73.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs LHB|| 48.0||0||0|| 5.06||0||11||51|
|vs RHB|| 165.1||0||0|| 3.38||0||56||126|
|Last 7 Games|
|Red Sox pick Jon Lester's option for 2014 |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(11/1/13) The Red Sox have activated starting pitcher Jon Lester's $13 million option for next season, WEEI reports Friday.
Lester had a 3.75 ERA and 1.29 WHIP over a career-high 213 1/3 innings in 2013. He struck out 29 and allowed just six runs over 34 2/3 innings during the postseason for the Red Sox.
|Jon Lester gives Red Sox World Series advantage |
|by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com|
(10/28/13) Red Sox starting pitcher Jon Lester proved his dominance once again in the World Series Monday night from St. Louis. Lester gave Boston a chance to win the series at home in Game 6 with a Game 5 victory over the Cardinals.
Lester improved to 2-0 in the World Series with 7 2/3 commanding innings. He gave up just one earned run on a Matt Holliday solo homer in the fourth inning. He allowed four hits, didn't walk a batter and struck out seven in an outstanding performance. He threw 91 pitches.
Lester improved his World Series ERA to 0.59 as he's given up one run over 15 1/3 innings with 15 Ks. He's 4-1 over five postseason starts with a 1.56 ERA and 29 Ks over 34 2/3 innings. The Boston ace went 15-8 in the regular season with a 3.75 ERA and 1.29 WHIP.
|MLB finds no evidence Jon Lester tampered with the ball |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(10/24/13) Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester did not have a foreign substance on his glove during Game 1 of the World Series, according to Major League Baseball.
Lester was accused of using a foreign substance in order to doctor the ball, but MLB said the video evidence was inconclusive. They added that the Cardinals did not complain during the game, and umpires never detecting anything. Lester went 7 2/3 scoreless innings, striking out eight hitters.
|Jon Lester delivers gem in Game 1 win |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(10/23/13) Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester tossed 7 2/3 scoreless innings in Game 1 of the World Series Wednesday, holding the Cardinals to five hits and one walk while striking out eight in his team's 8-1 win.
Lester gave the Cardinals all they could handle in the first three innings of Game 1, allowing just one hit heading into the fourth. The Cardinals loaded the bases on a walk and two singles in the fourth inning, but Lester induced a weak grounder back to the pitcher that led to a 1-2-3 double play.
After giving up two singles in a scoreless fifth inning, Lester dominated the Cardinals from that point on, pitching perfect sixth and seventh innings while striking out three and getting the first two batters of the eighth out before leaving Game 1 after 112 pitches with a 7-0 lead.
|Jon Lester to start World Series Game 1 |
|by Al Melchior | Data Analyst|
(10/21/13) The Red Sox officially named Jon Lester as their starting pitcher for Game 1 of the World Series against the Cardinals. The lefty also started Game 1 in the American League Division Series and Championship Series.
Lester has made three starts overall this postseason, going 2-1 with a 2.33 ERA.
2014 Draft Prep: Offseason Head-to-Head mock
Yeah, we know. It's early. But now is the time to start looking ahead to see where value picks might form. Our Al Melchior dives into our first offseason 12-team, Head-to-Head mock draft.
Leaderboarding: Artists of the looking strikeout
For this installment of Leaderboarding, let's check out who the best pitchers in the majors are at getting opposing hitters to strikeout looking.
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